Obit: Hokanson, Carrie (1863 - 1938)
Contact:  Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Hokanson, Longenecker, Thompson, Spester, Wallen, Rinehart, Dangers, Beckman

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 18 Aug. 1938

Hokanson, Carrie (27 June 1863 - 15 Aug. 1938)

Mrs. John Hokanson, aged 74, years ten months and two days, passed away Monday afternoon at the hospital at Madison. Mrs. Hokanson had made her home here for many years. She reared a family of five children, and the past few years she and her husband closed their home for the winter and lived with their children. Funeral services will be held at the Schiller Funeral Home Thursday afternoon, interment taking place in the Neillsville Cemetery. A complete obituary will be published next week.

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----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 25 Aug. 1938

Carrie Wallen was born at Bergen, Norway, June 27, 1863, to Svend and Cassie Wallen, and passed away August 15, 1938, at Madison after an illness of six days with pneumonia.

She had been a resident of Clark County since June, 1883, and six years later, in the same month, she was united in marriage to John Hokenson in Neillsville, Wis. To this union were born five children, namely:

Clara, Mrs. A. O. Scholl, Kansas City, Mo.; Mary, Mrs. F. L. Beckman, Antigo, Wis.; Alma, Mrs. W. Dangers, this city; Minnie, Mrs. Bern, Rinehart, Green Bay, Wis.

One sister Reignhild resides in Bergen, Norway.

She was one of a family of five children, three of whom were girls. Her father was lost in a storm at sea in 1882 - a brother’s life was also claimed by the sea in 1907.

At the age of nineteen years she came to America and lived with her brother on a farm near Taylor, Jackson County, Wisconsin.

Mrs. Hokenson passed through many hardships during her life-time. In 1910 she suffered a broken hop in a fall and for many months lay helpless on a bed of pain, but through it all she was patient and courageous, ever looking to the brighter side of life. These hardships have in a measure been repaid by her family in kindnesses rendered through the evening of her life.

Funeral services were held at the Schiller Funeral home at 2:00 p.m. August 18th, Rev. G. W. Longenecker conducting the rites, interment taking place in the Neillsville Cemetery.

The pallbearers were Wm. Bradford, Cleve Evans, Wheeler Forman, Wayne Potter, Wm. F. Hemp and Arthur Kunze.

Besides members of the immediate family the following were here for the funeral: Mrs. Tillie Wallen of Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Spester of Taylor, Mrs. Truman Thompson of Madison, Raymond Wallen, Taylor.

 

 


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