Lela Mae Wycoff, 19202018 (aged 98 years)

Lela Wycoff
Name
Lela Mae /Wycoff/
Given names
Lela Mae
Surname
Wycoff
Birth
April 27, 1920 49 35
Birth of a brotherRobert Wayne Wycoff
April 20, 1922 (aged 1 year)
Birth of a sisterDeloris Willett Wycoff
April 30, 1924 (aged 4 years)
Death of a fatherArchibald Edward Wycoff
September 8, 1931 (aged 11 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a maternal grandmotherHelen Mable Richards
March 4, 1949 (aged 28 years)
Death of a half-brotherHarold Basil Wycoff
November 15, 1957 (aged 37 years)
Death of a motherEmma Mabel Skinner
April 19, 1958 (aged 37 years)
Death of a half-brotherAldus Emert Wycoff
October 21, 1968 (aged 48 years)
Note: Obituary

Obituary Aldus E. Wycoff, 70 Minneapolis, died on Oct 21, following a lengthy illness. He was born at Barron on March 22, 1898, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wycoff. He spent his childhood in Barron and moved to Cumberland in 1912.

He was manager of the Lange Canning Co. at Fairchild from 1924 until 1933. He then moved to Minneapolis where he was employed in the automotive business until retirement.

On Aug. 1, 1917, he was married in Cumberland to Minnie Hogness.

Mr. Wycoff was active in school and civic affairs and was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

Surviving are his wife, Minnie; a daughter, Evelyn (Mrs. Les Smith) of Eau Claire; two sons, John of Alta Loma, Calif., and Leonard of Minneapolis; 15 grand children; three great - grandchildren; three brothers, Lloyd and Robert of Cumberland and Norman of Silver Bay, Minnesota; and six sisters, Mrs. Leo Severson, Mrs. Glen Wilder of Superior, Lillian Wycoff of San Francisco, Calif., Mrs. George Johannsen of Deer Park, Mrs. Peter Bengstron of Rush City, Minn., and Mrs. Herb Hallitt of Kilgore, Tex.

Funeral services were held Oct 24th, at the Cotone Funeral Home with the Rev. Max Wilhelm officiating. Internment was in Lakeside Cemetery, Pallbearers were Lloyd, Robert, and Norman Wycoff, Robert Velcke, Ronald Parsjko, and Walter Steneman.

Death of a half-sisterHazel Beatrice Wycoff
July 4, 1974 (aged 54 years)
Death of a brotherNorman Edward Wycoff
August 9, 1976 (aged 56 years)
Death of a sisterEsther Evelyn Wycoff
November 9, 1976 (aged 56 years)
Death of a brotherLloyd Vernon Wycoff
May 9, 1979 (aged 59 years)
Death of a sisterLillian Laura Wycoff
February 13, 1984 (aged 63 years)
Death of a brotherRobert Wayne Wycoff
March 21, 1984 (aged 63 years)
Cause: Complications from ruptured appendix
MarriageVictor Paul JeddaView this family
June 22, 1984 (aged 64 years)

Death of a husbandVictor Paul Jedda
July 1984 (aged 64 years)

Death of a sisterHelen Francis Wycoff
March 31, 2006 (aged 85 years)
Death of a sisterDeloris Willett Wycoff
July 5, 2006 (aged 86 years)
Burial of a fatherArchibald Edward Wycoff

Address: Wayside cemetery
Death
November 28, 2018 (aged 98 years)
Note: Obituary:

Obituary: Lela Mae (Bengtson) Jedda passed away peacefully on November 28, 2018, at Scandia House of Pine City. Lela was born Lela Mae Wycoff on April 27, 1920, in Bloomer, Wisconsin, to Archibald and Emma (Skinner) Wycoff. Lela was the ninth out of a family of 11 which included three half siblings.

The family soon moved to Cumberland, Wisconsin, where Lela and her siblings grew up. With Archibald’s passing, Emma and her children worked together to survive the depression years. After high school, Lela was working in Luck, Wisconsin, where she met and fell in love with Pete Bengtson of Rush City. They were married January 20, 1942, while Pete was on leave from the U.S. Army Air Corps, and Lela moved to Rush City. Soon after, a family was started with David (1944), Gene (1946) and Connie (1955). After the war they farmed, and Lela also worked part time until she was 70 for Nessel Hardware, which became Bohaty Hardware. Over these years, she not only cared for her immediate family but also nieces, nephews, elderly in-laws, aunts and uncles. After Pete died in 1973, Lela went on bus tours around the United States for her vacations. When she was semi-retired, Lela began booking the tours to offset her traveling expenses. On one of these trips she met her second love, Victor Jedda. They were married June 22, 1984, and made their home in Virginia, Minnesota. Vic passed away while they were traveling in Banff National Park, July 25, 1984. She moved back to Rush City and resided there until the fall of 2009 when she moved to Edgewater Assisted Living in Pine City.

Lela loved her family and enjoyed planning and cooking for family gatherings and holidays. Time with friends was spent crocheting, playing cards, working at church and the VFW, and traveling. Researching the Wycoff family genealogy, visiting the Wycoff home and museum and then organizing a Wycoff reunion held in Wycoff, Minnesota, gave her a great deal of enjoyment and pride.

Lela is survived by her children David (Bertha) Bengtson and Gene (Paula) Bengtson all of Rush City, Connie Anderson of Buffalo, Wyoming; stepdaughter Vickie (Daniel) Kotnik of Virginia; step son-in-law Richard Theis of Champlin; grandchildren Keith (Patty Lemke) Bengtson of Babbitt, Kari (Cristoph) Nathan of Lantana, Texas, Craig Bengtson of Dallas, Texas, Kevin Bengtson of Scottsdale, Arizona, Astridita of Minneapolis, Jacob (Rochelle) Anderson of Eagle, Colorado, Jenny Anderson of Spearfish, South Dakota; step-grandchildren Jessica (Jeremey) Lehman and Katrina (Ben) Harkonen all of Virginia, Kelly (Jim Pipes) Taff of Mahtomedi, and Kara (Ben) Skjold of St. Paul; great-grandchildren Torunn Anderson and Memphis Bengtson; step-great-grandchildren Ethan Lehman, Kelsey Taff, Cody Taff, Joseph Pipes, Henry Skjold and William Skjold; brother-in-law Einar (Carla) Bengtson of Washington and many nieces and nephews. Lela is preceded in death by her parents Archibald and Emma Wycoff; husbands Pete Bengtson and Victor Jedda; half-brothers Harold Wycoff and Al (Minnie) Wycoff; half-sister Hazel (Leo) Severson; brothers Lloyd (Esther) Wycoff, Norman (Margaret) Wycoff, and Robert (Mary) Wycoff; sisters Esther (Glen) Wilder, Lillian Wycoff, Helen (George) Johannsen and Deloris (Herbert) Hallett; son-in-law Gary Anderson; step-daughter Barbara Theis; and nieces and nephews.

Family with parents
father
Archibald Edward Wycoff
18701931
Birth: November 25, 1870 37 35Rochester, Fulton Co, Indiana, USA
Death: September 8, 1931Westport, Dane Co, Wisconsin, USA
mother
Emma Mabel Skinner
18841958
Birth: December 21, 1884 32 18Maple Grove, Barron Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: April 19, 1958San Francisco, San Francisco Co, California, USA
Marriage MarriageAugust 7, 1904Barron, Barron Co, Wisconsin, USA
14 months
elder sister
Esther Evelyn Wycoff
19051976
Birth: September 30, 1905 34 20Barron, Barron Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: November 9, 1976Frederic, Polk Co, Wisconsin, USA
3 years
elder brother
19081908
Birth: March 29, 1908 37 23Barron, Barron Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: March 30, 1908Barron, Barron Co, Wisconsin, USA
18 months
elder sister
Lillian Wycoff Graduation Picture
19091984
Birth: October 2, 1909 38 24Barron, Barron Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: February 13, 1984New Richmond, St. Croix Co, Wisconsin, USA
4 years
elder brother
Lloyd Wycoff
19131979
Birth: May 29, 1913 42 28Cumberland, Barron Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: May 9, 1979Cumberland, Barron Co, Wisconsin, USA
3 years
elder brother
Norman Wycoff
19151976
Birth: December 10, 1915 45 30Cumberland, Barron Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: August 9, 1976Duluth, St. Louis Co, Minnesota, USA
2 years
elder sister
Helen Mable Wycoff
19182006
Birth: April 13, 1918 47 33Cumberland, Barron Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: March 31, 2006Amery, Polk Co, Wisconsin, USA
2 years
herself
Lela Wycoff
19202018
Birth: April 27, 1920 49 35Bloomer, Chippewa Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: November 28, 2018Pine City, Chisago Co, Minnesota, USA
2 years
younger brother
Robert Wayne Wycoff
19221984
Birth: April 20, 1922 51 37Bloomer, Chippewa Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: March 21, 1984Cumberland, Barron Co, Wisconsin, USA
2 years
younger sister
Deloris Wycoff
19242006
Birth: April 30, 1924 53 39Cumberland, Barron Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: July 5, 2006Winnsboro, Wood Co, Texas, USA
Father’s family with Annette (Nettie) Joyce
father
Archibald Edward Wycoff
18701931
Birth: November 25, 1870 37 35Rochester, Fulton Co, Indiana, USA
Death: September 8, 1931Westport, Dane Co, Wisconsin, USA
father’s partner
18741900
Birth: February 22, 1874Ohio, USA
Death: October 1, 1900Maple Grove, Barron Co, Wisconsin, USA
half-sister
Hazel Beatrice Wycoff
18921974
Birth: November 25, 1892 22 18Barron, Barron Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: July 4, 1974Cumberland, Barron Co, Wisconsin, USA
23 months
half-brother
Harold Basil Wycoff
18941957
Birth: October 2, 1894 23 20Barron, Barron Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: November 15, 1957Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, California, USA
3 years
half-brother
Aldus Wycoff
18971968
Birth: March 22, 1897 26 23Barron, Barron Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: October 21, 1968Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, Minnesota, USA
Family with Private
husband
Private
herself
Lela Wycoff
19202018
Birth: April 27, 1920 49 35Bloomer, Chippewa Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: November 28, 2018Pine City, Chisago Co, Minnesota, USA
son
Private
son
Private
daughter
Private
Family with Victor Paul Jedda
husband
19131984
Birth: June 7, 1913Rush City, Chisago Co, Minnesota, USA
Death: July 1984
herself
Lela Wycoff
19202018
Birth: April 27, 1920 49 35Bloomer, Chippewa Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: November 28, 2018Pine City, Chisago Co, Minnesota, USA
Marriage MarriageJune 22, 1984
Death

Obituary: Lela Mae (Bengtson) Jedda passed away peacefully on November 28, 2018, at Scandia House of Pine City. Lela was born Lela Mae Wycoff on April 27, 1920, in Bloomer, Wisconsin, to Archibald and Emma (Skinner) Wycoff. Lela was the ninth out of a family of 11 which included three half siblings.

The family soon moved to Cumberland, Wisconsin, where Lela and her siblings grew up. With Archibald’s passing, Emma and her children worked together to survive the depression years. After high school, Lela was working in Luck, Wisconsin, where she met and fell in love with Pete Bengtson of Rush City. They were married January 20, 1942, while Pete was on leave from the U.S. Army Air Corps, and Lela moved to Rush City. Soon after, a family was started with David (1944), Gene (1946) and Connie (1955). After the war they farmed, and Lela also worked part time until she was 70 for Nessel Hardware, which became Bohaty Hardware. Over these years, she not only cared for her immediate family but also nieces, nephews, elderly in-laws, aunts and uncles. After Pete died in 1973, Lela went on bus tours around the United States for her vacations. When she was semi-retired, Lela began booking the tours to offset her traveling expenses. On one of these trips she met her second love, Victor Jedda. They were married June 22, 1984, and made their home in Virginia, Minnesota. Vic passed away while they were traveling in Banff National Park, July 25, 1984. She moved back to Rush City and resided there until the fall of 2009 when she moved to Edgewater Assisted Living in Pine City.

Lela loved her family and enjoyed planning and cooking for family gatherings and holidays. Time with friends was spent crocheting, playing cards, working at church and the VFW, and traveling. Researching the Wycoff family genealogy, visiting the Wycoff home and museum and then organizing a Wycoff reunion held in Wycoff, Minnesota, gave her a great deal of enjoyment and pride.

Lela is survived by her children David (Bertha) Bengtson and Gene (Paula) Bengtson all of Rush City, Connie Anderson of Buffalo, Wyoming; stepdaughter Vickie (Daniel) Kotnik of Virginia; step son-in-law Richard Theis of Champlin; grandchildren Keith (Patty Lemke) Bengtson of Babbitt, Kari (Cristoph) Nathan of Lantana, Texas, Craig Bengtson of Dallas, Texas, Kevin Bengtson of Scottsdale, Arizona, Astridita of Minneapolis, Jacob (Rochelle) Anderson of Eagle, Colorado, Jenny Anderson of Spearfish, South Dakota; step-grandchildren Jessica (Jeremey) Lehman and Katrina (Ben) Harkonen all of Virginia, Kelly (Jim Pipes) Taff of Mahtomedi, and Kara (Ben) Skjold of St. Paul; great-grandchildren Torunn Anderson and Memphis Bengtson; step-great-grandchildren Ethan Lehman, Kelsey Taff, Cody Taff, Joseph Pipes, Henry Skjold and William Skjold; brother-in-law Einar (Carla) Bengtson of Washington and many nieces and nephews. Lela is preceded in death by her parents Archibald and Emma Wycoff; husbands Pete Bengtson and Victor Jedda; half-brothers Harold Wycoff and Al (Minnie) Wycoff; half-sister Hazel (Leo) Severson; brothers Lloyd (Esther) Wycoff, Norman (Margaret) Wycoff, and Robert (Mary) Wycoff; sisters Esther (Glen) Wilder, Lillian Wycoff, Helen (George) Johannsen and Deloris (Herbert) Hallett; son-in-law Gary Anderson; step-daughter Barbara Theis; and nieces and nephews.

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