Obit: Johnson, Edith #2 (1871 - 1955) 

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Johnson, Day, Fessenden, Gosse, Schields, Cernik, Buddenhagen, Filitz, Kurasz, Holub, Short, Diering, Harrison 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) February 17, 1955 

Johnson, Edith (23 October 1871 - 9 February 1955) 

Mrs. John (Edith) Johnson, age 83, died suddenly Wednesday, February 9, 1955, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gosse of Abbotsford, with whom she made her home. 

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 12, from the Georgas Funeral Home, where the body reposed.  The Rev. R. Harrison of Abbotsford officiated and burial took place in the Dells Dam Cemetery. 

Mrs. Johnson was born October 23, 1871, to Jonas and Angeline (Day) Fessenden.  Her entire life was spent in Clark County, where she did general housework.  Her marriage to John Johnson took place November 20, 1892, at Black River Falls.  Following their marriage they resided in the Town of Levis until Mr. Johnson fell and fractured his hip. They moved to Abbotsford, where they made their home with their daughter, Mrs. Fred Gosse.  He died in December 1953.  Mrs. Johnson had not been ill and was up and about the house prior to her death. 

She is survived by the following children: one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Ina) Gosse, Abbotsford, and two sons, Roland and Robert Johnson of Milwaukee; two sisters, Miss Pearl Fessenden, Neillsville, and Mrs. Frank (Bessie) Schields of Missoula, Mont.; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

Pallbearers were: Joe Cernik, Elmer Buddenhagen, Herbert Filitz, Elmer Filitz, Andrew Kurasz and Ed Holub. 

Close relatives from out-of-town attending the services were the following: Mr. and Mrs. Roland Johnson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gosse, Jr. and family, all of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gosse, Sr. and family, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Short, Butler, Wis.; and Mr. and Mrs. John Diering and family, Marshfield. 



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