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Marion Merna Stratton Altenburg
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Birth: Jul. 4, 1910
Belmont
Portage County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 2009
Janesville
Rock County
Wisconsin, USA

Extract from the 1920 Census:
Name: Marion M Stratton
Age: 7
Estimated birth year: 1913
Birthplace: Wisconsin [source for place of birth]
Race: white
Sex: female
Relationship to head of house: daughter
Home in 1920: Belmont, Portage, Wisconsin
Address: farm
Marital status: single
Father's birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's birthplace: Wisconsin
Occupation: attending school
Siblings living at home: C Edgar (age 6), Belva A (4 11/12), and Roscoe S (2 9/12)
Census place: Belmont, Portage, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2010; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 61; Image: 735
Date: 8 Jan 1920

Extract from the 1930 Census:
Name: Marion Altenburg
Age: 19
Estimated birth year: 1911
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: white
Sex: female
Relation to head-of-house: daughter-in-law
Living with: husband, and Frank and Ida Altenburg, ages 59 and 58
Home in 1930: Plover, Portage, Wisconsin
Marital status: married
Age at first marriage: 18
Education: able to speak English
Education: able to read and write
Fathers' birthplace: Wisconsin
Mothers' birthplace: Wisconsin
Occupation: none
Census place: Plover, Portage, Wisconsin; Roll: 2606; Page: ; Enumeration District: 22
Date: 10 Apr 1930

Extract from the 1940 Census:
Name: Marion Altenburg
Age: 29
Estimated birth year: 1911
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: white
Sex: female
Relation to head-of-house: wife
Home in 1940: Plover, Portage, Wisconsin
Marital status: married
Highest grade of school completed: high school 4 years
Living on farm: no
City of residence in 1935: rural, Portage, Wisconsin
Occupation: housework
Census place: Plover, Portage, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4513; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 49-23
Date: 6 May 1940

Obituary from the "Portage County Gazette" of Portage, Wisconsin:
Marion M. Altenburg Morris, 98, Janesville, a town of Belmont native and former longtime owner of Altenburg Farm Markets and Greenhouses, as well as the mother of a Stevens Point woman, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at Mercy Hospital in Janesville. She was under the care of HospiceCare Inc.
A funeral service will be held at noon Tuesday, March 31, at the Cargill United Methodist Church, in Janesville, with the Rev. Forrest Wells and the Rev. David Stratton, her nephew, officiating.
Visitation will be at the church from 11 a.m. Tuesday until the service.
A second funeral service will take place at noon Wednesday, April 1, at the United Methodist Church in Plover. Burial will be in Maine Cemetery in the town of Plover following the service.
Visitation will be at the Plover church from 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, until the service.
Hansen Funeral Home in Janesville is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered by email to marion.morris@hotmail.com.
Mrs. Morris was born July 4, 1910, in the town of Belmont in Portage County, a daughter of the late Joel William and Olive Isabel (Stinemates) Stratton.
She was married to Kenneth I. Altenburg on Sept. 22, 1928, in Plover. He died March 15, 1973.
They farmed in the town of Plover before starting the Altenburg Farm Markets and Greenhouses, which they ran for 23 years.
She was later married to Duffrin A. Morris, a retired Ohio educator, on July 28, 1979, in Plover. He died on Dec. 28, 1993.
They made their home in Bradenton, Fla., and summered in Plover. She later moved to Janesville to live with a daughter.
She was employed at the Normington Laundry in Stevens Point for many years.
She was a writer and handicraft artist, as well as a member of the Esther Circle at the Cargill United Methodist Church in Janesville and a former member of the United Methodist Church in Plover.
Survivors include three sons, Harold (Jean) Altenburg, Wisconsin Rapids, Neal (Annette) Altenburg, Hancock, and Thomas (Colleen) Altenburg, Crawfordsville, Fla.; two daughters, Olive Hamilton, Janesville, and Mary (Ken) Steinke, Stevens Point; 28 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Eugene; two brothers, Edgar and Roscoe Stratton; two sisters, Belva Cole and Ina Stoltenberg; and one grandson.

Children:
(1) Eugene Kenneth Altenburg Sr
(2) Harold Roscoe Altenburg
(3) Neal William Altenburg Sr
(4) Olive Ida Altenburg
(5) Thomas Frank Altenburg
(6) Mary Louise Altenburg.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joel William Stratton (1882 - 1944)
  Olive Isabel Stinemates Tink (1888 - 1970)
 
 Spouse:
  Kenneth Isaiah Altenburg (1909 - 1973)
 
 Children:
  Eugene Kenneth Altenburg (1929 - 1989)*
  Olive Ida Altenburg Sparhawk (1939 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  Marion Merna Stratton Altenburg (1910 - 2009)
  Charles Edgar Stratton (1913 - 2000)*
  Roscoe Stuart Stratton (1917 - 1998)*
  Ina Elizabeth Stratton Stoltenberg (1923 - 1983)*
  Joel Buck Stratton (1928 - 2007)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:

ALTENBURG
Mom
Marion M.
1910 - 2009
Dad
Kenneth I.
1909 - 1973
 
Burial:
Maine Cemetery
Plover
Portage County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: Richard Rhode
Record added: May 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52743590
Marion Merna <i>Stratton</i> Altenburg
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
Marion Merna <i>Stratton</i> Altenburg
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
Marion Merna <i>Stratton</i> Altenburg
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