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Oct 14

Winnie Kaiser Yearnd Funeral Book — 2

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Winnie Kaiser Yearnd Funeral Register

In the front, a poem, and the basic facts of my grandmother’s life and death.
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In Memory
Winnie Alice Kaiser Yearnd
Place of birth Cadillac, Mich

Date of Birth July 19, 1885
Deceased
Date December 10, 1957
Place Cadillac, Michigan

I do not know who wrote this information in the book, the handwriting is not that of my Mother or Father.

I do remember being told about my Grandma’s death. The story is a simple one, of my parents glancing at each other over my shoulder, and seeming quite uncomfortable. They really didn’t need to worry, death was a comfortable companion of this undertaker’s child. Years later, my mother told me that I was the last person who saw my grandmother alive. Perhaps she met the last family member.

I was allowed to visit Sweetie only when Pauline was there. Pauline was a cleaning lady who worked for grandma, and later my family. I remember her better than I remember my grandma, since she was around through my teen years. I know that if I visited Sweetie, it was Pauline’s day. According to Winnie’s death certificate, she died at 5 p.m. on 10 December 1957, of coronary thrombosis, one hour after the event. She was 72 years, 4 months and 21 days old. Perhaps I was there visiting there that day, if Tuesday was Pauline’s day.

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