Ica Fross Haefker (1860-1917)
(Mrs. Henry Haefker)
The following March 1, 1917, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 5, column 6:
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Henry Haefker (nee Ica Fross), which occurred at the home in Chicago Sunday. Mrs. Haefker lived here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Fross for many years. She later moved to Chicago, where whe was married. Until a few weeks ago she lived with her family at Creston and moved from there to Chicago. During her residence here Mrs. Haefker made many warm friends who will sincerely mourn her death. Her funeral was held Tuesday.
This March 15, 1917, Lowell Tribune article appeared on page 4, column 1:
Mrs. Henry Haefker (nee Ica Fross) was born June 24, 1860, at North Judson, Ind. With her folks she moved to Lowell, where she united with the Christian church. Later she moved to Chicago, where she was united in marriage to Henry Haefker August 30, 1902. About two years ago she moved to Creston for her health, returning to Chicago about the middle of October. After being a patient sufferer for many years, it was finally her lot to contract typhoid fever. All that a loving husband and medical skill could do, was of no avail. The angel of death had called her and she passed to that great beyond February 24.
Funeral services were held at the home of her sister, Mrs. Bessie Falk. She was laid to rest in Elm Lawn cemetery, where her mother, father and brother are buried. Rev. Kauffman, of the Ravenswood English Lutheran church, preached the funeral sermon. She leaves to mourn her departure a loving husband, one sister and a large circle of friends.
Those attending the funeral from out of the city were: Mrs. Mary Burdine, Mrs. Cora Turner, of Hebron, Ind.; Mrs. Thuel Hayden, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Fisher, Joe Dinwiddie, of Lowell, Ind.; Mrs. Frank Robinson, of Hammond, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ross, of Creston, Ind.; and Mrs. Orrin Kolb, of Momence, Ill.