Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
March 15, 1946 - Friday, pg 10
George Senning Rites At Tampico Thursday; Burial at Yorktown
Funeral services for the late George Senning of the Leon community, who died of a heart attack Monday morning, were conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Parent Funeral Chapel in Tampico. Rev. C. J. Gess, officiating. The committal was at Yorktown.
Casket attendants were Henry Brandau, Fred Strike, George Sandrock, Marion Mathis, Harley Ackermand and Arthur Baker.
Mr.Senning had been in failing health for a year or more and had been a patient in a hospital at Excellsior Springs, Mo., and later had an extended visit with this brother, Dr. John P. Senning at Lincoln, Neb. Returning home he appeared to be improved.
Mr. Senning was born August 16, 1873 at Rotterberg, Germany, son of William and Katherine Ann Senning. He was engaged in farming. On March 11, 1914, he married Katherine Shalk of Butler, Ky. She died March, 1944. Mr. Senning is survived by his brother, Dr. Senning of Lincoln, Neb., and by three nieces, Mrs. Bertha Hilger, Mrs. Herman Yonke, and Mrs. O. Teske, the latter living in Tampico. He also leaves a nephew, Alfred Berge. A sister, Mrs. Henry Berge preceded him in death.
Mr. Senning, aside from his farming was an accomplished horseman and attended many harness racing meets. He was a quiet gentlemanly man who won the respect and esteem of all who knew him.