Astoria Business Man Dies Following Operation

Lloyd Danner, Aged Twenty-three Years, Passed Away Early Sunday Morning at Marietta Phelps Hospital at Macomb.


Services Conducted by Rev. Charles Ross, of Springfield, In M. E. Church. Was Largely Attended. Interment In Astoria Cemetery.

Lloyd S. Danner of this city who underwent an operation for appendicitis at the Marietta Phelps hospital at Macomb on Monday of last week at eight o'clock, died Sunday morning at about six o'clock. The body was brought to Astoria on the noon train Sunday and conveyed to his home in the northwest part of the city.

The news of his death cast a gloom of sorrow over the entire city and community as there were but few who knew of his illness, which dated only from Saturday preceding the Monday on which he was taken to the hospital and although not vigorous and strong physically, Lloyd was apparently in good health up until that time. Immediately upon ascertaining that an operation was necessary, he was taken to the hospital. He was able to walk from the door of his home to the automobile which conveyed him to the depot. He suffered considerable pain, but on reaching Bushnell where he had a four hour wait between trains, his suffering became intense. A room was secured in a hotel in that city and he was made as comfortable as possible. Arriving at the hospital, he was almost immediately operated upon, which revealed the fact that the appendix had bursted. The operation lasted over an hour. Apparently he stood the ordeal well, but was very weak after reviving from the effects of the anesthetic.

He was accompanied to the hospital by his wife and mother, also Eli Krout, his father-in-law. His mother and Mr. Krout returned home after the operation, but his wife remained. Word was received from time to time that he was getting along as well as could be expected. Saturday morning a message was received from his wife indicating that his condition had become worse. Later, a message was received notifying his father and mother to come at once. In company with Mr. Krout, they drove to Macomb in their automobile arriving there at about four o’clock in the evening. On their arrival they found him in a critical condition, his recovery being a question of grave doubt. Mr. Krout returned home on the evening train and in company with his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Peterson, Edith and Bransford Danner, returned to Macomb, leaving hear on the midnight train going by the way of Galesburg. They arrived too late, he had passed away.

Lloyd was conscious almost to the last and fully realized his condition. He directed those about him as to funeral arrangements; said that he hoped his friends would all lead noble Christian lives. His last request was “Tell everyone to live right so they can meet me on the other shore.” He sang several sacred songs and prayed. His sufferings were intense, but he bore his afflictions patiently and bravely. At about six o’clock Sunday morning while tender and loving hands were ministering to his wants, the end came.

The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the M. E. church, being conducted by Rev. Charles E. Ross, pastor of the Christian church of Springfield, who at one time conducted services at the Christian church here, assisted by Rev. J. O. Lehman, pastor of the Astoria M. E. church. Interment in Astoria cemetery. The business men met at the Commercial club rooms and attended in a body. Employees of the merchandise store of Danner, Larew & Co., of which Lloyd was a member, were the active pall bearers. All business houses were closed during the time of the funeral.

The funeral was largely attended and many floral tributes testified to the loving remembrance of many friends.


Lloyd Danner was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Danner. He has been associated in the general merchandise business in this city with his father since 1914. Father and son working side by side have built up a business that is a credit to the community.

Lloyd was born in Astoria April 22, 1893, being at the time of his death, 23 years, 8 months and 23 days of age. He was united in marriage to Miss Myrtle Krout, September 17, 1912. No children were born to this union.

He was a graduate of Astoria High School in the class of 1911 and was a devoted member of the Christian church, having united with that denomination December 5th, 1907.

At the time of his death he was a member of the official board and president of the Young Mens’ Bible class. He was also a member of the Astoria Commercial club and was always interested in every matter of civic import or community welfare.

Besides his young wife and parents, he is survived by one brother, Bransford and three sisters, Mrs. Edward Peterson, Edith and Grace, a host of relatives and friends to mourn his sad and untimely death. He was a young man of clean habits, sterling qualities and was ever ready to minister to those needing his service.

In the death of this young man, who was in the prime of manhood, a home which was his delight, has been broken up; and a young wife is bereft of an affectionate husband, the parents of a loving and dutiful son, the community of a true friend and neighbor. He was loved and respected by all who knew him and his death is mourned by all.

The close of every life is a tragedy and doubly so when the one “gone before” is young and surrounded by all that makes life sweet. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the heart broken wife, to the father and mother, sisters and brother.


Published in the Argus-Search Light on 1/17/1917

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