Obit: Dyre, Rev. A. B. - 2 Feb 1933
Contact:  Kathleen Englebretson

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner, Greenwood, Wisconsin, 9 February 1933

Adolph B. Dyre

Rev. Adolph Bernard Dyre was born August 25, 1868 at Trondhjem, Norway, where he spent the early part of his life, coming over to America in 1888. He attended Eau Claire High School in 1893-1894 and finished his High school education at Greenwood, Wisconsin, graduating in 1895. He also graduated from Red Wing Seminary at Red Wing, Minnesota. He taught English and Norwegian schools for several years.

He was ordained as a minister in 1901, and was the engaged in Evangelistic work at Greenwood and Colfax, Wisconsin, Buxton, Grand Forks, Enderlin, North Dakota and various other places. The last few years, he has been engaged in farming, spending part of the time in Evangelistic work.

In 1893, he was united in marriage to Eline Englebretson. To this union were born five girls and ten boys, three sons dying in infancy. The living are: Emil of Grand Forks, North Dakota; Joe, Edgar and Henry of Racine, Wisconsin; (Alice) Mrs. Peter Zounis of Glenwood, Minnesota; (Belinda) Mrs. E. R. Conway and Alma of Minneapolis, Minnesota; (Tillie) Mrs. A. G. Drake of Loyal, Wisconsin; Owen, Kenneth, Oscar, and Florence of Greenwood, Wisconsin.

Two years ago he became ill and was taken to the Marshfield hospital. He had been in fair health until December 12, 1932 and was taken to the Owen hospital. He had been failing in health the past four weeks, passing away at his home Thursday evening, February 2, 1933.

He leaves to mourn his death, his loving wife, twelve children and fourteen grandchildren. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Oscar Hanson of Colfax, Wisconsin, Mrs. Ernest Gilbert of Boise, Idaho, and a brother, Alfred of Meridian, Idaho, besides a host of other friends and relatives. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the United Lutheran Church, in Greenwood. Rev. M. K. Aaberg officiating. The body was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.

The out-of-town relatives and friends were: Mrs. Peter Zounis, Glenwood, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Conway and Miss Alma Dyre, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dyre, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Dyre, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dyre, Racine Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Drake of Loyal, Wisconsin, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hanson and Mr. Ellingson, Colfax, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Enockson, Fairchild, Wis., and Mr. Fred Church of Loyal, Wis. Loving and kind in all his ways Upright and just to the end of his days Sincere and kind in heart and mind What a beautiful memory he left behind.


We wish to express our appreciation to our neighbors and many friends for the kindness and sympathy shown during the illness and bereavement of our beloved husband and father. We also thank Rev. Aaberg for his kind and comforting words.

Mrs. A. B. Dyre and children



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