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SUTTMAN, Cora 1881-1925


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/22/2015 at 10:25:14

Mrs. Suttman Dies at Hospital

Mrs. John Suttman died at the hospital in Waterloo last Friday evening following an operation. The remains were brought to the home in Grundy Center the following afternoon.

The funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon, August 10th by the Rev. George Woodall, pastor of the Methodist Church, and the Rev. John Schroeder, a cousin of Mr. Suttman, and pastor of the Baptist church of Dunkerton, Iowa, who made the address. Interment was made in the family plot in the Beckman cemetery.

Cora M. Thompson was born Nov. 30, 1881, and died Friday, August 7th, aged 43 years, 8 months and 8 days. She was married to John Suttman on September 11th, 1900. For many years the family have made their home in Grundy county.

Besides her husband, there remain to mourn her loss six children, Lillian, Mrs. Henry Bertram, Victor, Cyril, Virgil and Marvin, all of whom live in Grundy Center except two sons, Cyril and Virgil, who are in the United States navy and at present are with the Pacific fleet in Australia. Other relatives are four brothers, C. E. Thompson, of Portland; F. H. Thompson, of Fulda, Minn.; C. L. Thompson, of Minneapolis, and Wm. Thompson, of Conrad; and two sisters, Mrs. Herman Otte, of Canada, and Mrs. Floyd Lumley of Waterloo; a son-in-law, Henry Bertram, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Victor Suttman, and a granddaughter, Marjorie June Suttman.

Those from a distance in attendance at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Thompson, from Minneapolis; F. H. Thompson and family, Fulda, Minn., Theo. Schroeder and family, Avon, S.D., John Schroeder and family, Dunkerton, Iowa, John Jacoby and wife, Sioux Falls, and the Farr family, Gladbrook.

For many years the deceased had been a sufferer. Under the care of physicians, medical and surgical skill had been used to bring about a return to health and strength, the last effort being a surgical operation thru which she passed successfully but afterward succumbed on account of her weakened condition.

The end came peacefully as her loved ones waited about her in hope, yet fearing. There was no pain or struggle, just a quiet, gentle passing out from what had been to her a world of much suffering to the eternity where there shall be neither pain or suffering or death forever. So this loving wife and mother went to be with God.

Mrs. Suttman lived a quiet domestic life, her home and her family receiving all her thought and care. No mother could ever have endeared herself more to her husband and children than this good woman. In her sufferings they sympathized and shared and, in so far as possible, relieved; in her trials they comforted; her love and thought and care for them won from them a full return in kind.

The mother love went out in special concern for the two sons, Cyril and Virgil, who are in the United States navy and at present with the Pacific fleet in Australia. She wrote to them nearly every day as if, in spite of distance, she would have them know how constant was her thought of them. Among the precious possessions of this mother were some little tokens of remembrance received from time to time since the sailor sons have been away from home.

The deceased was a believer in God and had confessed her faith in Christ for salvation. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

She sleeps! but 'twixt you and rest she's won
How thin the veil a breath might blow aside!
A little longer yet, and one by one
Ye too shall sleep, all softly by her side.
The earth was kind; yet ever had been given
A longing to her soul for other spheres.
This morn the angels sing her birth in heaven,
The while unseen, she stoops to dry your tears:
Then life the eye, and raise the grief-bowed head,
To bless the birthday of your sainted dead.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 August 1925, pg 1


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