Obit: Treat, Emma #1 (188? – 1967)

Contact: Dinah Reinke

Surnames: Treat, Olson, Broeren, Firnstahl

------ Source: Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford and Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 03/30/1967

------ Treat, Emma (198? – 26 MAR 1967)

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Treat, 82, of Abbotsford, who died Sunday, were held Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Treat was a patient at St. Joseph’s hospital, Marshfield, for seven weeks and five days ago was transferred to Holy Cross hospital, Merrill, where her death occurred March 26, at 11 p.m.

The body lay in state at the Polnaszek Funeral Home, Abbotsford, from Tuesday to Wednesday noon when it was taken to the First Presbyterian church. The Rev. Charles Glidden conducted services at 2 p.m. after which interment was made in the Abbotsford cemetery.

The former Emma Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Olson, was born at Abbotsford and lived in the community all of her life. She was educated in the Abbotsford schools and was married to Royal H. Treat on May 23, 1906. They made their home in Abbotsford where Mr. Treat operated a jewelry store and later an insurance business until shortly before his death in 1963.

Mrs. Treat was a 50 year member of the Abbotsford chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, was a member of the Past Matron’s club, and for many years served as secretary of the chapter. She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church and was secretary of the United Presbyterian Women’s association.

She was also secretary-treasurer of the library board and was a member of the Woman’s club.

One daughter, Mrs. Helen Broeren of Merrill, survives. There are four grand children and 13 great grand children.

One sister, Mrs. Alphonse (Adelaide) Firnstahl of Abbotsford, and one brother, J. M. Olson of Wausau survive. Two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.



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