FLATER, Alice 1915-1930
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Date: 4/23/2015 at 14:55:51
Alice Flater Dies At Hospital
Alice Flater, the fifteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Flater of Colfax township died at the Allen Memorial hospital in Waterloo last Saturday following an illness of three weeks from tuberculosis of the spine.
Funeral services conducted by Rev. Paulson were held at the Lutheran church in Beaver township Tuesday afternoon. It was one of the largest attended funerals ever held at this place. Not all the friends who came to attend the funeral were able to get into the church. Burial was in the cemetery near the church.
Aside from the father and mother Alice is survived by two brothers, one, Alvin, who was her twin, and by three sisters. She was not only beloved by near and distant relatives but by a host of friends, all of whom sympathize with the grief stricken family.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 January 1930, pg 1
Obituary Alice Adelia Flater
Alice A. Flater, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Flater, living four miles north of Grundy Center, died Saturday morning, Jan. 25, at 6:15 a.m.
She was born Jan. 3, 1915, in Washington township, this county and attained the age of only 15 years and 21 days.
Alice took sick on her last birthday with intestinal flu which developed into tuberculosis of the spine. She endured intense pain and suffering, and when all that loving hands could do was to no avail she was taken to Allen Memorial hospital at Waterloo on the evening of Jan. 19th with the hope of receiving relief. Instead her condition gradually grew worse until she was relieved by death on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 6:15 a.m., when the Lord called her to her heavenly home where there will be no more suffering.
Alice was baptized in infancy and was reared in a christian home. She was a regular attendant in Sunday school and catechetical instruction and was preparing for renewing her baptism alliance with this spring's confirmation class. She will not only be sadly missed by her loved ones, but also by her classmates and friends. That she was loved and respected by all was shown by the large concourse of friends that attended her funeral, and by the many beautiful floral offerings from relatives, friends, her Sunday school, young people's society, and ladies' aid.
She leaves to mourn her early departure her parents, three sisters, Minnie, Louise and Leola, and two brothers, Alvin, a twin, and Arthur, all at home, besides an aged grandmother and many other relatives.
Funeral services conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. Paulsen, were held from the house on Tuesday, Jan. 28th, and thence to the Lutheran church where the services were continued. The text chosen for the occasion was Gen. 24:56, "And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the Lord hath prospered my way, send me away that may go to my master." The choir rendered the beautiful hymns, "I Am Thine" and "I Am Praying for You." The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery near the church. The entire community extends their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones in their great sorrow.
Those in attendance at the funeral from abroad were Fred Rewerts and son, Fred, from Brownton, Minn.; Frank and Henry Franzen, Titonka; Mrs. Henry Haren, Manchester, Iowa; Mrs. Albert Meyer, Ackley; Hank Flater, Comfrey, Minn.; Rev. and Mrs. Con. Fischer, Waterloo; Rev. and Mrs. E. J. Voss and daughter, Frieda, of Clarksville, Iowa.
In Memory Of Alice
She has heard the call of the Pilot,
Life's anchor has broken its chain,
We will see her no more at the window,
But our loss has been to her gain.
We weep, but our ears she's unheeding,
For the ferryboat sails toward the shore
Where awaiting the one from the earthland
Are the loved ones gone over before.
Life was short but she lived it in gladness,
Spreading cheer on the loved ones at home.
But God said, "I need e'en the youthful,"
And she heard when the spirit said, "Come."
Rest, Alice, may thy glad spirit hover,
O'er our home tho thy singing is done;
We'll live in the hope of our meeting
When the trumpet calls on that great morn.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 February 1930, pg 9
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