Obit: Johnson, Laurine (1906 - 1924)
----Source: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 10/17/1924
Johnson, Laurine (7 NOV 1906 - 10 OCT 1924)
Laurine Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Johnson, died at their farm home 3 miles west of the village Friday morning, Oct. 10, 1924 of Bright's Disease, at the age of 17 years, 11 months and 29 days.
The funeral was conducted Monday afternoon, the church services being at 2 o'clock, Rev. Keiper officiating, and interment at the Dorchester Cemetery. Emil Meyers, Wm. Maritzkee, George Gipp, Raymond, Lapp, Hugo and Fred Hoffman acted as pallbearers. At the house, members of the Canning Club sang fitting hymns, being accompanied by Art Dunow on his organ, which he brought over for the occasion.
Laurine Johnson was born at Westboro Nov. 7, 1906. Jan. 1, 1907, she was baptized and in 1920 confessed her faith and adherence to the Lutheran Church by act of confirmation.
She was raised in Dorchester, Clark County, Wis. country, going to school in the country school, later to Dorchester High School quiet and unassuming, endearing herself to all who knew her well.
She went from here to Taylor County Training School, which she was attending when taken ill.
In fact, she was ill but kept right on with her school work and did not complain at all. She just smiled and was happy until she was no longer able to be about.
But her smile never left her and complaining was something very foreign to Laurine, even when she suffered most.
She was taken to Marshfield Hospital, where everything human skill could accomplish was tried but without avail. In the early summer she was brought back home and for a time she seemed to rally. She was much interested in the Martha Washington Canning Club, of which she was President, and they were cheered by her interest, thinking that soon she would be among them again, her happy, laughing self. But it was not to be, for One, who loved her, marked her for His own, and she answered cheerily and is gone.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her parents, three sisters, and two brothers, besides a host of relatives and friends. The Clarion and their many friends extend the hand of sympathy in this, their dark hour.
Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. F. Gonsky of Racine, Mrs. Jack Savage of Union Grove, and Mrs. Joseph Rousseau of Minneapolis.
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