Obit: Vanderwegen, Muriel (1895 – 1969)
Surnames: Vanderwegen, Karlheim, Aucutt, Hasz, Smithfranz, Ness, Holzhauzen
---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 14 Aug 1969
Vanderwegen, Merle (1 OCT 1895 – 10 AUG 1969)
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church for a former area resident, Mrs. Merle Vanderwegen, 75, Aitkin, Minn., who died Sunday morning at a nursing home here.
The Rev. Frederick Karlheim officiated and burial was made in Riverside Cemetery.
The former Muriel Aucutt was born October 1, 1895, at Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), where she also received here education. Shew as married to Frank Vanderwegen, who preceded her in death. She worked for a number of years as a telephone operator at Thorp, and she and her husband also operated a hardware store, and later a general store in the area. After the death of her husband, she moved to Minnesota.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Barney (Betty) Hasz, Aitkin, Minn.; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Joe Smithfranz and Mrs. Pearl Ness, both of Black River Falls, and Mrs. Elroy Holzhauzen, Beloit; and a brother, Tom Aucutt, Milwaukee.
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