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Uecker, Lawrence William 1895 - 1927


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 9/3/2019 at 08:47:58

Clayton County Register, Thur., 16 Jun. 1927.

This community was deeply shocked last Monday evening when it was learned that Lawrence W. Uecker had passed away at the Moran hospital after an illness of only five days, following an operation for appendicitis.

Lawrence William Uecker was born in Elkader, October 24, 1895, the second son of August and Wilhelmina (Witt) Uecker and at the time of his death had reached the age of thirty-one years, seven months and nineteen days. He received his education in the Elkader public school and graduated with the class of 1912.

After graduating from the local school, Lawrence took up the trade of carpenter which he followed for a number of years, later going to South Dakota. In that state he answered the call of his country and enlisted in the Army, May 17, 1918. He served in the Army exactly a year and a day for on March 18, 1919, he was honorably discharged from service at Camp Dodge. Following his honorable discharge he returned to his home here, again following his trade for a number of years until about three years ago when he entered the employ of the Elkader Lumber Company.

Lawrence was a quiet, conservative type of youth. No matter what task lay before him, he honestly strived to complete that task. He was steady and he was dependable - in short he was just that type of youth any mother or father could well be proud of. He merited and held the respect of all who knew him and it is these qualities that will cause him to be missed not only in the home but with whom he associated in his daily life.

He was a member of the Friedens Evangelical church and also an active member of Elkader Lodge No. 72, A.F. & A.M., and in both church and lodge he was considered as an esteemed member.

Those left to mourn his early departure are the sorrowing mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. August Uecker, five sisters, Mrs. Fred Chase of Hillsboro, Oregon; Mrs. Herman Becker of Gary, Ind.; Mrs. Zina Allen of Yate Center, Kansas; Mrs. Ray Fuller of Elkader; and Mrs. Henry Matt of St. Olaf, and one brother, Milton, at home. One brother and one sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at the home at 1:30 o'clock and at the Evangelical church at 2:00, with Rev. C. H. Franke, his pastor, officiating. Interment was made in the East Side cemetery, where the services were conducted by the Masonic Lodge, which organization attended in a body.

The bereaved family has the sincere sympathy of the entire community in this affliction.

(Note: Either the month of his enlistment or discharge appears to be in error.)


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