Obit: Spann, Lena (1895 - 1959)

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Surnames: Spann, Grosshuesch, Plutte, Flink, Senkbeil, Wiedenhoeft, Wolk, Ebert, Bane, Braun, Marx, Markus, Schnabel, Schreiber, Duvall, Keuerl, Treadwell, Athorp, Poshepny, Krueger, Wiedenhoeft, Kunze, Meyers

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 21 May 1959

Spann, Lena (10 May 1895 - 18 May 1959)

Mrs. August Spann of Colby, age 64, who suffered a stroke Friday morning, died early Monday morning in the Marshfield, Wisconsin Hospital. Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon at the First Evangelical and Reformed church, Rev. V. O. Grosshuesch officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery.

St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, Wisconsin, 1923

The former Lena Plutte was born in the town of Green Grove on May 10, 1895, and was married in St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran church at Green Grove on December 11, 1915, to August Spann. After their marriage, they engaged in farming west of Colby until 10 years ago when they moved to the city of Colby, Wis.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Miss Viola Spann and Mrs. Norman (La Verne) Flink, both of Marshfield; three grand children; two sisters, Mrs. Henry A. Senkbeil and Mrs. Herman Wiedenhoeft, both of Colby; one brother, William Plutte of Curtiss.

Mrs. Spann was a member of the Evangelical and Reformed church and Women’s Guild. She was always faithful to her church and at all times ready to lend a helping hand wherever needed. She will be remembered for her kindly and friendly disposition and as a person who would make sunshine wherever she went.

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 05/28/1959

Funeral services were held last Thursday afternoon at the First Evangelical and Reformed church in Colby, Wisconsin for Mrs. August Spann, who died of a stroke Monday morning, May 18, at the age of 64 years. Rev. V. O. Grosshuesch officiated and burial was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Pall bearers were Emil Wolk, William Ebert, C. J. Bane, Otto Braun, John Marx and R. H. Markus.

Marvin Schnabel sang "Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling" and "Just As I Am," accompanied by Penny Schreiber at the organ.

Out-of-town people attending the rites were Mr. and Mrs. Norman Flink and children, Miss Viola Spann, Floyd Duvall and Mrs. Ted Keuerl of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. George Treadwell of Fond du Lac, Mr. and Mrs. George Athorp of Sheboygan, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Poshepny and Marvin Flink of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Krueger of Winneconne, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wiedenhoeft of Cable, Mr. and Mrs. William Kunze and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kunze of Minneapolis, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. William Plutte, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Meyers, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Meyers, Jr., of Green Grove.



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