Obit: Verkuilen, Hattie (1867 - 1947)
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Surnames: Verkuilen, Driessen, Vandeyacht, Cesnik, Hermsen

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08/28/1947

Verkuilen, Hattie (24 JAN 1867 - 25 AUG 1947)

Mrs. John Verkuilen, an esteemed and well known lady of our community,, passed away in Hillsboro, Wis., on Monday forenoon, Aug. 25, 1947 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John A. Cesnik. She had been in failing health for the past year. During the last few weeks her condition had been critical.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9:30 in St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Thorp. The Rev. A.M. Muckerheide, pastor, will offer a Requiem Mass. Burial will be in St. Bernard’s Parish Cemetery with six grandsons as pallbearers.

Hattie Driessen Verkuilen, daughter of the former John and Mary Driessen was born near Dundas, Wis., Jan. 24th, 1867. In that community she grew to young womanhood. She was carried to John Verkuilen, June 12, 1893 in the Church of St. Francis at Hollandtown, Wis. About the year 1894, with their daughter Mayme, they moved to the town of Worden, Clark County, where they built their first log home, a few miles south of Stanley. With her husband and four children they moved to the present Verkuilen farm. This was in 1901 and they lived here for twenty-five years. Upon their retirement in 1927, they built their home in Thorp. The farm home has since then been in possession of their son Walter.

Surviving Mrs. Verkuilen are two sons, Walter W. of the home farm in the town of Worden, and Michael A., Gary, Indiana; five daughters, Josephine) Mrs. John Vandeyacht of Little Chute, (Florence) Mrs. John A. Cesnik of Hillsboro, (Susan) Mrs. Henry H. Hermsen of Little Chute, Elsie of Milwaukee, and Leona of Seattle Washington; four brothers, Fred of Thorp, Henry, Stanley and Ed of Kaukauna, and Mike of Dundas; 22 grandchildren and one great-grandchildren. Also 78 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John, who passed away Jan. 24, 1936, one daughter Mayme in 1922, and also John in 1920.

Mrs. Verkuilen was a member of the Christian Mother’s Society, in which she took a very active part for many years.

A lady of kindly personality, she will ever be remembered as a lovely mother, a loyal friend and neighbor.



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