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1913

THE GACKLE REPUBLICAN - DEATHS

 

17 JAN 1913 - Passed Beyond
Mrs. Fred Fall died at her home northeast of town Thursday of last week, after an illness of several months. She was 55 years and 5 months old at the time of her death. The funeral was held at the home Monday, Rev. John Humola officiating, and the remains laid to rest in Humola cemetery south of town.
   Mrs. Fall came here with her husband 10 years ago from Savo, S.D., and leaves a large circle of friends besides her aged husband to mourn her death. The Republican joins the community in extending sympathy to the bereaved ones.

17 JAN 1913
We have just learned of the death of the little daughter of J. R. Wirkkunen. The little one was ill several days with pneumonia and all that medical aid could do was done but to no avail. The little one was 1 year and 6 months old at the time of her death. The funeral was held Sunday and interment made in Finn cemetery.

18 APR 1913 - "Grace Lourine Young Answers Death's Call"
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Death came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Young last Sunday [3 lines unreadable] daughter Grace died.
   The deceased was born in Imogene, Iowa, on November 5th, 1895, and lived there with her parents until the spring of 1901. [2 lines unreadable] she attended the public school there until her parents moved to South Dakota.
   She came here with the family in the spring of 1906 and has since resided on a farm one-half mile west of Gackle. She attended the public school here and later went to school in Tabor, Iowa, where she united with the Congregational church.
   About a year ago she began taking treatment for tuberculosis and everything possible was done to check the dread disease. Last December she was taken to Bedison, Mo., where she remained until April 3, when her father and mother brought her home. She lingered her until Sunday afternoon, April 13th, when she bade farewell to all that life holds dear, and quietly ad resignedly crossed the dark river of death.
   She leaves, besides other relatives, her mother, father, three sisters; Joanna, Mary and Kathryn, three brothers; Dewey, Charles and Newton, who greatly mourn her early death.

     "O! For the touch of a vanished hand
     And the sound of a voice that is still."

   The funeral was held at the German Congregational church Wednesday morning, Rev. S. B. Doty, of Oakes, officiating. The altar was banked with white and pink carnations and white and pink roses and the casket was covered with white carnations and roses and American beauties. The church was tastily decorated with plants and cut flowers as a last show of respect to the departed. The floral offering was large and beautiful and shows the high esteem in which she was held by her friends and school mates.
   She was beloved by all who knew her. Her sunny disposition and gentle ways won friends where-ever she went. She will be greatly missed and deeply mourned by all who knew her.
   We join the many friends of the family in extending sympathy in their hour of bereavement.

18 APR 1913
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Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Spaulding Jr. were down from Streeter Wednesday to attend the funeral of the latter's cousin, Grace Young.

18 APR 1913 - "Baby Died"
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Jacob Weixel, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Weixel passed away at 11:30 Sunday morning. Convulsions causing his death.
   The funeral was held Tuesday at the Lutheran church, ten miles north of here, Rev. Krombein, of Streeter, officiating, and the little one was laid to rest in the Lutheran cemetery.
   His short career of five months and twenty-four days was abruptly ended and his taking away leaves an aching void. The Republican joins the friends of the family in extending sympathy to the grief-stricken parents.

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15 AUG 1913
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John Anderson died at his farm home south west of town last week. It seems that he was working in the barn and was found dead, the presumption being that he was kicked in the breast by a horse, which caused his death. Deceased was a middle aged man, was a good farmer, and leaves his family in good financial condition. The remains were laid to rest in Finnish cemetery eight miles south of Gackle.

15 AUG 1913
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Erich Wittla, whose farm home is a few miles northwest of town, died Tuesday morning after a lingering illness from a complication of diseases. Gall stones, stomach and kidney troubles were the cause of his death. He was a man of 60 years or more and leaves a large family to mourn his loss. The funeral was held Thursday and interrment was made in the Finnish cemetery. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

15 AUG 1913
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The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Reule died Thursday after a short illness. The little one was six months old at the time of its death. Funeral services will be held Sunday. We join in extending sympathy to the bereaved parents.

22 AUG 1913
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The funeral of the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Reule was held here Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Congregational church. Interrment was made in the Gackle cemetery west of town.

29 AUG 1913
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The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Jenner died Sunday afternoon. The little one seemed to be affected with stomach and other troubles for some time and finally had to give up. All that was left of the little tot was laid to rest in the Gackle cemetery, Rev. Pfenning officiating at the church and the grave. Many relatives of the family from Kulm and Fredonia attended the funeral. Our sincere sympathy goes out to the grief-stricken parents.

29 AUG 1913
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The last one to pass away in Gackle was Mrs. Mary Reule, wife of John Reule of this place, whose death occurred Monday. Deceased had reached the age of 74 years, 8 months and 7 days at the time of her death. She had been ailing for some time although the end was unexpected. She leaves to mourn her loss a feeble husband, two sons, E. M. and E. A. Reule all of Gackle, and Mrs. Bitz a daughter, who resides at Medina. The funeral services were conducted at the German Congregational Church Wednesday by Rev. Theo. H. Pfenning and the remains of one who has served the family for many long years were lowered into the last resting place in the Gackle cemetery west of town. The Republican, with a host of other friends, extends its heartfelt sympathy to the relatives who are bereaved by the death of their dearest and nearest friend.

26 SEP 1913
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We have just learned of the sad death of the three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Schuldeisz of Kulm last Tuesday. The little fellow was in the barn and some-how, unknown to the family, the barn caught fire and was burned to the ground. The little fellow was unable to get out and met with a terrible death. We join the friends of the family in extending sincere sympathy to them in their great bereavement.

3 OCT 1913
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John Reule died at his home here Saturday of last week at the age of 85 years. He has been ailing since the death of his wife about a month ago and he went willing to be reunited with her. He has lived here the past four years and leaves many friends, besides seven sons and three daughters to mourn his death. Two of his sons, E. A. and E. M. Reule live here and one of his daughters, Mrs. Bitz, lives at Medina, having recently moved there from here. Funeral services were held at the German Congregational church Sunday, Rev. Pfenning officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery west of town. The Republican joins in extending sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

3 OCT 1913
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Mrs. Magdalena Geohring passed away at her home here Thursday about 7 o'clock in the evening. She had a paralytic stroke about a year ago and has since been ailing. She got the third stroke about 10:30 Wednesday morning and was unable to speak or move until the time of her death Thursday. She was 67 years and leaves a husband and seven children to mourn her death, namely: Mrs. Valentine Miller, Mrs. Christ Kroll and Jake Geohring, of this place, and Mrs. Gottlieb Grenz, Henry, Carl and Adam Geohring of Berlin. Funeral services will be held here at 8 o'clock Saturday morning and the remains will be shipped the same day to her old home at Berlin for burial. We join the many friends of the family in sympathy.

17 OCT 1913
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The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. August Ritola passed to the Great Beyond last week after several weeks of suffering. All the care and medical aid could do was done to relieve the little sufferer, but death closed the tired lids. Funeral services were held Sunday and the remains laid to a peaceful rest in the cemetery south of town. We join the many friends of the family in extending sympathy. [Mattias Benhart Ritola]

28 NOV 1913 - "At Rest"
Alta May, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Griffin died at the home of her parents, 7 miles south of Eldridge, Thursday of last week, after an illness of a few hours.

Gently,
She is sleeping.
She has breathed her last.
Gently.
While you are weeping
She to heaven has past.


   She was a frail little child from birth, caused from heart trouble, and reached the age of ten years, two months and six days. Tho her time on earth was short, she leaves a vacancy that cannot be filled. All that loving care could do was done for her during he short stay here. She was unable to go to school and romp around like stronger children and was therefore, her mother's constant companion.

"And the mother gave, in tears and pain,
The flower she most did love;
She knew she should find her again
In fields of light above.
O, not in cruelty, not in wrath,
The Reaper came that day;
'Twas an angel visited the green earth,
And took the flower away."


   The funeral services was held at the school house near the home, Rev. S. H. Doty, of Oakes, preached the sermon, the sermon that comforted and strengthened the bereaved ones.
      The choir from Eldridge sang, "Rock of Ages," "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus."
     The floral offering was large and beautiful, many of the garlands were made by the neighbors as a last tribute of love and affection for the frail little one they had known.
     The remains were laid to rest in Highland Home cemetery at Jamestown.
     The out of town relatives were: T. P. Griffin, the grandfather, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Griffin, all of Jamestown, T. A. Griffin and Mrs. L. A. Sherman, of Wilton, Mrs. Weisbrod of Rossie, Ia., Willie Godwin and Mrs. Godwin, the grandmother, from Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Hogan of this place.
     We, with many other friends of the sorrowing family and relatives, extend sincere sympathy in their deep grief.

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