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Agnes Fries Gustafson – (1899 – 1999)


Services were held 25 Sept 1999 at 1 p.m. for Agnes Fries Gustafson, 99, of Kiron at Kiron Baptist Church in Kiron. The Revs. Wayne Fitzsinger and Robert Lundberg were in charge of the service. Burial in Hayes Township Cemetery in Arthur with the Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove in charge.

Mrs. Gustafson died Sept. 18 at Odebolt Nursing and Rehab Center.

Mrs. Gustafson was born Sept. 23, 1899, in Ida County, the daughter of Adolph John and Anna Margaret (Iversen) Fries. She was baptized at the Arthur Baptist Church. She taught Sunday School and was a leader in the Women's Missionary Society. When the church closed, she joined the Kiron Baptist Church.

She married Benjamin Houser. He preceded her in death.

She married Arvid L. Gustafson June 18, 1938 at the Arthur Baptist parsonage. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Benjamin and Sharon Houser of Portland, Ore., and Harold and Lois Houser of Placerville, Calif.; three daughters, Lois and her husband, Gene Asa of Port Orchard, Wash., Margaret Gustafson of Capetown, Africa and Carol and her husband, Val Oswald of Aurora, Neb.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.