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Basinger, Marie Enns (1890-1966)

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Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1966 Apr 7 p. 7

Date of Birth: 1889 Oct 17, Chicago
Date of Death: 1966 March 22, Mt. Lake, Minnesota

text of obituary:

Widow of Mt. Lake Physician Dies

Mt. Lake, Minn. — Mrs. Marie Enns Basinger, 76, widow of a well-known Mt. Lake physician, died here March 22. Funeral services were held at the Bethel Mennonite Church, of which she was a member.

Mrs. Basinger's husband, Dr. Harvey Basinger, died in 1961.

Born in Chicago to John and Wilhelmina Enns, she was brought to the home of Rev. and Mrs. J. J. Balzer in Mt. Lake at the age of three, and was raised by the Balzers. She attended the local schools, and later the Bush Conservatory of Music in Chicago and Bluffton College in Ohio.

Mrs. Basinger resided at the Eventide Home here until suffering a stroke on March 20.

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Biographical note:
Mountain Lake, Minnesota
Daughter of John F. and Minnie "Wilhelmena" (Sohr) Enns
Adopted daughter of Rev. Jacob J. and Susanna (Franz) Balzer, at age 3
Married Harvey Raymond Basinger MD 1915 September 15, Pandora, Ohio (Alternate location is Mountain Lake, Minnesota)
Piano teacher -- Mt. Lake, Minnesota

Bethel alumni note:
Bluffton College

Photo holdings:
See Jacob J. Balzer for family photo

Who's Who Among Mennonites--Basinger
Grandma Profile #1356483, as ____ Balzer, daughter of Jacob J and Susanna Balzer, no other information
Grandma Profile #595846, as Marie Enns, DOB 1889 October 17, Chicago, Illinois. Mother, Minnie, died in 1892.
Mennonite Weekly Review 1966 April 7, p. 7 obituary--Born in 1890 in Chicago to John and Wilhelmena Enns. Brought to Mountain Lake at the age of three and raised by Rev. Jacob and Susanna Balzer.

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