John B. Rokne 1871-1910
ROKNE, ROCKNE, PETERSON, TRAEFOLD, ISAACSON
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/2/2013 at 23:44:45
John Rokne Dead
John Rokne died at his home at Graettinger Friday afternoon of pneumonia, after a brief illness. He was at one time a highly respected citizen of High Lake township and was one of the early settlers of Emmet county. Funeral was held from the residence Sunday afternoon. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, April 27, 1910)
John Rokne, formerly of Swan lake, died at Graettinger Saturday morning of pneumonia. Funeral was held from the residence Tuesday, a minister of Graettinger officiating. The body was buried in High Lake cemetery. He was 38 years old, leaves a wife and three children, also two brothers and two sisters, Andrew and Eric Rockne, and Mrs. Traefold and Mrs. Isaacson. He has always lived in this county. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, April 27, 1910)
J.B. Rokne Dies
Our citizens were shocked Saturday, April 23, 1910 on hearing of the death of one of our best citizens, J.B. Rokne. Mr. Rokne has apparently always been in good health and looked like a robust man. He was taken ill only about a week before his death. Gradually he became worse until pneumonia set in which ended his life.
The funeral services were at the Lutheran church of this place on Tuesday noon. Rev. Sande spoke in tender words of his life. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery near Wallingford [High Lake].
John B. Rokne was born in Emmet county Jan. 10, 1871. He lived with his parents there until in 1893, when he was married to Carolina Peterson. To this union four children were born. The oldest, a daughter, died, but there three daughters, aged 12, 10 and 7 years are living.
They lived near Wallingford until two years ago, when they moved to Graettinger and Mr. Rokne went into the butcher shop. This spring he and his family moved onto J.L. Holland’s farm east of town.
Deceased was a man of noble traits of character. He was a good Christian man and a gentleman in the highest sense of the word. He was always bright and cheerful and his cheerfulness won for him many staunch friends. He was lovable and was always ready to do the very best he could for his family. He always wore the smile that wouldn’t come off. He will be sadly missed by the wife whose support and standby he was and by his fatherless little girls. He also leaves two sisters to mourn his untimely death. God alone can comfort the heart of the widow and give her strength to bear her sorrow. We extend heartfelt sympathy to the sorrowing ones. (Graettinger Times, Graettinger, IA, April 28, 1910)
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