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Olive Battern Rohlf, 1888-1939


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/5/2010 at 20:57:12

Mrs. Rohlf Is Called
Prominent Estherville Woman Passes at Her Home This Morning

Mrs. John H. Rohlf, prominent Estherville woman, died at her home on East Central at 5:25 a.m. today. Mrs. Rohlf although she had been in failing health for a number of hears head kept up and about the affairs of her home and community until a short time ago. Her death comes as a great shock to a wide circle of friends.

Olive Janette Battern, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Battern was born at Le Mars on May 22, 1888. She was married in Estherville on May 12, 1914 to John H. Rohlf and they made their home here since that time. Prior to her marriage she taught in the rural schools of Dickinson county. On Jan. 20, 1921, they adopted a son Merton John who with the husband, one brother and two sisters survive her passing.

The brother is Norman Battern, Hayti, South Dakota, the sisters Mrs. Wm. Balske, Fairmont, Minn., and Mrs. Charlotte Hughes, Geddes, South Dakota.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Presbyterian church of which the deceased woman was a member. Mrs. Rohlf was also a member of the Estherville Woman’s Club and active in its work. She was a very devoted and loving wife and mother. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, October 19, 1939)

Mrs. John Rohlf Died Suddenly Early Today

Mrs. John Rohlf, wife of John Rohlf who has been for many years connected with the Strube Music Company, passed away very suddenly of a heart attack at the Coleman hospital at 5:30 this morning.

Mrs. Rohlf has been in poor health for several years. Regardless of her health she has always been very active in church and social circles.

She was taken to the hospital a short time ago for treatment. Her condition was not considered serious until yesterday when she took a decided turn for the worse.

She leaves to mourn her death her husband and one son, Merton.

The funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon at two o’clock with Rev. Claude Fausnaugh officiating. Interment will be made in Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, October 19, 1939)


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