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Frank E. Ryder 1861-1919


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/7/2010 at 00:58:11

F. E. Ryder Died at Rochester, Minn.
Former Resident of This City Passed Away After a Short Illness Funeral Yesterday

The people of this vicinity were shocked to learn of the death of F. E. Ryder, at Rochester, Minnesota, last Saturday [March 15, 1919]. He had gone there for medical relief a few days before. Mr. Ryder was a resident of Estherville some years ago and moved here about a year ago to make his home. Following is the obituary as handed us by his pastor:

Mr. F. E. Ryder was born November 4th, 1861, and passed to his reward March 15th, 1919, aged 57 years, 3 months and 11 days.

He was united in marriage with Miss Lovica Varinger [Berringer], April 30th, 1884. To them were born two children, Chester Wilbur, of this city, and Mrs. Emory Goff, of Ruthven. Both children live to mourn their loss and to share the grief of the wife and mother.

Most of the married life of our brother and practically all his business interests have been identified with Ruthven and vicinity. He was a resident of Estherville for a while some years ago and then went back to Ruthven and only returned here to Estherville less than one year ago. His sudden departure to his last long home is a great surprise to friends and neighbors as his illness was not considered serious. It is a great shock to his family and was not anticipated by them. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church in Ruthven having united with that church about twenty-five years ago.

The funeral services were held from the Methodist church yesterday afternoon and was largely attended by old friends. Rev. Walter Torbett was in the charge of the services. Burial was made in Oak Hill cemetery. The bereaved children have the sincere sympathy of this community in the hours of their great sorrow. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, March 19, 1919)

Added in Vindicator & Republican and Estherville Enterprise: He and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal church of Ruthven, having united with that church about twenty-fine years ago.


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