Canuth F. (1862 - 1937)
Surnames: WILLMAN HAYDEN BIGELOW
----Sources: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark Co., Wis.)03/13/1937
Willman, Canuth F. (16 MAY 1862 - 2 MAR 1937)
C. F. Willman. Canuth Franklin Willman was born May 16, 1862, in Filmore county, near Rushford, Minn., one of a family of five brothers and two sisters. He grew to young manhood, and clerked in a store at Lanesboro, Minn., for several years. From there he went to Milwaukee and was employed as brakeman on the Milwaukee road. While in Milwaukee, he was united in marriage with Miss Ellen Hayden, of Vernon county, on May 27, 1894. Suffering an injury while at work as brakeman which incapacitated him for further railway service, he moved with his family, in 1900, to Humbird and engaged in farming. About twelve years ago he gave up the farm and engaged in conducting a service station in this village, which business he continued in until his last illness.
Mr. Willman passed away at the Luther hospital in Eau Claire about 2:15 o’clock Tuesday morning, March 2, 1937, after a long illness of heart trouble, at the age of 74 years, 10 months and 16 days. His wife and helpmate preceded him in death, on May 28, 1929. Mourning his death are his three sons: Robert F., of Altoona, Chester A., of Minneapolis, George of Altoona; and one daughter, Mrs. Florence Bigelow, of this village. One brother survives, Charles Willman, who lives in Minneapolis. Six grandchildren also survive.
The funeral was held from his late home and at the Reformed church last Thursday afternoon, Rev. V. D. Weidler officiating. Burial was in the family lot in Mentor cemetery.
Follow on in Humbird Enterprise, Saturday, March 13, 1937
Card of Thanks. The family of Mr. Willman wish to express to all friends and neighbors their most sincere thanks for their many acts of assistance during his illness and at the time of his death and burial. They also wish to thank the minister, the singers, those who sent flowers, and those furnishing cars.
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