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Obits > W. A. Hein - 1903

Submitted by Les Niemi

December 4, 1903


Prominent Farmer East of Here Dies Thursday after Illness of a Few Days

W.A. HEIN, one of the best known and highly respected farmers in this vicinity, died Thursday morning shortly before 3 o'clock at his home a mile east of here after a short attack of acute pneumonia lasting but five days. He was first taken sick last Saturday night and grew worse until Wednesday, when Dr. KEEFER of Sterling and later Dr. SMITH of the same place were called in to assist Dr. WAHL, but in spite of all that could be done to stem death, he passed away. He was taken with a severe cold while helping shred corn last week at KNOX's and J.M. JACOB's places and complained of not feeling well, but was not taken sick until Saturday night, from which time he grew worse rapidly until his death.

The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist chruch. Rev. G. BERNRUETER will officiate and the Masons will also have charge of the services at the grave, interment will be in the Tampico cemetery.

By the death of W.A. HEIN, Tampico township loses an influential good citizen, who has resided in this vicinity for a number of years. He was a director of HEIN school just across the road from his late home and in that capacity served faithfull and made an efficient officer. He was prominently connected with the Mason lodge here, being an officer in the Blue lodge and also president of the Fraternal Reserve lodge and a prominent Woodman and a member of the Easter Star. He has also shown himself a man worthy of the confidence and esteem of the community and to know him was to like him, as he had a frank, genial way that won him many friends. He was a successful farmer, as his fine farm east of here shows. He was beloved in his home and it is there where the kind, faithful fatehr and husband will be sorely missed. The most far piercing eye can not detect the silver lining to sudden black cloud which has enveloped the happy home. He was a great many friends, who extended to the family their most sincere thanks.

W.A. HEIN was born February 15, 1857 at Newark, Ill., and when about two years old moved with his parents to the old home three miles east of here where Jacob HEIN lives at present. He lived there until about three years ago when he moved to the farm a mile east of Tampico where he has resided since.

He was married March 31, 1892, to Liva M. CAIN, and two children came from this union. Mary and Mason. His wife stricken by the sudden death of her loved companion, the two children and four sisters and two brothers survive as follows: Mrs. WEBER of Sterling, Mrs. John SHAUFF of Hahnaman, Mrs. William WAHL of Sterling, Mrs. Fred ALLEN of Tampico, Gus HEIN of Eried, Jacob HEIN of Hahnaman

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