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The following obituaries have been typed and added to the website.  More will be added as they are typed:



GALVIN, Oram Seva
GARBE, Albert
GODFREY, Lida Emma
GOODVIN, Deloy U.
GRANT, Eugene
GRANT, Oscar
GROAT, Rose Anna
GROTE, Mrs. Merit
GRUENHAGEN, Mable



GALVIN, Oram Seva

One of the largest funerals ever held in Birchwood took place on Wednesday of last week when the final rites were conducted for Oram Galvin, and his remains were laid to rest in Woodlawn cemetery.  Rev. Gardner officiated in the services at the Methodist church.

Oram Seva Galvin, who died on Sunday, April 11, 1937, was born in Adamsville, Canada, August 11, 1858.  He came to Mauston, Wisconsin, in 1865 and was united in marriage to Ida Almira Claflin in 1880.  They moved to Birchwood in 1923 where they have resided ever since.

Eight children were born to this union, namely, Mrs. Olive Williams, Mrs. Essie Lackey, Mrs. Fanny Senogles, John Galvin, Mrs. Mary Wentland, Mrs. Bernice Millard, Clinton Galvin and Howard Galvin.  His wife and two daughters, Fanny and Bernice, preceded him in death.  Besides his six children, he leaves to mourn his loss, 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Deceased was honorable and upright in all his dealings.  He had the ability of making and retaining friends.

Those who attended the funeral from out-of-town were: Mr. and Mrs. Harry DeWolf, Barron; John Chaflin, Harry Galvin, Wilsie Gilmore, Ed. Ingles, Mauston; Mr. and Mrs. George Jackish and Mrs. Victor Niles, Minneapolis, Minn.  The pallbearers were J. A. Morey, H. L. LaPointe, Ed Dityman, Jos. Robotke, Jr., Wm. Sander and Herman Biel.

-Transcribed from the Washburn County Register, Shell Lake, Washburn Co., WI, 22 Apr 1937

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GARBE, Albert

Albert Garbe, well known resident of this community for nearly 56 years, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alfren Schubert, August 5, 1937, at the age of 77 years, 7 months and 16 days.  Death was caused by a lingering illness.

Albert Garbe was born in Pommern, Germany, Jan. 20, 1860, where he grew to young manhood and on September 22, 1883, he was married to Bertha Rauchstadt at that place.  They came to this country and resided in Shell Lake, where he worked in the saw mill.  In 1899 they moved on a farm about 5 miles west of Shell Lake.  In 1923 he quit farming and moved back to Shell Lake.  In 1936 his health failed him and so stayed with his daughter until his death.

His wife preceded him in death nearly 22 years ago.  Seven children were born to them.  Surviving include one son, Carl Garbe of Shell Lake, and two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Brown of Foreston, Minn., and Mrs. Alfred Schubert of Spooner, also one brother of Germany, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 7th, at 2 o'clock at the German Lutheran church.  Rev. O. H. Martin officiating.  Interment was made in the Shell Lake cemetery.

Those from out of town that attended the funeral were Mrs. Thomas Brown, Mr. Arthur Brown, and Mrs. Walter Good, all of Foreston, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Peterson and Geo. Baumgartner of Duluth, Minn., Misses Minnie, Emma, Willard and Herman Fisher of Faribault, Minn.

-Transcribed from the Washburn County Register, Shell Lake, Washburn Co., WI, 12 Aug 1937

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GODFREY, Lida Emma

Lida Emma Godfrey was born at South Shore, South Dakota, on July 1, 1889 and grew to womanhood there.  She came to Spooner in 1908.

She was married to Frank Godfrey on Dec 12, 1917, at Spooner and they moved to the township of Brooklyn and have resided there since.

Mrs. Godfrey passed away suddenly at her home on Friday, May 18th at the age of 61 years, 10 months and 17 days.

She is survived by her husband and two sons, Lloyd of Gilman, Albert of Hibbing, Minn., and one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Smith of Austin, Minn.; seven grandchildren; four brothers, Elmer Storey, St. Paul, Minn., Manley Storey, Breckenridge, Minn., Louis Storey, Fergus Falls, Minn., John Storey, Escentica, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Albert Baker and Mrs. Earl Caulkins, Breckenridge, Minn., and Mrs. Gladys Johnson, Austin, Minn.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 22, 1951 from Dahl Funeral Home.  Rev. J. F. Pennington of Trego officiating with burial in Lampson Cemetery.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI., 31 May 1951, page 7

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GOODVIN, Deloy U.

DELOY U. GOODVIN

Deloy U. Goodvin, 69, Minong, died Saturday at an Eau Claire hospital after a brief illness.

Mr. Goodvin was born in Manitowoc on July 5, 1902.  He moved to Minong in 1906.  He was employed by the C&NW Railroad as a maintenance man for about 35 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. David Bundy, Beloit, Mrs. Robert Daniels, Eau Claire; two brothers, Oscar and Edward Ulness, Manitowoc; one sister, Mrs. Ida Davis, Eau Claire; five grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.

The services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Minong Presbyterian Church with the Rev. David Stenvad of Solon Springs officiating.  Interment took place in the family lot in Minong cemetery.  The Dahl Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI., 09 Aug 1962, page 7

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GRANT, Eugene

Eugene Grant, 76, passed away at Rivers Manitoba, Can.  Funeral services were held there on Tuesday, August 7, from Brokley and Donavan Funeral home, at Branden, Canada.

Committal services will be held Thursday, August 9, at 2 o'clock under the auspices of the F. A. M. Lodge No. 260.

Friends may call at the Dahl Funeral Home after 9 o'clock Thursday until time of services.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI., 09 Aug 1962, page 7

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GRANT, Oscar

Oscar Grant, 23 years, passed away at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, January 20, 1937, at the General hospital at Madison, Wis., from kidney complications.  He was taken to the hospital there two weeks prior to his death.  Oscar had been ailing with kidney trouble ever since infancy.

Deceased was born in Town of Barronett on Sept. 29, 1913.  He operated the home farm with his brother, Einar.  He was a member of the Heart Lake Lutheran church and male chorus.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Andrew Thorpe, Muskegon, Michigan; two sisters, Mrs. William Kasten, Evanston, Ill., and Evelyn, Muskegon, Mich.; two brothers, Einar and Olaf, Jr.  His father preceded him in death in 1935.

Funeral services were conducted at the Heart Lake church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. Homer Johnson officiating.  Music was furnished by the Heart Lake Male chorus and a vocal solo by Mrs. Johnson, "Will there Be Any Stars In My Crown", this was Oscar's favorite song.

Out of town people present at the funeral were:  Mr. and Mrs. Kasten and Gladys Deerly of Evanston, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Gronning, Ruth Gronning, and Pauline Peterson, all of Minneapolis and Arthur Deerly from a CCC camp near Hayward.  Interment was in the Shell Lake cemetery.

-Transcribed from the Washburn County Register, Shell Lake, Washburn Co., WI, 28 Jan 1937

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GROAT, Rose Anna

ROSE ANNA GROAT RITES HELD AT EARL

Rose Anna Groat was born at Chilton on February 2, 1887.  On January 21, 1912 she was united in marriage to Fred Groat.

The family came to the Stanberry community in 1914 from Gravesville and has resided there since.

Mrs. Groat passed away on Friday, March 9, at the Hayward Nursing Home at the age of 86 years.  Her husband, one sister and two brothers preceded her in death.

She is survived by seven children, Mrs. Frank (Pauline) Zimbrick of Springbrook, Mrs. Bennett (Lucille) Lee Sr. of Hayward, Frank of Springbrook, Mrs. Lawrence (Dorothy) Shue of Hayward, Ronald of Minneapolis, Minn., Lynn of Pasadena, Calif., and Lyle of Minong.  Also 16 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 12, at 2 p.m. at the Earl Congregational Church.  Rev. William Stai officated with burial in the Earl Cemetery.

The Dahl Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 15 Mar 1973, page 6

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GROTE, Mrs. Merit

Mrs. Merit Grote, 87, bed-ridden several years, perished in a farm home fire six and a half miles northwest of Prairie Farm village Sunday (31 Jan 1937). She lived in the farm home with her son, Anto, 54.  The fire broke out early Sunday while the son was doing chores.  He stepped out of the barn to find the house a mass of flames, preventing his entrance.

-Transcribed from the Washburn County Register, Shell Lake, Washburn Co., WI, 04 Feb 1937

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GRUENHAGEN, Mable

STONE LAKE PIONEER DIES AT AGE 89

Mrs. Mabel Gruenhagen, 89, pioneer resident of Stone Lake, died in Hayward on Thursday.

Born in Sand Creek, Barron County, Nov. 24, 1882, she came with her parents to Stone Lake when six years old.  She married Louis Gruenhagen in Hayward at the Old Clark House.  She was a charter member of the Stone Lake Women's Club.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Leonard Heimerdingen, Stone Lake, Mrs. Wilbur Franklin, Eagle River, Canada; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.  Her husband preceded her in death in 1946 and a son, Leroy, in 1963.

Funeral services were held at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday.  Rev. Robert Thrasher officiating.  Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Stone Lake.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 01 Jun 1972, page 8

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