|Birth: ||Jan. 14, 1874|
|Death: ||Jan. 28, 1913|
Walnut Leader, Friday, January 31, 1913, page 1, column 5
Mrs. Frank Nienaber Departed this Life
We take the following obituary from the Bureau Co. Record. Mrs. Nienaber is well known in Walnut as Mrs. Kate Chase, who resided for a number of years with her parents on a farm a few miles northeast of town: "Died, at her home in our city, Mrs. Frank Nienaber, aged thirty-nine years and fourteen days.
Seldom has it been our duty to record so sudden a death. A dark gloom spread over the whole community when it was whispered from one to another Tuesday morning that ‘Katherine was gone."
She was of an affectionate disposition, bright and winning in her ways, so that friendship's circle was to her a large one. Indeed it may be said of her that ‘none knew her but to love her.'
Mrs. Nienaber's sickness was of but brief duration, little over a week, she being a victim of that fatal disease, anemia. Seemingly with us today, active in life's round of duty and love, but gone tomorrow.
Miss Catherine Chase was born Jan. 14, 1874, on a farm near Dover. She was married Jan. 28, 1904, to Frank Nienaber of Princeton and just nine short years from that date she was called away Jan. 28, 1913. She leaves to mourn their loss besides her husband a father, Warren Chase of Manlius, three brothers and one sister: Harry of Iowa, Arthur of Princeton, Henry and Mrs. Will Baker of Aurora. Her mother preceded her about eight years.
Another peculiar incident in the death of Mrs. Nienaber is the fact that her brother Mert died only a week ago, the fact of whose death was kept from her on account of her very critical condition and a surprise, if surprises there be in the better world, awaited Catherine upon entering the life beyond, where she finds her brother awaiting her coming.
She was a member of the Methodist Protestant church and was ever a faithful member. She was not only faithful to her church, but just as faithful in believing that it was her duty as a Christian to do the will of her Master at all times. She was always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need – both in acts of kindness and in words. Rev. Harold Parr will officiate at the last sad rites and burial will be at Oakland cemetery. While we cannot state definitely it is thought the funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon at the Congregational church.
To the broken-hearted husband, father, brothers and sister, who sit in sorrow where her footsteps shall never again find echo, we extend the sympathy of the entire community. When they have drained the cup may the peace that passeth all understanding come to them fro One who cares for each little sparrow that falls."
Created by: Emily Jordan
Record added: Aug 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74790372
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