Obit: Vander Wegan, William #2 (1895 - 1938)

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Surnames: Vander Wegan, Ziegenbein, Denya, Springer, Johnson, Bidwell Devine

----Sources: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 03/09/1938

Vander Wegan, William #2 (30 JAN 1895 - 5 MAR 1938)

There was a general regret and surprise here when it was learned that Wm. Vander Wegan, former resident of this city (Owen, Clark Co., Wis.) had passed away at his home in Chetek last Saturday, March 5th, 1938 at 10:00 p.m. The cause of his passing was determined as being pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning at 9:30 from the Sacred Heart Church at Withee, with Father Brady officiating. Interment was made in the Riverside Cemetery.

William was born to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Vander Wegan on Jan. 30, 1895 who were then residing in the city of Green Bay. He attended school at Green Bay and at Withee. At the beginning of the World War he enlisted and saw service which has left him in poor health ever since and leaving him unable to work.

In the month of January of the year 1927 he was united in marriage to Miss Martha Ziegenbein of Kadoka, who was then teaching in the local school. To this union was born one daughter, Bonnie, and one son, Du Wayne, deceased. He was an active member of the American Legion, always attending and working in the lodge at Thorp and Chetek. He also belonged to the Holy Name Society, and the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by five sisters: Mrs. A. Denya and Mrs. C.R. Johnson of Green Bay; Nellie Springer of Beloit; Mrs. H.J. Bidwell of Stevens Point and Mrs. James Devine, Owen; Also by three brothers, Gus and Clarence of Eau Claire, Frank of Clark and Tome. He also had two brothers deceased, Ed and Henry.

The pallbearers at the service were all members of the American legion from Chetek, Wis.

Among those attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. C. Ziegenbein of Kadoka, S.D., and Mr. and Mrs. Gus and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Vander Wegan of Eau Claire.



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