Miscellaneous Obituaries


Irving Alexander (Slim) Irwin
January 15, 1996 
On January 15, 1996, I.A. (Slim) Irwin passed away at the age of 83 years. 
He will be sadly missed by his wife Muriel; daughter Barbara Cook (Al); son Bill (Kathy); grandchildren: Lorraine, Leanne (Lawrence), Aynsley and Cassandra; and two great-grandchildren: Raya and Shaylyn. 
"Slim", as he was affectionately called by all who knew him, was born in Souris, Manitoba in 1912. His mother died when we was a child and he was eventually raised by his aunt and uncle Margaret and Tony Hughes. 
He was a self-made man who possessed great strength of character and a powerful will to survive. He overcame enormous obstacles during his youth, to eventually lead a fulfilling and productive life. 
He had little formal education, and started out working for the C.N.R. extra gang during the Depression. In 1940, he joined the R.C.A.F. and after a distinguished career, was discharged in 1946 with the rank of Flight Lieutenant. During the same month, he joined the C.P.R. Department of Investigation. He eventually retired in 1977 a Chief Inspector for the entire prairie region. 
Slim spent many years actively involved in youth sports with the C.P.A.C. sports organization. He was an outstanding baseball coach and an avid curler. As a young man, Slim was notorious for his work hard, play hard philosophy of life. He was an entertainer, dancer, singer, musician, storyteller and "life of the party". Many said he was the best old time fiddler anywhere. He road a motorcycle as a youth and was very proud of his Harley Davidson. In 1933, he won the Manitoba Hill Climb Championship in Minnedosa, Manitoba. 
He had a great sense of humour and a sensitive yet at times fearless nature in facing life's problems head on. He was a take charge kind of person, with natural leadership abilities. He was respected by all who knew him well. 
In his final years, although quite disabled, he was praised for his bright, alert mind and the gentle caring way he interacted with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, January 19 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance. 
Flowers gratefully declined. Should friends so desire, donations may be made to a charity of their choice. 
A special thanks to Dr. H. Chochinov and Dr. S. Koven and the nursing staff at the Seven Oaks Hospital for their care, consideration and kindness. Neil Bardal Inc. 949-2200 

Allan Robert Irwin
November 14, 1964
Funeral Service for the late Allan Irwin, 25, of Merritt, BC formerly of Snowden, Sask who was killed in an accident on November 14, was held in the Snowden United Church on November 20, with Rev. R. Livingston officiating. 
Mr. Irwin was born in Smeaton on August 31, 1938 and was a resident of Snowden until 1963 when he moved to Merritt, BC. 
Besides his widow, Doreen, he is survived by two daughters; Debbie and Jackie; a son; Gerald; his parents Mr & Mrs Robert Irwin of Snowden; two sisters; Mrs. N. Lewis of Shipman; and Miss Letitia Irwin of Edmonton. 
Burial took place in the family plot at Forest Lawn, Snowden with arrangements by the MacKenzie Funeral Home. 

Charles Alexander Irwin
Charles Alexander Irwin, 85, of 1124 Mountain Avenue, died Wednesday at his home. He had lived in Canada for 80 years. He was formerly of Souris, Man. and White Rock, Bc and lived for the last 10 months in Winnipeg. He was formerly employed with the CNR. Surviving are one son, Irving Alexander and two grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Bardal FuneralHome, Rev. A.J. T. Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery. 

Stella Mary Irwin (Debnam)
In loving memory of Stella Mary Irwin, aged 73 years. 
Stella Irwin was born in Beaubier, Sask on October 20, 1916 to Stanley and Mary Debnam. She passed away in the Pipawin Union Hospital on August 14, 1990. She married Robert White Irwin on September 25, 1937 at Kipling, Sask. They then travelled by covered wagon to where they homesteaded in the Snowden District. Following that, they lived in White Fox and Choiceland. At the time of her death, she was residing in Nipawin, Sask. 
Stella loved her family dearly. She took a great interest in gardening. Her favorite hobby was crocheting. Stella was a happy person, always wearing a smile. 
She was predeceased by her parents, Stanley and Mary Debnam; baby brother Stanley; two brothers Charlie and Bill Debnam and a son, Allan Irwin. 
She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, Robert; her daughters; Jean (Norman) Lewis of Shipman, Sask and Letisha (Terry) Banks of Port Alberni, BC; her brother Ted Debnam of Nipawin, Sask; two sisters-in-law: Elma Debnam and Florence Debnam; ten grandchildren: Debbie, Jackie, Gerry, Brenda, Cindy, Donna, Trudy, Cameron, Colin and Allan; and seven great-grandchildren. 
Funeral Service held at Coventry Folstad Funeral Chapel, August 22, 1990 2:00 pm. 
Officiating: Barbara Ann Bryant-Anstie 
Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery 
Organist: Mrs. Lloyd Tebbutt Soloist: Bonnie Folstad 
Pallbearers: Melvin Debnam, Wayne Goranson, Duane Ealey, George Barker, Andrew Ealey, Allan Birkenthal 
Lunch served by Snowden Community Club in the Snowden Hall 
Memorial Tributes may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan 
Coventry Folstad Funeral Home has care of funeral arrangements 

William Armstrong Irwin
February 8, 1960
William Armstrong Irwin - Last rites today for Legion Worker Irwin 
Last rites will be held today at 1:30 p.m. for a Dominion Life Member of the Canadian Legion, who passed away on February 8. 
William Armstrong Irwin, 14819 Prospect Avenue, was in his 94th year. 
Born on May 6, 1866 he was one of a family of 11 - nine boys and two girls. The family migrated from Dumbarton, Scotland and settled 20 miles south of Broadview, Sask, in 1882. 
"Bill" Irwin give 30 years of his life to the Canadian Legion and in addition to being a Dominion Life Member, was also a charter member of the G.W.V.A. 
He served on the original Dominion Executive of the Canadian Legion. 
Bill played a major role in the building of the Memorial Hall in Edmonton and presented the first brief on pensions to the federal government. This action later resulted in the Pensions Act and later the War Veteran's Allowance Act. He was also an accomplished artist. 
Those who were closest to him knew that he gave all he had to the well being of his comrades and never at any time thought of a reward for that service. He was one who could truly say "To you throw the Torch, be yours to hold it high." 
Mr. Irwin is survived by two brothers, Allan, North Vancouver and James, Saskatchewan; also several nieces and nephews including Thom Irwin of White Rock. 
Funeral will be held from Chapel Hill with burial at the Field of Honour at Sunnyside Lawn under the auspices of Canadian Legion Branch No. 8. Rev. E. Pitt Griffiths will officiate. 
"His remains will be buried in the Field of Honour but his spirit and devotion will live on and will long be remembered by the comrades he served so well," one of his close friends commented. 

William Alton Kennedy
December 31, 1972
At his Kenville residence, William Alton Kennedy, passed away suddenly on December 31st, 1972. He was 64 years of age. 
Born and educated at Carman, Manitoba. He came to Swan River Valley in 1934 and farmed in Avonlea district. On November 5, 1936 he married Martha Charlotte Rose Dubreuil at St. Columbia Roman Catholic Church. He went north to Flin Flon in 1939 and worked for Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co until enlisting and serving in World War II from 1943 to 1946. Upon discharge, he farmed for 10 years in Avonlea District and then worked as a diamond driller from 1956 until his retirement in 1959. He was predeceased by his wife in 1965. 
Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Alvin Pickering (Carole) of Kamloops, B.C. and Mrs. Frank Barkovics of Carnduff, Sask; a brother Charles of Carman; three sisters: Mrs. E.L. Pfrimmer (Lela) and Mrs. Evelyn Houston of Carman; Mrs. Mary MacDonald of Portage La Prairie and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sisters. 
Funeral service was conducted by Father J. Lassenga at the Chapel of Paull Funeral Home on January 6, 1972 at 2:00 pm. Interment at Birchwood Cemetery, Swan River. Pallbearers were John, Fred and Richard Dubreuil, Elmer McLean, Clifford Graham and Robert Campbell. 
Edwin V. Paull Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Anne Irwin McDougall
October 20, 1952
Many attend funeral services for Mrs. McDougall The funeral service for Mrs. Anne McDougall wife of Donald McDougall of Kipling, was held Friday afternoon at Kipling United Church. Rev. Douglas T. Sloan conducted the service. The Church Choir was in attendance, accompanied by Miss Audry Tillotson at the organ, and Mrs. D.J. Devine sang a solo. The attendance was so great that many could not be accommodated in the church, and had to stand outside. The front of the church was massed with floral tributes from friends and organizations, and all attested to the popularity of the long-time resident of the district and town, and her family. Members of Windthorst Chapter of the Eastern Star attended in a body. A large number also attended the burial in Kipling cemetery. Pallbearers were W.O. White, L. Gemmill, James Keith, Stewart Robertson, Vernon Trotter and Thomas Kearns. 
Mrs. McDougall, first as the Scottish lass Anne Irwin, of a prominient district family, and later to carry on prominent roles as a matron with a family of her own, was always popular. Her wit and joviality; her kindness and capability, made and kept close friends in many walks of life. Her sudden death on Manday, October 20, left grief wherever she was known.
Relatives present included Thomas McDougall, a son, from Guelph, Ontario; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Clark (nee Islay McDougall) from Banff, Alberta; four brothers, James Irwin of Snowden, Sask, Charles and William of Vancouver, and Frank of Regina 

Mary Irene Baker (nee Pickering)
April 30, 1988
Baker, Mary I., 74 of New Port Richey, died Saturday (April 30, 1988) at Riverside Hospital. Born in Canada, she came here four years ago from New York. She was a secretary for the New York Stock Exchange and a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, New Port Richey. 
Survivors include a son, Henry, New Hampshire, a daughter, Sandra Lacy, Long Island, N.Y.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 
North Guardian Funeral Homes, New Port Richey, Florida. 
St. Pete Times, May 2, 1988 

Raymond Louis Pickering
October 30, 1995
On Monday, October 30th, 1995, Raymond (Ray) Louis Pickering passed away suddenly at Royal Inland Hospital at the age of 80 years. 
Ray leaves to mourn his loving wife of 57 years, Mabel, four sons: Alvin (Carol) Pickering of Enderby; Billy (Faye) Pickering; Jim (Lupe) Pickering; and Don (Linda) Pickering of Kamloops; three daughters: Iris (Melvin) Petersen of Kamloops; Shirley (Rod) Walton of Fort Langley; and Deanna (Herman) Konjolka of Kamloops. He also leaves 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, his half sister Cherie Thurn of New York, and numerous nieces and nephews. 
He was predeceased by his mother Emily Elizabeth Pickering (Metcalfe), his sister Lillian Blamey, grandson Allen Konjolka, granddaughter Lisa Pickering and great-granddaughter Crystal Pickering. 
Ray was born in White Beach, Saskatchewan on May 7th, 1915 and moved to Kamloops in 1966. He worked as a heavy equipment operator on many highway projects in Alberta and BC, including the Edmonton International Airport and the Yellowhead Highway. He was employed by many construction companies including New West Construction, View Construction and later, for M & T Rentals. 
Ray enjoyed welding and mechanic work as a hobby, building small tractors and trailers, as well as hunting, dancing and the love for old time music. 
The Reverend Joseph MacDonald will conduct the funeral service in the Schoening Funeral Chapel on Friday, November 3rd, 1995 at 1:00 pm. 
Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. 
Should friends desire, donations to the Overlander Care Hospital Building Fund, 953 Southill Street, Kamloops would be appreciated in memory of Ray. 
Hymns: 36-The Old Rugged Cross, 23-Jesus Loves Me, 5-Amazing Grace, Organist: Mrs. Louise Grass 
Pallbearers: Leon Pickering, Clayton Pickering, Craig Petersen, Rodney Pickering, Raymond Walton, Brent Petersen 
Service arrangements are entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 513 Seymour Street. 374-1454 

Annie Amelia Sykes
January 1, 1990
In loving memory of Annie Amelia Sykes, aged 98 years, born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, on July 1, 1891, passed away January 1, 1990 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. 
Mrs. Sykes is survived by three daughters: Mary Robertson of Prince Albert, Sask; Dorothy (Robert) Turnbull of Prince Albert; Amy Going of Ottawa, ON; two sons: Irwin (Myrt) Sykes of Nipawin, Sask; Raymond (Fran) Sykes of Chamberlain. 
17 grandchildren: Jean (Ed) Camrud, Robert (Amy) Robertson, Les (Doris) Robertson, Carol (Fred) Withey, Deanna (Tom) Davies, Doreen (Don) Fraser, Lynn Turnbull, Mary Ellen (Rick) Mallet, Philip (Beth) Going, Pat (Michael) Going, Kerry Going, Nora (Tony) Paluck, Shirley (Morris) Eastman, Terry (Ron) Knuston, Don (Lenore) Gammel, Howard (Les) Gammel, Bev (Lyle) Fiffer. 
43 great-grandchildren and 28 great-great-grandchildren. 
She was predeceased by her husband Herbert Samuel Sykes, an infant daughter, her parents William and Emily Thickett, seven brothers and an infant sister, 2 granddaughters and 2 sons-in-law. 
Funeral to take place at Snowden Community Hall, Snowden, Sask on Friday, January 5, 1990 at 2:00 pm. 
Clergy, Rev. Glen Ash and Pallbearers: Larry Backlund, David Pagan, Earl Tessmer, Jack Pickett, Duane Ealey, Dale Debler. 
Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery 
On behalf of the family, we wish to express our gratitude for your many acts of kindness evidenced in thought and deed, and for your attendance at the Memorial Service. 
MacKenzie Funeral Home, 130-9th Street East, Prince Albert, Sask.

Robert Merrile Stewart Turnbull
August 28, 1996
Mr. Robert "Bob" Turnbull late of Prince Albert, beloved husband of Mrs. Dorothy Turnbull passed away in Holy Family Hospital on Wednesday, August 28, 1996 at the age of 78 years. Bob was born on May 29, 1918 in Rosetown, Saskatchewan. Bob leaves to mourn and cherish his memory his loving wife of 57 years, Dorothy; three daughters, Deanna (Tom) Davies of Saskatoon, Doreen (Don) Fraser of Merritt, BC and Lynn Turnbull of Prince Albert; nine grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; a sister Phyllis (Ivan) Hay of Georgetown, ON; and a sister-in-law Rose Brown of Saskatoon; as well as, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Melissa (nee Beaman) Turnbull, a half brother Aubrey Brown; a sister and brother-in-law Helen and Harry Barrett. 
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 31, 1996 at 10:00 am in Gray's Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dr. Don Schweitzer officiating. Interment in Memorial Gardens. In lieu of other tributes, the family request that donations in Bob's memory be made to the Saskatchewan Lung Associatioin. 
Gray's Funeral Chapel "Our Family Serving Your Family" 922-4729 

Mike Janson Rites Held At Lastrup Mon.  
Funeral services were held at St. John's Nepomurk [?] church, Lastrup, at ten, Monday morning for Michael Janson, 80, who passed away at St. Gabriel's hospital, Thursday afternoon, October 4th. Death was due to a heart attack. Officiating at the rites was the Rev. Frederick Kampsen, with internment in the Lastrup cemetery. 
Mr. Janson had farmed in Granite Township for the last 42 years. He was the son of John and Mary Janson with whom he came to this country at an early age from his Baden, Germany birthplace (March 9, 1876). 
They settled first near Buckman, which was his home until leaving for Granite Township. May 14, 1906 he married Antonia Hurdt at North Prairie. 
Surviving are his widow, six sons, and four daughters: Leo, Harding; Walter, Camas, Washington; Edward, Hillman; and Leonard, Victor and Alfred, Pierz; Mrs. Herman Jamma (Marie) and Mrs. Fred Boser (Mathilda), both of this place. There are 25 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 
Surviving brothers and sisters include Joe, Buckman; Dan, Waverly; John, Mayhew Lake; Peter, Oklahoma; Mrs. Bill Vanden Heuvel (Teresa), Gilman, Wis.; Mrs. Nick Daniels (Sophie) and Regina Janson, Milwaukee, Wis.; Mrs. Al Brucker (Elizabeth) and Catherine Janson, Minneapolis; and Sister Mamertha (Anna), St. Cloud. 
Pallbearers were Melban Kapsner, Peter Rauch, Wenzel R. Marshik, Ray Hoheisel, Alfred Block and Peter W. Vernig. 
Honorary pallbearers were Joe Portner, Peter Leeb, Mike Kapsner, Theo. Hoheisel, Gerhard Block and John Virnig.  [died 10/04/1956 per the Minnesota Death Index]

Mrs. Antonia Janson  
Antonia Janson, 92, formerly of Lastrup, died Friday at St. Mary's Villa in Pierz. 
Services will be at 11 Tuesday morning in St. Joseph's Church in Pierz, with the Rev. Alfred Heltemes officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Lastrup. 
Friends may call after 3:30 this afternoon at the Brenny Funeral Home in Pierz. Christian Mothers of Lastrup and Pierz will say the rosary at 7:30 tonight. Parish prayers will be at 8:30, and the Knight of Columbus will say the Office of the Dead at 9:15. 
Mrs. Janson was born in 1874 in Austria. She came to the Bowlus area when she was four with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hurdt. She married Mike Janson in 1907 and they moved to the Buckman area where they lived and farmed. She retired and lived with her son, Leonard, for a few years before she moved to the Villa in 1970. 
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1956 and two sons and a daughter. 
She is survived by her children, Leo, Alfred, Leonard, Vic, Mrs. Herman (Marie) Jamma, and Mrs. Fred (Tillie) Boser, all of Pierz, and Ed of Hillman. She had 31 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. 
[born 2/7/1874, died 10/10/1975 per the Minnesota Death Index]  

Math A. Meyer Passed Away Friday 
Was in Poor Health for Some Time Burial Was Held Here Last Monday Morning  
Last Friday evening at 9:30 o'clock occurred the death of Math A. Meyer at his home 3 miles southwest of this village. He was ill with influenza for some time which is also reprted as the cause of his death. 
Math A. Meyer was born at Cross Plains, Wis., April 18, 1865. He came to this locality at the age of ten years and has always resided here since. He was married to Catherine Brausen at Buckman November 9, 1897. He was a well known farmer of Agram township having farmed there for many years. 
The deceased is survived by his wife and the children as follow: Mrs. Mike Meyer of Genola; Nick C. Meyer of Buh town; Mrs. Joseph Faust of Granite, and at home are Lena, John, Peter, Andrew, Joseph, Christ, August, Catherine and Eva. Two brothers, Mike of Chicago and Joseph of Pierz and two sisters, Mrs. Christ Faust and Mrs. John Smith also of Pierz survive. 
On Monday morning at 10 o'clock burial service was held in the St. Joseph church in this village and interment followed in the local cemetery. Among those present at the funeral were John Smith and Mr. and Mrs. August Skolaski of Madison, Wis., Ed. Dietrich of Waneka [sic], Wis., Mr. and Mrs. John Gassert of Moose Lake and Mr. and Mrs. John Roch of Pine Island.  

Mrs. Eva Stave
Mrs. Eva Stave, lifelong resident of Lengby, passed away Dec. 28, 1976, at the Clearwater County Memorial Hospital in Bagley at the age of 76. 
Funeral services for Mrs. Stave were held Friday, Dec. 31, 1976, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lengby. The Rev. G. F. Guldberg officiated. Internment will be in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. 
Eva Marie Stave was born Dec. 18, 1900, in Lengby to Herbert and Louise Hilliard. She attended school in Lengby and resided there her entire life. 
She was married to William Stave Nov. 28, 1921, in Lengby. Her husband passed away in 1962. 
Mrs. Stave was a member of the Lengby VFW Auxiliary. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, where she was active in the work of her church. 
She is survived by two sons, James of White, S.D., and Darrell of Brainerd, Minn.; four daughters, Mrs. Richard (Ardelle) Danks of Lenby, Mrs. Peter (Marilyn) Abeldgaard of Richfield, Minn., Mrs. James ( Marion) Boisjolie of Bloomington, Minn., and Mrs. Richard (Patricia) Helmberger of Bloomington; thirteen grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
She was precede in death by her husband, her parents, one infant daughter, and one brother. 
Casket bearers were Peter Abeldgaard, Richard Danks, Marshall Helmberger, Bill Stave, Jr., Richard Helmberger, and James Boisjolie.  

William "Bill" Stave
Funeral services were held Monday at the St. Paul Lutheran church in Lengby for William "Bill" Stave, long-time businessman in Lengby, who passed away June 14 [1962]
The Rev. G. F. Guldberg officiated and Pederson Funeral home of Fosston was in charge of arrangements. 
William Stave 
William (Bill) Stave passed away at Clearwater Memorial hospital at Bagley, Minn. on June 14 after a brief illness. 
Mr. Stave was born Sept. 28, 1900 on a farm in Columbia township, just east of Lengby, Minn. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran church in Lengby. He moved to Lengby with his family at the age of 16 years, where he spent most of his life. He operated a grocery store for a number of years, spent time in Alaska, and was a local carpenter up until his death. 
He served on the village council, and was active in other civic affairs. 
He was united in marriage to Eva Hilliard on November 28, 1921. To this union seven children were born. An infant daughter preceded him in death. 
In addition to his wife, Eva, he is survived by six children. They are: James of Lengby, Darrell of Brainerd, Mrs. Richard Danks (Ardelle) of Lengby, Mrs. Peter Abeldgaard (Marilyn), Mrs. James Boisjolie (Marion), and Mrs. Richard Helmberger (Patricia) all of Minneapolis. He leaves eleven grandchildren. All of his brothers and sisters preceded him in death. 

Mrs. William LaFavor, 29, Dies in Hospital
Mrs. William LaFavor, 29 years old, 612 North Third street, East Grand Forks, died in a Grand Forks hospital Monday night. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 A.M. in the Pierce chapel with Rev. O.T. Ness officiating. Mrs. LaFavor leaves her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Swen Eikness of Berwick, N.D.; five children, seven sisters and three brothers. 

John Janson, County Pioneer, Dies
Death of Aged Buckman Resident Follows Lingering Illness; Burial Was at Buckman Saturday
The death of John Janson, a well known Morrison county pioneer, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 9 [approx. 1928], at nine o'clock at his home at Buckman. Death was due to cancer of prostate with which he suffered for some time. During the last two weeks his illness became more serious until death occurred. 
John Janson was born in Balzfeld, Baden, Germany in 1845, and at the time of his death he was 83 years of age. He was married at Horrenberg, Baden, Germany 53 years ago. His wife preceded him in death two years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Janson came to America in 1884 and moved onto a farm five miles southeast of Buckman. They lived there until 14 years ago when they retired from farming and moved to Buckman village where they lived until death called them. 
The deceased is survived by the following children: Mike Janson of Granite, Joseph Janson and Mrs. Nick Daniel of Buckman, Daniel of Waverly, Minn., John of White Lake, S.D., Peter of Janesville, Minn., Mrs. Theresia Vandenheavel of Gilman, Wis., Mrs. Alois Preuscher and Miss Catherine Janson of Minneapolis, Sister Mamertha O.S.B. of St. Cloud and Miss Regina at home. A brother Stephan Janson resides in Michigan. 
On Saturday morning at 10 o'clock burial services were held in St. Michael's church at Buckman and interment was in the cemetery at that place.  

John Stave  
Lengby, May 11.-John Stave, of Lengby, died last Friday evening at 6:55 p.m. He was born at Trondhjem, Norway, in 1856, and came to this country in 1883, locating at Zumbrota, Minnesota; but learning of better oppourtunities in northern Minnesota, he came north and took up a homestead about two miles north of here, which he later sold and bought a farm in south Columbia about one mile from Lengby. As years began to creep upon him and his health failing, he retired from farming and bought a residence in Lengby, where he has lives for the past five years. He has suffered from Bright's disease for several years, which was the cause of his death. 
The funeral was held Monday from the residence and from the St. Paul Norwegian Lutheran church, The services were conducted by Rev. A. Sorenson, of Bagley. It was one of the largest funerals ever held in Lengby. Friends came from far and near and the little village practically abandoned all business during the time of the funeral. Those who survive him are his wife and seven children: Alfred Stave, of Ebro; Olous Stave, Minneapolis; Mrs. Conrad Laines, Mrs. C.J. Yngve, Mrs. Nels Asleson, Willie and Johnnie of Lengby. His only living sister, Anna Udseth, and brother-in-law from Duluth were present at the funeral.  

Herbert Hilliard Died Wednesday
Herbert Warren Hilliard of Lengby died at the Bagley hospital Wednesday of this week from pneumonia after a short illness. He had been taken to the hospital Monday. 
He was a son of William and Mary Hilliard and was born in Holland township, LaCrosse county, Wisconsin, Oct. 30, 1869. In 1881 he moved to Hawley, Minnesota, with his parents where he grew to manhood. 
Mr. Hilliard was a mechanic and steam engineer by trafe and for 20 years had operated the Great Northern railway coal chute at Lengby. He was married in 1899. 
His father, William Hilliard, a Civil war veteran, mother, a daughter, three grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. A. A. Albright (Cora), and brother Wilfred, survive. A son, Harry, and sister, Mrs. R.C. Thompson (Minnie) preceded him to the grave. 
Funeral services are to be held at two o'clock this afternoon from Fridhem church, Lengby.

Mrs. Louise Hilliard
Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Hilliard were held Monday Aug. 5, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lengby. The Rev. David Lillegard of Trail officiated and the Pederson Funeral Home of Fosston was in charge of arrangements. 
Louise Wangerin Hilliard was born Oct. 4, 1877, to Edward and Johannah Wangerin in Germany. She came with her parents as a very small child to Parkers Prairie, Minn., where she was baptized and confirmed in the German Lutheran church, and attended school. 
She was united in marriage with Herbert Hilliard Aug. 24, 1898, at Fosston, and have, since made their home in Lengby. 
Mrs. Hilliard passed away Aug. 1, 1968, at the Fosston Nursing home at the age of 90 years, nine months and 27 days. 
Left to mourn her passing are one daughter, Mrs. Eva Stave of Lengby, and one foster daughter, Mrs. Russell Ness, of Brainerd, Minn. Also surviving are six grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, two foster grandsons and one brother, Gust Wangerin, of the Wadena Nursing home in Wadena, Minn. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Harry, and several sisters and brothers.  [LOUISE BERTHA MARIE HILLIARD died 8/1/1968 per the Minnesota Death Index]

Edward Wangerin Dies
Parkers Prairie, Mar. 1.- Edward Wangerin passed away Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 24, at the home of his grandson, Harry J. Eggert. Mr. Wangerin was 84 years old and has been sick several years. 
He leaves an aged widow, three sons, four daughters and several grandchildren. The sons are Gust and William Wangerin of Effington Albert Wangerin of Leaf Valley, the daughters are Mrs. John Eggert of Valley City, N.D., Mrs. Herbert Hilliard of Lengby, Minn., Mrs. Joe Weichselbaum of Gemmel, Minn., and Mrs. Dion of Blackduck. 
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the home, Rev. Kelm, officiating. Remains were laid at rest in the north Effington cemetery.  [EDWARD A WANGERIN  d. 02/24/1920 per the Minnesota Death Index]

Mrs. Johannah Wangerin
Mrs. Johannah Wangerin, a resident of Effington township for fourty-three years, passed away Monday of this week at the home of her grand-daughter, Mrs. Harry Eggert at the ripe old age of 84 years, 9 months and 3 days. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the North Effington church, Rev. Emil Polster officiating in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends of the departed who was highly loved and esteemed among her acquaintances. Burial was in the cemetery of that congregation. 
Mrs. Wangerin was born in Germany Sept. 25, 1841. With her husband, Edward Wangerin she came to America and located in Effington fourty-three years ago. Mr. Wangerin passed from this life about eight years ago. Mrs. Wangerin is survived by three sons, William and Gustav of Effington and Albert of Leaf Valley, and four daughters: Wilhemina (Mrs. John Eggert) of Valley City, N.D., Bertha (Mrs. Dion) of Blackduck; Louisa (Mrs. Hilliard) of Lengby; and Annie (Mrs. Weichselbaum) of Gemmel, besides 41 grandchildren and 53 great grandchildren. One daughter Mrs. Gusta Stibal died may years ago at Lidgerwood, N.D. 
The married granchildren of Mrs. Wangerin include the following named persons: Louis Wangerin, Rolla, N.D.; Ewald Wangerin, Crosby, N.D.; Mrs. Rosie Becker, Rogers, N.D.; Mrs. Anna Stiles, Robert, John, Richard and Bennie Eggert, Valley City, N.D.; Mrs. Annie Klein, Hugo, N.D.; Mrs. Lena Stine and Mrs. Louisa Stern, Wahpeton, N.D.; Mrs. Minnie Crub, Alfred Weichselbaum, Gemmel, Minn.; Mrs. Hilda Thompson, Mrs. Lillie Noel, Blackduck, Minn.; Louis Stibal, Lidgewood, N.D.; Robert Larson, State of Washington; Mrs. Eva Stave, Lengby, Minn.; Mrs. Lillie Kelm, Outlook, Mont.; Mrs. Dora Zinter, Mrs. Ida Eggert, Harry Eggert and Robert Wangerin, Effington, Minn.; and Mrs. Mary Crandall and Mrs. Emma Bucholtz of North Dakota. 
The three sons and Mrs. John Eggert and Mrs. Weichselbaum were here for the funeral and Mrs. Hilliard arrived on the early train this (Thursday) morning. John Eggert and his son Richard of Valley City also came, and his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Bechert of Rogers, N.D.  [Died 06/28/1926]

Mary Ophelia Hilliard
Lengby, Feb. 10.-On Tuesday, February 4th [1930] the news was spread about that Mrs. Mary Ophelia Hilliard had passed into eternity. Just one week had she been sick. She was taken ill with pneumonia very suddenly. She seemed to overcome that attack and rallied so that there seemed good hopes of her recovery. But her heart proved too weak and she was called to leave her dear ones to go to the mansions of the blessed. 
Mrs. Mary Ophelia Hilliard was born at Beaver Dam, Wis., on the second day of July, 1850. About 49 years ago she and her husband moved to Clay county, Minn. In 1892 the family settled in the community were Mrs. Hilliard has since resided. 
Mrs. Hilliard was interested in the affairs of the church. She was an active member of the Fridhem Lutheran church and did all she could to extend the work of God's kingdom. She was always at the services and often communed at the Lord's table. She loved her Savior and wanted to show her love in an active ministry. 
But not only was she interested in the affairs of her church but to all that pertained to the welfare of the community. She will be greatly missed by the people of Lengby and surrounding country as her influence was brought to bear in all works for the common good. We are not able to value such influences as we should as long as they are with us, but when they are gone we miss them so. 
She was deeply loved by those about her. "Grandma" was always so considerate for the welfare of her children and especially the grandchildren. The loving and considerate spirit of "grandma" was the joy of the family gatherings. 
Last August the heavy sorrow of the loss of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas, of Michigan was laid upon her heart. Just three weeks before her own funeral she was called upon to be at the grave of her son, Herbert. Silently she bore the grief, but inwardly she felt it very, very keenly. 
Mrs. Hilliard was at her death 79 years, 7 months and 2 days. Those of the immediate family are her daughter Mrs. Albright of Lengby; her son, Wilfred Hilliard of Lengby, nine grandchildren, and five great gradchildren. 
Funeral services were held Friday from the home at 1:30 p.m. and from the Fridhem church at 2 o'clock. Rev. E. Erickson of Hallock officiated. The body was laid to rest in the Lengby cemetery.

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