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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.
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