Bertha (1873 - 1945)
Surnames: Fraser, Troebs, Sossaman, Hegg, Kress, Tessmer, Risch, Detjens, De Bhur, Jones, Leonhardt, Olson, Steele
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 18 Oct 1945
Fraser, Bertha (24 Feb. 1873 - 7 Oct. 1945)
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Steele of the First Presbyterian church at the church at Phillips, Wis., last Thursday afternoon for Mrs. Bertha Fraser who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kurt Troebs on Sunday, October 7th. Burial was made in the Lakeside cemetery. Pall bearers were three grandsons, Duwayne, Florian and Loring Fraser of Mosinee and three great nephews, Pvt. Claude Sossaman of Fort Knox, Ky., and Bud Hegg and Tom Kress of Phillips.
Bertha Tessmer was born in Lomira, Wis., on Feb. 24, 1873, thus reaching the age of 72 years, seven months and ten days. She spent her childhood in Colby and attended school here. She moved to Phillips in 1890 where she was employed as an office girl for a saw mill for ten years. She was united in marriage with Allen Fraser at Phillips on April 28, 1900. Two children were born to this marriage and they both survive their mother. Her husband preceded her in death about six years ago.
Mrs. Fraser was a member of the First Presbyterian church, the Woman’s Guild and a charter member of the Royal Neighbors of America.
Surviving immediate relatives include two children - Marie (Mrs. Kurt E. Troebs), Phillips, and Archie, Mosinee, Wis. There are three grandchildren; two sisters - Mrs. Minnie Risch, Milwaukee; Mrs. A. O. Detjens, Phillips, and two brothers - Herman and Charles Tessmer, both of Colby, Wis.
Out of town people present at the funeral were Mrs. Minnie Risch, Mrs. Herman De Bhur, Mrs. Alma Kolander, Mr. and Mrs. LaVer De Bhur, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hegg and daughter, Roberta, of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. George Jones and children of Tomahawk, Herman Tessmer, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Sossaman of Colby and son, Pvt. Claude Sossaman, of Fort Knox, Ky., Mrs. John Leonhardt of Medford, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Fraser and sons of Mosinee and Mrs. Minnie Olson of Prentice.
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