Obit: Arends, Mrs. John (? - 1939)

Contact: Allan Wessel

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner May 1939 (From Leona Albert Collection)

(Arends, Cummings, Behrens)

Death Notice of Mrs. John Arends

Mrs. John Arends Dies Suddenly

Residents of this city were shocked Monday morning to hear of the death of Mrs. John Arends the evening before. Mrs. Arends has not been in good health for the past two years but had attended church that morning and with her husband and sister, Miss Rue Cummings had taken their daughter, Theresa, who attends Teachers College at Eau Claire, and who had spent the week end at home, had driven to Eau Claire that afternoon. They returned about 8:30 and Mrs. Arends retired as usual. At 11 o'clock she awoke with a chocking spell. Dr. Olson was summoned but she passed away about 11:30 P.M. Sunday, May 14, 1939. The cause of her death being a heart attack.

Greenwood Gleaner May 1939 (From Leona Alberts Collection)

Obituary of Mrs. John Arends

Funeral Services for Mrs. J. Arends.

Funeral services for Mrs. John Arends were conducted at the M.E. Church, Thursday afternoon, May 18, 1939 at 2:00 O'clock, Rev. C. R. Gaylord officiated. The choir composed of Mr. and Mrs. James Slauson, Mmes. Geo. Haeuser, Irving Sherman, Chal. Perkins and Harold Stabnow, sant "The Old Rugged Cross" accompanied by Miss Mabel Bishop at the piano. Mrs. Louis Behrens and Mrs. Albert Dahl sant "In The Garden" accompanied by Miss Bishop at the piano. She was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Arends, nee Gladys Cummings was a resident of this city nearly all of her life. She attended school and graduated from high school with the class of 1902. She then attended Oshkosh Normal and taught school for 8 years prior to her marriage. She was a charter member of the Greenwood Woman Club and for many years a member of the Library board. She was also a member of the Methodist church, Ladies aid and taught a Sunday School class for many years.

She is survived by her husband and daughter, Theresa, two brothers, Eugene Cummings, Lindsey, Mong.; Charles Cummings, Tomahawk; and two sisters, Mrs. O. C. Behrens and Miss Rue Cummings, both of Greenwood.

The honary pallbearers were Ed Buker, Albert Shanks, Harold Stabnow, Herbert Schwarze, Dr. Loren Gieswold and W. F. Neuenfeldt.

The pallbearers were Louis Stoneberg, Arley Syth, Art Syth, Earl Sloniker, Harry Stafford and Ray Kauffman of Loyal. The active pallbearers were boys who went to school to her when she was teaching.

The flower girls were Misses Joyce Gaylord, Lorina Humke, Ruth Turnquist, Frances Schiller and Mmes Art Christie and Julian Horgan.

Those from out of town who attened the funeral were Eugene Cummings, Lindsay, Mont; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cummings, Tomahawk; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Cummings, Alma Center; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Las, Port Washington; Mr. and Mrs. Jake Klas, Fredonia; Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Arends, West Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew A. Arends, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Shorer, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Meyer, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Jake Hafemeier, Mrs. Mike Hafemeier, Stetsonville; Mr. and Mrs. Carrol Behrens, Mrs. Otto Anderson, Mrs. Morris Anderson, Stevens Point; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gries, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Garvin, Sparta; Harold Blaasch, Rib Lake; Mrs. F. Z. Boeckman and daughter Kathryn, Marshfield; Mrs. Odin Wang and daughter, Mrs. Htto Hiles, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Fradette, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Devos, Neillsville; Mrs. Art Long, Stanley.



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