Mrs. Viola Johnson Salmonson Died Friday Evening (d-2 Aug 1935)
Mrs. Adolph Salmonson passed peacefully away at her home at 10:24 p.m. Friday, August 2, 1935 after a lingering illness of a period of two and a half years. Although she was very poorly, death came suddenly, resulting from a heart attack. Thru her illness, she was most patient sufferer. Her beloved husband and near ones did everything possible to comfort her.
Mrs. Viola Salmonson was born March 11, 1869 in Hunnerred (Hamneda) Socken, Smaland, Sweden. She was a daughter of Lena and John Johnson. She came to America with her parents when but 3 years of age. They first settled at Morris, Illinois where the family resided until in the year 1887 when they moved to this locality which has since been her home.
On March 6, 1912 she was united in marriage to Adolph Salmonson. They farmed in Sac and Crawford counties for six years retiring in 1918 when they moved to their new home in Kiron, where they resided up to the time of her death. She was 66 years, 4 months and 21 days old at the time of her death.
Mrs. Salmonson was converted and baptized at Morris, Illinois at the age of 14 years. While a resident at Morris she became affiliated with the Swedish Baptist church there. On coming to this locality she transferred her membership to the Arthur Baptist church and later to the Kiron Baptist church. She was a staunch Baptist, and an active and valued member, a consecrated Christian, living a beautiful Christian life which has had an influence for much gook. She was ever cheerful and kind and always had something good to say of her many friends, every ready by her kind words and deeds to help someone. She was talented with a beautiful voice and all thru her youth until middle age she sang in various church choirs. For many years she served as a Sunday school teacher, ever faithful at her post. Of late years she taught the elderly women's class in the local church up to the time of her illness. Her delight was in the service of her Master.
She leaves to mourn her going her bereaved husband, Adolph Salmonson, one sister Mrs. Ida Eckman of Los Angeles, California. Her parents and one brother, Albert and one sister Mary preceded her in death. She leaves a large number of other relatives and a host of friends from wherever her residence has been. She will be greatly missed in the home, in the church and by all who know her. Her life upon this earth has drawn to a close but she leaves a beautiful and sweet memory.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Gordon Carlson, assisted by Rev. E. J. Nordlander. Many gathered to pay their last respects to this beloved woman. A mixed quartet, Miss Fern Johnson, Mrs. C. W. Lindberg, Harry and Bert Lindstrom sang a hymn in Swedish, by request, "Sometime We'll Understand", was sung in duet by Fern Johnson and Bert Lindstrom. Miss Lillian Engberg accompanied at the piano. She was borne to her last resting place by Guy and Roy Eckman, Arthur Lindberg, Albin Malmquist, Seth Johnson and Albert Barker.
Interment was made in the Kiron Cemetery.