Obit: Olson, Mrs. Henry (1874 - 1958)

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Obituary of Mrs. Henry Olson

Ellenora Sophie (Soefker) Olson, was born September 24, 1874 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Frederick and Caroline Soefker and was baptized on March 14, 1875 at the West Side Reformed church, Greenwood.

She was united in marriage to Henry Olson on June 27, 1906. They resided on their from 5 miles northeast of Greenwood until 1949, moving to their present home, where she passed away on the evening of June 11, 1958.

Besides her husband, she leaves four daughters and two sons; Mrs. Sophie Crowley, Chippewa Falls; Leo on the home farm; Mrs. Art (Leona) Turnquist, Mrs. Carl (Evelyn) Turnquist, Daniel and Mrs. Orville (Lucille) Oswald, all of Greenwood; 34 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Mary Herzog, Plymouth, Wis.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Selma, her parents, two sisters and six brothers.

They celebrated their Golden Wedding on June 27, 1956 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church parlors.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday afternoon, June 14, 1958 at Our Savior's Lutheran church with the Rev. Ira Tanner officiating. Burial was made in the Greenwood cemetery.

During the service Mrs. Otto Voie sang "Behold a Host Arrayed In White" and "Nearer My God To Thee" accompanied by Mrs. Don Warner.

Pallbearers were Otto Voie, Elmer Learman, Elmer Johnson, Wm. Dallman, Arnold Beyer and Clarence Verhulst.

Those from away attending were Mrs. Sophie Crowley, Emery, Tom and Barbara, Chippewa Falls: Miss Arlyce Crowley, St. Paul, Minn; Cora Mae Turnquist, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Aleen Turnquist, Ronald and Sheila, Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Meyer and Kathy, Cameron; Mr. and Mrs. John Widmer and Judy, Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Abel, Kaukauna; Mrs. Donald Dusso, Fox Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Edward, Mrs. Ernest Schoettler, Loyal.

 

 


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