Obit: Schafer, Melvin John (1908 - 1971)

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Surnames: Schafer, Klein, Quicker, Jakubowsky, Harwick, Backus, Kluck, Pawelsky, Fink, Duda, Bohac, Opelt, Bartsch, Sholly, Wesley, Bartz, Garbisch, Kurth, Reisner, Steinbach, Schultz, Vanderwyst, Hantke, Schier, Carl, Kroll, Hagen, Kutsche, Schmidt, Scott, Nickel

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 3/11/1971

Schafer, Melvin John (6 November 1908 - 6 March 1971)

Funeral services for Melvin John Schafer, 62, of Neillsville, who died of an apparent heart attack as he was returning to the car after ice fishing on Lake Onalaska Saturday, were to be held Wednesday, March 10 at 1:30 p.m. from the Georgas Funeral Home. The Rev. Melvin Nickel of the United Methodist Church was to officiate and burial was to be made in the Town of Lynn Cemetery.

Melvin Schafer, the son of John F. and Elizabeth (Klein) Schafer, was born November 6, 1908, in the Town of Lynn, where he also received his education. His marriage to the former Leah (Quicker) Jakubowsky took place in Dubuque, Ia., on November 6, 1948. Mr. Schafer, who did construction work throughput his lifetime, had been employed by the Kluck construction Company of Stevens Point for the past 20 years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the armed forces from November 24, 1942 to November 19, 1945, the period from December 1, 1944 to October 25, 1945, spent in northern France.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Schafer of Rt. 1 Granton, a daughter, Marlene, Mrs. Charles Harwick of Kingsford, Mich.; and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. John (Violet) Backus of Wausau, and a brother, Gerald Schafer, of Rt. 1 Granton.

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 3/18/1971

Funeral services for Melvin J. Schafer, 62, of Neillsville, who died March 6, were held Wednesday, March 10, at 1:30 p.m. from the Georgas Funeral Home. The Rev. Melvin Nickel of the United Methodist Church officiated and burial was made in the Town of Lynn Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Raymond Barth, Wally Quicker, Jerry M. Opelt, Hubert Quicker, Jr., Jim Backus, and Norman Vanderwyst. Miss Julie Schmidt sang, “Nearer My God to Thee” and “Now the Day is over,” accompanied by Mrs. Jess W. Scott.

Those attending the services included the following: Mr. and Mr. Charles Harwick and family, Kingsford, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. John Backus and Jim Backus, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. P. Kluck, Stevens Point; Mr. and Mrs. Vernon R. Pawelsky, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fink, Clintonville; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Duda, Greenwood; H. Quicker, La Crosse; Mrs. Virgil Bohac, Merrillan; Mr. and Mrs. Max Opelt, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bartsch, Mrs. Francis X. Sholly, James Wesley, Elda Bartz, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Garbisch, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Kurth, Robert Reisner, Walter Steinbach, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Reisner, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Barth, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Barth, Mr. and Mrs. Butch Schultz, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Quicker, Mr. and Mrs. John Barth, Mrs. LaVern Vanderwyst, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Vanderwyst, Darlene Vanderwyst, Gene G. Quicker, Mrs. Louise Hantke and Eldon Hantke, all of the Granton-Lindsay area; Donald Quicker, Eau Claire; Lavern Schier, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Quicker, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Carl, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kroll, Mrs. Ray Harwick, Mrs. Della Thompson, Carl Sternitzky, Mrs. Quentin Hagen, and Ray Kutsche, all of Neillsville.

 

 


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