Obit: Kolpanen, Hannah #2 (1881 - 1955)


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Surnames: Kolpanen, Koski, Manniko, Himes


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 7/07/1955


Kolpanen, Hannah #2 (2 NOV 1881 - 29 JUN 1955)


Services were held Saturday afternoon, July 2, at two o’clock for Mrs. Hannah Kolpanen from Bethany Lutheran Church, Owen, with Rev. Saarinen officiating, and burial being made at Riverside Cemetery.


During the service hymns were sung by Mrs. Carl Hill, Mrs. Dan Arola, Mrs. Kauno Niemi, Mrs. William Kangas and Beverly Arola.  The group was accompanied by Dan Arola at the organ.


Serving as pallbearers were five sons, Ray, Hans, William, Reino and Uno, and a son-in-law, Arthur Himes, Jr.  In charge of the floral offerings were Mesdames Ellerd Havelin, Matt Bombach, William Kangas and Mrs. Newell Wilson, and Misses Virginia Havelin and Yvonne Himes.


Mrs. John Kolpanen, nee Koski, was born on Nov. 2, 1881, in Finland, and passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 1955, at Victory Memorial Hospital, Stanley, after a lingering illness and an eight week period of hospitalization.  She was 73 years of age.


On June 26, 1901, she was united in marriage to John Kolpanen in a ceremony performed in Finland.  The couple came to America in 1904 living in Michigan for seven years prior to coming to this community in 1911 when they settled on their present day farm south of Owen (Clark Co., Wis.).


She is survived by her six children, Ray and Hans of Milwaukee; Reino, Uno and William of Owen; and one daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Elizabeth) Himes of Owen; a sister and a brother in Finland; a sister, Mrs. John (Ina) Manniko of National Mines, Minn.; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Her husband preceded her in death, passing away in 1951.



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