Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sunday's Obituary - Anna Lee Pulskamp Creeden

This obituary for my grandmother was published in the Immaculate Conception Church Parish Monthly for February, 1935. The church is located in Celina, Ohio.


   As the year of 1934 was nearing its close, the Messenger of death once more summoned away from our midst a well known and highly respected member of

   the parish. Mrs. Robert Creeden, Anna Lee nee Pulskamp, passed away from this earth unexpectedly and in the prime of her life, December the second, 1934. However she was well prepared, having received all the Sacraments for the dying.
   Left to mourn her sudden departure from our midst, is her bereaved husband, Robert Creeden and son to whom she gave birth November 21st, 1934, her parents Mr. and Mrs. George F. Pulskamp, her brothers Andrew, Hugo and George and her sisters Mrs. Bernard Rapien, Mrs. Robert English and Mrs. Clarence Art and a large number of relatives and friends.
   Her funeral took place in the Immaculate Conception church, December the fifth, Reverend Geo. Hindelang offered the Mass for the departed, Rev. Albert Gerhardstein was deacon, Rev. Augustine Halter, subdeacon, and Rev. Joseph Biegler was master of ceremonies. The pastor delivered a short, consoling sermon. Father Augustine performed the last rites at the cemetery.
   While she was taken away from our midst, she will long be remembered by all who knew her, and we kindly ask all to pray for the repose of her soul.
   Mr. Robert Creeden and little son are now making their home with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Creeden where the child is being taken care of by Mrs. Creeden.


  1. It's interesting to note how the tone and the language of obituaries has changed over the years, hasn't it? Obits nowadays seem so brief compared to ones of the past.

  2. Yvonne, yes, the language has really changed. I've noticed that they talked about the grief and impact on the families more than they do now. Thanks for stopping by!