Obit: Hanson, Alice C. (1918 - 1937)

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----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Wis.) 07/15/1937

Hanson, Alice C. (27 Feb 1918 - 8 Jul 1937)

Alice Carla Hanson was born on Feb. 27, 1918, near Westby, Wis. She was baptized in the Christian faith on March 24, 1918, by Rev. S.O. Rondestvedt. On Nov. 22, 1931 she was confirmed in the United Lutheran Church in Greenwood, Clark County by Rev. M.K. Aaberg.

In Jan. 1937 she was engaged to a fine young man, Godfrey Dyre, and had planned their wedding for sometime in June.

She was taken seriously ill in April 1937, and since then she was in bed except for three or four days, after which she suffered a relapse and was very seriously ill until the time of her death.

She passed away peacefully on July 8th at the age of 19 years, 4 months and 11 days, at her home near Greenwood, Wis.

She leaves to mourn her untimely death, her mother, step-father, Edwin Hegenbarth, (who has been more than a father to her), her four half-sisters, Esther, Minverva, Leona and Catherine Ann, all at home, also her fiancé, Godfrey Dyre, one grandmother, Mrs. Ole Tompson of Viroqua, Wis., and a host of relatives and friends who will all miss her very sadly.

Her father Henry Hanson, passed away on Oct. 1, 1918 of influenza, at Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill., where he was in military training. Alice was but 7 months old. A half-sister, Hazel Margaret, preceded her in death in 1925, at the age of three months.

Funeral services were held from the home at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, 1937, and from the United Lutheran Church at 2:00. Funeral services were conducted on this day by Rev. Norson and Rev. Aaberg. Funeral services were held at Coon Prairie Church at Westby, Wis. by Rev. A.E. Norson at 2 o’clock Sunday, July 11 and burial was made in the Coon Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Vern Olson, Norbert Friske, Edward Rossow, William Butterbrodt, Norman Friske, Spencer Johnson.

The honorary pallbearers were Lawrence Gilbeck, Marvin Gilbeck, Myron Skolos, Marvin Davidson, Melvin Jenson, Chester Lundi.

The flower girls were: Evelyn Larson, Eulella Emberson, Adella Wells, Lorraine Butterbrodt, Thelma Haakenson, Evelyn Haakenson, Florence Friske, Lucille, Larson, June Voie, Delaine Skolos, Myra Haakenson.

Those from away who attended the services in Greenwood were: Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Fegre of Park Rapids, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Koukl and daughter Beatrice, Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Hegenbarth and daughter Agnes and Jennings Hegenbarth, all of Rice Lake, Wis.

Mr. and Mrs. Ott Voie and family, Mrs. Martine Quast, Harold Dunn and Conrad Olson, all of Eau Claire, also attended.



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