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Laura Ball Schenck, 1884-1956


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/14/2009 at 16:16:39

Heart Attack Fatal to Mrs. Schenck

Mrs. Leonard Schenck, 71, died at 7:45 o'clock last night [July 2, 1956] at Holy Family Hospital of a heart attack. Mrs. Schenck had suffered the first coronary attack eight years ago.

She had been in failing health for the past month but after being hospitalized five days ago she had appeared to be improving until the attack last night.

Laura Winifred Ball was born Sept. 15, 1884 in Story County near Boone. She came to Emmet County about 56 years ago.

Miss Ball was married to Leonard Schenck Jan 2, 1906 at Dolliver. Mr. and Mrs. Schenck had observed their 50th anniversary in January.

Mr. and Mrs. Schenck had farmed in this community since their marriage, moving to Estherville last November from a farm near Wallingford.

Survivors in addition to her husband include a daughter, Mrs. Flossie Jensen; three sons, Floyd, Ronald and Raymond, all of Estherville; three sisters, Mrs. Albert Myhre of Huntington, Mrs. Frank Rosburg of Dunnell, Minn. and Mrs. Herman Rosburg of Brahm, Minn.; and two brothers, John Ball of Jackson, Minn., and Frank Ball of Grantsburg, Wis. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mrs. Schenck was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday,1:30 p.m. at Sternborg chapel and 2 p.m. at the Methodist church, the Rev. Harrison G. Dawes officiating.

Friends may call at Sternborgs from this evening until time of the services Thursday. Burial will be in East Side Cemetery.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, July 3, 1956.


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