Fissel, George W. 1880-1904
Posted By: Janet M. Schuldt (email)
Date: 7/15/2021 at 13:44:01
Le Mars Globe Post, Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa Wednesday, October 26, 1904 Page 1
Death of George Fissel.
George W. Fissel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Fissel who has been sick for about a year with stomach trouble, passed away at the family home on Clark Street on Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock. The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the German Methodist church, conducted by Rev. George C. Rhinetrank. The funeral is held late so that relatives may come from Washington.
George W. Fissel was born in Lincoln township, Plymouth County, Iowa, on October 20, 1880, and died on the 24th day of October. 1904, at the age of 24 years and 4 days. When eight years old he moved to Le Mars with his parents, was educated in public schools and graduated later from the State Normal school at Cedar Falls. He then taught school one year and afterward was engaged in business, having taken stock in the Laux & Lucke Co., when he was chosen by county treasurer R. H. Kain as his deputy which office he filled with signal ability. He was in this office about six months when he had to leave his duties, and placed himself under the care of physicians, at first at home, then for twelve weeks in Chicago under specialists, but although the utmost was done for him, his malady, a mysterious wasting disease, grew worse. Two weeks ago, his father brought him home and under the best of care that a loving home and a competent nurse, who accompanied him from Chicago, he seemed hopeful even to the last, but on Monday he utterly collapsed and peacefully sank into the arms of death.
Mr. Fissel was a model young man, bright and intelligent; as a friend, kind and true as a companion, modest and congenial; his character untarnished, his life noble, universally loved; in the Sunday school and Epworth League a willing and efficient worker; in the church, a tower of strength; as a Christian, beyond reproach; his example worthy of emulation; as a son and brother, dutiful and loving; May his life continue a benediction. May the bereaved be partakers of the comfort which comes from above.
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