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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 3rd.
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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