Obit: Anderson, Helen (1863 - 1941)

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Surnames: Anderson, Holleft, Johnson, Larson, Nelson, Bremer, Lewis, Thompson, Stewart, Rombotis, Hagen, Carlson

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wisconsin) 06/19/1941

Anderson, Helen (7 June 1863 - 13 June 1941)

Last rites for Mrs. Helen Anderson, who died at her home last Friday afternoon, were conducted on Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Presbyterian church. The Rev. Robert Holleft of Stratford conducted the services which were followed by internment in the Dorchester Memorial cemetery.

The pallbearers were Arvid Carlson, Axel Johnson, Martin Larson, Albert Nelson, Chris Bremer and Sam Lewis.

The flower girls were the Misses Margery, Geanne and Joanne Thompson and Joyce Stewart.

Mrs. Helen Anderson was born in Kragro, Norway, June 7, 1863, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Thompson. About 1871 her parents came to America and the family lived a year at Oconomowoc and then moved to their farm in the Town of Mayville.

In 18?? She married Henry Anderson. For a year, the young couple lived at Port Washington then moved to their farm about three miles northwest of Abbotsford, Wis.

Three children were born to them; two daughters and one son.

After the death of Mr. Anderson who was killed in a railroad accident, about 18??, Mrs. Anderson and daughter Alice made their home with her father. Later she divided here time between her daughter in Chicago and at her home here.

Mrs. Anderson had been in poor health the past few years and death came Friday afternoon as the result of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 78 years.

She was the last member of her family. Preceding her in death were her husband, two children who died in infancy, daughter, Alice, who died several years ago. Her sister, Mrs. Jennie Laveen, died last November. Her brother, Thomas Thompson, also preceded her in death.

Her surviving relatives include her son-in-law, Gabriel Rombotis, Chicago; her sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Thompson, Highbridge; four nephews, Maurice, Abbotsford; Olin, Rib Lake; Lloyd, Scott Field, Ill.; John of Wausau; and one niece, Mrs. Minette Stewart of Highbridge.

Relatives and friends from away who attended the funeral included all the surviving relatives just named as well as Mrs. Olin Thompson and two daughters, Rib Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Olin Hagen and Mrs. O. B. Hagen, Wittenberg; Wilbur Stewart and daughter, Joyce, Highbridge. Because of ill health Mr. Rombotis was not able to be present.



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