Veryle V. (1922 - 1938)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 10 March 1938
Oestreich, Veryle V. (12 MAR 1922 - 2 MAR 1938)
Died at the home of her parents in Withee on Wednesday forenoon of last week, Miss Veryle Oestreich, after a few days of illness with pneumonia.
Veryle Vera Oestreich was born in the township of Loyal Mar. 12, 1922. Soon after her parents moved into the village which was her home until last September when with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Harry Oestreich and sister Arlene she went to live at Withee (where her parents had purchased a gas station).
Veryle was a Sophomore in high school and her kind and friendly disposition made many friends for her among the Withee teachers and students as it had in her home town. She was confirmed in the Loyal Trinity Lutheran Church May 24, 1936 and during her last illness received the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper from the Lutheran pastor of Withee.
Always when Death’s Angel enters a home hearts are saddened and made lonely yet with age comes the expectation of the grim visitor. When one so young and joyous is called hearts are doubly saddened and bereaved.
Upon her death she was brought back to Loyal. Funeral services were held at the Lothar Oestreich home at 1:30 P. M. and at the Lutheran Church at 2:00 P. M. Saturday. Rev. J. C. Langholz officiated and chose his text Math. 9, 23 to 25. Interment was in the Loyal cemetery. At such a time there is little one can do for those bereaved but the many beautiful flowers and the crowded church mutely spoke of the love for the departed and expressed sympathy for those who mourned. The flowers were carried by Lyla Oestreich, Vera Oestreich, Gwendolyn Catlin, Melva Catlin, Freda Witt, Murial Prior, Jane Davel, Vera Zuege, Elaine Bertz, Audrey Hare, Alete Free, and Miss Mooney.
Pall bearers were Howard and Jerome Christensen, Wm. and James Blunck, Robert Rossman, and Allen Poholka.
Her confirmation hymn was very appropriately sung by nine girls of her confirmation class.
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