Obit: Nielsen, Herdis (1900 – 1972)


Surnames: Nielsen, Sullivan, Rasmussen, Lindow, Peppell, Catura, Egan, Bonk, Smith, Christensen

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 13 Jan 1972

Nielsen, Herdis (14 AUG 1900 – 9 JAN 1972)

Mrs. Richard (Herdis) Nielsen, 71, a lifelong resident of the Withee (Clark Co., Wis.) area, died Sunday, January 9, 1972 at Lake Forest, Illinois, where she had been visiting.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 12 at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee, with Rev. Robert Sullivan, pastor, officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

The former Herdis Rasmussen was born August 14, 1900, in Superior and came to the Withee area as a child. She was married there on June 2, 1923, to Richard Nielsen, who survives her. The couple resided in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho for two years after their marriage, and returned to Withee I 1925. They had farmed in the Town of Hixon (Clark Co., Wis.) until 1950.

Mrs. Nielsen was a member of the Nazareth Lutheran Church, Withee, and had held offices in in various church organizations.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Wallace (Virginia) Lindow, Wauwatosa; Mrs. Marshall (Irene) Peppell and Mrs. Eldon (Mary) Catura, both of Marshfield; Mrs. Bert (Dorothy) Egan, Hoffman Estates, Illinois; and Mrs. James (Sonja) Bonk, Peshtigo; a son, John Nielsen, Norge, Virginia; 21 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Leon Smith and Mrs. Harold Christensen, both of Withee; and five brothers, H.B. Rasmussen, Spooner; Torvald Rasmussen, Tyler, Minnesota; Ove Rasmussen, Menomonie; Arnold Rasmussen, Withee, and Viggo Rasmussen, La Crosse.

She was preceded in death by a son.

The family announce that a memorial fund will be established in her name.



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