Obit: Sontag, Lottie C. (1871 - 1910)
Surnames: DYER SONTAG TORREY HACKNEY SEVERANCE CRAWFORD WALK SNOWBERRY BRIGGS
----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 07/28/1910
Sontag, Lottie C. (2 Jan 1871 - 20 Jul 1910)
In a beautiful little valley in Lindina, Juneau Co., Wis., on Jan. 2, 1871, Lottie C. Dyer was born, the second daughter of George A. and Ann Torrey Dyre.
Her happy carefree childhood days were passed there with sisters, brothers and playmates.
Her first school days were there, and there she won her school diploma at the age of fourteen.
Girlhood days brought the ambition to become a teacher, and with that in mind, the parents sold the early home and removed to the city of Mauston, so that her desire should be gratified. Her high school days were days of greatest enjoyment, pleasure and work being mingled. She attended the Methodist Episcopal Church and Sunday school and for years sang in the choir and took an active part in the social work of the Epworth League.
She graduated from the high school in a class of seven in the year 1891, and the next year began her career as a teacher, which she followed for several years, her work being chiefly at Mauston, Wausau and Neillsville, Clark County.
On Nov. 20, 1901, she was married to George Louis Sontag of this place, and here they made their home, and her winning way won hosts of friends for she endeared herself to everyone.
Shortly after her marriage she became a member of the Eastern star Lodge of this place, and was deeply devoted to the work of the order. As secretary she was very faithful for three years, failing health only causing her to relinquish her work.
She was happiest in making others happy and as long as health remained she surrounded herself with friends and mingled in the happy gatherings of her home town.
In June 1906, Baby Jean came to bless the home and no happier home could be found than was hers for a year. Then failing strength compelled her to leave home, husband and baby in the endeavor to regain her health. Later, being temporarily benefited, she returned to take up the thread of home life again. But the gain was not permanent and the battle for life lasted through three long years of patient suffering.
On Wednesday, July 20,1910, the Heavenly Father called Lottie from this world of pain and care to the brighter, happier home.
"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." Timothy, 2: 4-7
"If we suffer we shall also reign with him, if we deny him he will deny us." Timothy 2: 2,12
The funeral services were held from the home at Neillsville, prayer and a brief sketch of her life being given by Rev. Risser of the Congregational Church, which church she attended while in good health. The beautiful services of the eastern Star were given at the home and at the cemetery and the songs "Lead Kindly Light", "Jesus is Mine" and "Nearer My Home" were her own selection. She leaves to mourn, a loving husband, a darling girlie "Jean", four years old, also an aged mother, three sisters, Mrs. A.E. Hackney of Mather, Mrs. Cora Crawford and Mrs. Mary Severance of Mauston; three brothers, W.W. Dyer of Green Bay, Lyman Dyer of Colfax, and H.A Briggs of Mauston, and a host of warm friends.
The Following named relatives and friends from away were here to attend the funeral: Mrs. Anna Dyer and Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Hackney of Mathers; Mrs. Lyman Dyer of Colfax; W.W. Dyer of Green Bay; Mrs. Mary Severance and Mrs. Cora Crawford of Mauston; Mrs. Emma Walk of Bay City, Mich., Jule Sontag of St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. Will Sontag of Altoona; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Sontag and Miss Sontag of Ft. Atkinson; Mrs. Laura Snowberry, Messrs. Fred, George and Wm. ?eser of Tomah.
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