Obit: Oleson, Mary (1898 - 1949)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Oleson, Meacham
----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, Wis. 29 Dec 1949)
Oleson, Mary (13 AUG 1898-18 DEC 1949)
Funeral services for Mrs. William Oleson, 69, were held in the Loyal Methodist church at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21.
Mrs. Oleson, nee Mary Meacham, was born in Kansas on July 25, 1880. She moved with her family to South Dakota when a small child. In 1896 the family moved to Spencer.
On Aug. 13, 1898, she was married to William Oleson. They made their home in the village of Loyal for several years, and in 1906 they moved to Montana and took up a homestead near Wibaux. They lived on this homestead for 30 years, then returned to Wisconsin. They lived at Unity for a short time, then purchased a home in Loyal. Mr. Oleson died in September 1947. For the past year Mrs. Oleson has made her home with Mrs. Clara Rollins.
Mrs. Oleson died at 10:45 p/m/ on Sunday, Dec. 18. Her death was caused by a stroke which was followed by a short illness. She had been in ill health for many years.
The Rev. Lee Holmes officiated at the funeral services last Wednesday. Burial was in the Spencer cemetery. The hymns, "Face to Face" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," were sung by James Colby. Mrs. Albert Anderson was accompanist.
Serving as pallbearers were nephews of the deceased, Glen and Christ Oestreich, Jesse and Vernon Meacham, and Walter and Hugh Seefeldt.
Surviving brothers and sisters include Fred Meacham of Loyal, Allie and Frank Meacham of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Frank Seefeldt of Spencer. A sister and three brothers preceded her in death.
Among those from out of town attending the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Schmidt of Colby and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Seefeldt of Spencer.
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