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Amon Rufus Egli
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Birth: Jul. 20, 1896
Tazewell County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 13, 1933
Fort Dodge
Webster County
Iowa, USA

Egli - Amon Rufus, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Egli, was born July 20, 1896 in Tazewell County near Minier, Ill.; died Aug. 13, 1933 in the Lutheran Hospital at Fort Dodge, Ia., from the result of an operation for adhesions of the intestines; aged 37 y. 24 d. He had been troubled a number of times since he had been operated on for appendicitis eleven years ago, by these adhesions, but always recovered a short time without an operation. On Tuesday last week after eating his noon-day meal he mentioned that he was not feeling well but said he would go out and finish cutting weeds along the outside fence of his farm. He returned to the house about four o'clock in the afternoon and went to bed. Later in the evening his pain grew so intense that he asked his wife to call a doctor. The doctor made several calls on Wednesday and Thursday but could not ease the pain. On Thursday evening it was decided to call a specialist from Fort Dodge. The specialist at once advised him to go to the hospital for a complete examination which he did late Thursday night. After the examination it was decided an operation was necessary. The operation was performed at 1:00 A.M. Friday. This condition was considered serious from the beginning and he suffered terrible pain almost continually. On Saturday his condition seemed to be somewhat better but on Sunday he steadily grew worse until 9:10 o'clock P.M. when he answered the call of his Creator. He was conscious until about the last hour of his life. Before he passed into a delirious state he expressed his peace with God and his willingness to leave this life, if God so willed. His parting admonition to those present was, "Be sure that your sins are forgiven." At the age of 14 years he moved with his parents to Manson, Ia.; in which community he lived until his death. At the age of 15 he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized as a member of the Manson Mennonite Church, to which faith he remained true until death. At the age of 17 he met with a serious accident while cutting oats which injured a leg so badly that it never became normal and was a decided handicap in his manual labors, causing him much physical discomfort. On Dec. 4, 1917 he was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Edith Schertz of this place. To this union 3 children were born: 2 sons (Donald and Calvin) and 1 daughter (Evelyn). He was an active worker in the church being Sunday school superintendent for several years until Sept. 12, 1926 when he was ordained to the ministry. Bro. D.G. Lapp of Roseland, Nebr., officiated at the ordination services. On Oct. 3 he preached his first sermon, using as his text the words of the apostle Paul, "For I determined not to know anything among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified" (I Cor. 2:2). During his short period in the ministry he brought many spiritually inspirational messages from God's Word to both his home church and other churches in the Conference District, boldly declaring the Gospel as taught by Christ in His Word and remaining true to the words of his first text. He labored continually under the handicap of a hoarse voice and weak throat that he used what talents he had to the best of his ability and to the honor and glory of God. For the last several years he has served as committee member and secretary of the Iowa-Nebraska District Mission Board, and had planned, with his family, to attend this year's session at Shickley, Nebraska next week. He was preceded in death by one sister, Rosette Florence, and one brother, John Paul. Besides his wife and children he leaves to mourn his death, his parents and seven brothers: Joe, Louie, Emery, Samuel, Theodore, Jesse, and Stanley, all of Manson; and three sisters: Elsie and Ida of Manson, and Mrs. Maude Swartzendruber of La Junta, Colo.; also a host of other relatives and friends. Amon was a faithful minister and Sunday school teacher, a loving son and brother, a devoted husband and father, and a kind neighbor. He will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church Wednesday afternoon Aug. 16, at Manson, Ia., conducted by Simon Gingerich of Wayland, Ia., and Nick Stoltzfus of Manson, Ia., assisted by visiting ministers. Text, I Sam. 20:18. Interment in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Amon's chair is empty now,
since he has gone to rest;
But we our heads do humbly bow,
and say, God thought it best.
Amon, you are not forgotten,
though on earth you are no more;
Still in memory you are with us,
as you always were before.
Let us be patient, these severe
afflictions not from the ground arise;
But ofttimes celestial benediction
assumes this dark disguise.
Gospel Herald - Vol. XXVI, No. 22
August 31, 1933, Page 479, 480 
Family links: 
  Christian Benjamin Egli (1874 - 1959)
  Emma Susan Grimm Egli (1877 - 1934)
  Edith Schertz Egli (1894 - 1983)*
  Amon Rufus Egli (1896 - 1933)
  Joseph Egli (1898 - 1991)*
  Louie Levi Egli (1900 - 1983)*
  Emery Edward Egli (1901 - 1994)*
  Maude Barbara Katie Egli Swartzendruber (1903 - 1990)*
  John Paul Egli (1905 - 1921)*
  Samuel N Egli (1907 - 1978)*
  Lawrence Theodore Egli (1908 - 1945)*
  Elsie Susan Egli Litwiller (1911 - 2008)*
  Jesse Orval Egli (1912 - 1992)*
  Ida May Egli (1914 - 2009)*
  Rosette Florence Egli (1916 - 1917)*
  Stanley M Egli (1918 - 1998)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Calhoun County
Iowa, USA
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