Obit: Laveen, Jennie (1860 - 1940)

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Surnames: Laveen, Jardine, Thompson, Anderson, Neuman, Stewart, Carlson, Larson, Lewis, Olson, Zahorka, Hanson, Newmann

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wisconsin) 11/28/1940

Laveen, Jennie (7 June 1860 - 26 Nov. 1940)

The body of Mrs. Jennie Laveen, who died at her home, Tuesday afternoon, will lie in state at the Zink Funeral Home until Saturday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted there by Mr. Nichol Jardine of Minneapolis at 1:30. Internment will be made in the Dorchester cemetery.

Mrs. Laveen was born Jennie Thompson in Kragro, Norway, June 7, 1860. At the age of eleven she came to America with her parents who made their home at Oconomowoc for a year. They then moved to their farm in the Town of Mayville.

On Sept. 4, 1894 she was united in marriage to Nels Laveen. They made their home on their farm a mile south and two and one-half miles west of Dorchester, Wis. Twelve years ago they retired from active farming and made their home here in Abbotsford, Wis.

Mrs. Laveen was taken ill, Sunday, and never regained consciousness. Death came as the result of complications of age and a heart ailment at 2:40 o’clock, Tuesday afternoon at the home of her sister, Mrs. Helen Anderson. Mr. Laveen preceded her in death while serving his second term as village president, in July 1934.

Surviving her are a foster daughter, Elizabeth, Mrs. Bert Neuman, and her three children, Lorraine, Clifford and Betty, Merrill; an adopted son, Walter Laveen, Janesville; one sister, Mrs. Helen Anderson, Abbotsford, Wis.

One sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Thompson of Butternut, four nephews: Morris Thompson of Abbotsford, Olin Thompson of Rib Lake, Lloyd Thompson of Buttenut and John Thompson of La Pointe; and one niece, Minnetta, Mrs. Robert Strewart, Highbridge, also survive.

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wisconsin) 12/05/1940

Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Laveen who died at the age of 80, November 26 were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 at the Zink Funeral home. Nicol Jardine of Minneapolis conducted the services which were followed by internment in the Dorchester cemetery.

The pall bearers were Henry Beisner, Arvid Carlson, Malcolm Larson, Sam Lewis, Eugene Olson, John Zahorka.

Those who carried the floral offerings were the Misses Gean and Joanne Thompson, Margery Thompson and Anna Marie Hanson.

Among those from away who attended the funeral were a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Bert (Elizabeth) Newmann and daughter, Lorraine, Merrill; Mr. and Mrs. Aloin Thompson, daughters, Gean and Joanne, Rib Lake; Lloyd Thompson, Butternut; John Thompson, La Pointe; and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stewart and children, Highbridge.



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