Obit: Mengel, Phoebe A. (1856 - 1944)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Hills, Mengel, Hubbard, Welsh, Wassink

The Loyal Tribune 15 June 1944

Mengel, Phoebe A. (23 JUN 1856 - 3 JUN 1944)

Phoebe Ann Hills was born June 23, 1856, at Concord, Wis., to Catherine and Jesse Hills. She passed away at 1 o’clock Saturday morning, June 3, at the Johnstone Memorial hospital in Beach, N. D. She lacked 20 days of being 88 years of age.

She was united in marriage to William Mengel at Concord on Feb. 19, 1874. There they farmed for a short time, before moving to Loyal, where they resided for many years, 1 ½, miles west of town, and reared their family of eight children.

Her husband preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 1910, and she spent her declining years mostly with her children at Wibaux, Mont., where she has made many friends, for to know her was to love her. Hers was the sturdy pioneer type, always looking for a way to help others and especially her children.

Those who will miss her most are her children; Mrs. Maude Hubbard of Dillon, Mont.; Mrs. Burton (Mamie) Welsh, John Mengel and Mrs. Albion (Ida) Welsh of Wibaux, Mont.; Mrs. Dolloe Wassink and Roy Mengel of Baker, Mont.; Irving Mengel of Curtiss and Bert Mengel of Loyal. Besides these, she leaves 29 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, other relatives and a host of friends.

Her father died in Libby prison in Kentucky during the Civil was, but she was reared by a Christian mother and early in life accepted Christ as her Savior and kept close to Him the rest of her life. One of the last things she said to her loved ones as they stood by her bedside Friday afternoon was, "I’m going home, meet me in heaven.

Funeral services were conducted at the Christian Fundamental church in Beach Sunday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. R. H. Broderson of Dickinson N. D., who gave a comforting message. By request, Mrs. O. M. Woodhouse and Mrs. Ralph Baird sang two hymns, "Beautiful Garden of Prayer" and "Sweet Bye and Bye." The pallbearers were C. A. Steele, Will Welsh, Glenn Scammon, Simon Hazelton, E. B. Stair and Tom Lynn.

Mr. and Mrs. Burton Welsh left with her body Monday morning for Loyal, where final funeral services were held in the Nichols funeral parlors at 2 p.m. June 7, the Rev. Myron E. Taylor officiating. She was laid to rest in the Loyal cemetery. Pallbearers here were Elwin Cook, Albert Davel, John Lindner, Dan Castner, Frank Coryell and Andrew Lewis.

The Tribune extends to the bereaved its sympathy in the loss of a loved one.



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