Obit for Forest D. Wells
FOREST WELLS POWERS, DIES Funeral To Be Held At Menominee Monday Forest D. Wells, 69, retired t railroad engineer of Powers, died at 7:56 p. m. Friday following an | illness of about five years. He had ! been seriously ill for the past! four weeks and death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Wells was born in Menominee Menominee on April 1, 1879. and had lived lived in Powers for the past 29 years. He retired as an Escanaba & Lake .Superior Railroad engineer engineer in 1943. Surviving is his widow, the former Elva Wallace, whom he married in Milwaukee June 25, 1905; two daughter, Mrs. Earl Bovee of Marinette and Mrs. William William DeNell of Depere, Wis.: three sons, Wallace and Forest Jr. of Powers and Delbert of Tracy, Calif.; and one sister. Mrs, Olive Lincoln of Los Angeles. Nine grandchildren also survive. He was a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge, Stephenson No. 492, F. & A. M.; the Veterans of Foreign Wars post of Escanaba; and was a past commander of the Spanish AmOican Encampment of Escanaba. He enlisted in 1898 for service in the Spanish American War and at the time of his death held the rating of lieutenant senior senior grade in the U. S. Naval Reserve. Reserve. The bodv is at the Kell funeral home in Menominee and will be in state there at 10 a m. Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Mondav in the funeral home with the Rev. William Robertson Robertson of Iron Mountain officiating. officiating. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery, Menominee, where Masonic rites will be conducted by the Masonic lodge of Stephenson. Stephenson.