Obit: Kronberg, Mike #2 (1866 - 1963)


Surnames: Kronberg, Banderob, Costello, Raynor, Verdon, Vanderhyden

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 07/25/1963

Kronberg, Mike (27 APR 1866 - 15 JUL 1963)

Funeral services were held at the Thorp Funeral Home for Mike Kronberg, 97, who passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital at Chippewa Falls on July 15, 1963. Rev. Scott officiated, with Mrs. Norbert Teclaw as vocal soloist and Miss Sandra Elkins at the organ. Pallbearers were Milbourn Haas, Kenneth Lindquist, William Ramer, Hugo Roessler, W.G. Vanderhyden and Gust Yang. Interment was at East Thor Cemetery.

Mike Kronberg was born on April 27, 1866 near Moheda, Sweden, and came to the United States in the fall of 1882, where he first worked in the lumber mills at Marinette, Wis. In 1884 he came to Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) and worked in the woods for two years. Following this he purchased a quarter section of land northwest of the village, which he cleared in the pioneer manner, with the use of a team of oxen, meanwhile continuing his logging activities during the winter months.

On Jan. 12, 1898 he married the former Antoinetta Banderob of the town of Worden. Their first home was a one room log cabin, which served them until a frame house was build in 1901. In 1918 they moved to Thorp, where they have since resided. For a number of years Mr. Kronberg was employed by the village, then worked for Blue Moon Cheese Co. until 1946, retiring at the age of 80. Until his last illness he was active in caring for his home lawn and garden, which he greatly enjoyed.

He is survived by his widow; three daughters: Mrs. Esther Costello, at home, Eva Kronberg of Cumberland, Wis., and Mrs. Linda Raynor of Milwaukee; one granddaughter, Mrs. Paul Verdon of Palo Alto, Calif.; two great-grandchildren and a niece, Mrs. W.E. Vanderhyden of Thorp, who until her marriage made her home with the family. A son, Arthur, preceded him in death in 1941.

Mr. Kronberg was for many years a member of the Modern Woodmen and the Odd Fellows Lodges. He also served for a time as a member of the village board of Thorp.



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