Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, March 16, 1935. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Mrs. Mary E. Allen
Mrs. Mary E. Allen, a Portage county resident for many years, died Tuesday morning at 3:45 o'clock at the Wisconsin Veteran's hospital at Waupaca. She had been ill for many weeks.
Mrs. Allen, whose maiden name was Mary Harvey, was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Harvey and was born on November 15, 1854, at Rosendale, Winnebago county. She had been a resident of Portage county for 65 years. She was married in Stevens Point to Eugene Allen. Mr. Allen died 35 years ago.
Surviving are the following daughters and sons: Mrs. May McKelleps of Neenah, Mrs. Arvilla Hopkins of Lanark, Mrs. Pearl Shanklin of Amherst, Mrs. Florence McKelleps of Mosinee, Mrs. Inez Bowtwell of Waupaca, Percy Allen of Mosinee, Clayton Allen of Amherst and Wayne Allen of Neenah. she is also survived by 55 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church at Amherst. Rev. C. E. Olsen officiated and interment took place in the Lower Amherst cemetery.
Six grandchildren of Mrs. Allen were pallbearers.During the services three hymns were sung by Mrs. Perry Worden and Mr. O. R. Peterson. They were "In The Garden" and "The End of the Way." Mrs. Harold Munchow accompanied.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, August 26, 1947. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Charles E. Anderson
Charles E. Anderson, age 65, Amherst meat market operator, died Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital, following a cerebral hemorrhage.
Mr. Anderson was born on March 19, 1882, on a farm in the town of Lanark, a son of the late Thomas and Mrs. Anderson, the latter now Mrs. J. O. Foxen of Amherst. He had lived in Lanark and at Amherst all of his life. Mr. Anderson married Mrs. Nellie Lynch in 1905 at Lanark.
Surviving are his wife, his mother, a daughter, Mrs. O. C. Peterson of Green Bay, a sister, Mrs. Harry Pomeroy of Amherst, a sister, Mrs. Lee Guyant of Amherst, and a brother, Anton Anderson of Glendale, Calif.Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Anderson home and at 2 o'clock at the Amherst Evangelical Lutheran church. Rev. Oliver Thompson will officiate and burial will take place in Greenwood cemetery, Amherst.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, March 17, 1909. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Jas. Anderson, who for many years filled the position of logging superintendent for lumber firms at Merrill and in Minnesota, died at an asylum in Fergus Falls, Minn., last Friday noon. The body was prepared for shipment to his mother's house on Water street in this city and left Fergus Falls by express that afternoon, but through some misunderstanding in the shipping directions, it did not reach here until 10:25 o'clock Monday morning. In the meantime it had gone to Milwaukee, thence to Green Bay, and finally reached here on Monday morning's Green Bay passenger train. As might be expected, the family and friends were much concerned.
Mr. Anderson had been ailing for the past five years, being first affected with slight paralytic strokes, while living at Black Duck, Minn., where he filled the position of logging superintendent for the Thief River Lumber Co. Mr. Anderson was able to perform his duties for several months after the ailment first manifested itself, but his mind gradually became weaker and he was brought to the old home in this city. It was later decided that he needed expert treatment by brain specialists and for a time he was at the Northern Hospital near Oshkosh, but a couple of years ago was transferred to the Fergus Falls asylum. Abcess on the brain developed and this was the immediate cause of death.
James was born in what is now the town of Carson, about seven miles northwest of this city, 48 years ago. After finishing his education in the district schools, he was employed at lumbering operations and for nearly fifteen years had charge of the logging for the Gilkey-Anson Co., of Merrill. Seven or eight years ago he went to Minnesota and, as noted above, was identified with the Thief River Co.
Mr. Anderson was married about the first of June, 1900, to Miss Margaret Tobin of Lanark. Besides the widow he leaves his aged mother, Mrs. Nora Anderson, two brothers and one sister, Wm. Anderson of Malvern, Ark., John of Merrill, and Mrs. Geo. J. Reichert, of Kennan, Price county. All were here for the funeral, William arriving Monday morning and the others coming a few days previously. Among those from a distance who were present to attend the last sad rites were John W. and Nick Burns and John H. Smith of Almond, Mrs. W. J. Leary of Amherst, Richard and Mike Tobin, Pat Sullivan, Dan Hopkins, Ed. Cooney and wife of Lanark, and Richard Doyle of Stockton.
The funeral took place from St. Stephen's Catholic church at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating, with interment in the parish cemetery. The pallbearers were Wm. Feeley, Martin Griffin, A. J. Cunneen and Jas. Welch, of this city, and John Burns and John H. Smith, of Almond.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, March 20, 1909:
Former Resident Passes Away at Fergus Falls, Minn.
James Anderson passed away at the hospital for the insane at Fergus Falls, Minn., Friday at noon. So far as known his death was due to general break down, resulting from his mental decline. He had been in failing health for about four years and for two or three years made a persistent but unavailing effort to find relief, spending some time at Hot Springs, Ar., and other health resorts. He had been a patient at Fergus Falls since December, 1907.
Mr. Anderson was born in Carson, about seven miles north of the city, and spent his boyhood and early youth in Stevens Point, being a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson, pioneer residents of the county. He was 49 years old on Dec. 11. He took up lumbering and was employed for 11 years by Landers & Anson at Merrill, and later was sent by the same interests to Thief River Falls, Minn., and later was also employed by their successors as a general foreman in their operations at Bemidji and Black Duck, Minn. He married Miss Margaret Tobin, of the town of Lanark, in June 1900, and they established their home at Black Duck. There are no children and since he has been at Fergus Falls, she has been living with her sister, Mrs. N. Burns, in Almond. The deceased is also survived by his aged mother, Mrs. Norah Anderson of 711 Water street, who is in her seventy-third year and by one sister and two brothers, Mr. George Reichert of Kennan, John Anderson of Merrill and William of Malvern, Ark.Owing to some unfortunate and as yet unexplained circumstances the body of James Anderson, who died at the asylum at Fergus Falls, Minn., last Friday, did not arrive here until this morning at 10:25 over the Green Bay & Western. The body was billed by express from Fergus Falls to Stevens Point but was shipped to Milwaukee, then to Green Bay and from Green Bay to Stevens Point. It should have arrived here, if shipping directions had been followed, Saturday at 2:40 p.m. The body was lost so far as the relatives could learn from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon and the members of the family were nearly distracted with anxiety. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Stephen's Catholic church, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, March 18, 1919. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
The remains of the late Mrs. Nora Anderson, who fell dead at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Reichert at Kennan, Price county, arrived at this city early Monday morning and funeral services were held from St. Stephen's church at 9 o'clock, Monday morning. Rev. W. J. Rice officiated. Burial followed in St. Stephen's cemetery.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, March 19, 1919:
PORTAGE COUNTY PIONEER
Mrs. Nora Anderson, Local Resident Over 60 Years, Dies at Daughter's Home in Kennan
Mrs. Nora Anderson, a resident of Portage county for 61 years, most of this time occupying the home at 722 Water street, expired very suddenly at Kennan, Price county, last Thursday morning. Mrs. Anderson spent most of the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Geo. J. Reichert in that village but recently came back to this city on a business trip and also visited a few weeks with Mrs. E. F. Cooney at Amherst. She then returned to Kennan and seemed to maintain fairly good health for one of her advanced age, getting about the house every day and last Thursday took a walk out of doors. A strong wind was blowing at the time and when Mrs. Anderson returned to the Reichert home she complained of a sharp pain in one side. Mrs. Reichert assisted her mother in undressing and in getting into bed, after which she made hasty preparations to relieve her condition with hot applications, but before anything could be done the aged lady expired. Death came painlessly and without any apparent struggle. It is rather a strange coincidence that her oldest son, William Anderson, also dropped dead while at his mother's home last September. He was a resident of Malvern, Ark., and came here only a few days before to make an extended visit.
Nora Toohey was born in County Cork, Ireland, 83 years ago, but emigrated to America when she was fourteen years of age and lived successively in Ohio, at Madison and Milwaukee before coming to this city in 1858. She was married shortly afterwards to James Anderson and for the next several years they occupied a farm northwest of this city, in what is now the town of Carson.
Four sons and two daughters were born to them, one of the boys dying in infancy and another son, James passed away ten years ago. One of the daughters was the late Miss Margaret Anderson, a former teacher in out city schools. The recent death of Wm. Anderson reduced the surviving members of the family to two, Mrs. Reichert of Kennan and John Anderson of Ladner, S. Dak. As the latter is fifty miles from a railroad and the roads are almost impassable at this season of year, word of his mother's death could not be forwarded to him.
The body was brought to Stevens Point Sunday afternoon and taken to the home on Water street. At 9 o'clock Monday morning burial services were conducted by Father Rice at St. Stephen's church, with interment in the parish cemetery. Those who served as pallbearers were Martin Griffin, Anthony Lally, John E. Leahy, Geo. Urban, Alex Love and A. J. Cunneen.Those who accompanied the remains....Mrs. Reichert and daughter, Miss Phoebe.
Reprinted from the Portage County Gazette, Portage County, Wisconsin, December 10, 1999, page 6. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Mary C. Becker
Mary C. Becker, 96, Wausau, a town of Lanark native, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at Mount View Care Center, Wausau.
Services were held Dec. 2 at St. Mark Catholic Church in Rothschild. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery in Wausau.
Mrs. Becker was born Sept. 7, 1903, in the town of Lanark, a daughter of the late Peter and Ellen Doyle.
She was married to Julius Becker on June 17, 1930, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Lanark. He died in April 1970.
She attended grade school in Lanark, high school in Amherst and graduated from Stevens Point Normal School in 1919. In 1956 she received a bachelor's degree in education from Central State College in Stevens Point.
She taught at grade schools in Marathon and Portage counties for 41 1/2 years.
She organized the first special education room in the D.C. Everest area and taught there for nine years before retiring in 1963.
She was a charter member of the Stevens Point Area Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors include two sisters, Eileen Seavers, Milladore, and Monica Doyle, Waupaca.She was preceded in death by three brothers, Francis, Joseph and Peter; and three sisters, Margaret, Cecilia and Grace.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, August 9, 1943. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Mrs. John Boushley
Mrs. John Boushley, 847 South Division street, died Saturday night at 9:15 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital two hours after suffering a stroke at her home. She was removed to the hospital by ambulance.
Mrs. Boushley, whose maiden name was Julia Clinton, was born July 2, 1875, in the town of Lanark, a daughter of the late Hiram and Bridget Clinton. She was married to Mr. Boushley June 20, 1898 at St. Patrick's Catholic church in the town of Lanark. They located on a farm in the town of Buena Vista, residing there until 1923 when they moved to Marathon county. Returning in 1936, they had lived in Stevens Point since.
She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. June Stroik, Stevens Point; one son, Leo, in Marathon county; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild; four brothers and two sisters: Bernard Clinton of Milltown, Montana, John of Waupaca, Joseph of Clintonville and Hiram of Lanark, Mrs. George Boushley of Neenah and Mrs. Ella Grossbeck of Fond du Lac. She was preceded in death by three sisters and her parents.
Mrs. Boushley was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic church and St. Anna's society of this parish.
The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's church, with burial following in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Crosby funeral home, where the rosary will be said Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, August 12, 1943:
Funeral of Mrs. Boushley
The funeral of Mrs. John Boushley, 847 Division street, who died last Saturday night, was held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's Catholic church. Rev. H. J. Ehr officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery. St. Ann's society attended the funeral in a body.
The pallbearers were Robert Clinton, Joseph and Ray Stroik, Ray Witkowski, Lloyd Boushley and Jerome Lubecki.Those from away who came for the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. George Boushley and son, Charles, of Neenah; Mrs. Ella Grossbeck, Mrs. Omer Steinmetz and Mrs. Louis Schroeder of Fond du Lac; Joseph Stroik of Milwaukee; Ray, Irene and Ann Stroik and Mr. and Mrs. Adam Mientke of Hatley; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Clinton and daughter, Rose, of Clintonville; Mr. and Mrs. John Clinton of Waupaca; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Boushley of the town of Ringle, Marathon county; Mrs. Clara Boushley of Plainfield; Private Lloyd Boushley of Tennessee and Corporal Jerome Lubecki of Camp Butler, North Carolina.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, July 23, 1948. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Mrs. George Boushley
Mrs. George Boushley, 74, Neenah, died at her home there Thursday evening after an illness of two months. A former resident of the town of Lanark, she moved to Neenah 25 years ago.
Survivors are her husband; five sons, Charles, Harry, Michael and Raymond of Neenah, and Louis of Weyauwega; three daughters, Mrs. Alfred Wanty of Almond, Mrs. Roy Burts of Neenah and Viola Sweetalla at home; four brothers, Joe Clinton of Clintonville, Hiram Clinton of Amherst, John Clinton and Bernard Clinton of Waupaca; one sister, Ella Boushley of Fond du Lac; 41 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Monday morning at St. Margaret Mary's Catholic church at Neenah. Graveside service will be held at St. Patrick's in Lanark at 12 o'clock on Monday.Friends may call at Kessler funeral home, Neenah, 7 o'clock Saturday evening until Monday morning.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, February 6, 1926. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
LANARK NATIVE DIES AT BELOIT
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Loftis of the town of Lanark have received word from Beloit telling of the death of their daughter, Mrs. Alice Bell, on February 2.
She leaves a husband and two boys, Francis, aged four and Harold, aged two years. Ursula, six, died two months ago. Mrs. Bell was 24 years of age.Miss Zita Loftis of Milwaukee and Francis Loftis of Chicago attended the funeral which was held on Thursday.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Tuesday, December 7, 1982. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Daniel L. Boushley
Daniel L. Boushley, 82, 1708 Briggs St., died Monday morning at St. Michael's Hospital after becoming ill at home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Stanislaus' Catholic Church, with the Rev. Thomas Finucan officiating. Burial will be in St. Stephen's Catholic Church cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at Shuda Funeral Chapel. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Boushley was born Sept. 4, 1900, in the town of Buena Vista, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Boushley. He attended local schools and was employed by the Soo Line Railroad, retiring in 1964. He lived at his Briggs street address since 1906.Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Florence Walloch, 1101 Division St., and Mrs. Bernice Jartz, Chicago; and nieces and nephews. One brother preceded him in death.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, June 30, 1943. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Miss Grace Brady
Miss Grace Brady, age 57, oldest child of the late Charles Brady and Mary Stephenson (sic) Brady, pioneers of the town of Buena Vista, died Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital after a long illness. She entered the hospital a month ago.
Miss Brady's death marks the close of a long teaching career. Entering the profession in her early teens, she taught in rural schools in Portage county, later graduating from the Stevens Point Normal school and subsequently taking additional work during summer sessions at the University of Wisconsin. She taught at Loyal, Wisconsin, Menominee, Michigan, Spokane, Washington, and Kansas City, Missouri, where she was a member of the William Cullen Bryant school faculty for a period of 20 years prior to her illness during the past year. She had contracted to return to Kansas City last September, but became ill in August.
Preceding her in death were her parents, two sisters, Helen and Alice, and a brother, John. During the past year her illness had confined her to the family home at Buena Vista, where she was born on December 29, 1885, and where her two brothers, Willard and Matthew, and a sister, Ruth, reside. These are her only immediate surviving relatives. Besides her brothers and sister, an aunt, Mrs. Matthew Stapleton, and a cousin, Miss Mary Stapleton, both of Milwaukee, have been with her during the last days of her illness.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Martin's Catholic church in the town of Almond and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. The body is at the family home in Buena Vista.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, July 3, 1943:
Funeral of Miss Brady
Rev. Peter Banks was the celebrant at a solemn requiem high mass Friday morning for the late Miss Grace Brady, member of a pioneer Buena Vista family. Rev. Leo Trojanowski and Rev. John R. McGinley of Stevens Point assisted at the services which were held at 10 o'clock at St. Martin's Catholic church in Almond. Miss Lucy Doyle sang "Heaven is My Home," accompanied by Miss Barbara Van Hecke.
The pallbearers were Henry Dernbach, John Burns, William Dussell, Henry Kollock, Vincent Tracy and Charles Dineen.Those from a distance who were here for the services include Mrs. Matthew Stapleton and daughter, Miss Mary Stapleton, of Milwaukee, Judge and Mrs. G. M. Stapleton of Sturgeon Bay, Mrs. J. McCrossen of Madison, Miss Catherine Mulkin of Fond du Lac, Mrs. Horace DuBois of Neenah, Mrs. Mayme Cawley of Wausau and Miss Helen Burns of Great Falls, Montana.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, March 22, 1980. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Matthew P. Brady
Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Martin's Catholic Church, town of Buena Vista, for Matthew P. Brady of River Pines Community Health Center.
Mr. Brady, a former Buena Vista resident, died Thursday at St. Michael's Hospital after a long illness.
The Rev. Donald Walczak will officiate at the funeral and burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call at the Goult-Gasperic Funeral Home, Almond, from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday. The rosary will be said there at 7 p.m.
Mr. Brady was born Jan. 26, 1897, in Buena Vista, a son of the late Charles and Helen Brady. He lived in the area all his life and was a farmer.He was unmarried, and his closest surviving relative is a nephew. Two brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, February 10, 1979. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Ruth E. Brady
Ruth E. Brady, 78, town of Buena Vista, died suddenly at home Friday.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Martin's Catholic Church, town of Buena Vista. The Rev. Donald Walczak will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery in the spring.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the Goult-Gasperic Funeral Home, Almond. The general rosary will be said at 8 p.m.
Miss Brady was born April 3, 1900, in the town of Buena Vista, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brady. She had lived at the present address the past 30 years and previously taught in elementary schools in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Survivors include one brother, Matthew, town of Buena Vista.Two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, June 1, 1985. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
James O. Butler
James O. Butler, 67, 136 Wake Island Drive, Amherst, died Friday afternoon at St. Michael's Hospital.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Amherst. The Rev. Theodore Jordan will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery. Stevens Point.
Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at Jungers-Holly Funeral Home, Amherst. A memorial has been established in his name.
Mr. Butler was born Dec. 17, 1917, in Stevens Point, son of the late George and Harriet Butler. He retired from Sentry Insurance in 1980 after being employed there for 38 years. He began his career in Sentry's advertising department and subsequently held positions in office management, systems, procedures and methods.
He served as instructional media specialist in the employee development department. He pioneered and developed instructional television at Sentry from a single black and white camera and recorder in 1966 to full color studio that provides programming for 10 field locations.
He was active in Boy Scouts in the Stevens Point area and received a Silver Beaver Award in 1964 from the
Samoset Council. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post No. 6.
Mr. Butler was Portage County Fair Board president; past president and secretary of the Tomorrow River Lions Club; cabinet secretary of district 27-C1 of the International Lions Clubs; and active in the Amherst Fine Arts Program.
He was married to Dorothy Kunde Feb. 8, 1941, in Stevens Point. She died May 28, 1979. He was married to Bernice Berto July 3, 1982, in Amherst. She survives.Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Patricia Ann) Knutsen, Waukesha, and Mrs. Mark (Susan Marie) Heimlich, Amherst; two sons, James F., Anoka, Minn., and Moss J. L., Fort Bragg, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Judy Floistad, Amherst, and Joyce Arena, Campbellsport; and seven grandchildren, 10 stepgrandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, January 27, 1941. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Mrs. Margaret Anderson
Mrs. Margaret Anderson, age 77, died at 10:30 o'clock Saturday night at her home 1316 Clark street. She had been ailing for the past two years but was confined in bed only one week.
Mrs. Anderson was a daughter of James and Mary Tobin, pioneer residents of the town of Lanark. She was born in Lanark on July 18, 1863, and spent her girlhood there. Her marriage to James Anderson took place in June, 1900.
They located at Bemidji, Minnesota, where Mr. Anderson became employed as a timber estimator and foreman for the Gilkay, Anson and Landers Lumber company. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson continued to reside in Minnesota until his death, which occurred in 1909. Mrs. Anderson then came to Stevens Point and had lived here since.
She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. W. J. Leary of the town of Amherst and Mrs. Nicholas Burns of the town of Almond, and one brother, Michael J. Tobin of Milwaukee. A niece, Miss Mae Burns, made her home with Mrs. Anderson. A brother, Daniel Tobin, who also lived with her, died last March.
Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Altar society of St. Stephen's Catholic church.
The funeral will be held at St. Stephen's church Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock and burial will follow in St. Patrick's cemetery in Lanark. The body is at the Boston funeral home, where the rosary will be said by the Altar society at 8 o'clock tonight.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, January 29, 1941:
Funeral of Mrs. Anderson
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Anderson, 1316 Clark street, who died Saturday night at her home, were held Tuesday morning. Rev. John R. McGinley officiated at a requiem high mass at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church and Rev. John Haen conducted the committal rites at the grave in St. Patrick's cemetery at Lanark.
The pallbearers were G. F. Grimm, William Burns, James Burns, Ray Leary and Joe Leary, nephews, and William Ryan.Those from away who came for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Leary of Cambria, M. J. Tobin of Milwaukee and Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Grimm of Wisconsin Rapids.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, December 26, 1930. Contributed by Mary Moss.
Mrs. J. V. Bakens
Mrs. J. V. Bakens, a lifelong resident of Stevens Point died at the age of 69, Wednesday afternoon at 3:15 o'clock at St. Michaels' Hospital. She became ill with pneumonia two weeks ago and was taken to the hospital three days later when her condition became serious.
Mrs. Bakens, whose maiden name was Retta Redfield was born in Stevens Point on February 25, 1862, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Redfield, She attended the Old White School. She was married to John V. Bakens of this city on July 30, 1885. They were the parents of two daughters Bessie Bakens who died in 1915 and Mrs. Ethel Winkler who lives in this city. Mr. Bakens died on March 19, 1930.
Mrs. Bakens was a member of the Beaver and the Royal neighbor lodges.
Besides her daughter Mrs. Bakens is survived by her two sisters Mrs. C. C. Johnson of Great falls Montana and Mrs. E. C. Beadle of Stevens Point. She also leaves three grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Boston Funeral home, Rev. James Blake officiating. The remains will be kept in the vault until spring when interment will take place in Forest Cemetery.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, December 29, 1930:
The funeral of Mrs. J. V. Bakens, who died last Wednesday afternoon, was held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Boston Funeral home. Rev James Blake officiating. During the services Mrs. A.A. Hetzel and Mrs. Harry Ewald accompanied by Mrs. James Blake sang three hymns "the Old rugged Cross", "Face to Face", and "Nearer Still Nearer". The remains will be kept in the vault at the Boston Funeral home until spring when interment will take place in Forest Cemetery. Relatives who came from away for the funeral were Mrs. W. A. Laybourne, a nice of Mrs. Bakens from Milwaukee and Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Beedle of Mosinee. Mr. Beedle is a nephew of Mrs. Bakens.