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Rudolph Kasper
Died December 14, 1915
Rudolph Kasper Dies In Dubuque

Rudolph Kasper died at the Finley hospital, Dubuque, last Tuesday morning, three days after submitting to an operation for an infection of the vermiform appendix. The appendix exhibited some unusual condition and it was sent to the medical laboratory at the State University, to determine whether there might be either cancerous or tubercular affection. Pneumonia developed the morning after the operation, and on the afternoon and evening of Monday he began to sink rapidly. His wife and parents were with him at the time of the operation, but the father returned home. He was appraised Monday night of the seriousness of his son's condition, and he returned to Dubuque with his daughter, during the night. They reached Rudolph's bedside one hour before he passed away. Mr. Kasper was very ill when taken to the hospital, but it was hoped, as well as believed, that permanent relief might be served through surgery. His death coming, therefore, so shortly after the operation was a great shock to the family.
The body was brought to Monticello, Tuesday evening, and taken to the home in Wayne township. The funeral will be held, Friday, at 1 o'clock, at the German Lutheran church, in Monticello.
Rudolph Kasper was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kasper, of Monticello. He was born in Wayne township, January 3, 18xx, and therefore lacked but a few days of being xx years old. He was married, December 20, 1910, to Miss Meta Schoon, who survives with one daughter, Ruth. He is also survived by his parents, and one sister, Lena.
Mr. Kasper was a good farmer. For several years he had operated his father's farm, and had shown his capacity for conducting business on a large scale. He was an affable young man, courteous in his dealings and upright in the execution of his contracts. His death will not only be a great loss to his young wife but to his parents, as well, who had hoped to have the business help and continuing care of their only son, during their declining years.

Submitted by: Ron Ketelsen
Transcribed by: Janet Brandt
Source: Monticello Express, December 16, 1915


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