ESSIG, Fred 1895-1926
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Date: 4/1/2015 at 09:40:30
Melrose Young Man Dies in Hospital
Fred Essig died at the hospital at Marshalltown last Friday following an operation for appendicitis. The operation was performed on Monday and for the first few days it appeared as if the patient were getting along satisfactorily. The remains were taken to the home Friday evening.
Funeral services were held at the church at Ivester on Tuesday and they were very largely attended. Owing to the absence of the regular pastor the services were in charge of Rev. Roadman of Waterloo. The remains were laid in the Sayer cemetery in Melrose township.
Fred Essig was thirty-one years old. He was born on a farm in Melrose township and lived there all of his life. Since his marriage he lived on his own farm in Melrose township. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Essig, who are now living in Eldora.
Aside from his parents, the deceased is survived by his wife, by one brother living in New Mexico, and by one sister, Mrs. Herman Boike, of Melrose township. The brother came from New Mexico to attend the funeral.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 October 1926, pg 1
Frederic A. Essig was born in Melrose township, Grundy county, Jan. 26, 1895, and died at the Deaconess Hospital in Marshalltown, on Friday evening, October 15th, following an operation. He was aged 31 years, 9 months and 21 days.
He was married to Iona May Strawbridge, of Whitten, Iowa, March 30th, 1916. He is survived by his devoted wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Essig of Eldora, one sister, Mrs. Alta Boike, of Eldora and one brother, John M. Essig of Wagon Mound, New Mexico and a host of friends who mourn his death.
Having spent his entire lifetime in the Melrose Community, he was known and respected by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. His cheery disposition, neighborly kindness, helpfulness to others in time of trouble or need endeared him to all. Although young in years, he had impressed himself upon all who knew him as one of the reliable and promising young men of the community, worthy of the esteem in which he was held. His devotion to his home and loved ones was a marked characteristic. He labored for their comfort and happiness at all times, finding his reward in their prosperity and enjoyment of life's blessings.
He will be sincerely missed in all the different activities of community life, but especially by his home and his loved ones.
To the bereaved wife and other relatives is extended the profound sympathy of their many friends.
The funeral service was held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock in the Ivester church conducted by Rev. Dr. Earl A. Roadman, former pastor of the Eldora Methodist church at Eldora. Burial followed in the Methodist cemetery in Melrose township.
--The Hardin County Ledger (Eldora, Iowa), 21 October 1926
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