|Catherine Marie Rauthe|
|Birth: ||Nov. 27, 1904|
|Death: ||Aug. 2, 1913|
Taken from the Cambridge City Tribune, Cambridge City, Indiana, issued dated August 7, 1913.
CATHERINE MARIE RAUTHE
Catherine Marie, little daughter of Conrad and Catherine Rauthe, was born two miles west of Milton, in Fayette County, November 27, 1904, and died August 2, 1913, aged 8 years, 8 months and 5 days. She leaves to mourn over her early departure her stricken parents, two sisters Martha and Helen, and three brothers, Carl, John and Paul with many relatives and friends.
"Marie", as she was familiarly known by her little friends, was a child beloved by every one that knew her. Her pleasant, unselfish manner and sweet childish ways attracted to her many friends. Her smiling little face will long be remembered by her teacher and classmates at the little country school which she attended for the past three years and where she had so often wished that she might be able to go during the coming school year to enter the 4th grade with her little classmates. How long we will remember little Marie tripping from her home to school, bearing a bouquet of flowers or some little token of remembrances for her teacher or schoolmate, as she often did.
Possessed with a keen memory for one so young, her mind was rich with memory-gems and sweet songs which she delighted to sing at school and at home. How often she repeated "Yeah, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me," as she repeated the 23rd Psalm alone or in concert with her class last winter.
Not only at school will she be missed, but most of all in the home where her infant steps and baby speech were so lovingly guided into the widening channel of her childhood.
Marie had been a very robust child until a few months ago when dread disease fastened itself upon her. During her illness she was a patient little sufferer, never complaining. She was pure and sweet as the lilies, and when the end came she gently closed her eyes upon earth's sunshine and shadows and fell sweetly asleep on the bosom of death to awaken in the gladness of a glorious immortality.
A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our house
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.
Services were held at the Lutheran Church Monday afternoon By Rev. Tranburg. Burial in that cemetery.
Brother, John L. Rauthe 8/16/1901 - 7/1979
East Germantown Lutheran Cemetery
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Record added: May 03, 2014
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