Obit: Wigstadt, Betsy (1866 - 1907)

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----Source: CLARK COUNTY HERALD (Dorchester, WI) 10/25/1907

Wigstadt, Betsy (_2 June 1866 - 17 Oct 1907)

Like a bolt of lightening from the clouds came the news last Thursday afternoon Oct. 17 of the death of Mrs. Betsy Wigstadt at her home in the town of Mayville of heart failure.

She was chatting with her children when she felt ill and summoned her husband who was outside. Dr. Nedry was called for at once but she died before medical aid arrived in the arms of her husband.

None but those who have sat in the shadow of a great bereavement can justly weigh such a sorrow as this. Those who have gone down into the valley of suffering and stood for months by the side of a loved one, as hope after hope dropped away as the petals fall from a fading flower, know that such anguish cannot find solace in the tenderest words. She who has gone forth could not be supported on her solitary path by any earthly friend. The husband with a devotion few men are capable of, whose strength was given sweetly, tenderly to this precious invalid, whose heroic devotion never faltered, could not detain her by the __asp of earthly love; but after the last word had been spoken, the last sign of recognition was gone, a look of peace settled on her face _____ proclaimed victory, and he knew she was resting on a mighty arm.

Mrs. Wigstadt was born in Norway June _2, 1866, and came to America with her parents about thirty years ago. She was married in March, 1883, to Thomas Wigstadt and their marriage was blessed with eleven children, six boys and five girls of which the youngest was only ten days of age, who together with her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. K. Iverson and her husband remain to mourn the early death of a loving daughter, wife and mother.

The funeral was held Saturday at 2 o’clock p.m. from the Evangelical church, Rev. John Marks officiating. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors who attended in a body. The sympathy of the entire community is with the bereaved ones in their hour of grief.



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