T. E. Myhre Gone.

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T.E. Myhre Gone.

Passed Away Tuesday After Four Weeks Illness.


Nothing in life is more certain than death, yet nothing can bring with it a sting more poignant or a hurt more lasting. With regard for none, the reaper sweeps away each victim, the little babe in childhood, the young in the glory of youth, the adult in the strength of maturity or the white haired pioneer in his declining years. The babe comes and goes like a little flower that blossoms and fades, the aged pass away leaving well wrought deeds behind them, but the man of middle age has visions for the future, and when he is called we mourn his departure as none other, and stop again to ponder over that greatest of all mysteries, death and with the writer of old say; "O death, where is thy sting. O grave, where is thy victory?"

The life and history of the subject of our sketch, this week, is well known to almost every one in the community, and those who have known him best will always remember him as a true friend, a kind neighbor and a genial comapanion. If on account of his friendship, we are better friends, kinder neighbors and pals his life among us has not been lived in vain.

Theodore E. Myhre was born in the Village of Lyle, April 3rd, 1877, and passed away Tuesday morning, January 20th, 1920 at 4 A.M. on May 15, 1907 he was united in marriage to Celista Bartels, and to them two children were born: Camella, aged 11, and Theodore, 7. Besides these he leaves a brother Oliver J., of Paynesville, Minn., and a sister, Mrs. J. D. Nelson of San Diego, Cal. and his mother, to mourn his departure.

For the past three months he has not been in good health, but it was not until about 4 weeks ago that he was confined to his bed. His aliment was peculiar, and a specialist was called to consult with the attending physician, also Dr. Palmer from Albert Lea, but all that medical skill could do did not avail, and he gradually grew weaker and weaker until it was apparent that the end was not far distant.

The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the family and relatives in their sorrow.

The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at the Congregational church and interment will be made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.

Those here from away are Orlie Bartels of Davenport, Ia., Peter Easton and son Jason of Blue River, Wis, Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Bartels and Mrs. Arthur Jackson of Waterloo, Ia., Theo. Myhre of Esterville, and O. J. Myhre of Paynesville, Minn.