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 Elizabeth “Lizzie” <I>Spehn</I> Abts

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Elizabeth “Lizzie” Spehn Abts

  • Birth 26 Jan 1878 Wisconsin, USA
  • Death 26 Feb 1967 Winona, Winona County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Fountain City, Buffalo County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Memorial ID 52458939

Published in the Winona Daily News
Winona, Minnesota
Monday, February 27, 1967

Mrs. Elizabeth Abts

Fountain City, Wis. (Special)---

Mrs. Elizabeth Abts, 89, died Sunday at 2:15 a.m. at Community Memorial Hospital, Winona, where she had been a patient three days.

The former Elizabeth Spehn, she was born Jan. 26, 1878, in Rohri's Valley to John and Clara Spehn and lived her lifetime in this ara. She married to Paul Abts, Oct. 22. 1901. They farmed Buffalo Ridge 42 years, retiring in Fountain City in 1943.

Following her husband's death in 1957 she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Grossell, Fountain City. She had been the oldest living member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and its Altar Society.

Survivors are: One son, Orville Fountain City; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Olivia) Grossell and Mrs. John (Florence) Grossell, Fountain City; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, George, Great Falls, Mont., and one sister, Mrs. Helen Kroman, Great Falls. Three brothers and one sister have died.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Rev. Louis J. Clarke officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Friends may call at Colby Funeral Home Tuesday after 3 p.m. and Wednesday until time of service. Rosaries will be said Tuesday at 7 p.m. by Father Clarke and at 7:15 by St. Mary's Altar Society.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 52458939
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth “Lizzie” Spehn Abts (26 Jan 1878–26 Feb 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52458939, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Fountain City, Buffalo County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Devil Kitty Designs (contributor 46847477) .