|Death: ||Jan. 14, 1917|
Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, January 18, 1917 | Page 5
Sunday evening after a two weeks illness Mrs. August Keppen Bates fell quietly asleep to awake where pain and sufferings are over. Mrs. Bates had been feeling much better during the day and about 6 o'clock when members of the family spoke to her she did not answer. A doctor was summoned but life was extinct. Mrs. Bates, since the death of her husband several years ago, has lived at the old homestead a few miles north of the village near Spring Lake with her son, Herman. She was one of nature's gentlewomen, a good neighbor, a faithful friend and a kind and loving mother. She leaves two sons, Otto and Herman, and one daughter, Mrs. William Kober, of this village; several grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. L. Schultz, Forest Park, Ill, and Mrs. Amelia Seak, Calhoun; three brothers, Charles Keppen, this village, William and Fred of North Prairie. The funeral was held Wednesday at 12:30 from the house, Rev. Mr. Altenbern of the U. & U. church officiating. Mrs. O.E. Smith and Miss Sylvia Smith sang two hymns. Bearers were Charles Rust, William Hause, William Volmer, William Merry, Fred Jacobs, Albert Kaufulde. Interment in Genesee Cemetery.
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