Obit: Leichtnam, Elsie A. (1889 - 1925)

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----Source: ABBOTSFORD TRIBUNE (Abbotsford, Wis.) 10/01/1925

Leichtnam, Elsie A. (26 JUN 1889 - 23 SEP 1925)

Mrs. Albert Leichtnam died at their farm home 3 1/2 miles southwest of Dorchester, Clark County, Wis., Sept. 23, 1925, after an illness of several weeks, at the age of 36 years, 2 months and 27 days.

The funeral service were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the farm home and at 2 o'clock at the Little White Church, Rev. Paul Walter officiating, and she was laid to rest in the cemetery south of Dorchester beside her little ones.

Elsie Anna Schmidt was born at the Schmidt farm home southwest of town June 26th, 1889, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt is our Village President. She was raised and enjoyed the same beloved surroundings all through babyhood and girlhood, and on June 23, 1909 was married there to Albert Leichtnam by the rev. John Marks.

They lived more than a year with her parents, then they moved to Abbotsford, where they lived only a short time, when they purchased the farm which has since been her home.

Four children were born to them, three of who were waiting on the golden shore for her coming and one son, Archie, 15 years old, with her husband, survive her. Besides her husband and son, she leaves her aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt, one sister, Mrs. Bertha Zimmer of Thorp, and two brothers, William of Rib Lake and Charles of Milan. When one thinks of Mrs. Leichtnam, you think of a cheery, jolly lady with a big smile, always willing and ready to help anyone in need or anything for the good of her community. It did one good just to talk to her for a few minute because she made you feel that life was worthwhile. And surely anyone who does that has fulfilled the highest that God expects of anyone.

May those who mourn be comforted by the thought of her beautiful life. God in His infinite wisdom took the blossom in its full bloom and planted it in his Garden where the cold and frost of this world can never touch it.

The best of friends in Abbotsford join us in offering the hand of sympathy and understanding to her family who have sustained this great loss.



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