Anna Fossey obituary

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Friday, September 7, 1923
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Mrs. Anna Fossey Hanson, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hanson, was born in Mitchell County, near Osage, Iowa on July 13th 1888 and died at her home near Toeterville Mitchell County, Iowa, on August 26, 1923. Mrs. Fossey had been ailing for some time but it was not considered seriously until Sunday evening, Aug. 26th at 9 o'clock when death came very suddenly, heart failure being the cause.

On Jan. 5th, 1910 she was united in marriage to Otto Fossey and moved to Slope County, North Dakota where they resided until the year 1917 when they moved to Mower County, and later to Toeterville, Iowa, where they resided until her death, Six children were born to this union: Olive who died in North Dakota in 1912 at the age of three months, Kenneth who died at their present home in 1921, at age 3 years. The four remaining children are Alice, 12; Irene 11; Oliver, 6 and Edith 1 1/2 years of age. Mrs. Fossey was a woman of kind disposition, her first and last thought being the welfare of her children and home. Even tho her health was not very good she never complained. She was a Christian, and often confessed that death had no fear for her. Besides her husband and four children she is surviving by her mother and father and one sister, Mrs. Henry Gaarder of Osage, Iowa.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Moe of Waseca, Minn., and Rev. Walker of Osage, Iowa., at Mona, Wednesday, Aug. 29 and interment was made in Pleasant Hill cemetery.


We wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our friends for the many beautiful floral offerings and the kind service rendered during our recent bereavement. Especially do we wish to thank the Mona choir and Rev. Moe and Rev. Walker.
Otto Fossey and Children
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hanson
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gaarder