||Died Last Thursday Following Short Illness
Mrs. Anna Ruof Ambuehl passed away suddenly at the John McDonald hospital Thursday afternoon following a brief illness. She had been a patient there for one day.
Born in Brienz (Canton) Bern, Switzerland, on September 18, 1866, she was one of five children, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ulrich Ruof. At the age of 16 she entered the United States to join her father, who had came two years ahead of her. The home was made in the Bowen's Prairie vicinity.
On November 26, 1885, she was united in marriage to Andrew Ambuehl in the Evangelical and Reformed church in Monticello by the Rev. Wittenwyler. Mrs and Mrs. made their home in the Bowen's Prairie vicinity and in 1916 they moved to Monticello.
Surviving are four sons, Oscar and Rudolph, Monticello, John of Rockford, Ill., and George of East Peoria, Ill., and three daughters, Katherine (Mrs. Neman Moore) and Lillian (Mrs. Roy Like) of Monticello, and Elizabeth (Mrs. Donald Cobb) of East Peoria, Ill.; and one brother, Hans Ruof, Monticello. Also surviving are 32 grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and many friend and relatives.
Funeral services were held Monday from the Goettsch funeral home to the Evangelical and Reformed church at 2 p.m. with Rev. John F. Baumann officiating with the services. Pallbearers included Ulrich Schilt, George Buol, Sam Bronemann, William B. Behrends, Martin Burrichter and George Mardorf. Internment was made at the Oakwood cemetery.
Mrs. Ambuehl was a confirmed member of the Evangelical and Reformed church of Switzerland and continued her faith in the Monticello church for many years that followed.
Submitted by: Lloyd Raeg