ERICKSEN, Anna M. 1878-1959
Posted By: Jerry Riessen (email)
Date: 1/5/2016 at 23:07:51
Anna Margaretha Ericksen
Anna Margaretha Ericksen, daughter of Jurgen and Minnie, nee Witt, Riessen, was born on May 10, 1878 at Denison, Iowa. In declining health for some time, she passed away on Monday evening, January 5, 1959, at Hartley Memorial Hospital, aged 80 years, 8 months and 25 days. She was baptized in the Lutheran Church in Denison on September 14, 1879, and was confirmed in the same church on March 26, 1893. On March 19, 1901 she was united in marriage with Gustav Ericksen. They farmed in Crawford County for a number of years, then moved to the south of Battle Creek, Iowa. In 1945 the retired from farming and moved into Battle Creek. The deceased was a faithful member of St. John's Lutheran Church, and was an active member of the Ladies Aid Society. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers; Charles, Louie, and Albert Riessen, and a son Leonard Ericksen. She leaves to mourn her departure: her husband, Gustav; four sons; Harry of Battle Creek; Harvey and Elmer of Ida Grove and Alvin of Sterling, Illinois; three brothers: Ed Riessen of Schleswig, Iowa; Barnhard Riessen of Denver, Colorado; and John Riessen of Sioux City, Iowa; and two sisters: Emma Riessen of Ida Grove and Mrs. John (Dora) Glau of Ida Grove; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted in St. John's Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 8, 1959, with Rev. W.H. Janke officiating. The pall bearers were Edwin Glau, Walter Riessen, Al Wayne Riessen, Allen Riessen, Donald Riessen, and Reinhart Riessen. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Battle Creek, Iowa.
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