Obit: Klabon, Adella Lydia (1919 -
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Burrell, Christenson-Higgens,
Halstead, Henschel, Higgins, Hitzke, Klabon, Krentz, Myhre,
----Source: The Star News (Medford,
Taylor Co., Wisconsin) Thursday, May 13, 2010, online edition
Klabon, Adella Lydia (Henschel) (March
16, 1919 - May 3, 2010)
Adella Lydia (nee Henschel) Klabon
(Adelle) was born on March 16, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois, to Gustav
and Helen (Krentz) Henschel.
Adelle went home to her Lord on Monday,
May 3, 2010. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Chicago
on April 1, 1919 and confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church, Chicago,
on March 20, 1932. She attended Bethel Lutheran School and
John Marshall High School in Chicago. As a teenager,
she was active in Walther League and her church's choir. She
was also a Sunday School teacher in her early adulthood
Following high school, Adelle worked at
Montgomery Ward Company in Chicago as a typist and personnel
clerk. While visiting a friend in Withee, Wisconsin, she met
her husband, Arthur R. Klabon, and they were married on November
23, 1944 at Bethel Lutheran Church, Chicago. They lived in Chicago
until May of 1949, at which time they moved to Art's parents' farm
north of Withee and farmed on the family farm. In 1961, they bought
their own farm and farmed until October, 1971, when they moved to
the Village of Withee. Adelle then worked for Owen Dairy,
Owen, WI and later at ITT Life Insurance Company, Thorp, WI until
She is survived by three sons: Arthur
"Skip" L. (Debra) Klabon, Colby, WI; Duane (Sharon) Klabon, Amherst
Junction, WI; Mark Klabon, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, and by one
daughter, Laurel (Andrew) Halstead, Brookfield, WI. Further
surviving are eight grandsons: Jason (Tami) Klabon, Matthew (Lucy)
Klabon, Chad (Dawn) Klabon, Bill (Lori) Klabon, Alex Halstead,
Quinton Klabon, Paul Halstead and Ross Klabon; two step-grandsons:
Joshua and Brett Nichols; two step-granddaughters: Kelly (Kenneth)
Higgins and Michele (Dana) Burrell; one great-grandson, Andrew
Klabon; one great-granddaughter, Brenna Klabon; three step
great-granddaughters: Amber and Aryn Higgins and Abigail Nichols;
one step great-grandson, Jackson Nichols; and one step great-great
granddaughter, Makayla Christenson-Higgins. Two brothers,
Arthur Henschel, San Diego, CA, and Ervin Henschel, San Jose, CA,
and a brother-in-law Roger Waterman, Oshkosh, WI survives
her. Also surviving are her sisters-in-law, Lillian
Henschel, Chicago, IL; Emilie Hitzke, Chicago, IL; Tillie (Les)
Pergande, Rockford, IL; and Dorothy Klabon, Withee, WI.
She is predeceased by her husband, two
brothers, and her sister.
Adelle was a faithful member of St.
John's Lutheran Church, Withee, and its Ladies Aid and Wednesday
morning Bible Study.
The family wishes to thank the staff of
the Colby Retirement Community and Ministry Home Care for their
compassion and care.
Her funeral service will be on Saturday,
May 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in
Withee. The Rev. Thomas Myhre will officiate.
Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the church on
Saturday. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in
Abbotsford is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Friends may send online condolences to
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