Obit: Ellingson, Estella (1878 - 1936)

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Surnames: Ellingson, Brickel, PreFountain, Moss, Benzmann, Schmidt, Zell, Blank, Schaefer, Schade, Ruhmer, Erickson, Evanson, Rausch, Hanchett, Ludowise, Goldamer, Strebe, Meyer, Fliegel, Olson, Volkman, Benson, Luscher, Benzman, Groh, Schmidt, Larson, Burus

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 12/24/1936

Ellingson, Estella (13 June 1878 - 22 Dec. 1936)

Funeral services for Mrs. Martin Ellingson, who died suddenly Tuesday evening, will be held Saturday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Thomas church, Milan. Father Frank Brickel will read the funeral mass. Internment will take place in the Abbotsford cemetery.

Mrs. Ellingson suffered a stroke at her home, Tuesday evening at 6:30. Death followed quickly at 9:15.

The deceased is survived by her husband and two sons, Arvin of Abbotsford, Eldred of Milwaukee; and two grandchildren. Mrs. Ellingson was 57 at the time of her death. Her obituary will be printed next week.

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 12/31/1936

A shock passed over the entire community Tuesday evening when word passed from one to the other that Mrs. Ellingson had passed from this life. During the afternoon she mingled and conversed with friends at different places in her usual jolly manner. She suffered a stroke of apoplexy at her home at 6:30 that evening and died at 9:15 the same evening.

Stella PreFountain was born June 13, 1878, at New London. Her mother died when she was two years old. At the age of 13 years she made her home with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Moss at Stetsonville. She was united in marriage to Martin Ellingson, Nov. 16, 1897. They resided at Dorchester for less than a year, them moved to this vicinity which was then an entire wilderness. Mr. Ellingson operated a saw mill for the next 25 years, and she assisted him in this work for many years by managing the boarding house.

Mrs. Ellingson was a charter member of St. Thomas Catholic church and the Catholic Altar Society. She was a faithful member of the church and a good worker in the Society, assuming the responsibilities of its different offices at various times. She was also a member of the Milan Woman’s Club to which she gave much assistance in numerous ways. She always made a special effort to help the sick and needy.

A Requiem High Mass was held at St. Thomas Catholic church, Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. The Rev. Frank Brickel officiated. Internment was made at the Abbotsford cemetery. Paul Benzmann, Charles Schmidt, John Zell, George Blank, Werner Schaefer and Emil Schade, acted as pallbearers.

The very large attendance and the many floral offerings at the funeral gave evidence of the high esteem in which the deceased was held.

She leaves to mourn her death, her husband, two sons, Arvin of Abbotsford and Eldred of Milwaukee, and two grand-children, Arvin Jr. and Adell Ellingson.

Relatives and friends from away who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Arvin Ellingson and son, and the Misses Emma and Mary Ellingson, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Eldred Ellingson, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Moss, Endeavor; Mrs. Ed. Ruhmer and son Vilas, Park Falls; Elmer Erickson and daughter Marion, Shawano; Mr. and Mrs. Tuffield Moss and son, Chili; Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Ellingson and Luella Ellingson of Hawkins; Emery Ellingson, Ladysmith; Emanuel Evanson, Mrs. Carl Ellingson and Mr. and Mrs. Rheinhold Rausch, Stetsonville; Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Ellingson and son Earling, Northome, Minn.; Mrs. George Hanchett, Hawkins; Mrs. Frank Ludowise, Cadott; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Goldamer, West Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Strebe, Sheridan; Mr. and Mrs. Jake Meyer, G. Fliegel and daughter, Ted Olson and Mrs. Volkman, Wausau; Charles Benson and Ed Luscher, Schofield; Arlo Benzman and Margaret Groh, Madison; Galen Schmidt, Baudette, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Larson, Iola; Mrs. B. Burus and Miss A. Burus of Pewaukee.



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