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Veidt, Bessie Lucille 1887-1913


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 3/31/2008 at 20:35:26


Mrs. Frank M. Veidt Dies After Several Weeks Illness

Mrs. Frank M. Veidt passed away at her home in Merrill on Sunday afternoon at half past three following an attack of illness lasting several weeks caused by pneumonia and other complications. That her life was hanging on a thread for the past week or two had been apparent to her relatives and friends and in spite of hope and prayer for a turn for the better the inevitable came and another young life flickered out in the bloom of young matronhood.

Mrs. Veidt was formerly Miss Bessie Lucille Bray, of this city, and lived here all her life until her marriage two years ago and was well known. She was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Bray and was born in LeMars on April 12, 1887. Besides the husband and parents she leaves three brothers and two sisters, Clifford, of Seney, Oliver of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Helen, Sarah and Bennett living at home to mourn her death.

Mrs. Veidt was educated in the city schools and graduated from the LeMars High School. On leaving school she engaged in the profession of teaching and taught in the country districts, being very successful in her chosen vocation.

She was united in marriage on September 1, 1910, with Frank M. Veidt and the happiness of their married life was complete when a baby girl came to bless their home last year.

Mrs. Veidt was a woman possessed of many fine qualities and was always a favorite among her friends of whom she had many, and these sympathize with the bereaved husband and parents in their great loss.

The funeral will be held from the late home in Merrill this morning at ten o’clock and after a brief service conducted by Rev. Barkley the cortege will be come to LeMars and funeral services will be held at the First Methodist Episcopal Church at half past one, the pastor, Rev. E.E. Gilbert, officiating, and the internment made in the city cemetery.

~Source: LeMars Sentinel, February 4, 1913
~Note: Date of death was Sunday, February 2, 1913
~Another published obituary, unknown newspaper


Mrs. Frank M. Veidt, who has been seriously ill with pneumonia and other complications since December 30th, passed away at her home here Sunday afternoon at about 2:45. During the four weeks of illness Mrs. Veidt was patient and hopeful, often cheering the sad heart and downcast countenances of those around her by a cheery word and a smile. Since Friday, however she lapsed into a semi-conscious stupor and as the end came nearer she laid her weary head on the pillow and went to sleep.


Bessie Lucille Bray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Bray, was born in Le Mars, Iowa, April 12, 1887. She was educated in the public schools of that city, graduating from the High School in the class of 1905. She began teaching the following spring and was a successful teacher in the county for a number of years.

Sept. 1st, 1910 she was married to Frank M. Veidt of Merrill, Iowa, where they founded a beautiful and ideally, happy home.

Feb. 2nd, 1913 after an illness of a month, the angels of death entered this happy home and took from it the deeply loved wife and young mother.

Mrs. Veidt had a very happy girlhood. At the age of twelve, she gave her heart to Christ and joined the First M.E. Church, and was loyal to it and to the Sunday School and the Epworth League.

Besides her devoted husband and dear little baby daughter, Lynette, scarcely a year old, she leaves a father, mother, three brothers, two sisters and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

Tuesday morning a short funeral service was conducted at the home here by Rev. A.J. Barkley, of the Merrill Methodist church. The remains were then taken to Le Mars where at 1:30 regular funeral services were conducted in the church by Rev. E.E. Gilbert, assisted by Rev. Barkley. Interment was made in the Le Mars cemetery.


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