Christine (1893 - 1945)
Surnames: BRITTEN SORENSON KRUEGER PINGEL FERRELL KORTH WITT BIECHLER KOCH MELLENTHIN FREY FISCHER HOOPS EGNER OPPMAN DAUSCHER GUENTHER GEHL KUEHL ZIMMERMAN BAUMAN HASLOW LUCHT
----Sources: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark Co. Wis.) 09/14/1945
Britten, Christine (16 May 1893 - 5 Sept. 1945)
Mrs. Matt Britten, Jr., aged 52 years, who resided on route 3, Marshfield, suffered a stroke early Monday morning of last week and passed away on Wednesday afternoon at St. Joseph hospital in Marshfield, where she was taken Monday. She had not regained consciousness after the attack. Funeral services were held at a funeral home in Marshfield Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock and at the Immanuel Lutheran church at 3:00 o’clock, the Rev. G. M. Krueger, pastor, in charge of the services. Internment was made in Hillside cemetery at Marshfield.
Mrs. George Pingel, Mrs. Otis Ferrell, Mrs. Arnie Korth, Mrs. Oscar Witt and Mrs. George Biechler sang "Just As I Am" and "Beautiful Savior." George Pingel was the accompanist. Pall bearers were Richard Koch, Otto Mellenthin, Norbert Frey, John Fischer, Ervin Hoops and Wenzel Egner. Flowers were carried by Misses Darlene Koch, Arlene, Florence and Marie Fischer, Rosetta Oppman, Janice Dauscher, Dorothy Egner, Janet Bauman and Irma Guenther. Those from out of town at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Gehl of Forest Junction; Mrs. Andrew Gehl Sr. of Hilbert; Mrs. Kate Britten, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Britten and Mrs. Ralph Kuehl, all of Kaukauna; Miss Erna Zimmerman of Wausau.
Mrs. Britten, the former Christine Sorenson, was born at Spencer, May 16, 1893. She attended school at Spencer and was graduated from Marathon County Normal at Wausau. She taught school in the town of Spencer for six years. On June 21, 1917, she was married at Spencer to Matt A. Britten Jr. of route 3, Marshfield, where the Brittens have been farming. Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Edwin (Alice) Bauman of Edgar; three sons; Capt. Matt Britten III of Camp Campbell, Ky., and David and Harvey, both at home; three brothers, John Sorenson of Unity, Albert Sorenson of Park Ridge, Ill., and Lt. (jg) Arthur Sorenson of Camp Peary, Va., and two sisters, Mrs. Edwin E. (Ernestine) Haslow of Loyal and Mrs. Art (Lena) Lucht of Spencer; another sister, Alice, died at the age of 13, in 1921. Capt. Britten came home Monday night of last week from Kentucky after arriving in the States July 22 from overseas service.
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