Obit: Zeller, Rudolph "Rudy" (1889 - 1936)

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Surnames: Zeller, Andreson, Cole, Eberly

----Sources: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) Sat., 21 March 1936

Zeller, Rudolph "Rudy" (2 Sept. 1889 - 16 March 1936)

Rudy Zeller Dies Suddenly

Rudolph Zeller, aged 46 years, died suddenly of a heart failure about 5:00 o’clock Monday afternoon, while at work in G. H. Anderson’s wood lot, two and a half miles north of the town. He started work that morning cutting trees with Louis and Henry Laffe, on a tract of woods which they had purchased of Mr. Anderson. Death came without warning as he was helping fall a tree.

Rudolph, son of Rudolph and Mary Zeller, was born at New Glarus, Sept. 2, 1889, and died March 16, 1936, aged 46 years, 6 months and 14 days. His people came to this vicinity forty-two years ago, and "Rudy," as his friends called him, has made this his home since. He leaves to mourn his aged father and step mother, five brothers, Adolph, William and Henry of Milwaukee, John, of Chicago, Fred of Omaha; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Cole, Humbird, and Matilda, Chicago; and two half-brothers, Alvis and Frank of La Crosse, besides several nieces and nephews. The mother, two sisters, Kate and Anna, and two brothers, Joseph and Arnold, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon at Kretschmer’s undertaking parlors, with Rev. W. J. Eberly officiating. Interment was in Mentor Cemetery.

----Sources: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) Sat., 28 March 1936

Relatives who came to attend the funeral of Rudolph Zeller last Thursday, were his brothers Will and wife, Adolph and Henry of Milwaukee, and John and wife, of Chicago. Henry remained and will stay with his sister, Mrs. John Cole.


We desire to express our sincere thanks to all the kind friends who assisted us in every way at the time of the death and burial of our brother, Rudolph Zeller. We want to thank the friends for the flowers, the minister, the pallbearers, and those who furnished autos. Brothers and Sisters.



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