Obit: Garvue, Sylvia (1893 - 1924)

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----Source: ABBOTSFORD TRIBUNE (Abbotsford, Wis.) 09/18/1924

Garvue, Sylvia (21 JUL 1893 - 13 SEP 1924)

Sylvia E. Garvue, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Schafer, was born at Dorchester, Clark County, Wis., July 24, 1893 and died Sept. 13, 1924.

Mrs. Garvue was on her return home from points in the southern part of the state when she was suddenly taken ill and passed away in the auto she, with her husband and children and mother and father, were riding in near Waupaca.

Sylvia Garvue was a graduate of the public school of Dorchester. She was an active worker in Red Cross, Church, Sunday school and social affairs. For her very efficient and faithful services as a Red Cross worker she was presented with a medal from Washington. She was a member of the order of Eastern Star of Abbotsford. For several years before her marriage she served as local telephone operator in Dorchester.

She was married Jan. 22, 1918 at Minneapolis, Minn. to Ollie W. Garvue and resided at Abbotsford for the past four years. Previous to this they resided at Chippewa Falls until Mr. Garvue was called to war. She leaves a huband and two children, Wilma Maxine, age 5, and Walter John, aged 3; a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Schafer of Dorchester and 3 brothers, Ervin and Lloyd of Hibbing, Minn. and Forrest of Marion, Wis.

Sylvia Garvue was the possessor of a keen fine mind and a personality that attracted a host of friends to her who cannot yet rouse from the sudden shock of her death. It is hard to think that one who was so full of the joy of life has gone on. Though her health had been very poor for years her friends seldom realized it because of her unfailing animation and buoyancy of spirit. Her true Christian spirit was a true one that enabled her to live happily and to meet death smiling and unafraid. We can only borrow the words of Riley to express the feeling that comes at the thought of her death:

"I cannot say, and I will not say,

That she is dead, she is just away . With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand

She has wandered into an unknown land.

And left us dreaming how very fair,

It needs must be, since she lingers there."

Funeral services were held at the home of her parents at Dorchester and at the Evangelical Church in charge of the eastern Star of Abbotsford, Rev. Marks officiating. Interment made in the Union Cemetery of Dorchester, Sept. 16, 1924.

Floral offerings were many and beautiful. Pall bearers, all members of Masonic Fraternity, were: L. F. Homsted, Dr. A. W. Schief, Arthur Garbisch, Harry Garbisch, Harold Crane and M. B. Webster, all of Dorchester.

Those attending the funeral from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Schafer, Mr. and Mrs. L. Schafer and son Marvin Lloyd of Hibbing, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Verhulst and daughter Bernice of Milladore, Wis., Forrest Schafer, Marion, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. E. Burr, Menasha, Wis., Ludwig Gmeiner, Menasha, Wis., A. L. Gmeiner of Appleton, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Garvue and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Garvue of Iola, Wis., Mrs. E. Pazdernick of Rhinelander, Wis., Mrs. Al Phipps of Chippewa Falls, Wis., Mrs. Wm. Garbrecht and daughter of Abbotsford, the Eastern Star in a body from Abbotsford and many friends from the surrounding towns.

The Tribune and its many friends extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved relatives.



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