Leui, Milda (Sonnkalb) 1870-1932
LEUI, SONNKALB, DITTMER, HOFFBAUER, KAPLER, TUTTLE
Posted By: Richard O'Brien (email)
Date: 6/19/2013 at 16:02:44
Milda (Sonnkalb) Leui Born: 1870 Aug 01 died:1932 Nov 07 buried Grand Meadow Cemetery. H-John H. Leui.
Sources: Allamakee Death Record, Obit - Waukon Democrat.
Added by S. Ferrall June 19, 2013:
Milda Sonnkalb-Leui was born on a farm in Grand Meadow township, Clayton county, Iowa, August 1, 1870, and died at her home in Postville, Iowa, November 7, 1932, at the age of 62 years, three months and six days.
Last July her family, becoming alarmed at her failing health, took her to Iowa City for an examination, to learn there that her illness was of such a nature that there could be no hope for recovery. They returned home with her, and for the past three months she has received the devoted care of her daughter, Margaret, and the rest of the family.
In 1890 she was married to John H. Leui, and to this union six children were born: Eva Caroline, who passed away March 8, 1902, at the age of ten years; Mrs. Walter C. Dittmer of Elkader; Homer Charles of Clermont; Mrs. Walter Hoffbauer of Columbus, Nebraska; Howard William of Marquette; and Margaret Milda of Postville. Her husband preceded her in death in May, 1929.
Besides her five children she leaves one sister, Mrs. Joe Kapler of Daysland, Canada; a half-brother, George S. Tuttle of Mason City; four grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Leui was a mother of unusual understanding and devotion, ever ready to help and comfort those in trouble. Her good words of counsel will ever be cherished by her children.
In 1922, Mrs. Leui became a member of the Congregational church and in 1923 became a charter member of the Postville Community Presbyterian church, which membership she maintained sincerely and faithfully until her death. During the last weeks of her illness her faith in God was clear and strong and her hope grew stronger as the body weakened. Her courage and submission to the will of God were beautiful to know.
In addition to her sincere and devoted membership in the Ladies' Aid Society of her church, she was a member of the local Monday Club, and of the Rebekah lodge.
Her passing brings sorrow and a deep sense of loss to this community and the sympathy of all is extended to her family.
The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon from the Community church, Rev. R.F. Galloway, officiating, and the large congregation of sorrowing friends and the many beautiful floral offerings all testified to the high place Mrs. Leui held in the hearts of a community among whom all her earthly years had been passed.
Interment was made in the family plot in Grand Meadow cemetery.
~Postville Herald, Thursday, November 17, 1932
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