Appendicitis Proves Fatal To Fred Erb

Died Friday Morning In A Peoria Hospital; Funeral Was Held Sunday

Fred Erb passed away at the St. Francis hospital, Peoria, Illinois, March 15, 1935 at 2:20 o’clock a.m., at the age of 51 years, 6 months and 5 days.

Having suffered an attack of appendicitis on Friday, March 1st, he was taken to the Peoria hospital for treatment on Sunday, March 3rd. All that medical science could do was done for his recovery but to no avail and he gradually grew worse, passing away on the date mentioned above.

Fred Erb, the only son of Nelson and Lucinda (Hess) Erb, was born September 10, 1883, at Astoria. He was united in marriage with Zona Camp on December 2, 1908. To this union was born two children, Ralph and Edith, both at home.

He resided in Astoria and vicinity until seventeen years ago when he moved to Isabel township, following the occupation of farming and residing on the same farm during the entire period of seventeen years.

He was a loving husband and father and a good neighbor and will be greatly missed not only in his home but in the entire community in which he lived and where he was held in the highest esteem by neighbors and acquaintances. He had served several terms as assessor of Isabel township.

Besides his wife and children he leaves to mourn his passing, one sister, Mrs. J. G. Nicol of Astoria, and a host of other relatives and friends. One sister, Mrs. Charles Seitz, preceded him in death June 5, 1932.

He was baptized in the German Reformed church at Astoria, when a small child.

Dear Heavenly Father, we look up to Thee
Thou only knowest the suffering of humanity,
Of the heartaches of the weary soul
That we must bear before we reach the goal.
All is well over there, but that don’t fill the vacant chair.
But we will think of you, Dear One,
As being in another room, and soon we all will be at ease in Blessed sleep;
Peace Sweet Peace.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, March 17 at three o’clock, at the Christian church in Lewistown, conducted by Rev. Otis Bowman, assisted by Rev. H. C. Reichel. Interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery, Lewistown.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 3/20/1935

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