Final Rites Held for Mrs. Mabel Gaudig

Funeral services were held in the Reck Funeral Home Thursday, May 10, for Mrs. Mabel Gaudig, 74, who died Monday morning at the Hand County Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Richard Moberly was in charge of the services and burial was in the GAR Cemetery.

Lera Mabel Holmes was born in Faulk county, on January 30, 1888, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Holmes.

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Services Held In Miller For Mrs. Mabel Gaudig

MILLER—Funeral services were held May 10 in the Reck Funeral Home for Mrs. Mabel Gaudig, who died at Hand County Memorial Hospital May 7.

The Rev. Richard O. Moberly officiated and burial was made in GAR Cemetery.

Lera Mabel Holmes was born Jan. 30, 1888, in Faulkton, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Holmes. She married John Gaudig Oct. 25, 1907 and they lived on a farm in Wessington. In 1917 they moved to a farm in Glendale Township where they lived until moving to Miller in 1950. Gaudig died April 15, 1953.

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Short News Items from 1958

Holiday callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Williams included Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Richards and son, Mrs. Maude Zurn, Mrs. Minnie Spencer, Otto Wiggins and children, Mrs. Charles Schmeig, Ed Richard and Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. [sic] Robert Cobb and son, Mrs. Zurn spent several days at the Williams home. (Sayre Evening Times, January 4, 1958)

Elbert Gaudig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Gaudig, Rapid City, is now enrolled at the Navy Recruit Training Center, San Diego, Calif., after enlisting here Wednesday. (Rapid City Journal, February 8, 1958)


Miss Mildred Gaudig, Miller, and Paul Reichert, Viewfield, were married at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. J.B. Stahl, Thursday afternoon.  The Reverend Stahl officiated at the ceremony. Attending witnesses were Miss Ruth Gaudig, sister of the bride, and Hugh Reichert, brother of the groom.

Mrs. Reichert has been a teacher in the Hereford community for several years.  After a short wedding trip through the Hills, the couple will make its home on a ranch near Viewfield.

Source:  Rapid City Journal, June 3, 1939.

Elbert N. Gaudig

Services for Elbert N. Gaudig, 67, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Campbell-Paula Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Evans officiating.  Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

Gaudig, a Rapid City resident, died Monday at Camarillo, Calif., where he was visiting a son.

He was born July 22, 1908, at Wessington.  He married Thelma R. Beal in 1938 at Cripple Creek, Colo.  They farmed in the Miller area until moving to Rapid City in 1955.  Gaudig then worked at Dakota Block until his retirement.

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Millie Shauger Holmes

Elderly Woman

Resident of The North Country Succumbs to Long Illness.

Service At Daughter’s Home Sunday and Interment at Wessington Cemetery.

The funeral of Mrs. W.W. Holmes was held at the home of her daughter Mrs. John Gaudig on Sunday, Jan. 7th Rev. Stiles conducting the service. Interment was made at the Wessington cemetery.

Mrs. Holmes has been a sufferer from asthma for several years, but the immediate cause of her death was heart failure.

Millie Elizabeth Shauger was born in New York [sic] state on May 19, 1858, and died January 5th, 1917, aged 58 years, 7 months and 16 days.

Her parents moved to Lenawee County, Michigan, when she was a young girl. At the age of 19 years she was married to W.W. Holmes. To this union five children were born, four daughters and one son, all of whom are living.

In the spring of 1883 she came with her husband and two older children to Faulk county this state, where they filed on a homestead, residing here until the spring of 1897 when they came to Hand County, which has been the family home since. About 8 years ago the husband was called by death to those far shores for which she has now embarked.

One of the daughters, Mrs. Frank Bingham who lives in Wisconsin was unable to be present at the funeral.

The sympathy of the community is extended to the sorrowing relatives.

Source:  Wessington Times Enterprise,  January 12, 1917.