Kate Eikamp Buss, daughter of Aalderk and Clara (Schmidt) Eikamp, was born near Forreston March 29, 1874, and died in a Freeport hospital Monday, April 19. Three weeks ago, she observed her 91st birthday. She was united in marriage to Benjamin J. Buss, also of Forreston, Nov. 24, 1897. He preceded her in death Aug. 21, 1941. Also preceding her in death were three brothers, two sisters and one daughter, Esther. She was a faithful member of Forreston Grove Presbyterian Church which she attended since childhood. Surviving her are two sons, Harry S., Freeport, and B. Alvin, Moline; two daughter, Mrs. John H. (Lillian) Meiners and Mrs. Jesse (Irene) Drake, both of Forreston; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, April 22, at 2 p.m. in Forreston Grove Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Kenneth Kleidon officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
April 22, 1965 clipping
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