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Haxtun Harvest, Haxtun, Colorado, September 18, 1940




Funeral services have been arranged for Mrs. Kassing for Sunday afternoon at 2:30, from the Methodist church in this city, Rev. Drummond, pastor having charge of the arrangements.


The pall bearers at the funeral services will be Frank Carnes, Ray Chaney, Carl Nellson, and Ernest Starkebaum.


Mrs. Kassing passed away very suddenly at her home south of town shortly after noon Wednesday, heart failure being given as the cause.


Florence Fix was born in Kramer, Nebraska, on April 14, 1878, being the daughter of Leonard and Margaret Fix. She was married to Mr. Frank Kassing and had spent the past 31 years as a resident of Haxtun.


She leaves besides her husband, two sisters, they being Mrs. Herman Miller of Haxtun and Mrs. Barbara Fisher of Lincoln, Nebraska, three brothers, Henry, Otto and Ed Fix, all of Haxtun.


Haxtun Harvest, Haxtun, Colorado, September 25, 1940


Someone has said that “Death is the gateway to life.” And someone so it is to such souls as that of Mrs. Frank Kassing who all her life was looking forward to life eternal.


She had been in ill health for a number of months and on September 18th, 1940, she was taken violently ill and within a few hours times was ushered into eternity at the home of her sister Mrs. Herman Miller.


Her maiden name was Miss Flora Fix. She was the daughter of Leonard and Sophia Fix of Kramer, Nebraska, and was born April 14, 1878. She was 62 years, 5 months and 4 days of age at the time of her death.


Her young womanhood days were spent at Kramer, Nebraska. Here she was united in marriage to Frank Kassing, on March 16, 1905. On March 1, 1909 they settled on their ranch near Haxtun, where they lived the remainder of her life.


There remain to mourn her departure five out of a family of thirteen. She had five full sisters and five full brothers, besides two half brothers. Two sisters are living Mrs. Barbara Fischer, Milford, Nebraska and Mrs. Herman Miller of Haxtun, Colorado; three brothers, Otto, Edward and Henry Fix all of Haxtun.


She was a member of the Methodist church practically all of her life having united with the church when but a little girl. When they moved to Haxtun she united with the local Methodist church under the ministry of Rev. J. Winterbourne. The Kingdom had first place in her heart and life. With untold sacrifice she did her bit to support the church by her prayers, her gifts and her presence. She was loyal to the ministry and their home was always open to them. Such homes are an inspiration to the Christian ministry and without which the ministry of any church would fail. And in death we can hear Him say “In as much as ye did it unto one of the least of these my brethren ye have done it unto me.” And so we too can sing with the poet.


My Jesus as thou wilt

If loved ones must depart

Suffer not sorrow’s flood

To overwhelm my heart

For they are the best with thee

Their race and conflict won

Let me but follow them

My Lord they will be done.”


Funeral services were held from the Methodist church in Haxtun, Sunday, at 2 p.m. September 22, 1940. Rev. R.W. Drummond officiating. She was laid to rest in the Haxtun cemetery. Music was furnished by a mixed quartette consisting of Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Starkebaum, Mr. Paul Hohn and Mrs. R.W. Drummond, with Mrs. Ralph Scott at the piano.