“Mrs. O.C. Reusse Called by Death on Saturday Last - Coming quietly and unexpectedly, the death of Mrs. O.C. Reusse on Saturday afternoon, February 26th, cast a gloom over the entire community.
While Mrs. Reusse has been ailing the past six weeks or more, her condition was deemed neither serious nor fatal. Saturday morning she greeted her family in her usual cheerful manner, and her condition was seemingly so favorably, that the members of the family were about their accustomed tasks. Even at noon, no change was noticed, and the word that she was failing was as much a shock to her family as to her countless friends.
Marie Pollak was born in Austria, on the 27th day of November, 1870, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alois Pollak. The first 14 years of her life were spent at the parental home in Austria, Marie coming to this country with her parents in 1884, at which time they made their home on the farm three and one-half miles southeast of Fulda, now know as the John Miller place.
On March 15, 1889, she was united in marriage to O.C. Reusse. Together the young couple took up their life on the farm a half mile north of the Reusse tree claim. The following year, 1890, they moved to Fulda, occupying the present Andrew Johnson home; later Mr. Reusse, who had been in the carpenter business for several years, started a furniture store, and the family lived over the store for several years. The next home was the present one in the west part of town where Mrs. Reusse found ample room and facilities for satisfying her desire for flowers, shrubbery and all things beautiful.
Mr. and Mrs. Reusse were blessed with eight children, one son, Otto, preceding his mother in death.
The children are Carl of Pipestone, Mrs. Curley (Dorothy) of St. Paul, Mrs. Bilben (Helen) of Walker, and Edward, Paul, Richard, and Marie, at home who, with their father, remain to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother. Two sisters, Mrs. Louis King of Coulee, North Dakota, and Mrs. E. Zeiner, of Fulda, and four brothers, Joe and Frank of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Adolph, of Dunnybrook, North Dakota, and Esidore of Fulda, also survive, as well as two grandchildren, Thomas and Mary Ann Curley, of St. Paul.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning from St. Gabriel’s Catholic church and interment made in the church cemetery. Assisting Father Jaegen in the services were Father Greoire of Dundee, and Father Kearney of Avoca.
The out-of-town relatives present at the funeral included Mrs. Gus. Martyn of Young America; Mrs. John Tradup of Fairbault, both sisters of Mr. Reusse; Mrs. Tena Wahlern of Sioux Falls, cousin of Mrs. Reusse; Joe and Frank Pollak of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, brothers; Mrs. Louis King of Coulee, North Dakota, a sister; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bilben, of Walker; Dr. and Mrs. H.C. Curley of St. Paul; and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Reusse of Pipestone.” (This article came from a relative’s scrapbook. The name and date of the paper are unkown.)
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