Obit: Zurn, Mable (1895 - 1930)
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Surnames: ZURN HUNT HINKE KLECKNER

----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 05/09/1930

Zurn, Mable (5 MAY 1895 - 6 MAY 1930)

Dorchester (Clark Co., Wis.) folks were shocked and saddened when the news spread Tuesday morning that Mable Hunt Zurn had passed away at La Crosse. As relatives here didn’t even know she was ill, many were the conjectures as to her possible death.

She was ill such a short time, and apparently not seriously, they didn’t write for fear of frightening the home folks. She took ill on Thursday with flu and inflammatory rheumatism so Mr. Zurn didn’t go out on his run that morning for he didn’t want to leave her. When the rheumatism got into her hands and entire side he insisted that she go to the hospital. Mable thought it foolish but Monday she gave in for she saw she must have care, so they took her to St. Francis Hospital that afternoon. Mr. Zurn left her abut 10 that evening after asking both the doctor and sister in charge if her should send for her folks, but she seemed so strong and in no danger at all, so they sent him home to get a good night’s rest. But hey hadn’t reckoned with a bad blood clot that had formed or the goiter she had, and the complications were too much for her heart and her husband was called back shortly after midnight. At 1:20 a.m. she passed away, one and one-half hours after her 35th birthday.

The funeral was held yesterday at the Dwyer Funeral Parlors at La Crosse, the Presbyterian minister officiating, the funeral under the direction of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and she was laid to rest in one of La Crosse’s most beautiful cemeteries.

Mable Hunt was born in Dorchester, May 5, 1895, and was the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Hunt. A merry, laughing little girl, she grew into a merry, happy young woman. Beloved by all who knew her. Sept. 15, 1915, she was united in marriage to Wm. Zurn and went to La Crosse to live as Mr. Zurn was a railroad man with a run out of La Cross. Two children were born to them, Vernon Lamont, 13 yrs. And Kenneth Leroy, 11 yrs. old.

She was happy and friendly in La Cross as in Dorchester and reaped thereby a host of friends who will sadly miss her cheery smile, but who will never forget, so mayhap her work is done, and even though she did slip quietly away in the blossom time of life, we shall not know why until the veil has been taken from our own eyes and we know even as we are known.

Besides her husband and two sons she leaves to mourn, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Hunt, five sisters, Mrs. Chas. V. Hinke (Ethel), of Abbotsford, Mrs. Wm. Kleckner (Hazel), and Irma Hunt, both of Milwaukee, Mina of Stevens Point, and Anita at home, and one brother, Frank.

Those who attended the funeral from Dorchester were, Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Hunt and Anita, Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Joel Winchell, Margaret and Irene; those from Milwaukee were Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kleckner, Irma Hunt and Mrs. C.D. Dewey and from other point, Dr. and Mrs. C.V. Hinke and Joan of Abbotsford, and Mina Hunt of Stevens Point.

We, too, her Dorchester friends, will sadly miss her and we offer to those stricken hearts our sincere sympathy in this their dark hour.

 

 


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