Obit: Will, Minnie (1882 - 1932)

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----Sources: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 11 Feb 1932

Will, Minnie (14 Aug. 1882 - 4 Feb. 1932)

Mrs. William Will Jr. died at her home in Colby last Thursday evening at midnight, cerebral hemorrhage, of four hours duration, being the cause of her departure to the distant shore. She was stricken while selling tickets at the Badger theatre, of which Mr. Will is half owner, and passed away at midnight. The funeral services were held at the St. Mary’s Catholic church at 9:30 Monday morning, Feb. 8th, Rev. H. Lachnit officiating, and he paid a beautiful tribute to the memory of the deceased. The casket was covered with the most beautiful floral designs fingers ever wrought, which disclosed the esteem in which she was held and spoke of peace, purity and immortality. Internment took place in the Colby Catholic cemetery. The pall bearers, all nephews, were Sylvester Tennis, Roger Morgan, Melvin Tennis, Jerome Will, Harry Orth, and Maurice Morgan. The flower girls were Delores Will, Wanda Hemmy. Marie Zillmann. Irene Dix, Grace Fleischauer, Genevieve Kersten, Alice Orth, Beatrice Mais, Doris Bronkhorst, Regina Tesmer, Catherine Kraus and Genevieve Krespky. Business places, where possible, were closed during the funeral services.

Minnie Harry Will was born in the town of Beaver, Clark county, August 14, 1882, thus reaching the age of forty-nine years, five months and twenty-two days. She is a daughter of the late Peter Harry and Frances Harry. Her father was born in Germany, and her mother, whose maiden name was Frances Young, was born in Manitowoc, Wis. She was married to Wm. Will, Jr., in Colby, Wisconsin on August 18th, 1903, and always lived here. She is survived by her husband and two daughters - Margaret Will, R. N., at home, and Frances Lakosky of Loyal. Also one grand child, Terese Lakosky, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Math Schramm, Glencoe, Illinois; Mrs. W. E. Morgan, Unity; Mrs. Jos. Tennis, Unity; Mrs. Emma Groelle, Oakland, California; Mrs. Math Orth, Colby; Miss Alma Harry. Minneapolis; Louis Harry, Marshfield; Wm. Harry; Emil Harry, Casper, Wyoming. One brother, the late Peter Harry, Jr. preceded her in death.

Those from out of town here for the funeral were Mrs. Math Schramm, Glencoe, Illinois; Alma Harry, Minneapolis; Louis Harry and wife, Marshfield; Tony Will and wife, Woodman, Wisconsin; Mrs. Walrath and Glen Walrath, of Bloomer, Wis.

Mrs. Will had always been a good Christian and a faithful member of the Catholic church. She also was a member of the Christian Mothers, the Lady Foresters and Royal Neighbors. Among us she always ranked as a woman of culture, refinement, sympathy, a kind neighbor, devoted mother and wife and a true friend. She lived a busy and useful life, and she died as she had lived - honored, trusted and loved.



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