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O'Brien, Etta (Broderick) 1875-1938


Posted By: K.Hawkins (email)
Date: 7/29/2007 at 02:57:56

Mrs. John O達rien

Funeral services were held Thursday, November 3, at 9 a.m. at St. Mary痴 church in McGregor for Mrs. John O達rien, age, 62, who died suddenly Monday afternoon following a stroke. Rev. Father Horsfield officiated at the solemn high Mass, and also with the burial in St. Gabriel痴 cemetery at Prairie du Chien.

Mrs. Etta O達rien was born Dec. 6, 1875, at Deerfield, Dane Country, Wis. On Nov. 25, 1893, she was married to John O達rien at Mason City. They lived there and at Calmar before coming to Marquette 34 years ago. Ten children were born to this union. One daughter preceded her in death, in infancy.

She is survived by her husband and nine children: Lester and Earle O達rien of Prairie du Chien; Mrs. Myrtle O誰eill of McGregor; Mrs. Pearl Frommelt and Mrs. Eugene Eberhardt of Guttenberg; Mrs. Joe DeMuth of Prairie du Chien; William of Marquette; Robert and Daniel at home; 10 grandchildren and four sisters: Mrs. Jim McGuire of Sanborn, Iowa; Mrs. Mae Duggan, Mason City; Mrs. Agnes Hough, of Long Beach, California and Mrs. Louise Edwards of Mason City, also two brothers, Frank Broderick of Mason City and Ed. Broderick of Milwaukee, Wis.

Other relatives and friends attending the funeral from out of town were Jim McGuire, Sanborn; Joe Coutney, of Thornton, Iowa; Anna Mae Dorsey, Rockwell, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Schultz, Rita Duggan, Bill Cleoss, Mason City; Ed. O達rien, Austin, Minn; Joe Becker, Calmar; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Frommelt and daughter, Ray and Carl Valley, Mr. and Mrs. George McClure and Fay McClure, Prairie du Chien; Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Eberhard, Guttenberg; Mr. and Mrs. Ed. McAndrews, Irish Ridge; Mrs. Al Kadlec, Farmersburg.

The pallbearers were Elmer Langlie, George Pillard, Don Herron, Frank Gallagher, Percy Cleveland, Roy Campbell, Bill Dickey, Frank O達rien.

Jack O達rien, a grandson and four other Prairie du Chien boys served the Mass.


We wish to express our sincere thanks for the many floral and spiritual bouquets, and other expressions of sympathy received during our bereavement. JOHN O達RIEN and FAMILY.

Notes: the newspaper photocopy didn't show date or the newspaper name, was provided to me from Joen De Muth (daughter of Esther O'Brien who married Joe DeMuth. She is referenced as 溺rs. Joe DeMuth above). Joen obtained copy from Dan O'Brien (son of Daniel O'Brien). Both Esther & Daniel were children of Etta痴.

Note: Prairie du Chien is in Wisconsin, just across the Mississippi river from McGregor, Iowa. We know Etta O達rien, per her gravestone in Calvary Cemetery Prairie du Chien, WI died in 1938, so based on obituary above referencing services held Thursday November 3rd, and that she had died on Monday of that week, her date of death would be October 31, 1938. Her husband John James O達rien died October 3, 1945 and shares the same grave headstone with Etta showing years of birth & death.

If you are related to any relatives of Etta O達rien, mentioned in this obituary, please contact: Kathy O達rien, daughter of Jack (John E.) O達rien, the grandson referenced as serving mass in last paragraph.


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