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Rebecca Ruth Berg Osher 1897-1946


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/23/2010 at 20:28:10

Funeral of Mrs. Gilbert Osher, 48, This Afternoon
Passed Away Sunday Afternoon

Mrs. Gilbert B. Osher, 48, passed away at her home in this locality Sunday, February 3, 1946, at 4:30 p.m. She had been ill for the past year and was given the best of medical and nursing care, but her condition did not improve. She was able to be about most of the time until a week before her death when her health failed rapidly.

The funeral was held Thursday. Short services were held at the home and the regular funeral services at the Methodist church, Graettinger. The pastor, the Rev. J. Heber Miller, officiated. Many neighbors and friends of the deceased were in attendance at the last sad rites. Beautiful flowers adorned the casket and many gifts were made in memory of the deceased. The remains were laid to rest in Oak Hill cemetery, Estherville. The pallbearers were Charley Jackson, Kenneth Starkey, Ralph Borchers, Carl Thoreson, Ray Schacherer, and Frank W. Christensen.

Rebecca Ruth Burg was born in Des Moines September 13, 1897. The family resided there and later in Warren county until the spring of 1915 when they came to this locality.

On June 30, 1920, she was united in marriage to Gilbert B. Osher. The ceremony was performed in Estherville. Mr. and Mrs. Osher made their home in this locality during their married life.

Deceased is survived by her husband and by her aged father, S. W. Burg, and by several brothers and sisters. The sisters are Stella M. Bergstrom, of Des Moines; and Ina L. Herke, of Osgood. The brothers are Raymond W. Burg, of Spencer, Charles Burg, of Armstrong, Eugene Burg, of Wallingford; and Kerry L. Burg, of Ruthven.

Mrs. Osher was a resident of this community since she was a young girl. She was popular and well liked and had a host of friends in the community. She was active in every worth while endeavor in the community, particularly in church affairs. She was a faithful member of the Methodist church and was a willing worker for her church, for her aid society and in social functions of the society as well as in the neighborhood where she resided. She was in every way a worthy Christian woman. She was a devoted and loving wife, an obedient daughter and loyal sister. She had many friends and she was highly regarded as a neighbor. Her pleasant way, her kindness, her charity and her willingness to assist those in sorrow or affliction endeared her in the hearts of all who knew her.

The Times extends sincere sympathy to the sorrowing husband, to the aged father, and to the brothers and sisters in their sorrow. (Graettinger Times, Graettinger, IA, February 7, 1946)


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