Obit: Sturner, Oscar W. (1888 – 1967)

Surnames: Sturner, Hagen, Hilgers

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 07 Dec 1967

Sturner, Oscar W. (20 OCT 1888 – 05 DEC 1967)

Funeral services for Oscar Sturner, 79, will be held Friday at the Lulloff Funeral Home, Colby, at 2 p.m.

Mr. Sturner died early Tuesday morning at Memorial Hospital, Neillsville (Clark Co., Wis.), where he had been a patient.

The Rev. R. James Hagen will officiated at the services. Burial will be made in Colby Memorial Cemetery. Masonic rites will also be conducted at the funeral home.

The body will lie in state at the Lulloff Funeral Home starting at noon today, Dec. 7.

Oscar William Sturner was born at Lowell, Wis., Oct. 20, 1888. In 1910 he was married to the former Clara Hilgers, who died April 13, 1956. The couple had no children.

Mr. Sturner came to Colby as a young man in his early twenties and worked as a bookkeeper and manager of the Colby Cheese Box Company. He also spent some time in the western states, and worked at the Colby State Bank for many years. He then went into business for himself in the Sturner-Cross Insurance Agency.

He served the city as alderman from the First Ward for many years, and was also the First Ward Supervisor on the Marathon County Board. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Colby Masonic Lodge.

Surviving is one sister, Arva Sturner. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters.



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