Edna Dock obituary

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Wednesday, April 24, 1918
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Edna Dock.

Miss Edna Dock, who has been in the hospital in Minneapolis for several weeks, was brought home Thursday evening, and passed away Saturday evening at 5 o'clock, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dock, Jr.

Edna was born at Mona, Iowa, March 13, 1896, and, graduated from the Elmore, Minn., High school in June, 1915. She taught several terms of school and was, at the time she was taken ill, teaching in the Drown school, southeast of Lyle. During the golden days of autumn, 1917, she was not feeling well, and was obliged to give up her school work, the term being completed by her sister Enid. When rest and quiet failed to bring the hoped for results, she was taken to St. Thomas Hospital, Minneapolis, December 26th, where for a time she appeared to be gaining. She was bright and cheerful to the last, and tho sorely missing the home folks, made a brave fight for life.

Last Wednesday, word was sent home, and to the father at Enderlin, N. D., to come at once. Both parents hastened to her bedside and found that the sick one's chief desire was to be once more at home, realizing that the end was near. Miss Edna had not wasted away as most tuberculosis patients do, but was, at the time of her death, within a few pounds of her usual weight. She was able to move about in bed, write letters and otherwise help herself, and was conscious to the very last.

Besides her parents and other relatives, she is survived by two sisters, Enid and Esther. Three brothers have preceded her to the great beyond.

Hie funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the Lutheran church, and a number of her former pupils assisted with the flowers at the services. Interment was made at Pleasant Hill cemetery. The many floral tributes, the silent messengers of sympathy, must fade but the memories of loving deeds and words will live on year after year while nature's carpet of green covers her last resting place, and the budding trees in spring give promise of the resurrection and the new life beyond the grave.

Those from away who attended the funeral were the Misses Julia Monson and Eva Wentz of Elmore, Minn., P. K. Dock of Albert Lea, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Bjork of Enderlin, N. D., Mr. and Mrs. Ole Hofland of Austin, Mrs. Harry Farley of Stacyville and Mrs. Will Brown and Mrs. C. R. Varco of Austin. --Lyle Tribune.