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Vesta Hendricks
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Vesta Hendricks
On August 20, 1915, in an apartment above the Mount Zion (Crawford County) Cheese factory, a baby girl was born to Harry and Elzora Barto (Miller). The doctor told the new parents that because their little daughter weighed less than three pounds, they should not get attached to her. She would not survive. Her grandma laid her on a pillow on the door of the woodstove and fed her sugar water. 101 years, 8 months, and 16 days later, Vesta Marie Barto Hendricks went home to be with the Lord following a massive stroke

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Tomah. Pastor Krysta Deede will officiate. Burial will follow in the Blue River Cemetery, Blue River, WI. 

Family and friends are invited for visitation on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah and also on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Tiny’s name may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the First United Methodist Church in Tomah. 

The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family.  Online condolences are available at

For the complete obituary, please see the May 11, 2017 issue of the Boscobel Dial.