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Augusta Schmidt Luke
November 22. 1887 – February 21, 1930
Mrs. Joe. Luke Buried Monday

WYOMING (Special)— A capacity crowd of friends and neighbors attended the funeral service held Monday afternoon at the Methodist church for Mrs. Joe. Luke. The Rev. G. H. Goodrick had charge of the service. Music was furnished by Mrs. A. J. Hansen and Miss Leota Wherry with Mrs. R. J. Cooley the accompanist. Miss Prances Pranks and Mrs. Jessie Koch had charge of the flowers whose fragrance bespoke the sympathy and love of many friends.
Augusta Schmidt, daughter of John and Sophia Schmidt, was born Nov. 22. 1887 on a farm west of Wyoming. She was confirmed by the Rev. W. H. Bunge, pastor of the Zion Lutheran church in 1903 and married to Joe Luke, September 27. 1905. Three children were born to them. Esther, Harold and Maxine, who with the father, survive. She also leaves two brothers. John of Monticello and Fred of Ashton.
On January 19. Mrs. Luke suffered from an embolism and was taken to the hospital at Anamosa where a few days later she endured the amputation of the left arm. Later more of the arm was removed with the hopes of saving her life. Hopes were entertained for her recovery until Thursday afternoon when she became worse. She passed away a few minutes before 4 p. m. Friday. She bore her suffering and pain with the habitual courage and cheer which marked every epoch of her life.
Mrs. Luke was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America, Madonna Rebecca Lodge, Woman's Relief Corps, the Aid Society and the Pollyanna Sunday School class of the Methodist church. These organizations were well represented at the funeral service.

Submitted by: Richard Harrison
Source: Anamosa Journal , Anamosa, Iowa, 27 February 1930

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