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Francis Xavier "Frank" Hietter, Jr
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Birth: Apr. 28, 1860
Kickapoo (Oak Hill)
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 1, 1918
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

Son of Frank X. Hietter. Husband of Bridget Coyle, m. Sep 18, 1883.

Feb 1918
Princeville Telephone

Princeville Man Yields After Hard Battle With Case of Blood Poison
Losing a most remarkably brave battle for life, against t a horrible infection which developed more than three weeks previous, Frank Hietter yielded in the struggle Friday morning of last week at 7 o'clock at his home on Akron Ave.

Mr. Hietter became ill Tuesday January 15th and his condition almost immediately became so serious that two local physicians were called into consultation.

His illness manifested itself through chills and fevers and subsequently a malignant case of infection developed in one of his lower limbs, which at once was regarded as dangerous.

Dr. Robert A. Hanna of Peoria was called Tuesday, Jan. 22 after examination, offered little hope to the anxious members of the family.

A professional nurse was in attendance almost constantly and gave skillful care until the last in an endeavor to save the life of her patient.

Several days before the end, Mr. Hietter seemed in a dying condition. So much so that the nurse, feeling all hope had departed, told the family it was only a question of a few hours.

The fact that Mr. Hietter rallied and seemed to grow stronger, gave the family and friends renewed hope on several days following there seemed to be a foundation for that belief that the patient would intimately be victorious. These hopes were dissipated by the fatal termination of the unequal battle.

Mr. Hietter was a faithful and deeply sincere member of St. Mary's Catholic church, and his pastor, Rev. Father McKeon, visited his bedside all during his illness, calling on many occasions several times a day, imparting cheer to the suffer and , when it became apparent hope was gone, giving comfort to the family.

Mr. Hietter was very well known in his community and all of his many friends made daily inquiry as to his condition, hoping for good news.

Born in Kickapoo

Frank Hietter was born in Kickapoo, April 28th, 1859 so was aged 58 years, 10 months and 23 days. He lived in that place until 1902 when he moved to Princeville where he made his home the remainder of his life.

His marriage to Miss Bridget Teresa Coyle occurred at St. Mary's church Kickapoo, Sept. 18, 1883.

Besides hid wife, Mr. Hietter is survived by: seven children as follows: Mrs. Fred Brutcher, Mrs. Robt. Weaver, Miss Rose, Mrs. Leo Hietter, Mrs. John Hietter of Bradford, Sister Teriita (Miss Alice) Covington, Ky., Miss Agnes, who on January 24th left to join the Sisters of St. Frances of Oldanburg, Indiana. Seven grand children also survive.

The funeral service was held at St. Mary of the Woods church, Monday morning at 10 o'clock, in charge of the Rev. Fr. McKeon, who celebrated Requiem High Mass. A large congregation of sorrowing friends and relatives assembled for service. There were many floral arrangements, including set pieces.

Special solos were sung by Miss Fern Parents who sang "Nearer My God to Thee.' "Ave Maria" and "Face to Face."

Father McKeon spoke affectionately of his acquaintance with Mr. Hietter referring to his high character, his good life that he led, his sincerity in all things and brought to the minds of the b=congregation the folly of those who those who have no religion and no thought of the future life.

Mr. Hietter belonged to the Holy Name Society, the Modern Woodsmen and the Thief Detective and Mutual Aid Association.

These organizations sent floral tributes.

The pall bearers were nephews of Mr. Hietter, via: Robert Hietter, Jos. Hietter, John Best, Frank Hietter, Peoria, Ed Gilles and Emil Heinz of Kickapoo.

Those from out of town attending the service were Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hietter and family of Peoria; Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Hietter and son, Robert Koernor and daughter Anna, Mrs. Anna Best and family, Mrs. Frank Heinz and children, Mr. Frank Binneman, Mrs. Ella Speck, Mr. and Mrs. John Coyle of Galesburg, Mr. and Mrs. James Coyle, son and daughter of Galva, Mr. and Mrs. John Heagney, Stark, Mr. and Mrs. John Colgan, Wyoming, Nick Fink, Wyoming, Ed Gilles of Kickapoo, Mr. and Mrs. William Stenger, William Gilles, Kickapoo, Mr. and Mrs. John Bienneman, Kickapoo, Mrs. John Smith of Peoria, Hamilton Hickey of Bradford, Mr. Rina Lottman of Jubilee, Miss Ida Meehan of Brimfield, Mrs. Wm. Rickerd, Mrs. Nettie Helmer, Miss Cecil Malone, Peoria, John Heinz, Kickapoo.

Clarence Hietter, a nephew who is the army training camp at Chillicothe, Ohio, came to attend the funeral, John Coyle, another nephew, of Camp Logan, arrived a few hours too late to attend the service.

Interment was in St. Mary's cemetery.
Family links: 
  Bridget Theresa Coyle Hietter (1861 - 1955)
  Mary F Hietter Brutcher (1885 - 1963)*
  Rosella E Hietter (1889 - 1981)*
  Leo Thomas Hietter (1893 - 1958)*
  Francis Theresa Hietter (1901 - 1991)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Buried Feb 4, 1918
Saint Mary of the Woods Cemetery
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: One Foot In The Grave
Originally Created by: John Melton
Record added: Nov 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31412791
Francis Xavier Frank Hietter, Jr
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