Obit: Shegonee, Lillian (1923 - 1937)

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Surnames: Shegonee, Stucki, Vollenweiter, LaMere

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 6 May 1937

Shegonee, Lillian (18 July 1923 - 30 April 1937)

Lillian Shegonee, a student at the Winnebago Indian School, passed away at Neillsville hospital after a short illness, April 30, at the age of 13 years, 9 months and 12 days.

Lillian was born in Wood Township, Wood County, July 18, 1923, the daughter of William and Lean Shegonee.

She attended one year in Wisconsin Rapids public schools, finishing the first grade, and had since attended the Neillsville Indian School.

She was a faithful student and was a peculiarly sweet and lovely disposition.

Funeral services were held Sunday morning May 2, at the Indian school, and in the afternoon at the Indian Mission near Black River Falls, burial taking place in the Mission Cemetery.

Rev. Ben Stucki officiated at the services. Miss Hedwig Vollenweiter one of the teachers in the Indian school sang "No Night There" at the forenoon service, and Dan Le Mere an Indian at the Mission sang, "Lead Kindly Light" at the afternoon service.

Lillian leaves her parents and six brothers and sisters: Naomi, Celeste, Ellsworth, William, Jr.; Samuel and Oliver, a sister Marilyn preceded her in death.



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