Obit: Selk, Mable P. (1920 - 2008)

Poster: Robert Lipprandt



Surnames: Friedenfels, Graf, Joosten, Manickam, Selk, Verhagen


----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., WI) Thursday, August 21, 2008, Online Edition


Selk, Mable P. (May 4, 1920 - August 13, 2008)


Mable P. Selk, 88, Medford, died Wednesday, Aug. 13 at Memorial Nursing Home where she had resided the past five years.


A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Aug. 16, at Sacred Heart Church, with Rev. Peter Manickam officiating. Burial was at St. Stephen's Cemetery in Chili.


The former Mable Verhagen was born May 4, 1920 in Chili to the late Adrian and Christina (Joosten) Verhagen. She attended Chili and Little Chute schools.


On April 4, 1940 at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Chili, she married Alvord H. Selk, who preceded her in death on September 11, 1967. After her husband's death, she moved to Ridgeway, Pa., with her son and his family, where she was a psychiatric technician at the Ridgeway Hospital. She returned to Wisconsin in 1972 and again worked as a psychiatric technician at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield until her retirement in 1985. After retirement she traveled twice to Europe, Hawaii and Alaska and once to Central America.


She enjoyed knitting, reading and going to the casino.


Survivors include a son, Alvord (Billie Lee) Selk Jr. of Medford; and three great-grandchildren, Kristin Friedenfels of Crystal, Minn., and Nicole Graf and Samantha Graf, both of Medford.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Angela (Richard) Friedenfels and Stephanie (Patrick) Graf, both of Medford; five brothers, Edward, Joseph, Paul, Louis and Howard; and six sisters, Ella, Harriet, Marie, Louise, Bertha and Francis.


Rembs Funeral Home of Marshfield assisted the family with arrangements.





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