Obituary of Julius Johnson - 13 Jan. 1938 - Chicago/Kiron, Iowa
AGED PIONEER PASSED AWAY
Last Rites of Julius Johnson Held Here Sunday
Funeral services for Julius Johnson of Chicago, were held from the Baptist church in Kiron, at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. W. Johnson and Rev. E. J. Nordlander. A men's quartette, composed of Jubel and Paul Hedstrom, Adelbert Sjogren and Harry Lindstrom, sang "Rock of Ages" and "Sometime, Somewhere" with Miss Fern Johnson at the piano. The pallbearers were A.J.Clauson, Vernie Winquist, S.M. Sjogren, Adolph Salmonson, Oscar Finstrom, and N. E. Larson. Interment was made in the family plot in the Kiron cemetery. Peace be to his memory.
Julius Johnson was born in Vroka, Sweden, December 23, 1845. He came to America at the age of 23 years. On October 14, 1877, he was united in marriage to Miss Carrie Bengston. They came to Crawford county and settled in Stockholm township in the early seventies. They were among the pioneer residents, having lived forty-two years in Crawford county, moving to Chicago in 1918 which was his home up to the time of his death. Mr. Johnson had reached the ripe old age of 92 years and 20 days.
The last years he was confined to his bed due to old age. He passed away Thursday January 13, 1938, in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Etta Keller, in Chicago, where he received the most tender care during his last years.
Five children were born to this union. Four daughters and one son, Mamie Anderson deceased, Etta Keller and Lydia Spreng of Chicago, and Edla Bauer of Storm Lake, Iowa and David Johnson of Denver, Colorado. He also leaves 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Mrs. Johnson preceeded him in death six years ago. The aged couple celebrated their golden wedding October 14, 1927.
Mr. Johnson was a staunch Christian; a fervent man of prayer. He was a highly esteemed man, a loving father and kind friend.
Relatives who came for the funeral were: Mrs. Keller and Mrs. Spreng of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Bauer and family of Storm Lake, Mrs. Ellen Stone , Leona Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stone of Omaha, and Mr. and Mrs. Royal Hansen and family of Holdredge, Nebraska.