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Submitted: 8/5/21 • Approved: 8/5/21 • Last Updated: 8/8/21 • R272484-G272483-S3
Sarah Jane Cassidy Loehr
Birth 12 Dec 1865
Death 19 Jun 1943 (aged 77)
Mrs. J.H. Loehr
Dies at Colman
Was Resident Here since 1899
Survived by six
Mrs. James H. Loehr, a pioneer of Moody County, died at her home north of Colman Saturday afternoon, June 19, 1943, after several months’ illness. She suffered a stroke last fall, and complications which set in caused death.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 9:00 o’clock from St. Peters Catholic church in Colman, Rev. J.M. Reuter officiating, and interment was made in the Flandreau cemetery. Pallbearers were four grandsons, Max Loehr and Darold Geiger, Waterloo, Iowa: James McDowell, Egan; and David Keegan, Colman; one nephew, Mike Nace and a son-in-law, Melvin Michaelson of Flandreau. The Davis service of Flandreau was in charge of arrangements.
Sarah Jane Cassidy was born December 12, 1865, at Earlville, Iowa, being in her 78th year at the time of her death. She was one of four children of Patrick and Catherine Cassidy, the others being Richard Cassidy, Mason City, Iowa; Mrs. Mary ?, Big Sandy, Montana; and Mrs. Kate Babcock, Vancouver, Wash.
She was married to James H. Loehr at Ackley, Iowa, October 2, 1884, and they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary last fall. Eight children were born, six of whom are living. They are: Mrs. Lillian McDowell of Backus, Minn.; Fran B. Loehr, Madison, S.D.; Mrs. Cora Geiger, Pierre, S.D.; Miss Mayme Loehr and John Loehr, Colman, S.D.; and Mrs. Nell Michaelson of Flandreau. Two children preceded her in death, James Byron, who died a the age of two, and Catherine, who died in infancy.
There were 16 grandchildren, 14 of whom are living, and 18 great grandchildren. She is survived also by her husband.
The family lived at Hampton, Iowa, for twelve years, moving then to Fulda, Minn,, from whence they came to Moody County in 1899, living here ever since. Mrs. Loehr was well known all over the county and well beloved by ever one with whom she was acquainted.
Richard Cassidy and his daughter, Miss Mae Cassidy of Minneapolis were here for the funeral, but her two sisters were unable to attend on account of illness. Others from out of town who attended the last rites were Mrs. McDowell and daughter, Mrs. Catherine Allman, Backus, Minn.; Mrs. Geiger, Pierre; Mr. and Mrs. Darold Geiger, Waterloo, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Max Loehr, Waterloo, Iowa.
Contributed on 8/5/21
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