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An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

1944  G

  Grieser, Lydia M.;  

Grieser, Lydia M.

Lydia M. Grieser, daughter of John and Cathrine (Nofzinger) Baer, was born in Fulton County, Ohio, Sept. 13, 1873, departed this life at her home in Archbold, Ohio; Jan. 15, 1944 at the age of. 70 years, 4 months, and 2 days. On Nov. 3 1892 she was united in marriage to Jacob Grieser; they shared the joys and sorrows of life together for over 51 years. This union was blessed with four children (two sons and two daughters): Mrs. Ella M. Coon of Wauseon, Ohio; Charles J., Nelson R., and Mabel C., (Mrs. Lee Riegsecker) all of Archbold.
She leaves to mourn their loss: her sorrowing companion; four children, 15 grandchildren, one brother, Joseph N. Baer of. Archbold, Ohio, and a host of other near relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son-in-law, three infant grandchildren, and .three sisters. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior in her younger years and united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. Mother enjoyed good health until t about a year ago, since then she spent most of the time in bed, bearing her suffering patiently and constantly expressing herself that the "Lord's" Will be done." All members of her immediate
family live in the local community except one grandson, Victor Coon, who is in the South Pacific.

"Abide, O faithful Savior,
Among us with Thy love
Grant steadfastness and help us
To reach our home above.
.'A loving mother, so gentle and kind;
What a wonderful memory she left behind.
Long days, long nights she bore in patience,
Until God Himself, knowing what was best,
Took dear Mother home and gave her eternal rest.

Card of Thanks
We want to express our sincere thanks to all our neighbors and friends for all acts of kindness during the illness, death and burial of my wife and our mother for flowers, help and every act of kindness. Jacob Grieser and family

Submitted by: Mona Mann

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