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
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
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.