Obit: Dickinson, Martha Ruehle (1869 - 1941)

Contact:  Janet Rogalski

----Source: The Stark Family Scrapbook.


Mrs. Arthur E. Dickinson, 71, the former Martha Ruehle passed away at her home near Withee on Tuesday morning, Feb. 25. She suffered a stroke in February 23, 1937, from which she never regained her speech nor the use of her right side.

Mrs. Dikinson was born April 2, 1869, at Durand, where she spent the early years of her life. Her parents, William and Anna (Henshel) Ruehle, then moved to a farm in Bear Creek Valley, where she grew to womanhood. She attended the Averill school.

On September 7, 1898, she was united in marriage to Arthur E. Dickinson and moved to the farm in the town of Lima where they lived until they sold the farm in the fall of 1919 at which time they moved to Durand. In 1922 they moved to a farm near Withee.

Three children were born to them, Arthur Jr., who passed away at the age of 20, nineteen years ago while visiting relatives in Minnesota; (Ida Mae) Mrs. Edward Stone, and Levi, both of Withee. Her parents, two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Besides her husband she is survived by two grandchildren, Bonnie Mae and Lyle Arthur Dickinson; also nieces, Mrs. Earl Walker, Modena and Mrs. Swanberg of Minneapolis, and nephews, Harvey Gifford of Durand, and William Ruehle of San Francisco., Calif. An aged sister in law, Annie Ruehle, lives in Seattle, Wash.

Funeral services wre conducted by Rev. J. H. Rostad from the Griebenow funeral home at Owen Thursday morning at 10 o'clock and short services at the grave in Forest Hill cemetery in Durand at two o'clock.

Pallberers were Howard Blazer, Bernard Blazer, Theron Looker, Cecil Looker, Wesley Sigglekow and Eldon Wagner.

Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Dickinson of Eau Claire came to attend the services and went to Durant with the family.



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