Leone Catherine BESSER 

Source: Nobles County, MN newspaper. Date unknown.

Date of death: April 26, 1923.



Leone Catherine BESSER was born in Brewster on March 9th, 1919 and died April 26, 1923 at the age of 4 years 1 month and 20 days her death being caused by Scarlet Fever.

Leone is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred BESSER of this city. She had already taken the Christian faith by being baptized April 19, 1919.

Besides her parents she leaves to mourn her death one brother, LeRoy and one sister, Lucille. A private funeral was held at the home at 10 A.S. May 1st.

Rev. KREIGER of the Lutheran Trinity Church officiating. Interment was made in the Lutheran cemetery.

Asleep in Jesus! blessed sleep,
>From which none ever wakes to seep;
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes.
Asleep in Jesus! oh, how sweet
To be for such a slumber meet
With holy confidence to sing
That death has lost his venomed sting,
Asleep in Jesus! peaceful rest,
Whose waking is supremely blest;
No fear, no woe, shall dim the hour
That manifests the Saviors power.
Asleep in Jesus! Oh, for me
May such a blissful refuge be;
Securely shall my ashes lie,
And wait the summons from on high.
We miss our darling Leona dear,
Where oft she used to be,
To cheer us when returning home
With love and childish glee.
We miss our darling, yes, indeed,
We miss her everywhere;
Her little form no more we see,
Our loving hearts to cheer.
We miss our darling, yes, indeed,
We miss her all the day;
No more we hear her little feet
Upon the kitchen floor.
To us her troubles she don't bring,
For all her cares are o'er;
Our darling child we no more see
Now sitting in her chair.
We miss her at the family board,
We miss her everywhere;
And when the day is past and gone
And when we go to bed,
We realize then, most of all,
Our darling Leona's dead.
Her little body then we miss,
For close by us she'd lay;
We miss our darling's kisses too,
And little words she'd say.
Bur then we get to our new home,
All free from toil and care,
We'll meet Leona once again,
We will not miss her there.
(sic) home our lot will be
With him to know its joys.
(Della Ackermann)
Contributed by: Colleen Boose



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