December 18, 1919
OBITUARY ~ IDA WILHELMENA MARKHARDT WACKERNAGLE
April 28th, 1847, in Germany Ida Wilhelmena Markhardt was born and fell asleep
in the early morning hours of December 12th, 1919, in Ensworth Hospital, St.
Joseph, Mo., aged 72 years, 7 months.
In 1873, she came to America and was married to Carl Wackernagle, August 10th,
1873, at Conway, Iowa. They moved to their present home, and here she learned
the hardships of pioneer life.
At the age of about fourteen At the age of about fourteen she made a
profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ in the Lutheran Church.
Thru physical infirmities, she has suffered for many years, being deprived of
the strength and comfort of vigorous health. Her household became her realm
and field of service. Her children
cherish her devotion and sacrifice in making possible their educational and
other preparation for life.
The immediate family members who survive her are, her husband,three daughters
and three sons. One daughter, Lillian, died in infancy. Later her eldest
daughter, Ida May, passed to the Great Beyond to await her coming.
The children living are, Max Wackernagle of Lenox, Mrs. Clara Silsbee of
Lincoln Nebraska, Mrs. Stella Taylor of Sharpsburg, Gus Wackernagle of this
vicinity and Frank and Rose who have made possible every comfort of her life
in late years. There are also two grandchildren Fred and Edna Silsbee whom she
Funeral services were held at the home on Dec. 14th. at 1 p. m. Rev.E. 0.
Douglass of the Methodist church of Clearfield conducted them,
and spoke from 2 Cor. v. 6. The singing was by a quartet from the same church.
There was a large attendance of friends and neighbors. Interment followed in
the Clearfield Cemetery.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011
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