Obit: Bardell, Clarence A. (1893 - 1970)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Bardell, Meyer, Parrett, Semft, Whitlock, Jenkins, Seefeld, Crossett, Lawrence, Vandeberg, Hannan, Riggs, Rice, Holt, Kaudy, Ratsch, Behrens, Ludwig, Helwig, Cox, Boon, Reindel, Weast, Thoma, Subke, Kessler, Gault, Schwellenbach, Smith, Scott, Yons

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 10/15/1970

Bardell, Clarence A. (4 November 1893 - 7 October 1970)

Clarence A. Bardell, 76-year-old Neillsville resident who suffered a gunshot wound to his head last week Wednesday morning, died at 11:40 p.m. that night in a Marshfield hospital. A bullet which entered below the lower jaw, had lodged in the brain.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from the Georgas Funeral Home here, with The Rev. George Yons of the United Church of Christ in charge. Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Mr. Bardell, who had served as janitor at The First National Bank here following his retirement and return to Neillsville from Illinois, was born November 4, 1893, in Leaf River, Ill. His parents were the late William and Minnie (Meyer) Bardell. He came with his parents when a boy to locate on a farm in the town of York. On June 1, 1915, he was married to the former Nina Parrett in Greenwood. They farmed in the Neillsville area until 1948, when they moved to Illinois, where he engaged in carpenter and construction work.

Surviving besides his wife is: a son, Wilbur of Antioch, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Emma Semft of Delaware, O; three grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: William Weast, Carl Thoma, Fred Subke, Carl Kessler, William Schwellenbach and Forest Gault. Kendall Smith sang, “Good Night and Good Morning” and “The old Rugged Cross,” accompanied by Mrs. Jess W. Scott.

People attending from out-of-town included: Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Bardell, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Whitlock and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bardell and family of Antioch, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Jenkins and family of Waukegan, Ill.; Mrs. Emma Semft of Delaware, O; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Parrett, Miss Margaret Parrett, David Parrett, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Parrett of Wisconsin Rapids; Raymond Parrett of Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. John Parrett of Freeport, Ill.; Ronald Parrett of West Allis; Mr. and Mrs. Neil Seefeld and family of Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Crossett, Mrs. Byrl Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Vandeberg of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hannan of Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Riggs of Hales Corners; Mrs. Ed Rice and Renee, Mrs. Clarence Holt, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Kaudy, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ratsch, Mrs. Helen Behrens, Mrs. Rose Ludwig, Mrs. Hazel Helwig, Mrs. Beulah Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Boon, all of Greenwood; Mrs. Franklin Reindel of Black River Falls; and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Parrett of South Milwaukee.



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