Orson Albert (1917 - 1942)
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Surnames: Vandeberg, Brown, Eide, Elmhurst, Longenecker
----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 5 March 1942
Vandeberg, Orson Albert (12 June 1917 - 27 Feb. 1942)
Orson Albert Vandeberg, 25, Granton, Wis., passed away at the Neillsville Hospital at 5:20 p.m. Friday, February 27, after an illness of about two months.
The young man was born in York Center June 12, 1917, to William and Jessie (Brown) Vandeberg. He spent his entire life in Clark County learning the shoemakers’ trade in Greenwood. Orson later conducted a shoe repair shop at Granton.
Deprived educational opportunities, through illness, the death of his mother and the depression, he made the best possible use of his time, helping his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Eide, on the farm, until the opportunity to learn a trade presented itself. He was kindly and ambitious, traits which became more pronounced as he grew to manhood.
He is survived by his father who lives in Fond du Lac County, three brothers and two sisters, namely: Almond, Prescott, Wis.; Chris, Neillsville; Willie, St. Paul; Minnie, Mrs. Marvin Eide, Neillsville, and Pearl, Mrs. Robert Elmhurst, Granton. His mother passed away sixteen years ago.
Funeral services were held at the Schiller Funeral Home at two p.m. Monday, the Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating. The body was interred in the Neillsville Cemetery.
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