FIGLER, Josephine 1873-1914
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Date: 5/15/2015 at 07:37:01
Death Closes Life Of Esteemed Woman
Mrs. Figler Dies At Waterloo
Funeral Is Largely Attended
Mrs. Adolph Figler passed away at a hospital in Waterloo last Friday morning. For several months she suffered intensely from cancer. Her funeral was held at the Catholic church in this city Monday and it was very largely attended. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.
Mrs. Adolph Figler, who has been ill for several months past, passed away at the Saint Frances hospital in Waterloo at 6:30 Thursday evening, April 2nd. Death being due to cancer.
Josephine Wegstein was born July 8, 1873 at Waterloo, Iowa, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wegstein. Moving with her parents to Traer, and thence in 1877 to Grundy Center, she has spent the greater part of her life in this city.
On April 26, 1906, she was united in marriage to Mr. Adolph Figler of Emmetsburg. To this union one son, Rudolph, was born. The family lived at Emmetsburg for a time, then moved to Cylinder and thence to Grundy Center, where they have made their home for several years.
Several months ago, Mrs. Figler was taken ill with cancer, she underwent an operation at Rochester and also received treatment at the St. Francis hospital in Waterloo, but to no avail. Despite all aid and effort the dread disease advanced until death released her from her suffering.
Mrs. Figler was of a kind, helpful, loving disposition, anxious and willing to do all she could to make others happy. Beloved by many she will be greatly missed by relatives and friends alike, as well as in her own home circle, where her ministries as wife and mother will always be remembered by her loved ones.
Besides her husband Adolph, and son Rudolph, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. E. Wegstein, one brother and three sisters.
Funeral services were conducted by Father Hogan in the Catholic church, on Monday morning at 9 o'clock. Interment being made in the Catholic cemetery.
Those from away attending the funeral were Mrs. Robt. Scotthorn daughter Florence and son Claude of Fairbury, Nebr., Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wolfe of Waterloo, and Mrs. Chris. Knoope of Traer. Mr. and Mrs. Al Verhey of Orchard, Iowa, were unable to be present.
--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 April 1914, pg 1
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