Obit: Riber, Peter (1879 - 1958)


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Surnames: Riber, Rand, Nielsen


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 10/02/1958


Riber, Peter (30 JUL 1879 - 25 SEP 1958)


Funeral services were held Sept. 28 at Nazareth Lutheran Church for Peter Nielsen Riber who died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1958, at the Bethel Convalescent Home, the cause of his death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage.


Rev. W. Clayton Nielsen officiated at the church services and interment was made at the Nazareth Lutheran Cemetery.


Peter Nielsen Riber, 79, was born July 30, 1879 in Denmark and at the age of 22 he left his homeland for America.  In the year of 1903 he married Kristina Nielsen at Gardner, Ill., and lived in that state until the year of 1916, and at that time moved on a farm located just south of the Owen (Clark Co., Wis.) city limits.


Pallbearers were Peter Madsen, Andrew Smith, Sr., Jens Smith, Viggo Rasmussen, Albert Jensen and Chris Christopherson.  The ladies in charge of the floral pieces were Mesdames Peter Madsen, A. Smith, Jens Smith, C. Christopherson, Earl Jesnen, Bushnell and E. Larsen.


His passing is mourned by his sons, Carl of Owen and Elmer of Everett, Wash., and one daughter, Mrs. Nick (Margaret) Rand of Milwaukee and six grandchildren.  Preceded in death by his wife who died just 26 days ago and one child.



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