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Louis Benjamin Paus 1881 - 1930


Posted By: Errin Wilker (email)
Date: 5/20/2008 at 15:30:42

Louis Benjamin Paus was born in Allamakee county, Iowa, August 14, 1881. He was baptized in St. Luke's Evangelical Church, Eitzen, Minnesota, and confirmed in the same faith. He finished common school and then worked in a store at Dorchester, Iowa, for several years. He took a course in business at Decorah, Iowa, and later managed a store at New Albin, Iowa. After a few years he also managed a store at Breda, Iowa.

In the year of 1908 he took a trip to South Dakota, and while here accepted a position as manager of the clothing and shoe department of the Redfield Mercantile Company, Redfield, South Dakota, where he remained for approximately ten years.

On June 11, 1912, he was united in marriage to Miss Clara Huehl of Redfield. Three children were born to this union: Virginia, age 15; Hugh, age 8; and Lloyd, age 1.

In the spring of 1918, they moved to a farm southwest of Tulare, South Dakota, where they have since made their home.

Mr. Paus was always an ardent booster of all community enterprises, and has held many offices of public trust, serving on the school board for many years and up to the time of his death.

In the early part of this spring, his health began to fail, and in spite of the fact that he was constantly in the doctor's care, and everything possible done, he failed to show much improvement. On the eighteenth day of June, he entered a hospital in Minneapolis for treatment, but returned in a much weakened condition. Since his return he has been at his country home where his every need has been cared for by loving hands.

On Monday night at eleven o'clock, his spirit departed for the heavenly realms above. He remained conscious to the end which came quietly and peacefully, a fitting close to a busy and earnest life, at the age of 48 years and 11 months.

Besides his devoted wife and 3 children, he leaves to mourn his departure, his mother and father of Dorchester, Iowa; two brothers and three sisters, Mr. Frank Paus and Mrs. Henry Weber, both of Eitzen, Minnesota; and Walter, Nora and Ruby Paus of Dorchester; besides a host of friends who extend sympathy to the bereaved family.

God's ways are always right;
And perfect love is o'er them all,
Though far above our sight.
Beloved, "it is well!"
Though deep and sore the smart;
The hand that wounds knows how to bind,
And heal the broken heart.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the Congregational Church, Rev. R.M. Miller and Rev. John Winter officiating. Interment was made in the Greenlawn Cemetery.

Source: Redfield Press, Redfield, South Dakota


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