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Dwight D. Rokenbrodt, 1898-1918


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/13/2009 at 07:15:50

Dwight Dewey Rokenbrodt was born in Jack Creek township, Emmet county, August 10, 1898. When three years of age he moved with his parents to central Minnesota. One year later he returned to Emmet county and lived with his grandparents near Wallingford for two years after which he again joined his parents in Minnesota.

When eight years of age he underwent an operation for an abscess at Princeton, Minnesota, but after six months he was taken violently ill and was again operated upon at Mora, Minnesota for appendicitis. During the intervening years he suffered more or less but never complained. Last September he had another violent attack. He was rushed to the hospital in Estherville where he was again operated upon. He was again out of the hospital and family and friends hoped his trials were over. He went to his parents xxxxxxxxxxxxx for a short rest but xxxxxxxxxxxx the winter xxxxxxxxxx physician became xxxxxxx announced xxxxxxxxxxxx Rochester, Minnesota xxxxx relief xxxxx.

For the xxxxxxxxxx cause of xxxxxxxxxxx removed xxxxxxx nicely when xxxxxx and in xxxxxxx hands could not xxxx and the end came on April 13th.

His parents were at his bedside until the last, and arrived in Wallingford with the remains on Monday afternoon.

Dwight has few equals and although a constant sufferer he never complained. He had a bright and sunny disposition and his work was always well and cheerfully done. He was noted for energy, industry and cheerfulness. He will be greatly missed by the boys in Wallingford, several of whom motored to Spirit Lake to obtain flowers. Dwight knew he had to die and was not afraid. He sent loving messages to absent relatives and bade his friend good-by.

The funeral was held at the residence in Wallingford Tuesday and also at the M.E. church in Estherville, Rev. Torbett officiating. [Interment in Oak Hill cemetery].

He leaves to mourn his loss his father and mother, two sisters, Ruth and Hazel, a brother, Floyd, his fiancée Miss Gladys Cloud of Lake City, Iowa, who came to attend the funeral with the family, also his grandparents of High Lake township, besides a host of relatives and friends.

The heartfelt sympathy of the entire community is extended to the family in their hour of sorrow.

Contributed by: Richard E. Freis Source: Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; April 25, 1918.

Contributor Note: The Estherville, Iowa library has a copy of Dwight’s obituary on film, but portions of the newspaper had been torn and repaired with an older style Scotch® brand tape. The tape lost most of its transparency over time. When the taped newspaper was copied unto film, the taped portion appeared as a dark area. The obituary has been retyped with the dark unreadable areas are indicated by xxxx.


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