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When the family moved from Dubuque to Omaha our mother [Ernestine (Sanders) Strelesky] was very homesick and lonely for the Sanders family. Grandma Sanders [Josephine (Uhlrich) Sanders], her mother, sent … Continue reading Marjorie Strelesky Journal, Part 5 of 6
Alvin Sanders, brother of my great-grandmother Ernestine (Sanders) Strelesky, was born on March 12, 1896, in Dubuque, Dubuque Co, Iowa. His parents were Ernest Vincent Sanders and Mary Francis Josephine … Continue reading Obituary: Alvin E. Sanders
Marie (Strelesky) Smith was the daughter of Frank Strelesky and Fannie Hainey, and an older sister of my great-grandfather John Joseph Strelesky. She was born March 27, 1877, in Mineral … Continue reading Obituary: Marie (Strelesky) Smith
Gary George Lightcap was the infant son of my grandparents, Wally and Eunice (Strelesky) Lightcap, and older brother of my dad. Gary was born on April 7, 1946, in Dubuque, … Continue reading Obituary: Gary George Lightcap
Mary Francis Josephine (Uhlrich) Sanders, my gg-grandmother, died in Dubuque, Iowa, on January 12, 1935. Josephine, born September 28, 1859 in Rock Island, Illinois, was the oldest of eight children. Her parents were Francis Joseph and Theresa (Heid) Uhlrich.
Josephine married Ernest Vincent Sanders on October 28, 1886, in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. They had eight children, four of whom preceded her in death including my great-grandmother Ernestine (Sanders) Strelesky. Ernest died in 1928. Funeral services for Josephine were held on Monday, January 14, 1935, in Dubuque, Iowa. She’s buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa.
Funeral service information published in the Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa) on Monday, January 14, 1935. Found the article at Google newspaper archives.
Transcription of funeral service:
Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Sanders were held Monday morning from the family home, 1629 Prescott Street to Holy Trinity church. The Rev. Joseph Forst officiated.
Pallbearers were Carl Uhlrich, Herbert Strelesky, Robert Sanders, Harry Kirmse, William Trentz, and Wes Baumhover. Burial was made in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Out of town people were Mr. and Mrs. Alvin E. Sanders and family, Racine, Wis.; Mrs. Norma McDonough, St. Louis, Mo.; Herbert J. Strelesky, Boulder, Colo.; Mrs. C.E. Humphrey, Rifle, Colo.; Fred Hoelting and Mrs. Anna Ritter, Galena, Ill.; and Mrs. Mary Ellen Flynn, Bellevue, Ia.
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