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ASHING, Albert H. 1896-1948


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/29/2015 at 14:54:20

Albert H. Ashing Dies Suddenly

Albert H. Ashing, who was born in Wellsburg and who spent the early part of his life here, died quite suddenly in a hospital in Mitchell, South Dakota, about midnight last Wednesday. He was 52 years old.

Albert Ashing was a salesman for the Saturday Evening Post. He in company with Charles Schultz, an old friend, were hunting pheasants near Salem, South Dakota. Late in the day they shot a pheasant and took it to a hotel in Salem to have it prepared for their supper. While the pheasant was being prepared, Albert left to get his car serviced at a service station. When he returned to the hotel the pheasant was being served to him and his friend in the dining room. He became suddenly sick as he sat down to the table and was helped up to his room. A doctor was called and the doctor advised taking him to a hospital. The nearest hospital was at Mitchell, 30 miles away. Albert had been stricken with a severe hemorrhage and there was nothing that could be done at the hospital to save him. He became unconscious after arriving at the hospital and died a few hours later.

Albert's mother, Mrs. Kate Ashing, and his sister, Mrs. H. L. Luwe, were notified. Thursday morning Mr. Luwe and Henry Kruse drove to Mitchell in a car and arranged to have the body sent to Wellsburg. It arrived here Friday night.

Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Luwe Saturday afternoon and later at the Reformed church. Rev. Edw. Jurgens was the officiating pastor. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Casketbearers were Alfred Meyer, D. W. Riekena, Cornie Kuper, H. P. Kruse, H. C. Haack, and John Frerichs. Music was by Mildred Kuper, Mrs. Irene Ruter, Anna Ohling, Leola Paterni. Mrs. Fred Ruter was organist.

Albert Henry Ashing, son of Sander and Kate Ashing, was born July 4, 1896, and passed away Oct. 20, 1948, at the hospital in Mitchell, S.D. He attained the age of 52 years, 3 months, 16 days.

Mr. Ashing was born and raised in this community. He attended the Wellsburg high school, and finished his high school course at Reinbeck, where he graduated. For two years he attended the University of Iowa, and there enlisted in the Student Army Training Corps on April 15, 1918, and was discharged Dec. 19, 1918. Thereafter he entered upon the career of salesmanship, which he loved and delighted in. He has been connected with several publishing and other companies. He had his first home in Detroit and last in Chicago.

In the month of April, 1927, he was united in marriage to Alyce Eberts of Detroit, who passed away in September 1933. He became united again in marriage to Violet Richards on April 10, 1935. To this union was born one son, Albert.

At his departure he leaves to mourn his son, Albert; his mother, Mrs. Kate Ashing; his sister, Mrs. Heinie Luwe, and many other relatives and friends. His father, his brothers Henry and Eddie, and his wife preceded him in death.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 October 1948, pg 14


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