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Obits > 1945 - Dr. B. E. La Due

Submitted by Melva Taylor

The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
September 10, 1945 - Monday, pg. 5, col. 1

Dr. B. E. La Due Passes Away Sunday at Home East of Sterling

Dr. B. D. La Due, 80, retired eye, ear, nose and throat specialist in Ottawa for 30 years, died Sunday at 4 p.m. at his late home, one-half mile east of Sterling on the Lincolnway after an illness of nine months. He had been seriously ill a month before his passing.

The body was taken to the Wheelock funeral home, Rock Falls from which the funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., Rev. John H. Scheibe, minister of the Sterling Baptist church, officiating. The committal will be in Riverside cemetery, Prophetstown.

Doctor La Due was born in Yorktown, October 30, 1864, son of Edgar and Cecelia La Due. He was reared at Yorktown. In early manhood he studied for and entered the medical profession. He retired in 1931 and came to Sterling to make his home. He married Miss Emma Simmons in Rochester, N.Y., in 1885. She preceded him in death seven years ago. Surviving are his two daughters, Mrs. Jennie L. Campbell of Hobson, Mont., and Mrs. Ethel L. Miller at home. There also are two grandchildren. He was the last of his family.

Doctor La Due was a member of the Baptist church in Ottawa, and was also an Odd Fellow.

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