Obit: Verkuilen, Elsie Barbara (1905 - 2005)
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Surnames: Verkuilen, Drieseen, Vandeyacht, Cesnik, Hermsen, Aucoin

----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Fri, Nov 4, 2005

Verkuilen, Elsie Barbara (4 Oct. 1905 - 2 Nov. 2005)

Elsie B. Verkuilen

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THORP -Elsie Barbara Verkuilen, 100, of Eau Claire died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at the Dove Health Care Facility in Eau Claire.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, at St. Bernard/St. Hedwig Catholic church in Thorp. Burial will be in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.

Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

She was born *Nov. 2, 2005, in Thorp to John and Hattie (Driessen) Verkuilen. She was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and a charter member of the Milwaukee Women's Legion Post No. 448. Following World War II, she became one of the earliest female deputy sheriffs with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department. She retired from the department in 1969.

She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Ruby Verkuilen, Thorp, and Virginia Verkuilen, Kirkland, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews.

*Note this is the way it was in the original write up.

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----Sources: Leader-Telegram (Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wis.) 4 Nov 2005

Elsie Verkuilen

Elsie Barbara Verkuilen, age 100, of Eau Claire, born on October 4, 1905, in Thorp died on November 2, 2005, at Dove Healthcare Nursing & Rehabilitation.

Miss Verkuilen was a 1923 graduate of Thorp High School and a 1934 graduate of Marquette University. Prior to World War II, Miss Verkuilen worked in the financial industry and spent many years as an employee of the First Wisconsin National Bank in Milwaukee. She was a member of the United States Coast Guard during the War, after which she became a charter member of Milwaukee Women’s Legion Post 448. She was an active member for more than 50 years. After the war, Miss Verkuilen changed careers and became one of the earliest female deputy sheriffs with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department. She retired from the sheriff’s department in 1969, and remained active in many church, civic and social activities in the Milwaukee area until 1968 when she moved to a retirement community in Eau Claire. She attended daily Mass at Sacred Heart Hospital chapel and was a member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig parish in Thorp.

Miss Verkuilen was preceded in death by her parents, John and Hattie (Driessen) Verkuilen; three brothers, John Verkuilen, Walter Verkuilen and Michael Verkuilen; five sisters, Mayme Verkuilen, Josephine Vandeyacht, Florence Cesnik, Susan Hermsen and Leona Aucoin; seven nephews and four nieces. Also preceding her in death were two sisters-in-law, Marie (Millus) Verkuilen and Beatrice (Dalton) Verkuilen; and four brothers-in-law, John Cesnik, Henry Hermsen, John Vandeyacht and Percy Aucoin.

She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Ruby Verkuilen of Thorp and Virginia Verkuilen of Kirkland, Wash.; many nieces and nephews and their descendants.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 7, 2005, at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church, with burial in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, both in Thorp. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Sat, Nov 5, 2005

Elsie B. Verkuilen

THORP -Elsie Barbara Verkuilen, 100, of Eau Claire died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at the Dove Health Care Facility in Eau Claire.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, at St. Bernard/St. Hedwig Catholic church in Thorp. Burial will be in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.

Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

She was born Oct. 4, 1905, in Thorp to John and Hattie (Driessen) Verkuilen. She was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and a charter member of the Milwaukee Women's Legion Post No. 448. Following World War II, she became one of the earliest female deputy sheriffs with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department. She retired from the department in 1969.

She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Ruby Verkuilen, Thorp, and Virginia Verkuilen, Kirkland, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews.

 

 


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