Obituary of Mrs. Josephina Albertina Johnson
Who Died May 16 (16 April 1935?)
Mrs. F. G. Johnson, nee Josephine Albertina Johnson, was born March 4, 1870 at Burlington, and passed away at her home in Kiron April 16, 1935 at the age of 65 years, 1 month and 12 days. When about 4 years of age she came with her parents to Kiron. They settled on a farm two miles north of Kiron, which became her home until her marriage. She was united in holy wedlock on October 26, 1889 to F. G. Johnson. To this union was born five sons, all of whom are living. During the early part of their married life they lived on a farm in the Kiron vicinity. In 1900 they moved into Kiron where they have since then made their home.
Mrs. Johnson was baptized and confirmed in the Bethel Lutheran church. Later in life she became a member of the Evangelical Free church of Kiron, where she remained a faithful member until she passed away. She was a very active worker in the Ladies Aid society. It was largely through her diligent efforts that funds were raised for the purchase and installation of the church bell. Mrs. Johnson enjoyed a good measure of health until the last year or so, when she began to fail somewhat though she was not confined to her bed until Thursday evening. April 11th when she suffered a severe stroke becoming unconscious. She never regained consciousness. Death came at 9:50 Tuesday evening April 16th.
She is now gone. Her place is vacant. She will be missed by friends and relatives whose love and esteem will however, be felt most keenly by the immediate family to whom she was indeed a loving wife and mother. She was kind and congenial in her services to those about her. She leaves to mourn her departure her beloved husband, her five sons, Edwin, and Theodore of Kiron, Albert of Ida County, Oscar of Denver Colo., and Leonard of Kiron, on brother, F. O. Johnson of Kiron and seven grand children. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters,. Many other relatives and friends mourn her going.
Funeral services were held from the home on Friday afternoon at 1:15 and at 2 o'clock from the Evangelical Free church. Rev. H. A. Faugerstrom pastor of the church officiating. The church was filled with relatives and friends who had come to pay their last respects to the departed sister. The floral offerings were beautiful. (Mrs. Johnson had for many years served on the floral committee. She loved flowers and loved to work with them.) A male trio, Paul Cedergren, Milton Nelson and Ralph Clauson sang beautifully "When Jesus Beckons Me Home" and the hymn "The Beautiful Land" was sung by a male quartette composed of Newell and Ralph Clauson, Milton Nelson and Paul Cedergren. The pall bearers were W. J. Sandberg, E. N. Sandstrom, M. A. Sandstrom, P. A. Peterson, C. S. Johnson and G. A. Norelius. She was laid to rest in the family plot in the Bethel cemetery. Peace be to her memory.
Those who attended the funeral from a distance were the son, Oscar W. Johnson and wife of Denver, the Misses Alma, Emma, Minnie and Margaret Gustafson of Sioux City., Mrs. Alma Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Darling, Miss Stella Anderson of Denison, Mrs. Jack Houlihan of Deloit, E. A. Norelius, Mrs. Laub, Leslie and Mabel Swanson of Denison, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wanell, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tuneberg, Mrs. Ray Garrett and Mrs. Sophia Peterson of Arthur.