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Lillian Fern Schnittger 1901-1920


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/26/2010 at 00:05:45

Lillian Fern Schnittger was born in Emmet County on February 2, 1901, and grew to young womanhood in her native county where she ended this life on November 23, 1920, at the age of 19 years, nine months and twenty-one days.

Miss Schnigger lived with her mother and other members of the family on their farm three miles east of Huntington and had many friends in that community. Her mother, one sister and a brother have passed away also during the past few years and for some time her health had been failing very fast and during the past month she had been confined to her bed. Death was not unexpected, yet death has its horrors and always comes with a great shock to loved ones and friends. Miss Schnittger leaves to mourn her untimely death, her father, Theodore Schnittger; three sisters, Mrs. J. J. McCormick, Mrs. Frank Steinhorst and Miss Mable; four brothers, Arthur, Clarence, William and Theo. Besides these there are other relatives and a host of friends and acquaintances in the community where she has lived who deeply mourn her going. She was a very beautiful character, kind and loving in the home and always thoughtful of others and counted no sacrifice too dear if only it made others happy.

Funeral services were held from the home and the Methodist Episcopal church of Huntington on Thursday afternoon, November 25th. Rev. LaGrone of Estherville had charge of the services and made a short appeal to friends and neighbors to lay hold upon the value of the occasion in resolving to live not for self but for others. The music was furnished by a quartet of neighbors and the service was a very touching one. Many beautiful flowers bore testimony to the high esteem in which she was held and the deep affection for her by the many young people who knew her. Burial of the body was made in the Estherville East Side cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, December 1, 1920)


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