DOEDEN, Omke 1889-1908
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/4/2012 at 14:20:15
Omko Doeden the nineteen year old son of George Doeden died Thursday, after an illness of six months with consumption. The funeral will be held Tuesday at the home, and the remains laid to rest in the Reform cemetery. This is the third death in the family within nine months. The family have the sympathy of the entire community.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 December 1908, pg 5
Omke Doeden, age nineteen years three months and three days son of Geo Doeden was born in Beaver township Sept. 1, 1889 and died at his home about three miles northeast of Fern, Friday Dec. 4 1908 of consumption. He was taken ill last spring and suffered from the effects of the disease during the entire summer about two weeks ago he became worse and his life quickly ebbed away. All that medical skill and loving hands could do was done but all to no avail to battle with this fatal disease.
Funeral occurred Tuesday at the German Reform church the services were conducted by Rev. Siemsen pastor of the church, Rev. Schafer of Stout also took part. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church by the side of his mother who died six years ago.
There remains to mourn his early departure a loving father three brothers two sisters an aged grandmother and a large circle of other relatives and friends.
Oh, Omke dear thou art no more,
Thy soul has reached the golden shore,
And why should we restrain a sigh.
When one young so loved should die.
No more his sparkling eyes will see.
No more his love we'll know.
No more his loving words we'll hear.
In accents sweet and low.
Thy friends around thy pillow bent.
And many a prayer to heaven was sent.
But ah! too weak was mortal hand.
For thou must go twas Gods command.
His mother to his throbbing breast.
With weary arms, how oft she pressed.
The father too, with care worn brow.
Will miss his dear boy now,
Parents we know tis natures plan.
When from our hearts our loved ones are torn.
It bids us prepare to meet them again.
When we are all free from sorrow and pain.
--Grundy County Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 December 1908, pg 6
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