Contributed by Corsby1
Description: Death of Emil KloeckerDate: April 1 1902
Newspaper published in: Tucson
Died at St. Mary’s hospital, Tucson, Arizona, Sunday, March 30, 1902, Emil Kloecker, aged 29 years. The deceased was an employe of Messrs. Bayless & Berkelew. He was taken suddenly ill a week ago with acute pneumonia. Although he had the best medical aid and careful nursing the dread disease could not be checked.
The remains were brought to Parker’s undertaking parlors where funeral services were held at 3 p.m. yesterday, Rev. Jos. Brown, pastor of the Congregational church, officiating. The members of the Lierderkranz (sic), of which the deceased was a member, sang a beautiful hymn entitled “Peace.” The leading meat markets of the city were closed and many representatives of the trade with a number of other friends of the deceased attended the services. The deceased was a native of Hamburg, Germany, where he leaves a mother and brother to mourn his death. But these good people far off in fatherland can rest assured that kind hearts here sympathize in their bereavement and the beautiful Easter lilies which covered the casket were suggestive of the resurrection promise. During the sickness of the deceased the Bayless brothers took much interest as well as in the funeral obsequies, which showed the respect and esteem they had for their former employe.