^,ev. Bahnsen Dies
budtienty In St, Louis
Parishioners of St. John's Jivangelical church here, and a ™rge circle of friends of the Bahnsen family were sadly shock¬ ed about noon, Tuesday, when the news was received that Rev. Henry T. Bahnsen, pastor of the church the past sis years, had died in a St. Louis, Mo,, ^hospital about nine o'clock that morning, j and that funeral services were to i ; be held in that city Friday after-j i noon.
Rev. Bahnsen, convalescing' from a serious cataract operation un¬ dergone a year aero, had not fully recovered his health and strength,' although serving his pulpit, j when, shortly after Memorial j Day, he was taken seriously ill of j a liver ailment. Although seem- [ iog somewhat improved,he had re-1 mained very weak and unable to ! be about much and, having been j advised to return to the St. Louisi hospital for observation and treat- \ ment, he and Mrs. Bahnsen left) by train lor that city last Friday 1 night. Word came from the hos- j --pital .Monday morning, however, j [that he was suffering from malig-1 inant condition of the liver, and I : that his condition was extremely critical. His sons and daughters] here and in Cleveland were ad- ■ vised to come there at once. By Monday afternoon and evening all were on their way to his bed¬ side.
Besides his wife, four daugh¬ ters and two sons survive: Miss Ruth, at home, and Mrs. George Brandow, of i$lmore; Mrs. Meti¬ er and Mrs, Stange of St. Louis; Henry Jr., at home and Rev. A.F. Bahnsen of Cleveland. It is be¬ lieved that last rites will be held in the magnificent Evangelical church in St. Louis which he built, and served for more than twenty years previous to coming to Elmore. Rev. Paul David of Genoa, a close kiend of the be¬ reaved family here, left early I Thursday morning with a large j group of Klmore people, for St.-J Louis, to officiate at the services. The sympathy of this commu-; ity goes out to the bereaved f am- i ily of Rev. Bahnsen who, in the years he has ministered here, had endeared himself to many, out¬ side as well as within, his parish.
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