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 John “Johnnie” Foerster, Jr

John “Johnnie” Foerster, Jr

Death 19 Jul 1924 (aged 19)
Niobrara, Knox County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Niobrara, Knox County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 131655371 · View Source
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Johnnie Foerster, who has been an intense sufferer for the past three and a half years, died Tuesday morning about one o'clock, smiling upon those whose love had been so constant as he passed to the Great Beyond.

On the eve of his graduation in 1921, he was taken sick with a pus infection of the hip that worked on the vital forces so seriously that all physicians and surgeons said nothing could be done for him.

Some temporary good was accomplished by various means, enabling him to study along business lines for future employment, as he had fondly hoped would result, but his system was so weakened he finally had to succumb to the inevitable.

All that love and friendship and money could do to restore him to health was unstinted without avail.

It is believed that the seat of the infection grew from a slight injury inflicted while playing baseball a year before.

John Felix Foerster would have been 20 years old on the 23rd of the present month. He was a lovable boy and popular with his young friends, as well as with older people.

All have hoped for the best and cheered him up, whenever he was met.

A brave little mother has been his constant companion during these years of anxiety. Her grief may be of the deepest, but blended with Hope and Faith, let all trust that she may feel glad that he lived to be held in esteem outside his family circle.

The Tribune extends its heartfelt sympathy to all.

The funeral was held from the home of the parents this morning. Father John D. Goerigen of Santee, assisted by Father Bata of Verdigre officiated at the low mass.--Niobrara Tribune

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank Father Bata and the choir of the Catholic church of Verdigre and all who were so kind during the sickness and death of our son and brother.
Mr. & Mrs. John Foerster
Adam Foerster
Helen Foerster
...The Verdigre Citizen 21 July 1924

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