Oswald J. Bormann 1905-1923
BORMANN, BORMAN, WOODLING
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Date: 5/16/2011 at 00:47:48
Talented Young Man Dies at Hospital
Oswald Bormann, Student at East Emmet Consolidated, Succumbs to Spinal Meningitis
Oswald Bormann, seventeen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Bormann, formerly of Emmet Township, died Thursday [April 19, 1923] night at the Coleman hospital after an illness of two weeks of spinal meningitis.
The Bormann family, who for three years had lived on the A. J. Rhodes farm in East Emmet, moved to a farm near Graettinger the first of March but Oswald who was a senior in the East Emmet high school stayed to complete his year’s work.
He was taken ill at the Ed Kenocke home and was brought at once to the hospital. There, in spite of all that could be done for him, he passed away after a brief two week’s illness.
Burial services were held at the Mahlum & Anderson parlors Saturday morning at 9 o’clock, the Rev. C. P. Conway of St. Patrick’s Catholic church, in charge. The body was laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery.
Oswald was a very bright, ambitious student in high school. He had been prominent in all the school activities and was a general favorite. He was a member of the choir at St. Patrick’s Church and had in other ways been active in the work of the church. He was planning to teach the coming school year to help his parents.
He was born in Preston, Iowa, on July 14, 1905, being at the time of his death seventeen years and nine months of age. His passing was especially sad as he had all the better years of his life still ahead of him and by education and natural ability was well equipped to become a success.
His bereaved parents and brothers and sisters have the sympathy of the community. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, April 25, 1923)
Oswald Borman Died Very Suddenly
Sick Only About Ten Days with Spinal Meningitis – Funeral Held Saturday
Oswald Borman, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Borman, who recently moved to Graettinger, died very suddenly at the hospital in this city Wednesday evening. When the Borman family moved away early in March, Oswald remained to complete his course at the Emmet consolidated school and stayed at the Koenecke home near the school. He was taken ill about ten days previous to his death and brought to the hospital for treatment. There seemed to be no help for him and he gradually grew worse until Wednesday evening when he passed away. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Borman, who resided on the A. J. Rhodes farm in Emmet township for three years and was a young man of excellent habits and pleasing disposition. Besides his father and mother he leaves three sisters and five brothers to mourn his untimely death. One sister, Mrs. H. E. Woodling, resides near Gruver. Funeral services were held Saturday morning in charge of Rev. J. P. Conway and the remains interred in the Catholic cemetery. The many friends of the Borman family extend sincere sympathy in their hours of bereavement. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, April 25, 1923)
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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