Bernhard Quade Obituary - 12
Nov 1919 newspaper clipping
Bernhard Quade was born on the old homestead east of Kiron August
28, 1901. Here his childhood and boyhood days were spent until
about two years ago when he came with his family to Kiron. He
had long been a sufferer from asthma, and having decided to try
a change of climate for the benefit of his health he left this
locality this fall for the Black Hills, he and his brother, Chris,
making the trip by auto. On their way they stopped at Lynch, Nebraska,
on account of trouble with their car, and it was at this place
that he was taken ill with appendicitis and removed to the hospital
at Norfolk for an operation. He stood the operation well, and
was apparently recovering when complications set in which change
his condition and terminated in his death on Monday, November
As soon as his family were notified of his illness, his father
left at once for Norlolk and was at his bedside during the last
days of his illness and death.
Bernhard was confirmed in the German Lutheran Church at the age
of 16. He was of a quiet genial disposition, a favorite among
his friends and associates among whom he will be greatly missed
as well as in the home where his place is left vacant.
The remains were brought to Kiron for burial, the funeral taking
place Thursday afternoon, short services being held from the house,
and later from the German Lutheran church, conducted by Rev. O.
Richter. The pall bearers were young boy friends of the deceased.
The floral offerings were most beautiful and profuse.
Besides his sorrowing father and mother, he is survived by seven
brothers and three sisters, also other relatives.
Vainly groping in the midst of sorrow and loneliness, we ask:
"Why should so young a life, a life full of promise, be taken?"
The old, old question which will never be answered till the veil
of our mortal vision shall be lifted and we see, not as now, darkly,
but face to face.
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