Obit: Patrie, Esther A. #2 (1883 - 1938)

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Surnames: Patrie, Tufts, Wing

----Sources: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 07/14/1938

Patrie, Esther A. #2 (26 FEB 1883 - 8 JUL 1938)

Funeral services were conducted from St. Katherine’s Church Monday at 2 p.m., for Mrs. C.H. Patrie, 55, who passed away at her home Friday, July 8th, 1938. The Rt. Rev. Bishop Frank E. Wilson of Eau Claire officiating. Interment was made in Riverside Cemetery, Withee, Wisconsin.

Mrs. Patrie had been a patient sufferer for the past two years during which time she had been under constant medical care. However, her cheerful disposition and the desire to live and overcome her sickness won the admiration of her many friends.

Mrs. Patrie was a pioneer resident of this community, having lived at Withee (Clark Co., Wis.) and Owen all of her life.

Esther Ann Tufts was born Feb. 26, 1883, in the village of Withee, where she spent her early childhood. Upon graduating from high school she attended college at Dixon, Illinois. On Oct. 8, 1904, she was united in marriage to C.H. Patrie. To this union was born one child, a daughter, Mrs. Ben Wing of Marshfield. For the past thirty years Mrs. Patrie and her husband have lived in Owen where they have managed the Woodland Hotel. Mrs. Patrie was a member of St. Katherine’s Guild, of which she always took an active part in the organization’s doings.

Mrs. Patrie is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Ben Wing of Marshfield, a brother, William C. Tufts, also of Marshfield, a half-brother, Lamont, and her step-mother, Mrs. Mary Tufts of St. Joseph, Mich.

The flower girls were Mrs. V.P. Barager, Mrs. Rolland Haire, Bernadine Sturgeon, Marie Sutter, Beverly Duncan, Mrs. Janet Wilson and Mrs. Henry Weddig. The pallbearers were M.G. Duncan, E.W. Kidd, W.J. Mahoney, George Krom, Harvey Weddig and M.H. Williams.

Out of town friends and relatives of Mrs. Patrie who attended the services were: Mr. and Mrs. William Tufts of Marshfield; Katherine Tufts, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Tufts, Neillsville; Mrs. Fern Smiley, Wis. Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. P.L. Johannes, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Lund, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Patrie, Mr. and Mrs. S. Welch, Mrs. Rose Harrington, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Emmons Wolfe, Waterbury, Conn.; Mrs. E. Patrie and Mr. and Mrs. George White, Cadott; Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Wing, Abbotsford; Miss Beatrice MacMillan, Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. E.V. Covey, Marshfield; Iver Anderson, Mrs. Arthur Jensen, Mrs. Jim Jensen, Mrs. Irving Barager, Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Foster, Lilly Demmler, all of Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nacker, Jim Falls; Miss Lucille Aaserud, Chippewa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Ross Lawrence, Thorp; Judge and Mrs. Emery Crosby and Ed Kutchera, Neillsville; O.J. Weyhmiller, Loyal; Mrs. Aurora Halder, Leona Halder and Mrs. J.C. Lemke of Wausau; Mrs. Harvey Smith, Fling, Mich.; Mrs. John Curtiss, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Steve Miller, Mrs. Louis Salter, Mrs. Thornton Green, Mrs. Zola McCain, Mrs. J.O. Sinclaire, Mrs. Robert Beggs, Mrs. Charles Yerkes, Mrs. Thurman Skorseth, Mrs. Harry Vedder, Mrs. Russell Lewis, Mrs. Oscar Lange, Mrs. S.H. Winch, and Wilbur Johnson, all of Marshfield.



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