BUSKOHL, Wessel 1887-1944
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Date: 4/1/2017 at 13:45:25
Wessel Buskohl Dies Suddenly At Hospital
Heart Failure Following Operation Cause Of His Death; Wife In Hospital At Same Time
Wessel Buskohl died quite suddenly at St. Francis hospital, Waterloo, at 10:30 Tuesday forenoon from a heart ailment. He was taken sick with appendicitis at his home in Colfax township Wednesday night. The next day he was taken to St. Francis hospital in Waterloo. On Friday morning he had the appendix removed. He was apparently recovering satisfactorily from the operation when his heart action became affected and the end came soon thereafter.
Mrs. Buskohl was a patient in the same hospital when her husband was operated upon and at the time of his death. She had submitted to an operation the week before for the removal of a tumor and she was making a satisfactory recovery. When she heard of her husband's death she refused to remain in the hospital and she was brought to her home in an ambulance and she stood the trip fairly well.
Mr. Buskohl's sudden death came as a severe shock to members of his family and to his neighbors and friends. He had always seemed to be in very good health and appeared to be in the prime of his life. He was 56 years old on the 10th of November.
Born and Raised in the County
Mr. Buskohl was born in Colfax township, Grundy county, and excepting for the year that he served in the last World War he made his home there continually. He came from a large family and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Buskohl, early residents of Grundy county. There were eight sons in this family and he is the first of the eight to be taken away. There were three daughters in this family. Only one of them is now living. The father died 27 years ago. The mother lived until 1939.
Served 9 1/2 Months Overseas
Mr. Buskohl was inducted into the last war about a year before it ended. Ten weeks after he was inducted he was on his way overseas and spent 9 1/2 months over there. Shortly after his return from the war he was married to Flora DeNeui and the couple began housekeeping on a Colfax township farm where they made their home continually. Mr. and Mrs. Buskohl had no children.
Surviving besides the wife are the seven brothers and one sister. The brothers are Menno, Harm, John, Ben, Henry, Heye and William. Mrs. Harm Groote is the surviving sister. All members of this large family reside in Grundy county.
Funeral Will Be Friday
Funeral services will be held at the home at one o'clock Friday afternoon and later at the Colfax Presbyterian church, where Mr. Buskohl attended during the greater share of his lifetime. Burial will be in the Colfax cemetery. Rev. George Swalve will conduct the service.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 April 1944, pg 1
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