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EHLER, Dora 1872-1938


Posted By: Ida County IAGenWeb Volunteer
Date: 1/7/2016 at 08:04:09

June 23, 1938, page 1, Ida Grove newspaper:

Resided 44 Years Within Ida County
Death Claims Mrs. Richard Ehler Saturday After Extended Illness

Mrs. Richard Ehler, a resident of Ida Grove over twenty-seven years, passed away at her home on Taylor Street at 8 o'clock Saturday evening, June 18 after an extended illness.

Dora Schiernbeck, daughter of Mr and Mrs Wulf Schiernbeck, was born October 2, 1872 in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. She was the second child in a family of 15 children. When she was nine years old, her parents came to America, arriving in Chicago, April 1, 1882. They remained there about four months, and moved to Schleswig, in time to do some work in the fields in the late summer months of that year.

She was married to Richard Ehler of Grant township June 15, 1894. This union was blessed with six children, two sons and four daughters, all of whom survive. Mr and Mrs Ehler spent the first 17 years of their married life on a farm. In February 1911, they retired and moved to Ida Grove. Mr Ehler passed away August 27, 1935. Since then she, with her son Matt have resided here.

Mrs. Ehler was baptised and confirmed in the Lutheran church in Grant township when she was an adult. She was also a member of the ladies aid and took a lively interest in both. She attended services and the meetings of the aid until it was physically impossible for her to do so. After she was no longer able to get about, she did not lose interest in her church. She gladly listened to sermons read to her and welcomed spoken prayers. She drew strength from Holy communion privately given.

The illness of Mrs. Ehler dates back about three years, and made its first serious attack about a month after her husband's death. She submitted to a number of treatments and to several operations, but it was a losing fight for life. Since March, she has been bedfast most of the time.

Complications developed during the last few weeks and she failed visibly. Last Friday morning she seemed to realize the seriousness of her condition and called for all of her children. It was but a day later that she fell asleep, at the age of 65 years, 8 months and 16 days.

She leaves to mourn her death two dons: Hugo and Matt; four daughters: Mrs. Caroline Jensen, Mrs. Louise Sass of Eda Grove; Mrs. Amanda Hemer of Arthur, and Mrs. Katherine Harding of Kansas City, MO. There are also 14 grandchildren, 6 brothers and 5 sisters; John Schiernbeck, Battle Creek; August Schiernbeck, Lodi, Calif.; Wulf Schiernbeck, Watertown, S.D.; Herman, Chris and Frank of Ida Grove; Mrs. Anna Hamann, Woonsocket, S.D.; Mrs. Louise Campbell, Des Moines; Mrs. Mary Hamann, Schleswig; Mrs. Amanda Andresen and Mrs. Catherine Lynch of Ida Grove, and a number of other immediate relatives.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Rev. E.C. Zachoche officiating. The funeral was under the direction of Moore Bros., and interment was made in Ida Grove cemetery. Pall bearers were: Albert Jensen, LeRoy Sass, Roy and Earl Hemer, Vernon Ehler and Harvey Andresen.


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