Obit: Leichtnam, Galen (1915 - 1924)
Surnames: LEICHTNAM SCHMIDT
----Source: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 09/12/1924
Leichtnam, Galen (8 APR 1915 - 8 SEP 1924)
Galen Leichtnam, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Leichtnam, passed away at their farm home southwest of the village (Dorchester, Clark County, Wis.), Monday morning, Sept. 8th, 1924, at the age of 9 years and 5 months, of leakage of the heart.
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon from the Little White Church, Rev. E. W. Marks officiating and interment was made in the Union Cemetery, his six cousins, Wesley Schmidt of Rib Lake, Alfred, Galen and Vernon of Milan, Ronald and Alfond Herman, acting as pallbearers.
Galen was born April 8, 1915, at the farm home and is the grandson of our Village President, G. F. Schmidt and wife. He was a bright, friendly little fellow, well liked by all who knew him and thought he has been ill since before Christmas, when he was taken with a very severe attack of inflammatory rheumatism, he was patient and cheery as the end came for he faced it bravely and knowingly.. We are reminded of the words: "And he wrapped the drapery of his couch about him and laid down to pleasant dreams."
Though young in years, he was old in though and very grateful to all who contributed to his comfort.
We will al be a little better for having known him and God, in His infinite wisdom, has called him up higher where pain and sorrow never come. We shall meet, but we shall miss him.
There will be a vacant chair;
We shall linger to caress him,
When we breathe our evening prayer.
He leaves his father and mohter, brother Archie, grandparents and various other relatives to mourn him.
The Clarion and their host of friends extend to the sorrowing ones the hand of sympathy in their dark hour.
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