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"Obituary - Frank Schifferdecker"

Name: Frank Schifferdecker

Married: Amelia Heck

Death date: November 11, 1931

Death location: Norborne, Carroll County, Missouri.

Burial date: Unknown

Burial location: Sacred Heart (Catholic) Cemetery, Norborne, Carroll County, Missouri.

Name of newspaper publication: Unknown

Newspaper location: Norborne, Carroll County, Missouri

Date published: November 1931

Provided by: Roger and Theresa Settle - The newspaper clipping was kept by their grandmother, Mary J. (Wagner) Weber.

"Transcript of the above obituary"

Title: Norborne Suffers An Irreparable Loss In Death Of Well-Known Business Man - Ill Only Few Hours.

Norborne suffered the loss of one of its best known and beloved citizens Wednesday evening shortly before eight o'clock in the death of Frank Schifferdecker at the age of 57. He had been ill only a few hours.

During the morning he complained of not feeling well but continued his work at Belt & Schifferdecks, going home as usual for his noonday meal, returning about one o'clock. At two o'clock his partner, E. O. Belt, noticed him lying down in the back part of the store and offered to call a doctor. Later Dr. B. C. Cole was called to the store and about four o'clock he was taken in a car to his home on South Pine Street. At 7 o'clock he was reported to be feeling better but shortly after suffered another attack and passed away at 7:45.

Death was due to heart failure and acute indigestion.

No one living in Norborne territory is held in greater esteem than was Mr. Schifferdecker. Industrious, honest, cheerful, kind, and successful in all his relations characterized his life. His death is an irreparable loss to the community and his family.

Death is no respecter of persons and one of Norborne's choicest men has been called to his reward. His passing leaves a void in the community which will be impossible to fill.

Funeral services in his memory will be held from the Sacred Heart Church in this city, Saturday morning at 9:00 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery, southeast of Norborne.

Frank Schifferdecker was born in Egypt Township, Carroll County, Mo., on June 22, 1874, son of George and Hilda (Wagner) Schifferedecker, whose father was a native of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, and his mother was born in Baden, Germany, in 1835. They came to Carroll County, Mo., in August, 1868, from St. Clair county, Ill., and settled on a farm in Egypt township.

His mother died in Norborne on August 3, 1910, and his father passed away March 30, 1926. They were honored and respected residents of the township, who took their full share in the activities of the community - and were parents of ten children, of whom Frank was the ninth. He was reared in Egypt Township and received his education in the public schools. Until he was 21 he remained at home, then engaged in farming for himself for three years, but believed that business offered greater opportunities came to Norborne and entered the hardware and implement business with Belt Brothers. The business prospered and he was later taken into the firm known as Belt & Schifferdecker.

Mr. Schifferedecker was married on January 9, 1896, to Miss Amelia Heck, a daughter of Frederick and Lucia Heck, of Chariton County. To this union four children were born: Emily C., wife of Max Levitiski of New York City, Gladys I., wife of Homer Victor of Independence, Mo., Francis of New York City and George William (Billy) of the home.

In addition to the widow and children, one brother, Len Schifferdecker, Norborne, two sisters, Mrs. Chas. J. Smith, Norborne, and Mrs. Mary Johnson, Denver, Colo., survive.

Mr. Schifferdecker, since starting in business has been one of the leading merchants of Norborne. It is largely perseverance and thrift which brought him to his honorable position. He has been a success in business to more than ordinary degree always exemplified strong intelligence and good management in the conduct of his operations, and give the best of satisfaction to his customers, at all times.

Mr. Schifferdecker was prominently identified with the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and his advice and counsel were often sought.

Mr. Schifferdecker served as the treasurer of Egypt Township for six or eight years and also as a member of the Board of Education for several years. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.

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