Lester Burrill & Lawrence Casper




Last Services for Two Youths Who Died in Camps

The remains of Lester Burrill, who died in training camp at Notre Dame, Ind., arrived in LeMars on Wednesday afternoon and the funeral services were held at St. Joseph's church cemetery. The members of the G. A. R. formed a military escort and the hearse and coffin were draped with the
national flag.

The funeral of Lawrence Casper was held from the home of his father, Peter Casper, in Lincoln township on Wednesday afternoon with military honors. Brief services were held at the Lincoln township cemetery where the interment was made. Lawrence Casper died from influenza at a
training camp at Ames.

~source: LeMars Sentinel Newspaper, LeMars, Plymouth Co., Iowa; 25 October  1918


-Submitted by Linda Ziemann
Iowa GenWeb County Coordinator, Plymouth, Monona, Sioux counties
Iowa Old Press IAGenWeb Special Project Co-coordinator