Obit: Banderob, Alfred (1883 - 1900)
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 06/28/1900
Banderob, Alfred (18 OCT 1883 - 21 JUN 1900)
Again the angel of death came unbidden into our midst and claimed for his own the spirit of Alfred Banderob, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Banderob, and carried it back to God who gave it. By this visit the home is shrouded in gloom. Taken ill with appendicitis on Monday, the 11th inst. He gradually grew worse, with occasional spells of relief, until Wednesday evening, June 21, 1900 when, with the close of day, his spirit took flight. Alfred was born in what is now known as the town of Worden, Clark County, Wis., on Oct. 18, 1883, his parents moving to this village about ten years ago, where he spent his boyhood. The hearts of many little friends as well as older one are greatly grieved.
"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."
In this beautiful sense Alfred Banderob is not dead. Though still be his heart, cold his hand, dumb his lips, pale his cheeks, he is not dead. Though his remains have been consigned to his narrow home and covered over with cold remorseless clods, he is not dead. He walks no more among us, no more do we hear his welcome voice; but he lives in our memory.
"There is no death, what seems so is but transition. This life is but a suburb of the life Elysian."
His large circle of bosom friends will miss him, but most of all will be missed at his home. He loved his home, and was loved by every member of that home with ardent devotion. There he will be missed, missed as a loving brother and dutiful son, sadly missed. Death came to our young friend in the prime and vigor of young manhood. Full of hope, his prospects bright, the journey of life lay bright before him. Studious and aspiring, industrious and ambitious, he saw no time for idling, no time for loitering on the way. His life, though short, was well spent. His memory is enshrined in the hearts of all who knew him. To the deeply afflicted father and mother and sisters, the Courier extends its deepest and most heartfelt sympathy in the dark hour of their lives. The funeral was held from the M. E. Church at 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon, Rev. Paul Hull officiating. The members of the Woodman Lodge, of which the father is a member, turned out in a body, and the attendance of friends of the family was very large. The interment took place at the Thorp Village Cemetery, the grave being lined with roses and the many floral offerings testifying most sincerely of the esteem of the departed. The pallbearers were selected among his young companions, as follows: Carl Beilfuss, Frank Leibole, Frank Tripp, Harry Cordes, John Lusk and John Gorman.
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