Selected Obituaries

from Adams County and Area Newspapers




ABBOTT, Irmie E From the Adams County Press, Saturday Nov. 6, 1897 Irmie E. ABBOTT was born in the town of Rome in Adams county, Wisconsin, July 22, 1872. She married Mr. Walter WYMAN of Strongs Prairie, Wis., December 24, 1889. She joined the M. E. Church by letter from the U. B. Church, December 23, 1894, and died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. ABBOTT, October 26, 1897, leaving her husband and two little girls in deep sorrow, but not without hope; for as she passed into "the shadows" her faith in God illumined her pathway, and gave assurance that she still lives to await their coming "in the sweet by and by." ACKERMAN, Frank Leslie 1860 - 1890 Frank Leslie ACKERMAN Surname: Ackerman From the Necedah Republican, [Necedah, Juneau Co., WI], 27 June 1890, Page 3 Column 4 This community was started Thursday morning to hear that Leslie ACKERMAN had been drowned while bathing the evening previous. The facts in the sudden and tragic ending of this young man's life are as follows: On Wednesday evening two young men going to the river to bathe, at the bend of the river, east of the lumber yard, found the clothes of the unfortunate bather. They at once reported the fact to the marshal who recognized the clothing as Leslie's. The following morning a brief search resulted in the recovery of the body of the unlucky young man at a point near where his clothes has been found. When last seen alive was between the hours of two and three Wednesday afternoon going in the direction of the river. The theory is that he was just preparing to bathe, or had completed the act, when he was seized with an epileptic fit to which he had been subject since he was two years of age, rendered him powerless to help himself, and he sank beneath the waters and perished.Frank Leslie ACKERMAN was born in Quincy, Adams Co., Wisconsin, March 8, 1860, and was therefore in his 31st year. He was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel ACKERMAN.Short and impressive services were held at the family residence Thursday evening, at 5:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. C. C. Campbell, after which the remains were interred in the village cemetery. The Republican joins with the many friends in extending heartfelt sympathy to the sorrowing family.Mr. ACKERMAN takes this opportunity for heartily thanking all those who assisted him in the search and to the other kind neighbors for aid and sympathies extended. ADAMS, Lorraine L. 1908 - 2001 Lorrain L. ADAMS Surnames: Huebschman, Kahn, Thuerwachter, Wachter From The Adams County Times and Friendship Reporter Feb. 8, 2001 Section B pg11 Lorraine Louise Adams, age 92, of Hartford, formerly of the Town of Quincy, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001 in the Virginia Highland Nursing Home, Germantown, Wis.Funeral services will be 6:30p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Roseberry's Funeral Home and Crematory, Friendship, Rev. Larry Westfield officiating. Burial will be in the Quincy Cemetery on Thursday.Lorraine was born Oct. 17, 1908 in Calumetville, Wis., the daughter of John and Emma (Thuerwachter) Wachter. She married Alton W. Adams on Oct. 18, 1930 in Calumetville. They made their home in Milwaukee. In 1968, Alton and Lorraine moved to the Town of Quincy in Adams County. They were members of the Roche-a-Cri Senior Citizens and very active members of St. John's Lutheran Church. Alton preceded Lorraine in death on Sept. 18, 1976. In 1987, Lorraine moved to Hartford where she lived until her death.Lorraine was also preceded in death by her parents, John and Emma; two brothers, Russell and Lloyd Wachter and a sister Cornelia Huebschman.Survivors include: a daughter, Sheila Kahn of Friendship; a son, Alton (Gail) Adams, Jr., of Milwaukee; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4:30 on Wednesday, Feb. 7, until time of service at 6:30 p.m. in Roseberry's AGER Mrs. Henry Mrs. Henry AGER, d. 1903 From the Adams County Press, Saturday April 25, 1903, P5C2 Mrs. Henry AGER, mother of George AGER of Briggsville, died at Elroy recently. Her remains were brought to Briggsville for burial. Her husband died about two years ago. The AGER family were prominent residents of Columbia County for many years. AHLBORN, William G. William G. AHLBORN, SR. 1934-2001 Surnames: Barthel, Droste, Sorrel From the Adams County Times and Friendship Reporter Wed. Jan. 24, 2001 Section B pg 8 William G. Ahlborn, Sr., age 66, of Hancock (formerly of Oak Creek, Wis.)died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001 in his home following a long illness.Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, in Roseberry's Funeral Home and Crematory, Friendship, with Pastor Sam Downey officiating. Interment was in the Hancock Cemetery.William was born Sept. 18, 1934 in Minocqua, the son of Charles and Elenora (Sorrel) Ahlborn. He attended schools in Babcock and Pittsville. He married Norene Droste on Nov. 9, 1963 in Cudahy, Wis. William had worked as a roofer for Langer Roofing of West Allis, Wis. for 39 years, retiring in 1995. He and Norene moved to Adams County in 1996.He was preceded in death by two brothers (Norman and Robert).William loved spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, hunting, gardening, feeding and watching his birds, deer and turkeys. He will be remembered by his family for his love and devotion to them. He will also be remembered for his love of the outdoors, nature and wildlife, which he passed to his children and grandchildren. Although he did not see most of his brothers and sisters often, he spoke of them frequently. He left his grandchildren with many fond memories of the water fights he had with them and the many hours he spent playing with them.Survivors include: his wife, Noreen Ahlborn of Hancock; a daughter, Charlene (Brett) Barthel of Plover; sons, William (Shirley) Ahlborn, Jr., of East Troy, Wis. and Randall (Debbie) Ahlborn of Cudahy, Wis.: grandchildren, Alyssa, Bradley, Sydney, Brice, Tyler, Mike and Paul; sisters, Beverly, Caroline, Donna, Mary (Ben), Bonnie and Beatrice; brothers, Charles (Judy) and James (Carole); and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.Visitation was Friday, Jan. 19, from 4-8 p. m. in Roseberry's. ALLEN, Floyd L. Floyd L. ALLEN 1902-1968 Surnames: Miller, Nicholls, Stanley, Wood From the Adams County Press, Thur. Aug. 29, 1968 P1 Graveside services were held Monday, Aug. 28, at 2 p.m. at the Easton Cemetery, for Floyd L. Allen, 66, of Garden Plains, Kansas, who was killed in an auto accident, Friday, Aug 23, at Goodard, Kansas. Rev. Louis Bast of Big Flats officiated.He was born in Easton, Apr. 23, 1902, the youngest of four children born to Fred L. and Arabelle Nicholls Allen. His parents, a sister, Sylvia Wood, and an infant brother, David, preceded him in death.He lived in Adams County until 1949, then in Northwest Arkansas two years and since has resided in Sedgewick County, Kansas.Survivors include his wife, Francis Miller Allen, Kans.; a brother, Bert Allen, Easton; and three sons, Roger, Hutchinson, Wendell, at home and Neil, Wichita, and one daughter, Mrs. Faith Stanley, and 10 grandchildren. ALLEN, Henry Henry ALLEN d. Jan 1907 Surnames: Allen, Little From the Adams County Press, Saturday January 19, 1907, Page 4 From the Pilot Knob news column:It is reported that little Henry ALLEN died January 2nd, in North Dakota. Mrs. ALLEN left here with Henry last summer to live with her son, Emery LITLE. ALLEN, Myrtle Mae Myrtle Mae ALLEN 1912-2001 Surnames: Leach, Lyon, Sindelar From the Adams County Times & Friendship Reporter Wed. April 11, 2001 P11 Sec.B Myrtle Mae Allen, age 88, of King, Wis. formerly of Friendship, died Sunday, April 8, 2001 in the Riverside Medical Center, Waupaca. Funeral services will be 7p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Roseberry's Funeral Home and Crematory, Friendship, with Pastor Sam Downey officiating. Interment will be in the South Burr Oak Cemetey, Town of Richfield, Adams County. Myrtle was born Sept. 24, 1912 in the Town of Richfield, the daughter of Albert and Jennie (Leach) Lyon. She married "Coon" Allen on Sept. 29, 1930 and they made their home in the Village of Friendship. This union was blessed with seven children. Myrtle worked as a cook for the Friendship Manor Nursing Home in Friendship. She then opened and managed the Bear Trap in Friendship for 20 some years and then cooked for the Mound View Golf Course.She was preceded in death by her parents (Albert and Jennie Lyon); three sons, Irwin, age 2, died July 28, 1934, Lyle M. died Nov. 23, 1981, and David died June 30, 1988; two brothers (Robert and Walter); two sisters (Gladys and Grace).Survivors include: her husband, Mark "Coon" Allen of King, Wis.; sons, Norman (Esther) Allen of Adams, and James (Phyllis) Allen of Nekoosa; a daughter, Dorothy (Robert) Sindelar of Beaver Dam, Wis.; 21 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and four great- great-grandchildren.Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. in Roseberry's Funeral Home, Friendship. AMUNDSON, Arthur Arthur AMUNDSON 1900-1969 Surnames: Foyt, Martinson, Phillip, Sparby, Wolf From the Adams County Times Jan. 16, 1969 P1 Arthur Amundson, 68, Nekoosa, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4 at 7 a.m. at the Adams County Memorial Hospital of a stroke. Mr. Amundson was born March 12, 1900, in the Town of New Rome and lived there until moving to Arkdale 18 years ago. His parents, Arne and Laura Amundson, and three brothers, preceded him in death. Survivors include two brothers, Carl and Theodore, both of Arkdale.Funeral services were held at the Roseberry Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, with Rev. Ambrose Banlow officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Engemoen and Mrs. Harold Landon furnished the music. Pallbearers were Jerry Phillip, George Foyt, Tony Wolf Jr., Chris and Silas Martinson and Elmer Sparby. Interment was made in the New Rome Cemetery. ANDERSON, Calvin d. 1908 Calvin ANDERSON Surname: Anderson From the Wood County Times [Nekoosa, Wood Co., Wisconsin], 30 July 1908, Page 8 Calvin Anderson Drowned in River, Perished Near Spring Creek Last Sunday While Bathing in the Wisconsin River Last Sunday morning, Calvin Anderson, 22 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Christ Anderson, of Spring Creek, was drowned, the body not being recovered until Tuesday evening some distance below Barnum.In company with a number of other young men he went down the creek where it empties into the river, about five miles from his home, for the purpose of going in swimming. He was a good swimmer, but soon after he went into the water he sank, presumably being taken with cramps, and disappeared from the view of his companions who could not save him.Every effort was made to recover the body on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and the men in the boats who were moving logs and other objects in the river in their effort to dislodge the body were ready to give up the search at dark Tuesday evening when one of the men in a boat below Barnum wanted to try once more and discovered something that looked like a body moving downstream at a rapid rate. With great effort the object was pulled out and proved to be the remains of Calvin Anderson.The remains were interred in the cemetery at Spring Creek Wednesday morning.Deceased was known to a number of Nekoosa and Grand Rapids people who were greatly shocked to hear of his untimely death and sympathize with the parents in their great loss. Transcriber's Note: Spring Creek cemetery is also known as the Monroe Twp or Monroe Center cemetery. It is located on Bighorn Drive in Section 18 of Monroe Township. ANDERSON, Fred d. 1897 Fred ANDERSON Surname: Anderson From the Adams County Press, Saturday August 28, 1897, Page 4 Column 1 Died: In the town of Adams, August 16, 1897, Freddie, only child of Martin and Myra Anderson, aged one year, seven months and sixteen days. The tie that bound those hearts together Death's icy hand hath riven, But may prove a golden link To bind their hearts to heaven ANDERSON, Herman Herman ANDERSON, 1899 - 1969 Surnames: Anderson, Anton, Babcock, Billings, Bognar, Hillyer, Peterson From the Adams County Times, Thursday March 20, 1969, Page 1 Herman S. ANDERSON, 69, rural Friendship, died Friday March 7, at St. Jospeh's Hospital, Marshfield, following a month's illness.Funeral services were held Monday March 10th at Roseberry's Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Halom of Trinity Lutheran church, Arkdale, officiating. Burial was in Mount Repose Cemetery, Friendship.Pallbearers were Martin PETERSON, Herbert PETERSON, Lawrence BILLINGS, John ANDERSON, Art PETERSON and Joe BOGNAR.Survivors include his wife, Carrie; a brother, Winston, of Milwaukee; three sisters, Mrs. Julie ANTON of West Allis, Mrs. Tina HILLYER of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Amelia BABCOCK of Nekoosa.Mr. ANDERSON was born June 18, 1899 and was a semi-retired farmer. He spent all his life in the Friendship area. ANDERSON, Mrs. V. A. Mrs. V. A. ANDERSON (Mary WAITE), d. 1921 Surnames: Anderson, Huber, Lawrence, Waite From the Friendship Reporter, Thursday March 10, 1921, Page 1, apparently copied from the Clark (South Dakota) Pilot Review Tuesday afternoon, March 1st, occurred the funeral service of the late Mrs. V. A. ANDERSON at the Plymouth Congregational church. Rev. Ratcliffe conducted the services and gave a fine sermon, which touched the hearts of all. Following the funeral services the Eastern Star conducted their funeral services over the bier of their departed sister. The remains were laid to rest in the family lot at Rosehill cemetery.The cause of Mrs. ANDERSON's death was an unavoidable automobile accident which occurred at Long Beach, California, February 22nd, when the car driven by her husband collided with a big motor bus. Mrs. ANDERSON was thrown out on the pavement and run over by the big car. She was rushed to a hospital but her injuries were such that she lived but a short time.Mrs. ANDERSON's maiden name was Mary WAITE, and up to the time of her marriage, she resided in Friendship, Wisconsin. She is survived by a husband, four children, two sisters, Mrs. M. E. LAWRENCE of Friendship, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Adda HUBER of Minocqua, Wisconsin. ---Excerpt from the Clark (South Dakota) Pilot Review ANDERSON, Paul Paul W. ANDERSON 1941-2001 Surnames: Crow, Dahlbers, Green, Klivicky, Lieurence From the Adams County Times and Friendship Reporter, Wed. March 14, 2001 P10 Section B Paul Whitney Anderson, age 59, of Grand Marsh, died Saturday, March 10, 2001 in University Hospital, Madison, following a heart attack. Paul was cremated and a memorial service was held Tuesday, March 13, in Roseberry's Funeral Home and Crematory, Friendship. Pastor Jay Perkin officated. Military graveside rites were provided by the local VFW Post and American Legion Posts.Paul was born Aug. 25, 1941 in Readstown, the son of Ole and Emma Anderson. He married Judith Joy Klivicky and worked as a machinist for Triple E Corp., Racine, for 20 years until a disability in 1998 forced his retirement. He moved to the Town of Easton that year. Paul was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. His wife, parents, one sister and one brother preceded Paul in death.Survivors include: three sons, Eric Anderson of Watertown, and Richard Anderson and Robb Anderson, both of Whitewater; brothers, David Anderson, Janesville, Kenneth Anderson of Readstown, Edward Anderson of Spooner, Carl Anderson and Orvin Anderson, both of Rockford, Ill.; sisters Edna Lieurence of LaFarge, Wis., Mary Crow of Los Angeles, Calif., Bernice Green and Myrtle Dahlbers, both of Rockford, Ill.; and four granddaughters. ARENDSEE, Otto Otto ARENDSEE 1852 - 1903 Surname: Arendsee From the Adams County Press, Feb 14, 1903 Page 4 Column 3 Otto Arendsee died at his home one mile east of Friendship on Feb 4 1903, of diabetes, after a long and painful illness. The subject of this notice was a native of Germany, having been born in that country on July 18, 1852. Later in the same year his parents emigrated to America and came to Wisconsin, settling on a farm in the town of Springfield in Marquette County. Here he passed the years of his childhood and many years of his life. ARMSTRONG, C. W. C. W. ARMSTRONG, 1826 - 1898 Surnames: Armstrong, Atcherson, James, Sixbee, Staples From the Adams County Press, Saturday April 23, 1898, Page 1 of supplement section A cloud of sadness settled down over our little village of Plainville Thursday morning, when friends and neighbors whispered in hushed tones that the end of C. W. ARMSTRONG's life was near, and at 9 o'clock he passed away, leaving with us only senseless clay.Mr. ARMSTRONG died at his home in Plainville, Wisconsin, April 14, 1898, aged 72 years, 8 months, and 14 days. The deceased was born in Granby, Syracuse county, New York, July 14, 1826, and came to Jefferson county, Wisconsin, with his parents in 1844. July 2, 1846, he was married to Miss Rachel SIXBEE, who has been his constant companion and faithful nurse during his sickness. They had two children, Mrs. Belle ATCHERSON of Plainville, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Jean JAMES of Armour, South Dakota; and one adopted son, Fred STAPLES, whom they took when but four years old, and faithfully have they filled the place of father and mother. All three children were present at the funeral. He moved to Plainville, Adams county, Wisconsin, in 1849, and was one of the first settlers. He was engaged in different enterprises, and held various town offices. During his long, active life, Mr. ARMSTRONG had the esteem and confidence of his many friends and the business men with whom he had dealings.The funeral was held at his home, conducted by Rev. W. J. Turner of Kilbourn, and was attended by representatives of most of the old and leading families of this section of country. It was notable that everybody seemed desirous of expressing a high degree of respect and esteem for their departed neighbor, and that the work of his life had been well, nobly and honorably completed. Mr. ARMSTRONG was well known throughout Adams county and was ever ready to help in time of sickness and death, and will be missed by a large circle of friends and neighbors. For the widow and children so greatly bereaved, so suddenly deprived of a husband and father, the sympathy is most profound through the community. ARVOLD, Peter Peter O. ARVOLD, d. April 1903 Surname: Arvold From the Adams County Press, Saturday April 21, 1903, Page 4 Column 3 Peter O. ARVOLD, an old-time settler, and prominent well-to-do farmer of the town of Strongs Prairie, died at his home in that town on Monday last. He was highly respected by his neighbors and fellow townsmen, and for several years held the office of Justice of the Peace, and other official positions. He had been sick for a long time and during all his illness received the assidious care of a loving and devoted wife and affectionate children. The funeral was on Wednesday and was attended by a large number of his neighbors and townspeople and by several from Friendship. Fifty-six carriages formed the procession from the home to the grave. He leaves a widow and several children. ATCHERSON Belle Belle Atcherson, 1848 - 1914 From the Adams County Press, Friendship WI, Saturday 14 March, 1914, Page 1 (apparently copied from Kilbourn Events) "Obituary: Mrs. O. S. Atcherson" Died at her home in PLainville, Feb. 18, aged 66 years. Belle Armstrong was born in Jefferson, Wisconsin Jan. 2, 1848. In 1850 her parents moved to Plainville, where for more than thirty years the family was one of the most prominent in this section of the state. July 3, 1876 she married Oscar S. Atcherson, and since that time she created a home in Plainville whose open doors, and open hearts, and open hand has brought cheer, comfort and happiness to a multitude of wayfarers and a community of affectionate neighbors. Her presence and her genial, sympathetic, hospitable manner in that home made it a haven to which people had felt its influence looked longingly and left regretfully. Her sympathy and interest was never intrusive, but so sincerely, so kindly and affectionately was that most beautiful human attribute manifested that she made he rhome and presence a blessing to all who came within that circle. A gentle, loving, refined lady, a true Christian woman, Mrs. Atcherson held a first place in the hearts of all who knew her. During the last weeks of intense suffering people all over that county and in Kilbourn asked each day for word of a change for the better and when the end fo all was announced there were tears and heart regrets thorugh that large circle of friends. Her Christian fortitude and patient resignation was emphasized in the long months of suffering. Her cheerful patience, though heart-breaking to those who lovingly watched beside her was an inspiration in submission to the Devine will. She often said "If God wants me, I am ready to go." One of her neighbors said of her "one woman has died without an enemy." At the last obsequies at the home on Monday by the Rev. O. E. DeWitt, of Kilbourn, and pastor of the church of which she was a member, people were present from nearly every section of the county and from Kilbourn. It was a sad occasion, and in that large assembly were many sad hearts. But what a tribute it was to the beautiful, helpful, loving life of a noble woman. Mrs. Atcherson leaves, beside her husband, an only daughter, Mrs. Maude Manis, and an adopted son. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Jean James, of Twin Buttes, S. Dakota. The following friends from more distant points were at the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Atcherson, Friendship; Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Atcherson of Tomahawk; Mrs. Emma Ahrens, of Milwaukee; Mr. John Coiscot Jr., of Madison. --Kilbourn Events ATCHERSON, James James ATCHERSON, d. 1887 Surnames: Atcherson, Fields From the Adams County Press, December 24, 1887, Page 4 Column 3 'Big Spring Clay' column Uncle Jim ATCHERSON who lived with Mr. FIELDS of Dell Prairie for a number of years hung himself in Kilbourn last Saturday. Some boys saw him in his struggle but instead of cutting the rope, ran to tell the neighbors who arrived too late to render any assistance. ATCHERSON, Warren T. Warren T. ATCHERSON, 1824-1904 Surnames: Atcherson, Fields, Buckley From the Adams County Press, Volume XLIII Number 52, Saturday 30 July 1904, Page 4 Warren T. ATCHERSON was born at Rockingham, Vermont, October 28th, 1824; and died at Plainville, July 22nd, 1904, of general debility, aged 79 years, 8 months and 25 days.Mr. ATCHERSON moved west in 1855 and located on the farm at Plainville, where he has since resided. He was married at Rockingham,before coming west, to Miss Elizabeth FIELDS, who departed this life 26 years ago. Of this union four children were born, of whom three survive: Mrs. Abbie BUCKLEY of Lewiston, Wisconsin; Olive ATCHERSON of Mellen, Wisconsin, Bert R., who has resided on the home farm with his father. One son, Lester, was killed a number of years ago by a fall from a horse. The deceased is also survived by two brothers, V. J. ATCHERSON of Medo, Minnesota and O. N. ATCHERSON of Plainville.The deceased was one of three brothers who settled at Plainville in an early day. They were typical types of the hardy, frugal, self-reliant pioneer. Hard-working, kind hearted and whole souled they were one of the founders of one of the most pleasant and respected neighborhoods in this part of the country. They dwelt there as agriculturists, subduing the soil from the virgin forest to prolific and fine farms. From the time when the "Old Wiscons" was full of rafts of lumber, and Plainville was a stopping place on the river...Mr. ATCHERSON had been a sufferer for many years, but always bravely and with fortitude bore the pain and suffering. He was not confined to his bed until about a week before his death.The deceased had many peculiarities-- somewhat rough, outspoken and gruff in his deportment; but withal a good neighbor, always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need.Funeral services were held at the Plainville school-house, Sunday July 24th, at one o'clock, Reverend Richards of Kilbourn officiating. Interment was in the Plainville cemetery, with fully fifty teams of mourners following the remains to their final resting place. ATKINS, Horace Horace ATKINS, 1816 - 1901 Surnames: Atkins, Babcock, Thomm, Woodard From the Adams County Press, January 26, 1901, Page 5 Died, at his home in the town of New Chester, January 18, 1901, Horace ATKINS at the age of 84 years. Horace ATKINS was born in Erie County, Pennsylvania July 23, 1816, where his boyhood days were spent. October 28, 1841, he united in marriage with Miss Lucy BABCOCK of the same place.In 1845 he moved with his family to Dane county in this state where he made his home for about ten years, and then came to Adams County, and settled on a farm now owned by Mr. Fred. THOMM. The house erected by Mr. ATKINS, and which stood as a landmark for many years, was situated about thirty rods east of the present residence of Mr. THOMM, was removed some forty years ago. It was one of the first buildings erected at or near Friendship, and Mr. ATKINS and his family were among the very first settlers in this vicinity.In 1859 Mr. ATKINS sold his interests near Friendship, and removed to the town of New Chester, where he resided until his decease.In all the relations of life Mr. ATKINS exhibited most exemplary qualities. In his business and social life he was the very soul of honor. His word was above doubt or questioning. Such qualities won him the respect and confidence of all. The deceased left surviving him an aged wife and three children--two sons, Elroy and Arthur of New Chester, and a daughter, Mrs. Nellie WOODARD of Oxford, besides many grandchildren.The funeral services were held at the Pleasant Prairie schoolhouse, Rev. A. J. Pierson officiating. ATTLESON, James James ATTLESON 1851 - 1903 Surnames: Attleson, Monson From the Friendship Reporter, Thursday September 27, 1923, Page 4 James Attleson was born in Norway on the 12th of July, 1851 and came to this country with his parents when he was one year old. His parents came to Adams County, and here Mr. Attleson lived until his death which occurred at his home in the Town of Strong's Prairie, Sunday September 16th, at the age of 72 years, 2 months and 4 days.Mr. Attleson for years was prominent in town affairs and held many local township offices. He was also a devoted member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Arkdale and took an active interest in church work. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Charley, Tena, William, Dora, Sarah, Josie, Gertie and George; also by two brothers and one sister, Atley and Andrew Attleson and Dina Monson of Madison.Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon Sept. 19th, at the house and at the Central Lutheran Church. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the bereaved family. AUSLAND, Charles Charles AUSLAND d. 1919 From the Friendship Reporter, Thursday August 7th, 1919 Charles AUSLAND, one of the most prominent and well known farmers of the town of Strongs Prairie, dropped dead while separating cream at his farm in that town Saturday evening. Deceased had been in his usual good health up to that time and had been at work in the field during the day. He had eaten supper, and was doing the evening chores when death came. Mr. AUSLAND was about fifty years of age. Some years ago he was manager of the Farmers' Union store, later purchasing and living on a farm about two miles northwest of Arkdale. He was a man who made friends readily, of a kind, pleasant, accomodating disposition, which won for him the respect and esteem of a large circle of friends and acquaintances. For a number of years he has been town clerk, and has held other town offices, always with honor to himself, and with credit to his townsmen.He leaves to mourn a wife and eight children, an aged father, and a number of other near relatives. Funeral services were held at the U. L. church Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Raphshol officiating, and interment was in the cemetery adjoining. AUSLAND, Margaret L. Margaret L. AUSLAND 1918 - 1919 From the Friendship Reporter, Thursday October 2, 1919, Page 1 Margaret Leone AUSLAND, the infant daughter of Mrs. Gurine AUSLAND, passed away Thursday morning, September 25th, 1919 at the family home in the town of Strong's Prairie. She was born November 21st, 1918, and is survived by her mother, three sisters, Grace, Esther and Marion; and four brothers, Charles, George, Arthur and William. Funeral services were held at the Trinity Lutheran church on September 27th, Rev. A. J. Raftshol officiating, and interment was in the cemetery one mile south of the church.The bereaved family have the sympathy of all in their loss. This death is especially sad, as it is the third to take place in this family in the past two months.
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