Obit: Behrens, Louise #2 (1868 - 1943)


Surnames: Behrens, Cummings, Fitch, Arends, Williams

----Source: Scrapbook of Bertha and Caroline (Wehrmann) Volk 1930-1950’s

Behrens, Louise #2 (02 SEP 1868 - 12 FEB 1943)

Mrs. O.C. Behrens, nee Louise Cummings, daughter of the late Charles and Charlotte Fitch Cummings, was born at Coral City, near Whitehall, Wisconsin, on September 2, 1868 and passed away at the home of her son and daughter -in-law, Mr. and Mrs. F. Behrens on Friday evening, February 12, 1943 at 11 o’clock following an illness of two years from heart trouble.

On April 12, 1890 she was united in marriage to Otto Behrens at Loyal by Rev. James Conners, pastor of the Methodist church there. To this union were born three sons, Clyde and Fred of Greenwood and Carroll of Montana. Mr. Behrens passed away on October 4, 1938.

After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Behrens settled in Greenwood where Mr. Behrens drove the first state coach between Withee and Greenwood and Mrs. Behrens operated a restaurant.

Mrs. Behrens was a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a member of the Royal Neighbor Lodge.

She is survived by her three sons, one sister, Miss Rue Cummings of Greenwood, two brothers Eugene of Glendive, Mont. and Charles of Tomahawk and five grandchildren.

Her parents and two sisters, Mrs. John Arends of Greenwood and Mrs. Williams of Minneapolis preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 from the John Arends home and at 2:00 from the Methodist Church, Rev. A.J. Abbott officiated. She was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Relatives from away were Eugene Cummings of Glendive, Montana and Pfc. Douglas Behrens of Kearney, Nebraska.




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