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Stebor, Louis William 1893 - 1934


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 7/5/2021 at 10:01:24

Clayton County Register, Thur., 22 Feb. 1934.

Louis William Stebor, second son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stebor, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. A. C. Atkins, in Chicago, Ill., Thursday morning, February 15, from pneumonia, after an illness of less than a week.

He was born in Winona, Minn., March 3, 1893, and so at the time of his death had reached the age of forty years, eleven months and twelve days. Louis came to Elkader with his parents in 1901 and attended the local public school until the age of seventeen, when he started his musical career in chautauqua work with the now famous orchestra leader, Paul Speck. Prior to that time he sang in the Congregational choir.

This chautauqua work was the beginning of a musical career which he followed to his very death. It took him east, south and west, including New York; Cincinnati; Montgomery, Ala.; St. Louis, Mo.; the Black Hills of South Dakota, Albert Lea, Minnesota, and other points besides Chicago, where he spent the last seven years of his life with orchestras playing night club engagements.

His musical talent was recognized by critics and he served various engagements, making Victor records and radio auditions. May, 1918, he answered the call of his country to enlist at Fort Sheridan, Montgomery, Ala., where at the base hospital, he became a member of the military symphony orchestra, which organization filled numerous engagements, assisting in the Liberty Loan drives of World War days. At the time of his discharge he held the rank of sergeant.

Following his honorable discharge March 4, 1919, he became a member of the world-famous Monahan Post Legion band, then national champions, and as a member he was entitled to a European tour, but since this was the time when his mother became ill he gave up that opportunity.

Though the major part of his last 23 years of his life was spent away from Elkader, his thoughts often turned to home and parents. He availed himself of every opportunity to help his mother bear her burden and lighten her load. He was charitable to an extreme, helping freely and willingly those who needed a helping hand. Floral tributes from Chicago friends attest to that.

Louis never married, but he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Stebor; two brothers, Fred J. Stebor, Zwingle, Iowa, and Robert Stebor, at home, and two sisters, Mrs. A. C. Atkins, Chicago, Ill., and Miss Ruth Stebor, at home, besides other relatives and a large number of friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the Stebor home and at two o'clock at the Congregational church, with interment in the East Side cemetery, The Rev. C. T. Brewster officiating. Final military tribute was paid by members of Lemka-Stendel Legion Post No. 106, at the grave.

Out-of-town relatives and friends to attend the funeral included Mrs. Mary English, Winona, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Paulson, Rochester, Minn.; Mrs. Josephine Goltz, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stebor, son Kenneth and daughter Elaine of Zwingle, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Atkins, and daughter Patricia, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Marshall, Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Muschewske and daughter Lucille of Guttenberg, and Wm. Cunningham, Chicago.


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