Obit: Irish, Nettye #2 (1884 - 1948)
Surnames: Irish, Hayes, Asselin, Goetsch, Lauer, Bilben
----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 12/30/1948
Irish, Nettye #2 (16 NOV 1884 - 23 DEC 1948)
Mrs. Nettye Irish, 64, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield on Thursday, Dec. 23, 1948, being a victim of lymphatic Leukemia.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, Dec. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church, Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.). Dr. Fred Jordan of Eau Claire officiated. Burial was made in the Methodist Cemetery with Charles Frinack, Vivian Geiger, Isaac Sisco, Charles Ramberg, Chester Johnson, and Corwin C. Guell as pallbearers.
Nettye Amy Hayes was born on Nov. 16th, 1884. She was one of twin daughters born to Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hayes of the Town of Reseburg, Wis. She grew to womanhood on her father’s farm and attended the Reseburg Public School. On April 6th, 1905, she was united in marriage to Jerry Asselin, Jr. To this union two children were born, one son, Harold, who died in infancy, and one daughter, Eunice. After spending 15 years on a farm in Reseburg, they moved to the Village of Thorp where Mr. Asselin engaged in business. He died after a lingering illness on Oct. 15, 1940. She then moved to Wausau where she spent a year with her daughter and friends before returning to Thorp. On Dec. 1st, 1943 she was united in marriage at Chippewa Falls to Rev. James Irish, pastor of the Methodist Church. Since that time they have continued to live in Thorp.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, Rev. Irish, her daughter, Eunice, Mrs. Reno Goetsch, of Wausau, three grandchildren, Barbara, Jerry, and Kenneth, one sister, Mrs. Anton Lauer of Chippewa Falls and two step-children, Charles Irish of Pontiac, Mich., and Mrs. Ray Bilben of White Bear Lake, Minn.
Mrs. Irish was not one that made any great display of her religious faith, but she had an unwavering confidence in the Lord and her Shepherd. For months she realized that He was leading her out of the barren pastures of this world of sin and sorrow into the green pastures of a better and brighter world, but she also knew that between the two, there was a valley of the shadow of death thru which she must pass, but she had confidence in her Shepherd would grant her protection and security and that His rod and staff would bring her comfort and consolation.
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