Obit: Hart, Vivian Irene (1905 - 1937)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Hart, Hiles, Walsh, Stone, Schroeder, Trimberger, Mable, Winn, Rausch, Peterson

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 29 April 1937

Hart, Vivian Irene (21 Aug. 1905 - 22 April 1937)

Vivian Irene Hart, daughter of Fred and Mabel Hart was born at Merrillan August 21, 1905. She was called to her rest April 22, 1937, while a patient at a Wausau sanitarium. Death came after weeks of sickness, of complications following a severe case of pneumonia.

As Granton was the family home in those days, she attended the school there, and later graduated from the Central State Teachers’ college at Stevens Point. She taught school for a number of years, and part of this time was in Granton. In all her teaching she was ordinarily successful and endeared herself to her pupils and the community.

On May 30, 1931, she was united in marriage to Gale Hiles of Greenwood, at Wabasha, Minn. One son, Bruce, now five years of age, came to bless this home. After marriage they lived at Greenwood several years, leaving there in August, 1936, to make their home in Neillsville, where Mr. Hiles is manager of the Employment office.

Though leaving this life thus early, she has, nevertheless, made a real contribution to life. Hers was a cheerful disposition, and a winsome personality. She quickly made friends wherever she went. She brought a bit of sunshine and a higher faith in humanity, to every life she touched. She was of a deeply religious nature, and has committed her way unto God. Prayer was a real source of help and comfort to her. The work of the Sunday school was a joy to her, and for several years she was an enthusiastic teacher in the Granton Union Sunday School. She also took delight in the work of the order of the Eastern Star, of which she was a member.

Mrs. Hiles’s death marks the first in her family. Those lived ones left to sorrow are: her husband, Gale, and her son, Bruce, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hart of Mondovi, four brothers, Glenn of Florence, and Kenneth, Ross and Wayne of Mondovi, and one sister, LeNore (Mrs. Gregory Walsh), of Hayward. There are also other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon from the Union church, Granton, with the Rev. E. P. Stone officiating and with burial in the Windfall Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Sam Schroeder, Victor Trimberger, Milo Mable, Ralph Winn, Roderick Rausch, and Vernon Peterson.



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