Last Rites Held Sunday For Frank G. Johnson At Kiron Free Church
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 for Frank G. Johnson, who died at the home of his son, Edwin, Thursday, July 28, 1949. Services were held at the Evangelical Free Church with Rev. M. A. Robey in charge. Interment was made in the Bethel Cemetery. Rev. Robey read the following obituary:
Frank G. Johnson was born Feb. 3, 1863 in Sweden. Here he spent his childhood, received his education, and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He came to the United States as a young man in his twenties and hired out as a farm laborer in Ida, Sac and Crawford Counties. Mr. Johnson's entire life after coming from Sweden was spent in this community.
Oct. 25, 1889 he was untied in marriage to Josephine Albertina Johnson and lived north of Kiron on the farm. He farmed until about 1900 and then took employment with the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. This he followed until he retired. For the last 12 years he has found home with his son Edwin where his summons came. Mr. Johnson was in failing health for several months and at 5 p.m. July 28, 1949 he answered the call of death at the age of 86 years, 5 months and 25 days.
Mourning his departure are five sons, Edwin G. of Kiron; Theodore C. of Kiron; Albert F. of Waterloo; Oscar W. of San Matee, California; and Leonard R. of Kiron; 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; a host of relatives and friends. Pallbearers were: Fred Kollbaum, Harry Skarin, Ernest Turin, George E. Johnson, William Johnson, and Vernon Gustafson.