Obit: Rouse, Elsbeth Bandli (1872 – 1905)

Contact: Michelle Melcher

Surnames: Rouse, Bandli, Smith, Benson, Pettis

----Source: Fairchild Observer (Fairchild, Wis.) 9/14/1905

----------Rouse, Elsbeth Brandli (10 JUN 1872 – 8 SEP 1905)

Elsbeth Bandli Rouse was born in Nufenen, Canton, Graubunden Switzerland, June 10, 1872, and died in Fairchild, Sept. 8, 1905, aged 33 years.

When one year old she was brought to America by her parents who located at Chippewa Falls where they lived five years. The family then moved to Barron county. She was married to Herbert N. Rouse on the 15th of March, 1896, and they have made their home in Fairchild for the past six years. A husband, five children, father, mother, four sisters and two brothers, as well as near relatives and many friends mourn her loss.

Her life has been one of loving service, spent in making those who were near and dear to her happy. Being by nature of a cheerful disposition and wholly unselfish she bore with much patience the suffering caused by years of ill health. She was an active worker in the Ladies Aid of the M. E. Church and a member of the Royal Neighbors.

Short services were held at the home Friday by Rev. R.W. Smith after which the Royal Neighbors escorted the remains to the train. Internment was at Rice Lake, Sunday afternoon, funeral services being conducted by Rev. Benson, after which all that was mortal of the loved wife and mother was laid away.

Mr. Rouse returned yesterday accompanied by the Misses Anna and Mary Bandli, the former of whom will take the wee babe of less than a week old to its grandparents, and the latter to carry on household affairs for a time.

We have lost a Royal Neighbor
She has crossed the “Silvery Tide”.
She has passed from pain and labor.
The “Pearly Gates” were opened wide
To admit our darling sister
That has left our campfire bright
Oh we all have sadly missed her.
Now her robes are spotless white.
Each bosom heaves in sorrow
Yet we know the Savior’s love
Led her through the paths so narrow
To the “Heavenly Home” above.
We miss her from our number
Yet our loss is Heaven’s gain.
Safe in Christ, she’ll sweetly slumber
Free from earthly care and pain.

-neighbor Maude Pettis



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