Clark County, Wisconsin Obituaries [V Surnames]
Transcribed by Marla Zwakman unless otherwise noted

Albert Vanderhoof (13 Feb. 1881 – 25 Nov. 1957)
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 26 Nov. 1957

* Spencer – Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Trinity Lutheran Church for Albert Vanderhoof, 76, who died Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. He had been ill with a heart condition and dropsy for the past three months.

The body will lie in state at the Swarthout Funeral Home from tonight until noon Friday, when it will be taken to the church. The pastor, the Rev. W. R. Krueger, will conduct the final services which will be followed by burial in the West Spencer cemetery.

Mr. Vanderhoof, one of five children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vanderhoof, was born Feb. 13, 1881, in the town of Sherman in Clark county. His marriage to Lydia Hoops took place Dec. 3, 1903, at Trinity Church here and was performed by the late Rev. A. F. Imm. The couple farmed in the town of Sherman until 1946, when they moved to a new home in Spencer.

Survivors include the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Alvera) Voelker, Marshfield, and Mrs. Paul (Ethel) Bymers, Spencer; one brother, Jay Vanderhoof, Spencer; one sister, Mrs. Archie Smith, Loyal; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Coba, one brother and one sister.

Lydia Vanderhoof (19 Feb. 1883 – 12 Dec. 1969)
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Saturday, 13 Dec. 1969

* Spencer – Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church for Mrs. Lydia Vanderhoof, 86, of Spencer, who died Friday at her home of an apparent heart attack.

The Rev. William H. Ruhbusch will officiate and burial will be made in the West Spencer cemetery. Friends may call at the Jasperson Funeral Home beginning Sunday morning.

The former Lydia Hoops was born in Wayside, Wis. (Brown County), on Feb. 19, 1883, and she was married at Spencer Dec. 3, 1903 to Albert Vanderhoof, who preceded her in death Nov. 25, 1957. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid and Guild and also a member of the Senior Citizens Club.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Alvera) Voelker, Marshfield; Mrs. Ethel Bymers, Spencer, four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Martin, Fremont; Mrs. Harry Graham, Sycamore, Ill., Mrs. Herman Molle, Loyal; and three brothers, Martin and Ervin Hoops, both of Spencer; and Herbert Hoops, Fond du Lac.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, two sisters, and four brothers.

Elizabeth Van Dreel (1887? – 9 June 1959)
Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 11 June 1959

* Mrs. Anton Van Dreel, of Milan, formerly of Abbotsford, died Tuesday afternoon. She became ill Tuesday morning and was taken to St. Joseph’s hospital, Marshfield, where she died that afternoon.

The body is lying in state at the Gilles Funeral Home at Athens. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:00 o’clock at St. Thomas Catholic church, Milan.

*** Note: Her first name and estimated year of birth are from the Wisconsin Death Index, 1959 – 1997.

Louis Van Slett (1887? – 30 Jul. 1949)
Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Marathon County, Wis.) Friday, 5 Aug. 1949

* Funeral services were held at Wausau Monday morning for Louis Van Slett, 62, who was crushed beneath a home he was helping move onto a foundation last Friday. The house slipped off a jack and Mr. Van Slett was pinned under the house for half an hour before it could be lifted.

Mr. Van Slett is survived by seven children, a sister and brother and five grandchildren.

Mr. Frank Van Slett of Unity is the brother.

Marion Varney (? – 28 Nov. 1974)
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Friday, 29 Nov. 1974, page 8; Lorraine Markee collection; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

GREENWOOD – Mrs. Dale (Marion) Varney, a former Greenwood resident, died Thursday afternoon at St. Petersburg, Fla.

Funeral services and burial will take place Monday at St. Petersburg.

The former Marion Carter graduated from the Greenwood High School in 1919. She is survived by her husband; a son, Robert, who also resides in Florida; and several grandchildren.

A daughter, Nancy, preceded her in death in (date illegible)

Henrietta Vater (? – 10 July 1964)
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, 16 July 1964, page 6; Lorraine Markee Collection; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Services were held Monday afternoon at the Hoeper and Kraut Funeral Home in Owen for Mrs. Henrietta Vater, who died Friday. The Rev. Robert Goessling, pastor of the First Congregational Church, officiated, and burial was made in the Riverside cemetery at Withee.

Pallbearers were Emil A. Hansen, Karl Jensen, William Park, Arthur Karrow, Sabin Scherf and Lyle Haas.

Bunee Kraut accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Tovio Kalles sang “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” and “In the Garden.”

Attending the services from out of town were Mrs. Jessie Johnson and Frederick Johnson, La Crosse; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fox, Plymouth; Miss Anne Peterson, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Giesse, Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bushring, Chicago; Dr. and Mrs. Robert Woodburn and family, St. Paul, Minn.; Jack Vater, La Crosse; Mr. and Mrs. L. Norviel Woodburn, Elmhurst, Ill.; David Jones, Randolph; Mr. and Mrs. John R. Jones, Friendship, and Mrs. Ruth Moody, Madison.

Lillian Vaughan (23 Apr. 1868 – 9 Oct. 1937)
Source: Ron Flink Scrapbook Collection; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Miss Lillian Vaughan passed away at her late home in the town of Unity on Saturday morning, October 9, 1937, aged 69 years, her death being caused by a cancer from which she has suffered for the past several months.

Miss Vaughan, daughter of Daniel B. and Sarah J. Vaughan, was born near Sun Prairie, Wis., April 23, 1868. In 1880 the family moved to Unity, Wis., and it was just 57 years ago that she first set foot upon the farm that has continued to be her home nearly all of the time.

She attended and graduated from our schools and has spent most of her life among us. For more than a year she engaged in evangelistic work as a member of the Christian Crusaders, then returning home and devoted her life to the car of her parents and brothers. For several years she served as a substitute carrier on rural route No. 1 out of Unity and was the first carrier on route two when it was first authorized, serving six months as temporary carrier.

On May 10, 1885, she united with the Unity Methodist Episcopal church and became its oldest resident member. She was a sincere and earnest Christian and held nearly every office the local church has to offer. She began her work as a teacher in the Sunday school and continued in this work for years. In this way her life has touched hundreds of children and youths and she has given hope and inspiration to many others during this half century of labor. Her last work for the church was the compilation of its history for the “home-coming” services the first of August, 1937, these being the last services she attended.

She was always ready to go out and nurse the sick and help the needy. She was ever busy with the life of the farm, the church, and the community, but her interests were larger than these – she was always interested in world movements of church and state.

She was a member of the local Rebecca Lodge and served as a delegate to the grand assembly of the state. She was also a member of the Eastern Star at Abbotsford.

She leaves to recall her sacrificial life, her brothers, Fred S., of Yankton, S.D.; George, the pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church in Stanley, Wis.; and John and Ralph of Unity, a large number of nephews and nieces, and other relatives, as well as many friends.

The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Unity Methodist church, Rev. Paul Nulton officiating. The pall bearers who carried her to her last resting place were all members of her beloved family.

Sarah Jane Vaughan (3 Feb. 1844 - 3 Apr. 1919)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 17 Apr. 1919; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Sarah Jane Terry was born in Janesville, N.Y., Feb. 3, 1844, and departed this life at the home of her son, Ralph, April 3, 1919, aged 75 years and two months.

On July 17, 1863, she was united in marriage to Daniel B. Vaughan, who was at home on furlough, in Redford, N.Y. To this union nine children were born: Francis O., who died in infancy; Fred S. of Ocean Springs, Miss.; Mary A. Lawson of Hartsell, Ala.; Nellie V. James of Mt. Hope, Wis., and George W. of Patch Grove, Wis. All were present at the funeral, except Mary.

In 1867 the family decided to come west and they settled in Sun Prairie, Wis. Her they lived for thirteen years. They then removed to Clark County, Wis., and reached Unity, Oct. 12, 1889. Mr. Vaughan had previously purchased 80 acres of land at two dollars per acre, and had cleared on acre. A building was put up, 16 x 24 feet in size, which forms the present home.

Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan came to this section when it was a vast wilderness, dotted here and there by little communities of pioneers, but the many cares of the home and her growing family did not restrain this Christian woman from her tireless and unceasing labors for the uplifting and bettering the early social conditions of the community.

In her girlhood, Mrs. Vaughan united with the Methodist Episcopal Church and has remained an active worker up to the time of her death. Besides the children, there are 13 grandchildren, who, with many friends and acquaintances, will miss her.

The funeral services were held in the Methodist Church on Wednesday afternoon, April 9 and were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. J. H. Paul. - Unity Register

Charles Vaughn (17 July 1870 – 16 Sept. 1935)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 19 Sept. 1935

* Charles Vaughn died at the Marshfield hospital Monday at the age of sixty-five years as a result of injuries sustained when he fell from a load of hay at his farm near Unity last week Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted at the Methodist Episcopal church at Unity, today, Thursday, at 2:00 P.M., Rev. C. Paul Nulton officiating and internment will be made in the Brighton cemetery.

The deceased was born at Sun Prairie on July 17, 1870, and came to the town of Unity with his parents at the age of ten and has lived on the same farm since that time. He was at one time a rural mail carrier and had been a member of the Odd Fellows lodge for over twenty-five years. He is survived by a brother, John, and a sister, Lillian, who lived with him, and three other brothers: Ralph of the town of Unity, Fred of Yankton, S.D., and Rev. George Vaughn of Stanley. A sister, Mrs. Nellie James, died last June.

Baby Girl Vetter (May 1886 – 20 Apr. 1887)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 28 Apr. 1887

* Mr. and Mrs. Frank Vetter, of Unity, lost a daughter, which died last Wednesday, of lung fever. The funeral occurred at the M. E. Church in this place, Friday afternoon, Rev. L. W. McKibbon officiating. The child was eleven months old. The sympathies of the community are with the sorrowing parents.

Henry C. Vick (24 May 1875 – 6 Aug. 1950)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 7 Sept. 1950

* Henry C. Vick of Unity, age 75, died at 4:30 A.M. at his home in Unity where he made his home the past six years. He is survived by his wife, nine children, 38 grand children and eight great grand children.

Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Marathon County, Wis.) Friday, 15 Sept. 1950

* Funeral services for Henry C. Vick, who died Wednesday of last week, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, March Rapids, with the Rev. D. H. Kuehl officiating. Burial was in Hillside cemetery, Marshfield.

Mr. Vick was born May 24, 1875, in Sheboygan Falls. He received his education in the Town of Hull. He was married in Marshfield to Mary A. Spencer, August 8, 1899. Most of his life he was a farmer, having operated a farm in the Town of Eau Pleine for 33 years. He had been a resident of Unity since his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, the following children, Mrs. Myrtle Weldele, Scoby, Mont.; Mrs. Hazel Guenther, Mrs. Elnor Reckner and Henry Vick, Stratford; Mrs. Esther Fulles, Wisconsin Rapids; Carl, Minneapolis; Mrs. Marguerite Ellison, Detroit, Mich.; John, St. Paul; and James, Wausau; 40 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Andrew Romag, Park Falls.

A daughter, two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Mrs. Carl Vick sang “Nearer My God To Thee” and “Jesus Lover of My Soul” accompanied by Mrs. Alvin Kloehn.

Pallbearers were Byron Talcott, Joe McNeight, Charles Pache, Henry Potz, Glen Wescott and Herman Francen.

Out-ot-town people attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. Otto Romag and son, Mrs. Paul Boehm, Mrs. Jim Smith, Wisconsin Rapids; Mrs. Anna Romag, Park Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Vick, Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. John Vick, St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. James *** The rest of the article was cut off and not available at the time of transcription.

Louis Vieu (? – Oct. 1894)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 18 Oct. 1894

* A young man by the name of Louis Vieu died at his brother’s home here, of typhoid fever and was buried Wednesday.

Milo Vine (22 Dec. 1863 – 23 Jan. 1893)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 26 Jan. 1893

* A young man named Milo Vine living near Greenwood fell from a load of logs near Westboro and was caught under the sleigh beams and when found life was extinct, as he was alone at the time no one knows the exact cause but as he was subject to fits, it is supposed *** Note: The rest of the article was cut off and was not available at the time of transcription. Milo’s birth and death dates are from the Greenwood City Cemetery Index, Eaton Twp. Clark County, Wisconsin.

Herman E. Vobach (22 Sept. 1863 – 29 Apr. 1935)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 2 May 1935

* Herman E. Vobach passed away Monday morning at his farm home one-half mile east of Colby after an illness of four months. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the E. A. Fleischauer home in Colby and at 2:00 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran church, Rev. O. Hoffmann officiating, and internment will be made in the Colby cemetery. Services are being held at the Fleischauer home instead of the Vobach home on account of bad roads.

The deceased was born in Brandenburg, Germany, September 22, 1863, thus reaching the age of seventy-one years, seven months and eight days. He came to the United States in 1882 and settled in East Troy, Wis., where he was married to Augusta Kroenke on Feb. 1st, 1892. They lived on a farm at Pewaukee for six years, and, in 1898, they located at Colby where they conducted a hotel in the building now occupied by the Security State Bank. In 1909, they went to Milwaukee and Madison to live, but, in 1921, they returned to Colby and made their home on a farm one-half mile east of Colby where they have resided up until the time of Mr. Vobach’s death.

The deceased is survived by his widow, two children, Mrs. E. A. Fleischauer of Colby and Arnold Vobach of Wellsville, N.Y., and by four grand children.

Mr. Vobach was a man of excellent habits, fine moral character and sturdy constitution and he continued to be active in his accustomed pursuits longer than many. He was a kind and indulgent husband and father, a good Christian and his congenial disposition won him many friends who will miss his kindly smile and friendly greeting.

Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 9 May 1935

Funeral services for Herman E. Vobach, whose death was chronicled last week, were held Friday afternoon, Rev. O. Hoffmann officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Pall bearers were Ed. Zillmann, Wm. Strathman, Fred Baumgart, Aug. Stock, John Biell, Gustave Franz.

Out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Emery Kehoe of Elkhorn, Fred Baerbock, Wm. Baerbock, Kurt Kroenke and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Altenburg, all of East Troy, Mrs. Ira Colbo of Honey Creek, Mrs. Edwin Ruesch, Mrs. Frank Ruesch, Mrs. Richard Ascherin anf Lorraine Ascherin, all of Milwaukee, and Grace Fleischauer of Madison.

Alvera Voelker (21 Dec. 1904 – 1 Dec. 1975)
Source: Marshfield Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 2 Dec. 1975, page 16; Lorraine Markee collection; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Mrs. Edwin (Alvera) Voelker, 70, of 1111 E. Fillmore St. died at 10:35 a.m. Monday at the Continental Manor Nursing Home in Abbotsford.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Officiating will be the Rev. James E. Murray, associate pastor. Burial will follow in the West Spencer Cemetery.

Visitations may be made at the Hansen Chapel from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and until 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

The former Alvera Vanderhoof was born Dec. 21, 1904, in the Town of Sherman, Clark County, and attended the Spencer schools. Her marriage to Edwin J. Voelker took place Sept. 10, 1924, at Salem Lutheran Church at Veefkind. They celebrated their golden anniversary of their marriage in 1974.

They farmed in the Spencer vicinity for several years, moving to Marshfield in 1952. Mrs. Voelker was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Surviving besides her husband; a son, Carroll, Ixonia, two daughters, Mrs. Jerome (Iris) Bauer, Route 1, Spencer, and Mrs. Russ (Barbara) Nelson, Cedarburg; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Bymers, Spencer; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A sister preceded her in death.

Edwin J. Voelker (13 Sept. 1900 – 27 Sept. 1987)
Source: Marshfield Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 28 Sept. 1987, Lorraine Markee collection; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Former Marshfield resident, Edwin J. Voelker, 87, died at 4:03 p.m. Sunday at the Continental Manor Nursing Home, Abbotsford, where he had been a resident for the past nine years.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Marshfield, with the Rev. Ronald Jansen officiating. William Allen will be the soloist, and Bruce Jensema, organist. Burial will be in the West Spencer Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dirk and Douglas Bauer, Jay Nelson, Bob Pastor, Roger Bymers and John Franz.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hansen Funeral Home, and at the church on Wednesday after 9:30 a.m.

He was born Sept. 13, 1900, at Coleman to William and Martha Voelker and attended schools in Chili and Spencer.

He married Alvera Vanderhoop Sept. 10, 1924, at Salem Lutheran Church, Veefkind. He farmed in the Spencer area for 29 years. In 1953, he and his family moved to Marshfield, where he was employed for Perkins Dairy and Modern Sleep Inc. until retiring in 1964. He then reupholstered furniture until November 1976. His wife died Dec. 1, 1975.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jerome (Iris) Bauer of Spencer, and Mrs. Russell (Barbara) Nelson of Arlington Heights, Ill.; a son, Carrol of Hollywood, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Dettman of Colby; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Besides his wife, he was predeceased by his parents, a sister, two brothers, and a granddaughter.

Martha Voelker (11 Apr. 1874 – 4 Jan. 1945)
Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Marathon County, Wis.) Friday, 5 Jan. 1945

Mrs. Wm. Voelker, who was taken to the hospital at Marshfield Jan. 2, suffering with bronchial pneumonia passed away early this Thursday morning. She had lived in this community for the past eight years. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, Jan. 8 at the Swarthout Funeral Home at 1:45, and at 2:00 o’clock at the Trinity Lutheran church in Spencer with Rev. A. C. Stapel in charge. Internment will be made in the Colby cemetery.

Mrs. Martha Voelker was born April 11, 1874 in Manitowoc county and at the time of death was 70 years, 8 months and 23 days of age. Mar. 5, 1892 she was married to Wm. Voelker in the town of Coleman. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran church in Spencer and practiced her Christian faith diligently. She had been in ill health for quite a few years but bore her pain with Christian fortitude.

Surviving Mrs. Voelker are her husband and the following children: Mrs. William Schorer of Colby; Alvin Voelker of Chili; Edwin Voelker of Spencer, Walter Voelker of Marshfield. She was preceded in death by one child. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and one brother, Herman Sivert of Marinette.

Maynard John Voelker (10 Dec. 1914 – 5 Oct. 1996)
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 7 Oct. 1996

* Spencer – Maynard John Voelker, 81, formerly of Spencer, died Oct. 5, 1996, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Community Funeral Home in Spencer. The Rev. Mark Krueger will officiate.

Burial will follow the service at West Spencer Cemetery in the town of Sherman in Clark County. Casketbearers will be his relatives and friends.

Visitation will be one hour before services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Voelker was born Dec. 10, 1914, to John and Dora (Luepke) Voelker in Unity. He graduated from Spencer High School. He worked on a farm and as a cheesemaker until 1943, when he entered the U.S. Army. He served in northern France and Normandy. Following his 1946 discharge as a staff sergeant, he returned to Milwaukee and worked at General Electric. He retired in 1975 and returned to Spencer.

On Oct. 8, 1988, he married Caroline Pamperin at Christ Lutheran Church in Marshfield. He entered the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen on Nov. 21, 1990, where he resided until the time of his death.

He was a member of VFW Post 2227 in Colby.

Survivors include his wife, Caroline Voelker of Marshfield; one step-daughter, Karen Klein of Neillsville; six step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; his sister, Sylvia Salmon of New Berlin; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and four sisters.

Augusta Voge (30 Sept. 1862 – 14 June 1950)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 15 June 1950

* Mrs. Augusta Voge died Wednesday, June 14, at 10:45 P.M. at her home in the town of Hull, old age complications being the cause of her departure. Funeral services were held at Zion’s Lutheran church Sunday afternoon, Rev. O. Hoffmann officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Delos Kobs, a grand son, sang two hymns, “Asleep in Jesus, Blessed Sleep” and “Be Still, My Soul.” Grand sons, Vincent Frane, Edwin Marks, Herman Blasel, Donald Voge, Robert Voge, Robert Wibben and Edward Voge, Jr., were pall bearers. Flowers were in charge of grand daughters – Mrs. Vincent Frane of Owen, Mrs. Edwin Marks of Chippewa Falls, Mrs. Herman Blasel of Medford, Mrs. Walter Rosselet of Milwaukee, Mrs. Lawrence Halfen of Fond du Lac, Mrs. Robert Wibben of Colby, Mrs. Edwin Voge, Jr. of Withee and Mrs. Harvey Ramm of Medford.

Mrs. Voge, the former Augusta Schultz, was born on Sept. 30th, 1862, in Germany, thus reaching the age of 87 years, eight months and 14 days. She came to this country with her parents when a child. She was married to Edward H. Voge in Lomira, Dodge county, Nov. 27th, 1888. She and her husband came to Colby in 1899 and settled on a farm one mile north of here.

Surviving are five children, Mrs. Fred Marks of Chippewa Falls, Adolph Voge of Abbotsford, Miss Olga Voge, Mrs. F. J. Kobs and Reinhold Voge of Colby, two sisters, Mrs. Gust Franz and Mrs. Mary Beawer, of Colby and one brother, William Schultz of Colby. Also 10 grand children and 19 great grand children. Her husband and a grand daughter preceded her in death.

She was a kind and loving mother and neighbor and a faithful member of Zion’s Lutheran church.

Out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Marks and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Marks and sons, Wayne and Eldred, of Chippewa Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Voge and son, Donald, of Abbotsford, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Blasel and family of Medford, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Voge, Jr., of Withee, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Frane of Owen, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller of Butternut, Mrs. A. Ewert and daughter, Mrs. Habeck, of Stratford, William Ewert of Marshfield, and Mrs. Laurence Halfen and sons, Larry, Norman and Terry of Fond du Lac.

Henry Vogt (Apr. 1871 – 24 Feb. 1890)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 27 Feb. 1890

* Death has once more cast a ? over our community. Henry Vogt, eldest son of Christ Vogt, died suddenly at his home, Monday, Feb. 24th of bronchial trouble. Henry had been ailing for quite a while, but no one thought that he would leave us so soon. He was a student at the High School until about four weeks ago. His classmates have lost a true and esteemed friend, and his parents a loving, ? son. The mourners have the sincere and heartfelt sympathy of friends and acquaintances.

*** Note: The surname should be spelled as Voth. The community referred to is Unity. He is buried in the Brighton Cemetery, Marathon County, Wisconsin, where his sister, Fanny, is also buried.

Luretta Ann Vogt (15 Aug. 1880 – 4 May 1952)
Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Marathon County, Wis.) Friday, 30 May 1952

* Luretta Ann Vogt, nee Brintnall, was born on a farm in the Town of Unity, August 15, 1880 and died at the Wausau Memorial Hospital Saturday, May 4, 1952.

At the age of twelve she and her parents moved to the Village of Unity. She finished grade school and two years of high school.

She began teaching in September of 1896 and taught in the Clark County schools until 1904. She took her mother to Seattle, Washington in July of 1904.

On February 23, 1905 she was married to John Herman Vogt at Spokane, Washington. They returned and lived in the Village of Unity until the fall of 1908 when they moved to some wild land east of Unity, built buildings and made a nice home for themselves.

In 1916 Mr. Vogt was elected Marathon County Highway Commissioner and in 1916 Mrs. Vogt was joined him in Wausau. When he retired they moved back to a small house they built on the farm and which was sold last February.

She is survived by her husband, J. H. Vogt.

Services were held at Helkes Funeral Home in Wausau, on Tuesday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. Marvin Schilling officiating. Internment was in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau.

Mrs. Rodney Fuller sang “Beyond the Sunset” and “Abide With Me” during the services.

Pallbearers were Herbert Hamann, A. G. Anderson, and L. C. Schuetz of Wausau and Edward Hartl, Richard Fischer and Donald Fischer of Unity.

Out-of-town friends attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Binning, Mrs. Nyole Creed, Mrs. Henry Binning, Mrs. Karl Willecke, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fischer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McNeight, Mr. Herman Kops, Mrs. Tom Loughead, Mrs. Rodney Fuller, Mr. Lloyd Taplin, Mrs. Ronnie Gage, Mr. O. W. Carlson, Mr. and Mrs. George Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Wiedenhoeft and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hartl.

Elizabeth Volkmar (14 July 1873 – 16 Sept. 1951)
Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 20 Sept. 1951

* COLBY - Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock for Mrs. Elizabeth Volkmar, 78, who died Sunday afternoon at home after a year’s illness. The Rev. F. P. Puhlmann officiated at the services at the First Evangelical and Reformed church in Colby. Burial was made in the Colby cemetery.

Elizabeth Uhlig was born in Germany on July 14, 1873, and came to the United States when a young girl. She was married in Colby to William Volkmar on August 30, 1900. They moved to a farm west of Colby, where they lived most of their lives, later moving to Abbotsford.

Mr. Volkmar died in February, 1944, and since then Mrs. Volkmar had resided in Colby, but for the past year had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Elsie Herrmann, in the town of Colby.

Surviving, besides Mrs. Herrmann, are three other daughters, Mrs. Herbert Neuhaus, Abbotsford; Mrs. William Thede, New Holstein; Mrs. Frieda Volkmar, Owen; Mrs. Alvin Thede, Colby, a son, Oscar Volkmar, Spencer; 21 grand children and four great grand children. There are also three brothers, Gust Uhlig, Abbotsford; William Uhlig, Glidden; and Paul Uhlig, Boone, Iowa.

Gorton Vorland (14 Apr. 1908 – 11 June 1951)
Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 14 June 1951

* Gorton Vorland, 43, Colby attorney, died Monday, the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His body was discovered in the garage at the Vorland home by his wife at about 12 o’clock, midnight.

Clark county coroner John Bergemann stated that no inquest will be held. Mrs. Vorland had been at Wausau during the day and said her husband was to attend a meeting at Medford in the evening.

When the attorney did not appear for the meeting, others attending called Mrs. Vorland to ask where he was.

Vorland had been suffering from a nervous condition for the past several years and had recently returned from a Madison hospital where he had received a physical examination.

The body was taken to the Lulloff Funeral Home. Masonic rites will be held, probably, Friday.

Mr. Vorland was born April 14, 1908, at Colfax and was graduated from a law school at Minneapolis. He came to Colby in January, 1937, as a junior partner in the Jackson-Vorland law firm.

He served in the U.S. Army in Europe from 1943 until his discharge in 1945.
His marriage to Pearl Kraut took place in October, 1945.

He was a member of both the Clark and Marathon Bar Associations and of the Colby units of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Mary, 4, his father, George Vorland, Colby; and a sister, Mrs. George Nelson, Minneapolis.

Anna Voss (15 Sept. 1882 – 7 Dec. 1944)
Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Marathon County, Wis.) Friday, 15 Dec. 1944

* Mrs. Gust Voss of Abbotsford died Thursday morning last week at her home, having attained the age of 62 years, 2 months and 22 days. Mrs. Voss, the former Anna Hansen, was born in Marshfield on Sept. 15, 1882, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Hansen. The early part of her life was spent in this vicinity. She was married to Gust Voss at Marshfield on April 12, 1903. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Voss moved to Colby and have lived in the vicinity of Colby and Abbotsford since, with the exception of three and a half years spent in Dodgeville, Wis. Mrs. Voss had been in poor health for a number of years, and the cause of her death was due to a complication of ailments.

Surviving her death are her husband, Gust Voss of Abbotsford; Edmund of Dorchester and Mrs. Theodore (Mildred) Domer of Unity, four grandchildren and two brothers, Anton Hansen of Marshfield and James Hansen of Waukesha. One sister and one brother and her parents preceded her in death.

The funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Lulloff Funeral Home in Colby and at 2:30 o’clock at the Colby Methodist church, the Rev. M. B. Ferguson officiating. Internment was made in the Colby cemetery. The floral tributes were in charge of Mr. and Sewell Cook and Mrs. Elmer Langjahr. The pall bearers were Edmund Thede, Alex Thede and George Kelsey of Abbotsford, Ted and Art Salter of Unity, and Henry Eckes of Marshfield.

Relatives and friends from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Falck and daughter of Hortonville; Mr. and Mrs. Geo Voss of Hilbert; Mr. and Mrs. Will Voss of Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Kaeser of New Holstein; Mr. and Mrs. Hans Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. Weister and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fel of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hansen and Mr. Lester Hansen of Vesper; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hansen and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hansen of Pittsville; Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Thede, and Mr. and Mrs. Alex Thede of Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zimmer of Stevens Point; Mr. and Mrs. George Schoenfeld of Wausau.

Louise Voth (3 July 1856 – 16 Apr. 1942)
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 17 Aug. 1942

* Unity – Mrs. Louise Voth, 85, died Thursday noon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anton Korntved, where she had been living since last November. She had been confined to her bed since February, and death resulted from old age complications.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at the Spencer Lutheran Church, with internment in North cemetery. The Rev. A. C. Stapel will officiate.

The body will lie in state at the Central Wisconsin Co-operative Funeral Home, Marshfield, from Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock until Monday morning, when it will be taken to the church to lie in state there from 11:30 o’clock until the time of services.

Mrs. Voth, the former Louise Mellenthin, was born in Germany July 3, 1856, and was married in Mayville to the late Chris Voth. Before coming to live with her daughter, Mrs. Voth had lived for a year in St. Paul, and before that had made her home in Spencer.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Alvina Wagner, St. Paul, and Mrs. Charles (Emma) Ewert and Mrs. Anton (Frieda) Korntved, both of Unity, and 22 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren.

Eight children, two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

*** Note: The surname Voth was misspelled as Both in the original text.


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