Clark County Clipper, December 20, 1928


Word reached Ashland this morning that Frank Deierling had died at his home home ten miles north of Ashland, between the hours of one and two o'clock this morning.  He suffered a stroke of paralysis yesterday and was not able to recover.

His body was brought to the Stevenson mortuary this forenoon.  The time for the funeral has not yet been set, but it will be held in Ashland Saturday or Sunday under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. lodge.

Mr. Deierling was a about 48 years of age and had been a resident of this county about 28 years.

Clark County Clipper, January 3, 1929


Benjamin F. Deierling, for whom we are today called to perform the last rites of Christian burial was born in Schuyler County, Missouri, August 26th, 1880, son of Wendell Deierling and Catherine Snobarger Deierling.  His early life was spent in his native state where he obtained his education and worked on his father's farm.

He came out to Clark County in 1898 to visit the family of Henry Mull, his uncle.  Being pleased with this country he became a permanent resident until his death which occurred early Thursday morning, December 20th, 1928, in the sole presence of his wife and son in their farm home nine miles north of Ashland.  December 25th, 1910, he was united in marriage with Miss Lena Rhude in Wichita, to this union one son was born, Otis, now a student in Ashland high school who, with his mother, survive to mourn the passing of a kind and considerate husband and father.

Frank Deierling was a man of retiring disposition and very reticent about his business affairs.  He spoke briefly and to the point.  He was frugal in all his dealings and if he ever bought on credit the creditor knew there would be a speedy settlement of the debt.  He made little noise in this busy world but he was a substantial citizen discharging his duties as such without flourish or complaint.  He has passed to eternal rest mourned and loved by those who knew him best.

The funeral service was conducted at the Ashland Methodist Episcopal Church by the pastor of the Church Rev. R. L. Foster, on December 23, 1928 at 2:30 p.m. and interment was made in the Highland cemetery.

Husband and dear, we shall miss you
For we loved to have you near,
Helping us while living -
Cheering us in life's work here.

But the hand who ever guides us
Surely doth do all things well.
He will comfort, guide, protect us,
While here on earth we dwell.

Then when, we too, have finished
The task to each one given,
May we meet thee o'er the river
In the peaceful land of Eden.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ November 2, 2005.


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