Obit: Shafer, Lula (1877 - 1893)
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 05/04/1893
Shafer, Lula (12 APR 1877 - 4 MAY 1893)
As we were preparing this issue for the press the dread summons that in time must come to al, visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe J. Shafer and called from this mortal life to life immortal, their eldest daughter, and all that remains of Lula, is the lump of pulseless clay that will return to the dust from whence it came.
Lula was born in the city of Beaver Dam, April 12, 1877, consequently was 22 days more than 16 years of age. Having come to this place with her parents when but little more than a year of age, she had become known to everybody in this vicinity, and was loved by all for her quiet and pleasant ways. She was a bright, intelligent girl, and a favorite among her companions.
She was never of a robust constitution yet was always of a cheerful disposition. A little more than a year ago she was taken with la grippe which soon developed into the dread disease, consumption, and for nearly a year she has been a patient sufferer, living in hopes that every next season would bring her back to health. During the past winter and the present spring she failed rapidly until the strain upon the thread of life became so great that it snapped in twain at two o’clock this afternoon.
What is our loss is her gain, yet the sad blow feels none the less severe upon the heads of the bereaved parents, who, we feel sure, will receive a full measure of sympathy from their many friends. The funeral will be held at the M. E. Church on Sunday morning next, at 10:30 o’clock, and will be conducted by Rev. D. P. Olin. The remains will be interred in the Lutheran Cemetery at Wein, Marathon Co., Wis.
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