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Elizabeth Streveler Fank 1843-1927


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/19/2011 at 01:56:10

Mrs. John Fank
Elizabeth Streveler was born in Luxemburg, Germany, on June 22, 1843. She was united in marriage to John Fank on March 20, 1866.

To this union were born 13 children. One of the girls died in infancy. The living children are Mrs. Katherine Rinehardt, Dunnell, Minn.; Mrs. Lucy DeLagoon, Fergus Falls, Minn.; Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson, Walcott, N.Dak.; Mrs. Orella Reinhardt, Groton, S. Dak.; Mrs. Barbara Blom, Ceylon, Minn.; Charles Fank, Dolliver; John Fank, Britt; Mary and Baltas Fank, Clarion; Nicholas Fank, Olivia, Minn.; and Pete and Josephine Fank, Estherville.

She immigrated to America with the family in 1893. They lived in Hamilton county, in Iowa, seven years. They came to Emmet county and lived on a farm near Gruver, later moving to Dolliver. In 1910 they moved to Estherville on East Lawn and lived there until the death of her husband, Sept. 28, 1925. She then made her home with the different children.

Two months ago Mrs. Fank went to visit a daughter at Fergus Falls. Two weeks later she was taken sick with influenza and other complications set in. It was thought that she would recover from this sickness but it was not the will of God. She passed away Friday morning, Jan. 7, at the age of 83 years.

Baltas Fank brought the body to Estherville to the home of her son and daughter, Peter and Josephine Fank.

Funeral services were held from the St. Patrick’s Catholic church Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, the Rev. C. P. Conway officiating. The body was laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery by the side of her husband. Her five sons and oldest grandson were pall bearers.

She is survived by her children, one brother, 53 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a host of friends.

Mrs. Fank was a most devoted mother, ever thoughtful of others, a kind neighbor and a good Christian. She willingly and lovingly lived up to her faith and creed.

“A precious one from us has gone
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our midst
Which never can be filled.
God in his wisdom has recalled,
The boon his love had given,
And though the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in Heaven.”

Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were Mr. Vick Poncon, Dows; Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Reinhardt, Groton, S. Dak.; Mr. and Mrs. John Fank, Britt; Mary and Baltas Fank, Clarion; Nicholas Fank, Olivia, Minn.; C. F. Reinhardt and son, John, of Chicago, ill.

Two daughters, Mrs. Phil DeLagoon and Mrs. U. D. Anderson, were not able to attend the funeral on account of sickness in the home. Miss Josephine was sick at home and unable to attend the funeral. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, January 19, 1927)


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