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Matilda Sophie Dreessen Wollesen
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Birth: Oct. 6, 1875
Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Death: Sep. 19, 1935
Lyon County
Minnesota, USA

Matilda was the daughter of William Dreessen and Magdalena Petersen. She married Louie Wollesen on 18 Dec 1901 in Denison, Crawford, Iowa. They were the parents of 4 children: 2 died in infancy.

Contributed by Anonymous - MRS. LOUIS WOLLESEN DIES AT MARSHALL MINN. - Mrs. Louis Wollesen, of Marshall, Minn., well-known in this vicinity through being a former resident of this county, passed away last Thursday after an illness of about three weeks. Death was due to cerebral hemorrhage.

Funeral services were conducted from the Middleton Funeral Home at Marshall Saturday afternoon ay 1:30 o'clock and immediately following the services the remains were brought to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kowalke where funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 from the home and 2 o'clock from the Presbytarian church at Wall Lake, Rev. E.M. Bell conducting the services. Mrs. Otto Momsen and Mrs. Rose Sifford sang "Abide With Me", "Going Down The Valley" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere", accompanied by Mrs. John McClurg at the piano. Pallbearers were: John Zein, John Peper, Magnus Tadsen, Charles Nuetzman, August Swanson and Chris Stock. Interment was made in the Wall Lake cemetery.

Those present from a distance for the last rites were: Louie Wollesen, Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Holly, Mrs. Earl C. Seftmann, Mr. and Mrs. Wm Garrells, Mr. and Mrs. Castle Middleton, Marshall, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. C. Alphonso Schmidt and son, Paul; Mr. and Mrs. C. Arthur McCollough and Mrs. Emma Gray, of Sioux City; Mr. and Mrs. Hans Hansen and Mr. and Mrs. Will Schade of Holstein; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Paul and Mrs. Dora Paul, of Westside; Mrs. Esther Neuman of Denison; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Husman and Grandma Husman of Sac City.

Those from the Lake View vicinity who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. John Dressen, Herman Dressen, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Kowalke, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Weitzel, Mr. and Mrs. John Zein, Mr. and Mrs. John Peper, Mrs. Matilda Peper, Mrs. J.M. Peters, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wollesen and Mrs. Harry Wollesen.

Mrs. Matilda Wollesen was born Oct. 6, 1875, in Holstein, Germany and departed from the scenes and activities of this life September 19, 1935, at the hospital at Tracy following an illness of three weeks.

At the age of nine years she came with her parents to America in 1884, settling at Westside, Iowa.

On December 18, 1902, she was united in marriage with Louis Wollesen and they made their home at Wall Lake, Iowa. They came to the Marshall (Minnesota) community in 1920, residing on a farm 2-1/2 miles east of Marshall. One son and three daughters were born to this union. The son and a daughter died in infancy.

Three weeks ago, Mrs. Wollesen was taken to the hopital at Tracy for medical care. She seemed to be improving to the extent of returning to her home when she was suddenly stricken with cerebral embolism, Sunday, Sept. 15. She lingered until last Thursday morning when she passed from the scenes of this earth to the heavenly home. Had she lived until October 6th, she would have reached her 60th birthday.

She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Merlin Holley, of Marshall, Minn., and Mrs. Arthur McCullough, of Sioux City, Iowa; three brothers, John and Herman Dreessen of Lake View, and Henry Dreessen of Herring, Iowa; 2 sisters, Mrs. Dora Phohl of Westside, Iowa, and Mrs. Emma Gray of Sioux City, Iowa, and other distant relatives and many friends. A large circle of friends and neighbors join in bonds of sincere sympathy to the sorrowing family and loved ones.

In the family circle her memory as a devoted wife and faithful mother will remain as an abiding benediction. May this hour of parting be brightened by the hope of meeting again beyond the river of death through the merits of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who is the Resurrection and the Life.

"Sleep on, beloved, sleep and take thy rest;
Lay down thy head upon thy Savior's breast;
We love thee well, but Jesus loves the best -
Calm is thy slumber as an infant's sleep;
But thou shalt wake no more to toil and weep;
Thine is a perfect rest, secure and deep -
Until we meet again before His throne,
Clothed in the spotless robe He gives His own,
Until we know even as we are known -
Good-night." The Lake View Resort - 9/26/1935 
Family links: 
  Louie G Wollesen (1875 - 1944)*
  Leonard P. W. Wollesen (1903 - 1905)*
  Velma E. R. Wollesen (1906 - 1907)*
*Calculated relationship
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake
Sac County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Geo Clinton
Record added: Jul 09, 2008
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Matilda Sophie <i>Dreessen</i> Wollesen
Added by: Geo Clinton
Matilda Sophie <i>Dreessen</i> Wollesen
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