Obit: Beckman, Anna (1892 - 1949)


Surnames: Becken, Hildensperger, Potonick, Pawson, Borreson

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 06/02/1949

Beckman, Anna (22 Nov. 1892 - 24 May 1949)

John W. Hildensperger, Marathon county coroner, Tuesday termed as suicide the death of Mrs. Anna Becken of Curtiss, Wisconsin, age 55, who kicked the screen out of a fourth floor window at St. Mary’s hospital at about 10:20 o’clock Sunday night and leaped to her death.

Her crushed body was found about 10 minutes after she was discovered missing from her room on the southeast corner of the hospital. Earlier in the day she had asked to be transferred to the room so that she could have a better view.

Mrs. Becken, the mother of three children, had been ailing for about 15 years. She was in the hospital to undergo a major operation.

She is survived by her husband, Gustave Becken, two daughters, Mrs. Maxine Potonick and Mrs. Jeanne Pawson, and son, Wesley Becken.

The body was taken to a funeral home in Owen.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at Curtiss Norwegian Lutheran church, Rev. G. E. Borreson officiating, and internment was made in the parish cemetery.

*** Note: Mrs. Becken’s date of birth is from the cemetery index for Curtiss St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Hoard Township, Clark County, Wisconsin.



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