Obit: Gates, Alma (1882 - 1930)

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----Sources: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Clark County, Wisconsin) 04/10/1930

Gates, Alma (12 Nov. 1882 - 6 Apr. 1930)

The community of Cherokee was surprised and grieved to hear the sudden death of Mrs. Alma Gates, nee Wendel, wife of Robert Gates of the town of Norrie, which occurred Sunday following an illness of six days. The Gates family lived at Cherokee until seventeen years ago when they went to the town of Norrie to make their home. She was well known throughout the county through her work with the girls’ 4-H clubs in her town.

The deceased was born November 12, 1882, at Spencer and was married there April 19, 1906. She had lived in the town of Norrie seventeen years. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America. Surviving are the widower; four children, Mrs. Herman Borchardt of the town of Plover and Lida Mae, Bernard and Kenneth Gates, at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Wendel of Spencer; and two sisters, Mrs. William Roth and Mrs. Otto Heintz of Colby.

Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Wendel of Spencer, Mrs. O. H. Heintz and daughter, Mrs. John Coates, and Mrs. William Roth went to the town of Norrie on Sunday and stayed until after the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Roth of Marshfield, Bill Roth, his son, Roland, and daughter, Norma; Mrs. Charles Reis and O. H. Heintz attended the funeral Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services were held at Birnamwood and burial followed in the Birnamwood cemetery.



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