Paulina (1876 - 1924)
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----Source: Neillsville Press, Neillsville, Wis., February 7, 1924 Page 4
Mrs. John Leopold after a lingering illness, quietly passed away at her home in the vicinity of Dells Dam, Monday evening, January 28th. She had patiently suffered for several years and every aid possible was administered by the tender hands of loving relatives and friends, but their efforts could only palliate her suffering till death came to her release.
Paulina, the third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dimick, was born in New York State, February 22, 1876, and removed to this state with her parents when a small girl. Her parents settled near Dells Dam where she grew to womanhood. She was 47 years, 10 months, and 6 days of age at the time of her death.
She was untied in marriage to John Leopold on May 21st, 1899 and spent a happy married life with her husband on the farm where she died. One daughter, Ferel, came to gladden the home in 1901. Mr. and Mrs. Leopold were among the best citizens of this county as was testified by the universal sympathy and help of their neighbors and friends during her long illness, and when the shadow of death came to the beloved wife and mother. A wealth of flowers, the fragrant expression of love from many friends and relatives, beautified the casket in which rested the remains of this good woman.
Though she was a great sufferer, it was her privilege and joy in life to administer to the comforts of very many of those with whom she associated. Her home was unceasing in its hospitality, she was a loving and faithful wife and mother, a kind neighbor and friend, wise in her counsels and tender in the ministrations of her hands to all who needed her help. She will be sadly missed in her home and by a host of friends who knew her and loved her.
She leaves behind her husband and daughter, Mrs. Erwin Leach, of Greenwood, Wisconsin, two sisters and one brother; Mrs. F. U. DeLapp, of Washington, Mrs. Mae Norris of California and T. J. Dimick of Washington. The sisters and brother were unable to arrive in time for the funeral. Besides these of her immediate relatives she leaves many dear friends and relatives to mourn her death.
Mrs. W. S. Fagan of Chicago, who was as a loving sister to the deceased, came Tuesday of last week to comfort her friend and her family as the end seemed near.
The funeral services was held from the Dells Dam Presbyterian Church Thursday, January 31st, at 2:00 p.m. And was largely attended. Rev. Donnell of Neillsville preached the funeral sermon. The burial was made at the community cemetery near the church.
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