Obituaries for Surnames Beginning With "W"
Wabasha County, Minnesota

Ralph Warthesen
Mrs. Clem (Louisa) Welp
Marie Werner


Here are two obits for my ancestor Marie Werner. She was born Dec. 11, 1898, Alden, Minn.; died May 10, 1922, Elgin, Wabasha County, Minn., buried Elgin Cemetery, Elgin, Minn., age 23; never married; Henry Werner adopted her. Her natural parents were Jens M. Larson and Alzada Arvilla (Johnson) Larson . Apparently Marie died from an infected tooth, according to family legend.

Prominent Young Lady of Village Succumbs
Miss Marie Werner's Death, Which Occurred Wednesday is Shock to Community

The death of Miss Marie Werner on Wednesday morning was a shock to the whole community for while it was known that she was very seriously ill, no one realized that her death was so near. She had been quite ill for about three weeks suffering from an infection from her teeth and a nervous breakdown, but only for about a week had she been confined to her bed. She passed away at 10:30 o'clock.

Miss Marie Alice Werner, the adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Werner of this village, was born at Alden, Minn., Dec. 11, 1898. She was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Werner when a small child and lived with them on farms in this vicinity until they moved to the village about five years ago. She attended country schools and the Elgin Public school for one term. She then took up store work and made a very efficient clerk in stores in this village for about three years. Miss Werner was a young lady of pleasing personality, with always a smile and pleasant word for everyone. Her death will be very keenly felt by a large circle of friends, both young and old. She was a member of the local Lutheran church in which she took an active interest.

Besides the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Werner, with whom she has lived since childhood, her own mother, Mrs. Alice Temple of Minneapolis, and three brothers and two sisters survive. The brothers and sisters are, Martin and John Werner of Tracy, Joe and Mrs. Arthur George of Lucan, Minn., and Laura Temple of Minneapolis.

Funeral services will be conducted form the Werner home at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon and from the Lutheran church at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. C.A. Affeldt will officiate. Interment will be made in the Elgin cemetery.

Pallbearers are to be Omer Schultz, Alfred Gusa, Alfred Benike, August Sell, Emery Ponto and Carl Schattschneider.

Relatives from away who are here or are expected to come for the funeral are Martin Werner of Tracy, Mrs. George of Lucan, Mrs. Alice Temple and daughter Laura of Minneapolis, Mrs. Martin Werner and Mrs. John Werner of Tracy.

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Funeral of Marie Werner

As announced in last week's Monitor, the burial over the remains of Miss Marie Werner, who passed away May 10th, was performed the 12th. Weather conditions were fine and an unusually large number of people came personally to express their sympathy with the parents and relatives of the deceased.

At 2 p.m. the last, sad rites were begun at the home of Rev. C.A. Affeldt who conducted the singing of a funeral hymn and read from the Bible I. Thessal, 2, 13-18. This was followed by words of consolation and then prayer. Thereupon the remains were conducted to meeting place of Trinity Lutheran church. After a hymn by the audience, the pastor spoke on Job 10, 11:12 in German language. After this Trinity choir rendered a suitable selection. This was followed by an oration in English language based upon Matth. 25, 1-13 Christ's parable of the Ten Virgins. The necessity of being prepared at all times for the coming of the heavenly bridegroom by having the oil of faith was set forth. After this address Trinity choir sang Rock of Ages.

From church the procession went to the beautiful Elgin cemetery, where mortal body was laid to rest until morn of resurrection day.

Six girl friends of the deceased bore some of the many floral pieces viz: Rose Hemschort, Helen Loos, Verna and Viva Kuhlmann, Hildegard Schultz and Edna Affeldt.

Six confirmation classmates acted as pallbearers. Rest in Peace. C.A. Affeldt

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Source: Newspaper obituary, undated

80 Dies at Plainview
Succumbs to Hear Ailment May 3
Born in Wabasha, Moved to Plainview in 1893

Mrs. Clem (Louisa) Welp died at her home in Plainview at 6:40 o'clock Wednesday evening, May 3, from a heart ailment. She had been ill for the past ten years.

Louisa Budde was born the daughter of Gerhard and Elizabeth Budde at Wabasha, April 12, 1870 and spent her childhood days here. At Wabasha May 2, 1893, she married Clem Welp and they moved to Plainview, where they made their home.

Survivors are three daughters, Elizabeth Walch, Helen Mirise, both of Plainview and Florence Walch, Nelson; two sons, Harold of St. Paul and Edward of Plainview; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Kennebeck, San Antonio, Texas, Mrs. Annie Conners, Clara Budde, Mrs. Henry Gosse, Jr. and Mrs. M. C. Binner all of Wabasha and two brothers, Joe and Tony Budde also of Wabasha.

Funeral services were held at St. Joachim's church, Plainview at ten o'clock Saturday morning, May 6, with Father Klein officiating. Burial was in the St. Joachim cemetery.

The funeral was attended by many friends and relatives.

Source: Family Newspaper Clippings
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