Obit: Nielsen, Johannes T. (1885 - 1939)

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Surnames: Nielsen

----Sources: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 03/30/1939

Nielsen, Johannes T. (20 OCT 1885 - 28 MAR 1939)

Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon from the Danish Lutheran Church at Withee (Clark Co., Wis.) for Johannes T. Nielsen, age 44, who passed away Tuesday at Chicago, the Rev. Jens Holst will officiate.

Mr. Nielsen’s death was caused by an accidental fall from a 125 foot water tower in Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, where he was employed as a painter. Part of the steel ladder upon which he was working gave way, and he fel to the ground, a distance of about 80 feet. He is survived by his wife and two children, and his father, Jorgen Nielsen.

Mr. Nielsen had been called to Withee only last week to attend the funeral of his mother, and had returned to his work at Chicago, starting Monday morning. His sudden death has brought double sorrow to his relatives. His wife, Karin, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Nielsen of Withee, and the family were former residents of this community.

The bereaved relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of a great many friends in their time of sorrow.



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