Saturday, May 30, 2015

Sunday's Obituary - Mary Villers nee LaCrosse

Unknown newspaper clipping*
"Mrs. Frank Villers

ROSIERE - Mrs. Frank Villers, 70, Rosiere, died Sunday afternoon at her home. The former Mary LaCrosse was born April 1, 1882, and married Frank Villers on May 20, 1913. Her husband died on Sept. 1, 1954, and four brothers and one sister also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Alter Society.

Survivors include one son, Louis, at home; one grandson, Marvin Villers; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Felix LaCrosse, Algoma; two sisters, Mrs. Emily Bero and Mrs. John Monfils, both of Rosiere.

Friends may call at Wiesner-Massart Funeral Home, Casco, after 6 tonight. The Rosary will be recited at 8 tonight and Tuesday evening. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Hubert Church, Rosiere, with the Rev. A. C. Kenny in charge. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

(Handwritten - Mar 24, 1963)"

I blogged Frank Villers' obituary back in 2011. At the time I didn't know where Frank fit into my family tree. That mystery has been solved and he and his parents are placed neatly and securely in my tree. I just needed time to work on it. In the research I happened to find some other interesting morsels which I will share in a future post. Both Frank as well as Mary have memorials and tombstone photos in FindAGrave.

*This clipping was taken from a family scrapbook that was passed on to me. It isn't known which newspaper the clipping was taken from. The handwritten date appears to be the date of death and not the date that the obituary was published.