Otto Mahle

Princeville Telephone, Feb. 1929
Submitted by Mike McMullen 

Otto F. Mahle, son of Ferdinand and Alvina Mahle, was born November 3, 1868, at Stark, Illinois and passed away at his home at Duncan February 5, 1929, being at the time of his death, 60 years, 3 months and 2 days of age.

On January 11, 1892, he was united in marriage with Minerva Ann Bryan and to this union were born three children, namely; Elgin Otto of Duncan, Marjorie Lucille at home and Florence Louise who died in infancy.

On account of his fatherís poor health he began helping with field work on their farm at the age of nine years.

Mr. Mahle was a man of sterling worth and character, always ready to lend a helping hand to those about him, never tiring of the tasks that were his to do. His patience and kindness to his mother, who came to make her home with him at the death of his father, were beautiful examples and will long be remembered by those who knew him. Words cannot express how he will be missed in his home where he was a thoughtful, loving and indulgent husband and father.

While being in ill health all winter, his last illness began Friday, January 25, when he was forced to go to bed. From that time on he grew steadily worse until the end came. Realizing his condition from the first, and although he suffered intensely, he was brave and patient through it all.

He was especially fond of all the children in the neighborhood and they will carry memories of him throughout their lives.
He leaves to mourn his passing his devoted wife, one son and one daughter; also one granddaughter, Evelyn Jean Mahle, who was the idol of his heart and in whose companionship he took great delight. Besides his aged mother, one brother and three sisters; he leaves a host of relatives and friends.

Those from a distance who attended the funeral were: John Hepner and son, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Doering, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Doering, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bock, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stevens, Ed Lang, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Kliene, Bentley Brown and Miss Sadie Walliker, all of Peoria; Mr. and Mrs. Verne Lake of Galesburg and William Bryan of Winchester, Kansas.


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