Obit: Jensen, Christian (1858 - 1937)

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Surnames: Jensen, Kirkhoff

----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 12/23/1937

Jensen, Christian (1858 - 23 Dec. 1937)

Christian Jensen, early resident and pioneer of Withee (Clark Co., Wis.), passed away at 1:45 p.m. today at Eau Claire. The cause of his death being a heart attack.

Mr. Jensen was 79 years of age, and was a former prominent resident of Withee, and was active in all outside activities. He is survived by two sons, James and Arthur of Eau Claire, and one daughter, Mrs. H.F. Kirkhoff of Eau Claire. Funeral arrangements are not yet completed but services will be held the fore part of next week from the Danish church at Withee.

(Follow on in 12/30/1937 Owen Enterprise)

Funeral services were conducted Monday, Dec. 27th, from the Danish Lutheran Church, Withee, at 2 o’clock for Christian Jensen, 79, with Rev. Jens A. Holst officiating at the service. Interment was made in the family lot at the church cemetery.

Mr. Jensen was stricken with a heart attack while walking down the street in Eau Claire last Thursday afternoon about 1:45 p.m. His health up to the time of his death had been good.

Mr. Jensen is a native of Denmark, and after moving to this county , finally settled on a farm at the north village limits of Withee where he resided until the death of his wife in 1926. He then moved to Eau Claire where he has lived at the home of his daughter, Dr. and Mrs. H. S. Kirkhoff. He is survived, in addition to Mrs. Kirkhoff, by two sons, James and Arthur of Eau Claire, and by several other daughters, some of whom live in Denmark and others on the west coast. James and Arthur Jensen are both prominent druggists in Eau Claire.

Mr. Jensen was a quiet and alert man and was very keen for his age. He had, up to the time of his death, aided in his son’s businesses. He enjoyed conversing, and being with people.

Pallbearers at the funeral were: John Stevenson, Alfred Frost, Peter Frost, Viggo Hansen, Emil Hansen, and H.P. Hansen.

Those attending the funeral from out of town were Dr. and Mrs. H. S. Kirkhoff, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jensen, Mr. and Mrs. James Jensen, Mr. and Mrs. I.C. Barager, and Arthur Jensen, all of Eau Claire.



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