Obit: Lessard, Horace L. (1887 - 1917)

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----Source: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Wis.) 03/08/1917

Lessard, Horace L. (17 FEB 1887 - 2 MAR 1917)

A telegram was received by Gust Henkel Friday, March 2nd, 1917, from his daughter of Minneapolis announcing the death of her husband Horace Laroux Lessard, which occurred at 2:15 the same afternoon. Mr. Henkel took the night train for Minneapolis, and accompanied the body back to Colby, Wis., arriving here on the early morning train Tuesday. Mrs. Lessard and her husband's sister, Mrs. Carl M. Normen of Phillipsburg, Mont., arrived here Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. Lessard had recently returned from St. Louis and it was during the time he was at that place that he contracted a cold, which turn into pneumonia shortly after h returned to Minneapolis, being the second attack since last November. After a struggle of four days, he succumbed to the ravages of the dread disease.

It was first intended to have his remains shipped to Great Falls, Mont., where other members of his family are buried, but Mrs. Lessard's desire that he be buried here prevailed. He was married to Miss Ida Henkel of this city in August 1916, and besides his wife he leaves to mourn him a sister, Mrs. C. M. Normen, and a brother, Arthur Lessard of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Those who were acquainted with Mr. Lessard here will remember him as a very pleasing and likeable gentleman. The whole community will deeply sympathize with the young wife and the brother and sister.

The funeral was held from the Methodist Church yesterday afternoon, Rev. Harry C. Hall officiating, and was quite well attended, considering the weather. Burial was in Colby Cemetery.



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