Obit: Sterzinger, Arnold J. (1913 - 1919)

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----Source: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Wis.) 10/16/1919

Sterzinger, Arnold J. (1913 - 12 OCT 1919)

Arnold Joseph Sterzinger, six-year-old son of Mike Sterzinger of Minneapolis, by his first wife, died Sunday forenoon at 11:30 at the home of his aunt, Mrs. James Robinson in Chicago, of acute dilation of the stomach caused from the after effects of an anesthetic administered for an operation.

The youngster went to Chicago the 19th of Sept. to stay with his aunt and attend school, and it was while playing with some of his schoolmates that he fell and fractured his right leg just above the knee about two weeks ago. The bones refused to knit after being set and an operation was performed last Saturday and apparently the patient had survived the ordeal very successfully. An hour before he passed away a physician called and found him in very good condition under the circumstances, but the unexpected happened.

Mr. Sterzinger was notified of his son's death and went to Chicago from Minneapolis Sunday night and brought the body to Colby, Wis. Tuesday evening, accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Robinson. Mr. Sterzinger's wife arrived from Minneapolis on the afternoon train the same day.

The little fellow has been afflicted with another ailment for a long time but has always been a patient, cheerful child and his sunny disposition had endeared him in the hearts of his folks and relatives so that he was fairly worshiped by them. The boy's mother died about four years ago.

The funeral was held from St. Mary's Church in this city this morning, Rev. Lachnit officiating, and the remains laid to rest in the Colby St. Mary's Cemetery.



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