Obit: Becken, Peter (1863 - 1937)
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----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 01/21/1937

Becken, Peter (18 NOV 1863 - 13 JAN 1937)

Funeral services for Peter M. Becken, who died at his home two and a half miles west of Curtiss (Clark Co., Wis.) were held at the Griebenow-Weirich Funeral Parlors on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 16. Death came as a result of a stroke. Mr. Becken had been suffering for some time with influenza. Burial took place in the Lutheran Church Cemetery (Hoard –St. Paul) at Curtiss, Wis. Rev. J. Midtlien of Stanley officiated. The pallbearers were his four sons, his son-in-law, Ernest Mowery, and Ed Peterson.

Peter M. Becken was born at Gausdal Gulbransdalen, Norway, on Nov. 18, 1863. On July 10, 1885, he was united in marriage to Martha Gilbertson. They made their home on a farm near Curtiss where they lived until 1925, at which time they retired and bought a small home near the village.



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