Obit: Walsdorf, Mary (1887 - 1935)

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----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 04/25/1935

Walsdorf, Mary (9 MAR 1887 - 16 APR 1935)

Mrs. Mary E. Walsdorf, 48 years of age, died at the general hospital at Madison on Tuesday, April 16th, 1935, of pulmonary embolus, three weeks after she had undergone an operation, nad recovery was believed certain. Seldom has it been our duty to record so sudden a death. A dark gloom spread over the whole community when it was whispered "Mayo was gone."

Seemingly with us today, active in life’s round of duty and love, but gone tomorrow.

Mayo Roth was born in Thorp, Clark Co., Wis. on March 9, 1887, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Roth.

Here she played as a child, developed into beautiful girlhood; here she married and helped to establish a home of her own; here her busy life was spent, her battles fought, her faithful service rendered to the world. In this dearest of all places to her she lies down at length to sleep and rest. Beautifully appropriate such a resting place, where her kindred sleep and where her lifelong friends remain to gather about the dear form with honest tears of bereavement, to lay her away tenderly in the narrow house with its curtains of fadeless green.

Among us all she ranked always as a woman of culture, refinement, sympathy, a kind neighbor, devoted mother and true friend, and withal a woman of heroic mould in bravely meeting the stern requirements and often the disappointments of life.

Mrs. Walsdorf, who was active in social affairs in Thorp, was a member of the Library Board, the Royal Neighbors, the Women’s Catholic Order of Foresters and the Woman’s Union Club.

She is survived by her husband, Louis, and two children, Ellen and Stewart, at home. Her father, John Roth, and the following other close relatives also survive: two sisters, Mrs. Carl (Lulu) Beilfuss, Withee, Mrs. Mart (Pearl) Nealis, Chicago; two brothers, Jay Roth, International Falls, Minn., and Bernard Roth, Anita, Iowa.

The funeral was held at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church at two o’clock Friday afternoon. Rev. A.M. Muckerheide officiated and interment was made in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were: John S. Bogumill, Leonard Bogumill, Chas. Possley, Nick Possley, Francis Conway and J.F. Murry.



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