Wisconsin's Civil War Memorials
Wisconsin Veteran's Home, King

The Wisconsin Veterans Home at King was incorporated in 1887 by the Wisconsin Department of the Grand Army of the Republic. Initially a retirement home for Civil War veterans and their spouses, the Home is today operated by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and currently cares for approximately 800 veterans and spouses. Some original buildings still exist. The Home is on Hwy Q, about 2 and a half mile from Hwy. 54 out of Waupaca.

The photo below left is a Grand Army of the Republic window from the Wisconsin Veteran's Home. It is placed in the window frame of the Home's chapel. This stained glass window is approximately two feet by three feet. It is protected from the exterior with Plexiglass.

The Women's Relief Corps stained glass window is sitting in a window frame inside the chapel. It sits along side of the GAR window and has the similar size of two feet by three feet. The WRC were responsible for the chapel's construction and maintenance and are still active in the Home with the WRC F.A.Marden Post #104.

GAR Memorial window at the King Veteran's Home Chapel. Women's relief Corps window at the King Veteran's Home Chapel.

Photos and information submitted by Kim J. Heltemes
Wisconsin Department Memorials Officer

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Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department of Wisconsin


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