Galena Weekly Gazette
22 June 1939

John Sertle Dies in Dubuque Hospital From Effects of Recent Injury

John Sertle, prominent Galena citizen, passed away in Finley hospital in Dubuque, Friday afternoon at 1:10 following an illness of about ten weeks.

Mr. Sertle sustained an injury to his foot while employed at the West Galena Dairy when a case of milk bottles fell on it. Infection followed and it was necessary to amputate the foot. Mr. Sertle had been employed at theWest Galena Dairy for seven years.

He was born in Germany on Nov. 29, 1886, and came to this country when a small baby. He was united in marriage to Miss Bertha Lee, who with two daughters, Mrs. Viola Vandervate and Mrs. William Harris, both of Galena; and three sons, Radford, Clifford and George, are left to mourn his passing. He is also survived by one brother, Aloi, of Independence, Ia., and a sister, Mrs. Hannah Voght, of Dubuque, Ia.

The funeral was held on Monday morning with services at 8:30 from the Furlong Chapel Home and at nine o'clock from St. Mary's Catholic church, Rev. J. K. Nilles officiating.

The following acted as casket bearers: William Lobeck, Henry Appuhn, Charles Bodell, Benjamin Knautz, Donald Harris and Aloi Voght.

Interment was made in St. Mary's cemetery.

Submitted by Tim Doser