Obit: Blunck, Dora (1864 - 1947)

Contact:  Janet Rogalski

----Source: The Stark Family Scrapbook.

MRS. DORA BLUNCK RITES CONDUCTED LAST WEEK

One of the early settlers in the vicinity of Withee, Mrs. Dora Blunck, aged 82 years and 10 months was laid to rest a week ago today when she was interned in the Riverside cemetery. She passed away at her farm home in the Town of Longwood on October 6th, 1947, after succumbing to old age complications. For the past 47 years she ahd resided on the homestead.

Funeral services were conducted at two o'clock, Thursday afternoon, October 9th, from the Griebnow Funeral parlors with the Rev. J. L. Dixen reading the final rites. Pallbearers were: Stephen Quist, Samuel Baker, Arthur Smasal, Lester Himes, Sabin Scherf, and Thomas Haas. Flower girls were: Mrs. Lester Himes, Mrs. Sabin Scherf. Mrs. Arthur Smasal and Mrs. Ole Ammentorp.

Dora Blunck, nee Dora Thormahlen, was born on December 7, 1864, at Neumunster, Germany. As a young lady of 20 years she migrated to America with her parents and family and lived in the vicinity of Thorp for 10 years. Here she met and married John Blunck on April 15, 18888. Later they moved to the town of Longwood where she had resided until her passing into eternity.

Surviving her are her husband, two sisters, Mrs. Frank Banderrob, of Huntley, Montana, and Mrs. Peter Larsen of Bridges, Montana; three brothers, Carson, Delf, and William allof Bridges, Montana; four sons, John, Herman, William and Walter, all of Withee; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Larsen of Bridges and Gertrude and 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Among those from away that attended the services were: Mr. and Mrs. Peter Muller, Miss Vivian Lockman and Paul Larsen, Jr.; of Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Haire, Wyoming, Mrs. Charles Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anderson, Mrs. James Blunck and William Blunck of Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Biel and son Henry, Jr., of Almena, Wisconsin, and Mr. Edward Wilson of Ladysmith.

 

 


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