Obit: Grobe, Ernestine (1861 - 1920)

Contact:  Kent Alexander

----Sources: Family Obituary Collection


Mrs. Ernestine Amelia Grobe was born in Maltitz, Germany, on July 8, 1861. She was first married to Frederick Frank and to that union three children were born of which two are now surviving. They are Fred Frank of Chili and Otto Frank of Lebanon, Oregon. Some years after the death of Mr. Frank, she became the bride of Herman Grobe, the date of this marriage being July 8, 1887. Then seven years later or in 1894 Mr. Grobe and his family came to America and first took up residence at Lindsey. Little later moving to Fremont where they located permanently and have since resided. To Mr. and Mrs. Grobe were born six children and they are Minnie (Mrs. Herman Garbisch) of Granton, August of Ledgerwood, North Dakota, Lena (Mrs. William) Bealer and Bertha (Mrs. Edwin) Meissner of Chili, and Mary and Edwin of the home. All were at her bedside with the exception of Otto and August during her illness and departure.

Deceased was a good christian, and it can truly be said of her that she was a devoted wife and mother, a kind neighbor who was held in high esteem by all who knew her.

She leaves to mourn her departure a beloved husband, 8 children and nine grand-children. About two and a half years ago she began failing in health, the cause being creeping paralysis which left her perfectly helpless the last few months. During this illness she was a very patient sufferer, and on Wednesday morning, at one o'clock, April 14, 1920 she was summoned to the Great Beyond; to the rest which she so longed for.

Her age was 58 years 8 months and 2 days. The funeral was held Saturday at 2 o'clock p.m. at the Fremont Lutheran Church. The floral gifts were many and beautiful. Rev. Stricker spoke the comforting words and the male quartet of the Evangelical church assisted at the funeral. She was laid to rest in the Nasonville cemetery.

A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is stilled, A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled, God in His wisdom has recalled, The boon His love had given, And though the body slumbers here, The soul is safe in heaven.



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