Meske, Emma Lucille (1913 - 2002)







----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wis.) 02/07/2002

Meske, Emma Lucille (1913 - 2002)

ABBOTSFORD - Emma Lucille Meske, born Aug. 19, 1913, passed away Feb. 1, 2002. She passed peacefully with her family surrounding her and with the support of home hospice.

Funeral services for Emma were at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. Rev. Dr. Paul C. Hunsicker officiated.

Burial was in Christ Lutheran Cemetery. Pallbearers were Trent Meske, Ryan Meske, Aaron Mueller, Frank Wix, Bill Leichtnam and Harlan Billman.

Visitation with family and friends was from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Maurina Funeral Home in Abbotsford and from 9 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.

She was born in Marshall County, Iowa, the daughter of Walter and Edith (Lowry) Billman. At the age of six she moved to Wisconsin with her family. She received her education in rural schools in Marshfield, Granton and Colby. She graduated from Colby High School in 1933.

Emma married Milton Meske of Abbotsford on Sept. 22, 1933. They farmed on the Meske homestead until 1950 when they moved to a farm in Curtiss. In 1972 Milton and Emma retired from farm life and moved to the city of Abbotsford. Milton preceded Emma in death on Jan. 17, 1989.

Emma loved to bowl, shoot pool, travel, sew and read. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church of Abbotsford and belonged to the Ladies' Aid and the Priscilla Guild until her time of death.

Emma is survived by two daughters, Lila Meske of Curtiss and Ruth (John) Mueller of Abbotsford, and one son, Dennis (Devona) Meske of Ashland. Five grandchildren include Stacy (Frank) Wix of Marshfield, Aaron (Julie) Mueller of DeKalb, Ill., Trent Meske and Ryan Meske of Ashland and Dana Meske (Bob Voca) of Ashland.

Emma also was blessed with three great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Tanner and Taylor Wix and Tianna Voca.

She is survived by one sister, Ruth Leichtnam of Abbotsford and one sister-in-law, Maryorinda "Rinny" Billman of Mesa, Ariz., as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death, besides her husband, by her parents, five brothers and four sisters.



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