Obit: Oleson, William (1869 - 1947)


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Surnames: Oleson, Meacham


----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, Wis. 02 Oct, 1947)


Oleson, William (22 AUG 1869-23 OCT 1947)


William G. Oleson, 78, died at his home in Loyal at 6:35 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23. His death followed a long illness, he having been in poor health for the past two years.


He was born in Milwaukee on Aug. 22, 1869. When a small boy, he went with his parents to St. Johns, Mich., where he received his education. As a young man he went to South Dakota. After a year there, he came to Loyal, livimg here six years and then going to Wibaux, Mont., where he lived until 1940, when he returned here to make his permanent home.


His marriage to Mary Meacham took place at Colby on Aug, 13, 1898. She and a sister, Mrs. Dan Cartwright, of Detroit, Mich., survive.


Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. last Friday at he Loyal Methodist church. The Rev. Lee H. Holmes conducted the rites. Burial was in the Spencer Cemetery.


Those serving as pallbearers were Glen Oestreich, Hugh Seefeldt, Chris Oestreich, Vernon Meacham, Walter Seefeldt and Jesse Meacham. Mrs. Glen Oestreich, Mrs. Chris Oestreich, Mrs. Hugh Seefeldt and Mrs. Walter Seefeldt carried the floral offerings.


The hymns, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and " Rock of Ages," were sung by Mrs. Ray Prior, Mrs. Calvin Prior, J. R. Colby and R. B. Colby, with Donna Mae Gotter as accompanist.


Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were his sister, Mrs. Cartwright, and her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cartwright, of Detroit, and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Schmidt of Colby.


The Tribune extends to the survivors its sympathy in their loss.



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