Passing of Mrs. Hannah Johnston Carlson
Mrs. Hannah Carlson passed peacefully away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Axel Bloom, on Monday, February 10, 1941, following an illness of more than five years. She had reached the age of 75 years, 7 months and 20 days. Mrs. Carlson, through her illness was a patient sufferer. She was given tender and loving care by her children and families.
Mrs. Hannah Carlson, Daughter of John and Brita Johnston, deceased, was born July 20, 1865 at Wendel Soken, Upland, Sweden. She arrived in America in the year 1871 when she came to this locality which has been her home since.
On Feb. 22, 1884 she was united in marriage to C. G. Carlson. They farmed what has since been the Carlson homestead in Crawford county, one mile west of Kiron. Six children were born to this union, two sons and four daughters. One son, Alfred Benard, two daughters, Agnes Amelia and Mrs. Edith Bloom and her husband preceded her in death. The children who survived her are, Selma Elizabeth, Mrs. Axel Bloom, Walter Sigfred of Kiron and Esther Marie, Mrs. Glenn Goetsch of Denison. She also leaves 7 grandchildren, 3 great, grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. John Larson of Odebolt, and one brother, Axel Johnston of Omaha, many other relatives and a host of friends.
Mrs. Carlson was converted in her youth and baptized in the year 1885 when she became affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of Kiron, where she was a member up to the time of her death. She was an active worker in all departments of the church up to the time of her illness. She was a loving mother, sister, and friend. Her children were foremost in her thoughts.
Funeral services were held from the Axel Bloom home at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon and at 2:00 from the Evangelical Free church conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. A. Nelson. Two hymns "I Shall Know Him" and "He's Always There" were sung in quartette by R. O. and Wayne Lindskoog, N. F. Clauson and Milton Nelson with Mrs. N. F. Clauson at the piano. The beautiful floral offering spoke of her high esteem. Pallbearers George Reecy, William Schultz, J. Cedergren, Adolph Salmonson, N. G. Nelson and A. Sederberg. Interment was made in the family plot in the Kiron Cemetery.
Relatives from a distance at the funeral were Axel Johnston of Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Heinie of Des Moines, Mr. and Mrs. Adix and son-in-law of Logan, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Larson. Oscar and David Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Linman and Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Lindskoog and Wayne of Odebolt, Mr. and Mrs. Anvy Bloom of Ida Grove and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Tuneberg of Arthur, and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Goetsch and children of Denison.