Obit: Westergaard, Peter (1871 - 1943)

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Westergaard, Jensen, Machlett

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 04/15/1943

Westergaard, Peter (6 SEP 1871 - 9 APR 1943)

Peter Westergaard, 71, a resident of Owen (Clark Co., Wis.) for many years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Jensen, 1530 Sherwin Av., Eau Claire, Friday morning, following an illness of many months.

He was born Sept. 6, 1871 in Denmark, and came to this country when a young man. He first settled at Thorp, and then came to Owen where he was employed by the John S. Owen Lumber Co. Later he entered the bakery business, which he successfully operated for a number of years, after which he moved with his family to Eau Claire. To engage in the grocery business. After disposing of his business in Eau Claire he again returned to Owen and was then employed by the Master Package Corp., which position he held for more than fifteen years, retiring because of ill health.

He leaves to mourn, his wife, two sons, Marius of Appleton, Minn., and Erving of Ingram, Wis., two daughters, Mrs. Benjamin Machlett and Mrs. Arthur Jensen of Eau Claire, and six grandchildren, one brother, Julius of Chilton, and a brother and sister residing in Denmark.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 o’clock at the Lenmark Funeral Home at Eau Claire, the Rev. L. Bundegaard of the Danish Lutheran Church of Withee, officiating, an interment took place in lake View Cemetery, Eau Claire.

The pallbearers were: Walter Hansen, Lyle Haas and Peter Madsen, Owen; James Hansen Jr., and Emil Hansen, Withee, and Ernest Madsen, Medford.

Those from out of town attending the funeral were: Rev. and Mrs. L. Bundegaard, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Jensen, Jens Stigsen, Mr. and Mrs. James Hansen Jr., Emil A. Hansen, Mrs. Thorvald Ammentorp and Mrs. J.E. Jalling, all of Withee; Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Hansen, H.C. Madsen, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Smith Sr., Mrs. Peter Hansen, Rob Madsen, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Haas, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Madsen, Mrs. Bert Morley and Mrs. Emma Ha?, of Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Machlett, Curtiss; and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Madsen, Medford; Mr. and Mrs. Julius Westergaard, Janesville, and Mr. and Mrs. Nels Petersen, Minneapolis.



© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel