From the PIERCE COUNTY CALL, Pierce, Nebraska, September 4, 1913
Rosa Buckendahl Dies in Colorado.
A telegram announcing the death of Miss Rosa Buckendahl was received by Pierce relatives last Saturday. She passed away that morning at Flagler, Colo,, the home of her sister, Mrs. Edward Schlote, with whom she had been staying for several months. The unfortunate young girl had been afflicted with pulmonary trouble for some time and in the spring her father, Wm. Buckendahl accompanied her to Denver, Colo., where she was placed in a sanatarium for treatment. Later she went to Flagler, Colo, and remained with her sister up to the time of her death. A little over a week prior to her death she wrote to her father expressing a desire to return home and asking him to come with his auto and bring her home. Mr. Buckendahl started a week ago Sunday and arrived at Flagler the following Tuesday. He found his daughter very low, a condition from which she never rallied. The remains, accompanied by the heartbroken father and Mr. and Mrs. Schlote, arrived at Pierce Monday morning and funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon by Rev. M. F. Scheips at Zion Lutheran church in this city.
Deceased was born on the home farm a mile east of Pierce on February 10, 1896, and was aged 17 years, 6 months and 20 days at the time of her death. She was always a favorite with her circle of friends, being of a bright and sunny disposition and thoroughly generous in her nature. This community extends its warmest sympathy to the mourning father and family in their unspeakable sorrow.