Obit: Vandeberg, Abram (1869 - 1951)
Contact: Steven Lavey
----Source: The Clark County
Press, December 1, 1951.
LAST NAME: Vandeberg
FIRST NAME: Abram
NEWSPAPER LOCATION: Neillsville, Wisconsin
Funeral services for Abram Vandeberg, who died at his home in Granton Saturday, December 1, were held Wednesday, December 5, at the Gilbertson Funeral Home and at the York Center Church. Burial took place in the York Center Cemetery, Rev. G. De Motts officiating. Pallbearers were six nephews, Ed Voight and Horace Vandeberg of Neillsville, Charles and Will Glewen of Waupun, and Chris and George Vandeberg of Baldwin. Flowers were carried by five granddaughters, Shirley, Sharon, Eileen, Deloris and Joyce Vandeberg. Mr. Vandeberg was born March 15, 1869 at Alto, Wisconsin to Cynthia and Chris Vandeberg. His mother died when he was three weeks old. When he was 15 years old he came to Clark County and made his home with his brother John, for several years. He spent about eight years at Pipestone, Minnesota returning to Neillsville about 1896. He was married to Lois Lawrence at York Center on April 14, 1898. Five children were born, Irvin of York, Clarence of Loyal, and Lawrence and Merrill of Marshfield. A daughter, Carrie, died in infancy. His first wife died on September 27, 1932. His second marriage to Norma Williams of Granton took place on November 2, 1946. He is survived by his wife and four sons, 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Johanna Means of Colorado, and Mrs. Dina Glewen of Waupun; four half sisters, Mrs. Gus Ratke, Mrs. Nathon Crowe, Mrs. Ed Vande Zande, and Mrs. Mose Vande Zande of Waupun and three half brothers, Herman, Chris and Will of Waupun. Two brothers, Gerrit and John, preceded him in death. Relatives from away attending the funeral were, Mrs. Dina Glewen and sons, Charles and Will, of Waupun, Mr. & Mrs. Chris Vandeberg, George Vandeberg and Mrs. John De Roy of Baldwin, Rev. and Mrs. G. De Motts of Wisconsin Rapids, Mr. & Mrs. Almond Vandeberg of Prescott, Mrs. Julia Vandeberg of Forest Park, Illinois, and Mr. & Mrs. Herman Karlen of Monticello, Wisconsin.
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