Obit: Warlum, Alvina C. (1886 - 1955)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Warlum, Loerch, Pollnow, Switzenberg, Johnson, Solie, Milton, Yankee, Nulton, Medicke, Robinson, Smith, Botnen, Poole, Counsell, Graves, Kleckner, Lefstad, Kearney, Fradenberg  

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 24, 1955 

Warlum, Alvina C. (4 August 1886 - 20 March 1955) 

Mrs. Alvina C. Warlum, 68, of 163 E. 6th Street, Neillsville, died Sunday, March 20, 1955, at her home. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 23, at 2:00 p.m. from the Georgas Funeral Home.  Interment was in the Neillsville City Cemetery.  The Rev. Virgil Nulton of the Methodist Church conducted the services. 

Mrs. Warlum was born August 4, 1896, to Carl and Christena (Loerch) Pollnow near Neillsville and was a lifelong resident of Clark County.  She was married to Peter Warlum on November 15, 1906, at Neillsville and has resided in Neillsville since that time. 

She was very active in various organizations and social groups as a member of the Methodist Church, Women’s Relief Corps, Royal Neighbor Lodge, Haugen-Richmond Post No. 73 American Legion, and Diamond Rebekah Lodge No. 64.  She was also a member of the W. S. C. S. of the Methodist Church.  For the past two years she had been the cook at the weekly meetings of the Kiwanis Club. 

Mrs. Warlum is survived by two children - Elliott of Neillsville and Mrs. Frederick (Roslyn) Switzenberg, Barron, Wis.; two grandchildren and four sisters: Mrs. Hans (Emma) Johnson and Mrs. Susie Solie, both of Eau Claire, Mrs. Rose Milton and Mrs. Arnold (Ruth) Yankee, Neillsville; and three brothers, Fred, Walter and Edward Pollnow of Neillsville. 

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1944, one son, one daughter, one sister and two brothers. 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 31, 1955 

Funeral services for Mrs. Alvina Warlum, 68, who died Sunday, March 20, were held Wednesday March 23, from the Georgas Funeral Home.  The Rev. Virgil Nulton, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Neillsville City Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were Warren Medicke, Emer Robinson, Herbert Smith, Olaf Botnen, Glenn Robinson and Charles Poole. 

The following organizations attended the rites in a body: Women’s Society of Christian Service, Royal Neighbors, Diamond Rebekahs, Legion Auxiliary and the Women’s Relief Corps. 

Mrs. Florence Counsell at the piano accompanied Mrs. Albert Smith, Mrs. Virgil Nulton, Mrs. Darwin Graves and Mrs. John Kleckner as singers. 

Relatives from out of town attending the rites were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Switzenberg, Barron; Miss Ann Switzenberg, Menomonie; Mrs. Al Lefstad and Mrs. Susie Solie, Eau Claire; Miss Mary Kearney, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Archie Fradenberg, Humbird; James Milton, Baraboo.  



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