Obit: Anderson, Amelia (1870 - 1955)
Surnames: Anderson, Vander Stoep, Helsten, Johnson, Carlson, Lindgreen, Schimmel, Smith, Helterhoff, Briske, Elander, Woodkey
----Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark County, Wis.) 02/25/1955
Anderson, Amelia (5 Jan. 1870 - 23 Feb. 1955)
Mrs. Amelia Anderson, 85, passed away Wednesday afternoon, February 23, at the home of her son, Walter, near Spencer where she had been residing. She had been ill for several weeks.
The body is reposing at the Swarthout Funeral Home in Spencer until noon Saturday when it will be taken to Trinity Lutheran Church, Unity, where it will repose until the time of services, which will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon. The Rev. Claude Vander Stoep will officiate at the service and burial will be in the church cemetery.
A more complete obituary will be published next week.
----Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark County, Wis.) 03/04/1955
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Unity, for Mrs. John Anderson, 85, who passed away at her home in Brighton at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 23. She had been in ill health since December.
The body reposed at the Swarthout Funeral Home until noon Saturday, when it was taken to the church to lie in state until the time of services. Rev. Claude Vander Stoep officiated at the service and burial was made in the parish cemetery.
The church choir sang two songs requested by the deceased, "I Am But a Stranger Here" and "Jesus Lord and Precious Savior" and Rev. Vander Stoep read another of her favorites, "My God Knows That I Must Die."
Pallbearers were Elmer Helsten, John Johnson, Oscar Carlson, Delmer Helsten, Gus Carlson, and Kenneth Helsten.
Mrs. John Johnson and Mrs. Gus Carlson had charge of the flowers.
Mrs. Anderson, formerly Amelia Carlson, was born January 5, 1870, in Smoland, Sweden. At the age of 17 she came to America and settled in Chicago, where she was married to John Anderson on November 21, 1905. After their marriage the couple came to the farm in the Town of Brighton, where they lived since.
Surviving are three sons, Maurice Anderson, Spencer; Torgony Anderson, Hungtington Park, Ill.; and Walter Anderson on the home farm; two sisters, Mrs. Alma Carlson, Whitewater; and Mrs. Reta Lindgreen, Los Angeles, Calif.; and 13 grandchildren.
Mr. Anderson died on October 5, 1949 and a son, Rudolph also preceded her in death.
Out of town relatives and friends here for the funeral included Mrs. Alma Carlson, Mrs. Ervin Schimmel, Whitewater; Mrs. Harold Smith, Lake Mills; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Helterhoff and daughter, George Carlson and Wallace Carlson, Milwaukee; Mrs. Edna Briske, Elkhart Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Helsten, Kenneth, Edwin and Ivan Helsten, Mrs. Russell Elander, Rockford, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson and Jim, Weyauwega; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Woodkey, Mr. and Mrs. Gust Carlson, Mrs. Merle Anderson and Lynn, Marshfield, as well as many from the Spencer and Unity vicinities.
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