Obit: Ven Rooy, Magdalene #2 (1884 - 1943)

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Surnames: Ven Rooy, Brockman, Schommer, Denson, Schjonneman, Miller, Boss, Stevens, Johnson, Olson, De Bruin

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 04/08/1943

Ven Rooy, Magdalene (4 July 1884 - 8 Apr. 1943)

Funeral services for Mrs. Peter Ven Rooy, 59, who died at her home this morning, will be held at St. Bernard’s Catholic church at 9:00 o’clock Saturday morning. Internment will be made in the Abbotsford cemetery. The Rev. Francis Brockman will officiate.

Mrs. Peter Ven Rooy was born Magdalene Schommer, July 4, 1884, at Atlantic Mine, Houghton county, Michigan. She was married in Freedom, Wis. Nov. 25, 1905, to Peter Ven Rooy. After their marriage, they lived on a farm in Little Chute, for three years, then for a year near Colby, Wis.

After four years of farming in Minnesota, they bought their farm in the Town of Hull and lived there for 29 years. Two weeks ago they sold their farm and moved to Abbotsford, Wis. Mrs. Ven Rooy suffered a stroke on March 19, from which she seemed to be improving. Complications set in and pneumonia developed, causing her death at 4:30 a.m. April 8.

She is survived by her husband and the following children: John, Rockford, Ill.; Lambert and William, Milwaukee; Norbert, Abbotsford; Mrs. (Cecelia) Thurm Denson, Madison; Mrs. (Magdalene) Anton Schjonneman, Unity; Mrs. (Margaret) Harry Miller and Miss Josephine Ven Rooy, Rochelle, Ill.; Mrs. (Harriet) Victor Boss, Mrs. (Gertrude) Russell Stevens, Miss Rose Ven Rooy and Harold, all of Abbotsford, Wis.

There are three sisters, Mrs. Carl Johnson, Abbotsford; Mrs. Inar Olson, Dorchester; Mrs. Albert De Bruin, Kaukauna; four brothers: Bernard Schommer, Colby; Casper Schommer, Ventura, Calif.; Lambert Schommer, Marshfield, and Ray Schommer, Kaukauna.

An infant daughter, Rita, a brother, John, and a sister, Mary, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Ven Rooy was a member of St. Bernard’s Altar Society of the St. Dorothy circle. A rosary service will be held, Friday evening, at the home, immediately after the Lenten services at church.



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