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Gretke Elise Hayen Tobiassen
January 20, 1884–June 22, 1967
MONTICELLO—Funeral services for Mrs. Rudolph Tobiassen, 83, were held Saturday afternoon June 24, at St. Matthew Lutheran church. The Rev. Anton Kirkegaard conducted the services and interment in Oakwood ceremony.
Mrs. Gretke Elise Tobiassen died at John McDonald hospital June 22. She was born January 20, 1884, the daughter of John H. and Katrinka (Harms) Hayen in Wayne township. On March 7, 1905 she married Rudolph Tobiassen and the couple farmed in Wayne township until they moved to Monticello in 1921. She was a member of the St. Matthew Lutheran church.
She was preceded in death by four sisters.
Survivors include two brothers, John H. Hayen and Herman H. Hayen of Monticello, and a sister, Mrs. Meta Hedden of Perry.
Pallbearers were Willis Doden, Elmer Rickels, Allen Siebels, Robert Stephenson, Henry Hayen and Lawrence Hieken.

Submitted by: Ron Ketelsen
Transcribed by: Janet Brandt
Source: Monticello Express, Monticello, Iowa, 29 June 1967


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