Obit: Behrens, Agnes (1871 - 1954)



----Source: Greenwood Library Scrapbook, Marshfield News Herald Collection 06/ /1954

Behrens, Agnes (1871 - 1954)

GREENWOOD, CLARK COUNTY--Mrs. Agnes Behrens, 73, died of a heart attack Wednesday noon, June 23, 1954, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. James Redgren, at Menomonie. She had been in ill health the past several years.

The body will lie in state at the Stabnow Funeral Home beginning Saturday noon. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Magnus S. Egge officiating. Burial will take place in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Behrens, nee Haglund, was born March 31, 1871, in Sweden. At the age of eight years, she came to America and settled in Chicago with her parents. Later the family came to Greenwood and lived on a farm southwest of here.

On Dec. 31, 1903, she was married here to Alec Behrens. After their marriage, they resided on a farm south of here, then moved to a farm northeast of here. Mr. Behrens died in Aug. 1941, and in 1942, she moved to the city.

Mrs. Behrens was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and its Good Hope Ladies Aid Society the local Order of the Eastern Star Greenwood Women s Club and a charter member of the Hemlock Community Aid.

She is survived by five sons, Edwin Behrens, Owen Louis Behrens, Greenwood Karl Behrens, Franklin Park, Ill. Harry Behrens, Miami, Fla. and William Behrens, Torrance, Calif. seven daughters, Mrs. Adolph (Adeline) Jackson, Owen Mrs. A.J. (Irma) Hertzog, New Orleans, La. Mrs. Harold (Lucille) Schmidt, Suring Mrs. James (Lillian) Redgren, Menomonie Mrs. Churchill (Mildred) Eisenhart, Kensington, Md. Mrs. Rex (Eileen) Battenberg, Chicago and Mrs. Harold (Edith) Warner, Chetek a sister Mrs. Tensina Heisler, Seattle, Wash. three brothers, Gust Haglund, Hardy, Mont. Arthur Haglund, Denmark, S.D. and Elmer Behrens , St. Paul 28 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

A son, Lee, six brothers, and a sister preceded her in death.



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