Obit: Afkend, Melva Alvina (1905 - 1971)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Afkend, Edwards, Little, Hanson, Fingerson, Simmons, Broaden, Richardson, Johnson, Dyre, Danielson, Syth, Christie, Jolivette, Windom, Jackson, Warner, Wenger

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 10/14/1971

Afkend, Melva Alvina (24 December 1905 - 6 October 1971)

Miss Melva Afkend, 65, of Greenwood died October 6 in Neillsville where she had been admitted to the hospital two days earlier. She had been in failing health with a heart ailment for several years.

Melva Alvina Afkend, daughter of Charles and Julia Afkend, was born December 24, 1905, at Cobb. She moved from southern Wisconsin to Greenwood in November, 1918, with her parents, and spent most of her life in Greenwood, with the exception of a few years when she lived in Marshfield. Miss Afkend was a telephone switchboard operator in Greenwood for many years. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and the American Lutheran Church women.

Surviving are nine cousins. Those in the area are: Mrs. Louis Edwards of Loyal, Donald Afkend of Neillsville, and Mrs. May Little of Eau Claire.

Funeral services were held October 9, from Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. The Rev. David Wenger officiated. Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Godfrey Dyre, Arendt Danielson, Arleigh Syth, Hugh Christie, Dale Jolivette and Leondo Windom. Miss Marilyn Jackson sang, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “Rock of Ages” accompanied by Mrs. Don Warner.

People from away who attended were: Mrs. May Little, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Little and Kenneth Little of Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Afkend and daughter, Rosemary of Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Edwards and sons of Loyal; Harold Hanson of Mt. Horeb; Adrian Fingerson, Bernard Fingerson, and Mrs. Alice Simmons and daughter, all of Madison; Mrs. Alva Broaden and son, Olin, and Betty Richardson of Stoughton; Mrs. Lawrence Fingerson of Cobb; and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Johnson of Spencer.



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