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Rose Margaret Kreul Vedder 1896-1924


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 3/29/2015 at 01:42:30

Mrs. Geo. Vedder Called to Reward
Wife of Publisher of Reporter.
Ill Short Time. Funeral on Friday
Tuesday morning our many citizens were painfully surprised to learn of the sad death of Mrs. George Vedder, which occurred in the Palo Alto hospital. She had given birth to a child and she never rallied. The funeral will take place Friday. Services will be held at St. Thomas church at 10 o’clock on Friday. Father McNerney will officiate. The burial will be in St. John’s cemetery.

Rose, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Kreul, was born at Pocahontas April 4, 1896. She attended Sacred Heart Academy at that place. ON November 21, 1915, she was united in marriage at that place to Mr. George Vedder. Soon after Mr. and Mrs. Vedder moved to this city. In 1920, Mr. Vedder, in company with Clifford Mayne, bought the Palo Alto Reporter of this city. Mrs. Vedder is survived by her devoted husband and three children – Mildred, Kathleen and George Jr. Her death is also mourned by her parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Mrs. Vedder, on locating in Emmetsburg, soon won her way into the confidence and the high regard of the people of our community. Her pleasing personality, her winning ways and her substantial traits as a Christian lady endeared her not only to close and intimate relatives and friends but also to the many who had occasion to mingle with her in social, religious and other circle. Three bright, sweet little children came to bless Mr. and Mrs. Vedder’s home. To them she was one of the best, the most loving of mothers, giving them every fond, caressing attention that the maternal heart overflowing with affection is so eager to bestow. How little they realize what they have lost in the passing so early in life of one whose pleasing, never-overburdening task it was to watch over them in promising, buoyant health and again in the long, slowly passing hours of night when sickness would come to disturb their peaceful slumbers. Again, in the budding years of youth, it would have been her welcome labor to watch their footsteps lest they pursue the alluring paths that lead to temptation. It is not until we have had long and practical experience with the ways of the deceitful world so full of sin and wickedness that we fully realize how much the fervent prayers, the earnest ejaculations, the good example, the impressive admonitions, the heart-touching appeals of the anxious, zealous mother and the deep solicitude of the exemplary, provident, noble-minded father figure in future life of the boy or the girl. Mrs. Vedder’s industry, patience, spirit of helpfulness and earnest co-operation was an inspiration to her worthy, self-sacrificing husband in the many and trying labors it became his duty to perform. He, too, has suffered a loss that is irreparable. The heartfelt sympathy of the people of our county goes out to him and to his three motherless little ones and to the sorrowing parents, brothers, sisters and other relatives of the deceased in their bereavement. (Emmetsburg Democrat, Emmetsburg, IA, January 16, 1924)

A Sad Death
It is with deepest regret we chronicle the death of Mrs. George Vedder which occurred at the local hospital at 10:45 Tuesday morning. Death followed the premature birth of a baby boy, who survives his mother.

Mrs. Vedder had been in the hospital for nearly a week. Her case was not considered real serious, and the evening before her death she seemed to feel really well.

Funeral services will be held at St. Thomas church at 10:30 Friday. This death is an exceedingly sad one for by it four little children, two boys and two girls are left motherless. The obituary will appear in our next issue. (Emmetburg Palo Alto Tribune, Emmetsburg, IA, January 16, 1924)

Mrs. George C. Vedder
Tuesday morning about ten o’clock Mrs. George C. Vedder of this city passed away at the local hospital following the premature birth of a little son. The news came as a shock to the people of Emmetsburg and as a severe blow to the Report Office, Mr. Vedder being one of the partners of the firm of Mayne and Vedder.

Mrs. Vedder had been ill for some time and had been constantly under a doctor’s care. On Wednesday of last week it was found necessary to take her to the hospital. Another doctor was called in consultation but it was of no avail. Monday night Mrs. Vedder grew rapidly worse and passed away the following morning in spite of all that the doctors and three nurses could do. The little boy lived only a little over a day when the Great Ruler of the Universe saw fit to call him home also.

The case is particularly sad in that Mrs. Vedder leaves three small children, who are thus deprived, at a tender age, of that which every child should have – a mother’s love and care. Death is always sad, but to see a young mother pass from this earth, leaving small children, is doubly so. No one who has not been in like situation can realize what it means to that little family, the babies and husband, or no one but a mother can realize what it means to a mother to live and see her happy, contented family grow up around her – to realize the fulfillment of her hopes for them. Mrs. Vedder is deprived, thus early in life, of the happy promise life has in store for a mother; and the children of the greatest of all things – a mother’s love and care; and the husband of his nearest and dearest companion.

Miss Rose [Margaret] Kruel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Kruel, was born in Pocahontas on April 4, 1896, and was nearing her 29th birthday. She grew to womanhood in Pocahontas and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in that city. On November 21, 1916, she was united in marriage to George C. Vedder and moved to Emmetsburg immediately after the wedding trip. This has been their home ever since. Four children were born to them, two daughters and two sons. The daughters are Mildred and Kathleen, and the sons are George Junior and the little one who passed away a day after his mother. These, with the husband and father, are left to mourn her loss. Mrs. Vedder also left her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Kruel of Pocahontas; two brothers, Ed Kruel of Fort Dodge and Raymond Kruel of Pocahontas, and three sisters, Mrs. Wm. Coonan of this city, Mrs. LaMonte Hardwick of Fort Dodge, and Miss Adelaide Kruel of Pocahontas.

During her stay in Emmetsburg Mrs. Vedder made many warm friends. Her duties to her family kept her close to her home and on this family she lavished her care and affection. In spite of the fact that she had three small children to care for she found time for many other things and took part in the affairs of her church and assisted wherever she could. She was a devout member of the Catholic church and a constant attendant at its services whenever her health would permit.

The funeral services were held Friday morning from St. Thomas Church, Rev. McNerney conducting the service. There was a profuse floral offering, and a large number of friends and neighbors were in attendance. The pall bearers were B. McEvoy, Joe Deneen, R.J. Martin, P. O’Neill, W.J. Steiner and J. Kelly.

The remains were laid to rest in St. John’s cemetery. (Palo Alto Reporter, Emmetsburg, IA, January 17, 1924)

The infant son of George Vedder died Wednesday and was buried with his mother Friday. He was born on Monday.

Ramond Kreul returned to Pocahontas Sunday. He was called to Emmetsburg by the death of sister, Mrs. George Vedder.

John Vedder came from Minneapolis last week to attend the funeral of Mrs. George Vedder, which was held on Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kreul returned to Fort Dodger Friday evening. They were called to Emmetsburg by the death of Mrs. George Vedder.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Coonan returned to Manchester Sunday evening. They were called to this city by the death of Mrs. Coonan’s sister, Mrs. George Vedder.

Bro. J.J. Sullivan of the Graettinger Times came to Emmetsburg Friday to attend the funeral of Mrs. George Vedder. He was an intimate friend of Mr. Vedder when the two of them were employed in the Democrat office a number of years ago. (Emmetsburg Democrat, Emmetsburg, IA, January 23, 1924)

Mrs. Vedder Laid to Rest
Funeral Was Held at the St. Thomas Church Friday Morning at Ten O’clock
Whole Community Mourns
Whole Community Mourning. No Sadder Death Ever Occurred in Community – Obituary
In our last issue mention was made of the death of Mrs. George Vedder, which occurred at the local hospital on Tuesday morning, January 15.

Funeral services were conducted in St. Thomas church at 10 a.m. Friday. Rev. M. McNearey had charge of the service. He celebrated a requiem high mass and preached a very impressive sermon. The burial was in St. John’s cemetery.

Miss Rose Kruel was born at Pocahontas on April 4, 1896. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Kruel. She grew to young womanhood at Pocahontas, attended the Sacred Heart Academy there, and graduated from that institution.

On November 16, 1916, she united in marriage with George Vedder, who at that time was employed in the Democrat office at Pocahontas. They came to Emmetsburg immediately after their marriage and consequently made their home here. Four children were born to this union, two daughters and two sons. The daughters are Mildred and Kathleen, the eldest son is George Junior, the other, a baby who survived his mother only a day. The eldest child, Mildred, is less than seven years of age, the youngest, George, Jr. is about two and a half years old.

No sadder death ever occurred in this community that that of Mrs. Vedder. This young wife and mother, happy, hopeful, apparently healthful, with life so full of promise, had so much indeed for which to live. Her home was a happy one. The closest of ties of love bound the lives of this husband and wife and children together. Mrs. Vedder found her greatest joy in life, in ministering to her family. Her home meant all to her. Her children were so young that they required constant attention and care, which she lavished upon them. Each of her little ones were so closely entwined to her heart, that each was a very special part of her life. She and her husband were so devoted to each other. There was no happier home in Emmetsburg for there dwelt perfect love and sympathy and confidence. The affection and harmony of their wedding day never waned, but grew warmer and stronger as years went by. The greatest pleasure of each was to anticipate the desires and needs of the other and to supply them, the while they both devotion itself to their little ones. The death that severs such a union is indeed a sad one.

During the years that Mrs. Vedder lived in Emmetstburg she made many friends. She was not seen in public places as much as many women, but her wifely and motherly life attracted favorable attention to her. She was a good Christian, a devote Catholic and was faithful in the practices of her religion. She was amiable, kind and neighborly. Her disposition was cheerful and this reflected its cheer in the home. All of her obligations in life were faithfully performed.

The husband found her ever comforting and encouraging him in his struggles and aiding him by that confidence and wifely consideration which meant so much to him. As a mother she simply meant all in the home. What her children have lost, they will never fully realize.

The mind seems to stand and refuse to move as the thought of a mother and a mother’s work crowds in upon us. The mother, is ever a friend, ever solicitous, ever devoted. When all others have deserted us, a mother’s confidence and friendship only commences. She is the first at the cross of our lives and the last at the grave of our woes. The one who bore us and who with modest watchfulness ever guards our foot steps, not only in youth but in grown manhood and womanhood. The one who grieves for us when all other perhaps rejoice at our discomforts. The one who prays for her children when others scoff at their efforts. To say that Mrs. Vedder’s children will never know their great loss, is putting it mildly. Truly they will never know, but which of us can realize what has gone out of their lives.

Every day, every minute in the day during their lives there was something this mother was doing or planning to do for them. And the passing of years would not lessen her ardor but would only increase the intensity of her care and devotion, if she had been spared to them. But it was the God of Creation, acting with divine wisdom that called her to her eternal reward knowing that this call was leaving three little children, mere babies, motherless, and so we must believe that it was for the best, and that He will not neglect to provide for these children.

Christian faith and hope are the only sustaining powers in an ordeal like this. While we extend to Mr. Vedder is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Kruel of Pocahontas, two brothers, Edward Kruel of Fort Dodge and Raymond Kruel of Pocahontas, and three sisters, Mrs. Will Coonan, Jr. of this city, Mrs. LaMonte Hardwick of Fort Dodge and Miss Adelaide Kruel of Pocahontas. They too, share in the universal sympathy of our people. (Palo Alto Tribune, Emmetsburg, IA, January 23, 1924)


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