Martin #1 (1870 - 1933)
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Surnames: CHRISTENSON REITER RATELLE CARRINGTON
----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 06 July 1933
Christenson, Martin (25 APR 1870 - 25 JUN 1933)
Martin Christenson was born in Norway on April 25, 1870 and passed away at the General Hospital at Madison, Sunday morning, June 25th.
He came to this country with his parents when he was 11 years of age. They settled at Necedah, and also lived at Rudolph and March Rapids before making Loyal their home. They have lived here for 32 years.
Mr. Christenson was married on Nov. 7, 1893, to Moss Katie Reiter, who survives. Two sons, Frank and James, also survive, as does a granddaughter. Oscar, a third son, died soon after the world war. Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. C. Ratelle, Loyal, and Mrs. C. Carrington, Los Molinas, Cal., and a brother, C. J. Christenson, Evanston, Ill.
Funeral services were held at St. Anthony’s Catholic church on Wednesday morning, June 28, the Rev. A. J. Aurit officiating, with burial in the Christenson family lot at the Catholic cemetery here.
Pallbearers at the funeral were: Charles Thums, Tom Murphy, Leo Theisen, Albert Davel, Joe Davel and Joe Wedl. Six members of the Loyal fire department of which Mr. Christenson was chief, acted as honorary pallbearers. They were : Fred Church, Elmer Newman, Howard Sturtz, Haskel Catlin, Walter Nichols and Henry Boe.
Out of town people who attended the funeral were: C. J. Christenson, Evanston, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Baker and family, Milwaukee and Mrs. Severance, Wisconsin Rapids.
Mr. Christenson possessed many fine traits of character, a pleasing personality, and was known as "Martin" to both young and old. He was always interested in the development of Loyal.
The Tribune joins the wide circle of friends and acquaintances of the deceased in extending their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved in their hour of sorrow.
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