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OBITUARY OF Mrs. Mathilda Johnson Selander -- (1858 - d-26 Feb 1950)


Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Wesleyan Methodist church for Mrs. Mathilda Johnson Selander, 92, who died at her home Feb 26.
Rev. R. M. Kelly gave the funeral sermon. Burial was at the Oakland cemetery.
Dale Ernst was soloist for the services and sang "Rock of Ages" and "Zion's Hill", accompanied by Mrs. R. M. Kelly.
Pallbearers were Ed. Olson, Marion Day, Vernon Heiden, Malcom Heiden, Richard Lilleholm and Herbert Anderson.
Mrs. Matilda Johnson Selander was born in Sweden Feb 26, 1858. She came to this country with her parents when she was ten years old and moved to Princeton, Ill.
On Feb 27, 1880 she was married at Princeton to Carl A. Selander.
The couple moved to Crawford county and made their home on a farm in Milford township. They lived at this location for 32 years. To this union was born six children.
After the death of her husband, Mrs. Selander and the family moved to Denison and made their residence on East Broadway.
Mrs. Selander was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, Grace, Mrs. E. A. Stone, and three sons, George, Hugo and Victor.
Survivors are two daughters and six grandchildren. The daughters are Mrs. Ruth Smith and Belle Selander, both of Denison. The grandchildren are: Bob, George, William, and Margaret Selander, Joe and Don Smith and Paul Stone.
Other survivors are two daughters in law, Mrs. Edith Selander and Mrs. Anna Selander; a son in law, E. A. Stone and a sister, Mrs. Tom Reese of Chicago, Ill
Mrs. Selander was converted early in life at Princeton, Ill. She was a charter member of the Wesleyan Methodist church of Denison.

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