Obit: Tompkins, Hilda (1892 - 1967)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Tompkins, Bredesen, Mink, Johnson, Milton, Pierce, Ehlers, Ampe, Christie, Carteron, Syth, Galstad, Scott, Ellwood, Lautenbach, Roehl, Lindner, Stabnow, Stanley, Booher

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/9/1967

Tompkins, Hilda (13 September 1892 - 1 February 1967)

Mrs. Earl (Hilda) Tompkins, 74, a former resident of rural Greenwood, and for the last six years a resident of Memorial Home in Neillsville, died here February 1. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the Georgas Funeral Home. The Rev. Carl Booher of the Greenwood Methodist Church officiated. Burial was made in the Greenwood City Cemetery.

Mrs. Tompkins, the former Hilda Bredesen, was born September 13, 1892, in Athens. She was a graduate of Greenwood High School and worked as a telephone operator in Greenwood and Loyal.

On December 28, 1911, she was married to Earl D. Tompkins in Marshfield. They operated a large farm in the Town of Eaton. In 1953 they retired from active work and moved to Neillsville. Mr. Tompkins died in 1959.

After suffering an apparent stroke in 1960, Mrs. Tompkins entered Memorial Hospital, later being transferred to Memorial Home.

She is survived by a daughter, Lorraine Tompkins of Owen; and a son, Nyles, of Osseo. Other survivors are: three sisters, Mrs. Gilbert (Margaret) Mink of Madison, Mrs. Harry (Jeanette) Johnson of Flint, Mich., and Mrs. James (Olga) Milton of Neillsville; two brothers, Arthur Bredesen of Tacoma, Wash., and Einar Pierce of Montana; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Alvin Ehlers, Ted Ampe, Lawrence Johnson, Hugh Christie, Viv Carteron and Arnold Syth.

Wilfred B. Galstad sang, “One Sweetly Solemn Thought” and “Saved by Grace,” accompanied by Mrs. Jess W. Scott.

People from away attending were: Nyle Tompkins, A. G. Ellwood, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lautenbach, Mrs. Lois Tompkins and family and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Tompkins, all of Osseo; Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Tompkins of Augusta; Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Roehl of Wisconsin Rapids; those from Greenwood were: Mrs. Andrew Lindner, Walter Stabnow, Mr. and Mrs. Viv Carteron, Arnold Syth, Hugh Christie, Alvin Ehlers and Leo Stanley; Floyd Christie of Loyal and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Syth of Jim Falls.



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