Obituary Details

Vivian Narcissia Kaan

(12/30/1896 - 11/14/1931)
Courtesy of Lusk Free Lance, 11/19/1931

Mrs. Henry Kaan Called By Death Saturday Morn

One of the saddest deaths ever to occur in this community resulted last Saturday morning, when at 7 o'clock, Mrs. Henry Kaan, who three hours before had given birth to a daughter, succumbed to thrombosis at the family ranch home, about 11 miles southeast of this city.

Mrs. Kaan's passing leaves a widower and four children deep in sorrow. They are Henry Jr., Mabel Ardith, Henrietta Jean and the infant, Vivian Narcissia. Deceased is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Mabel Kaan of Lusk, and four brothers, L. O. Butler of Lusk; G. W. Butler, R. N. Butler and Otto C. Butler, all of Venus, Nebraska.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, a brief service being held at the home at 1:15, from which place the remains were conveyed to the Congregational church. There, many friends gathered to pay final respects to a woman loved by all who knew her. Rev. Edwin F. Irwin, pastor, officiated. The Congregational mixed quartet and Mrs. H. J. Templeton rendered several songs.

Among the mourners were many members of the Rebekah and Odd Fellow lodges of this city, deceased having for a number of years been affiliated with the sister order. The final rites at the grave in the Lusk cemetery were in charge of the Rebekah lodge, with Rev. Irwin offering a prayer.

Pall bearers were Rolla Porter, L. R. Van Tassell, George Saffell, Roy McLain, L.L. Archer, Archie Sparks, M. P. Vollmer and A. F. Vogel, all members of Custer Lodge of Odd Fellows. Funeral arrangements were under direction of the Midwest Mortuary.

Vivian Narcissia Butler was born on December 30, 1896 at Emerson, Nebr. It was there that she received her education and grew to young womanhood, graduating from the Emerson high school. Shortly after her graduation, she moved with her family to Venus, Nebr. She was a member of the Congregational church at Emerson, and continued her letters with that church up until time of her passing.

She became the wife of Henry Kaan on November 10, 1920 at O'Neill, Nebr., and in the following spring they moved to the present ranch home. During residence here the family has made many warm friends, all of whom held a deep admiration for the deceased. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother and an affectionate sister, and her death leaves a vacancy none other can fill.

The Free Lance unites with the many friends and neighbors in extending deepest heartfelt condolences to the bereaved.

Vivian Narcissia Kaan

Vivian Narcissia Butler Kaan was born December 30, 1896, at Emerson, Nebraska. She lived there until 1904 when she, with her parents, moved to Venus, Nebraska. She attended high school at Emerson, Nebraska and was a graduate of the Class of 1917. She also became a member of the Presbyterian Church while attending school and remained a faithful member until death. On November 10, 1920 she was married to Henry Kaan at O'Neil, Nebraska, coming with her husband to Lusk, Wyoming where she has since made her home.

To this union were born four children, Henry seven years, Ardith three years, Jean two years, and an infant daughter Vivian Narcissia.

She passed away at her home, Saturday, November 14, being at the time of her death 34 years, 10 months and 15 days.

She leaves to mourn her loss her husband and four children, one sister, Mrs. Menno Kaan, four brothers, L. O. Butler of Lusk, George W., Robert N. and Otto C. Butler of Venus, Nebr., numerous other relatives and a host of friends. She also was a member of the Rebekah Lodge.

She was a devoted wife and mother and was held in high esteem by all those who knew her. To know her was to love her.

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