Obituary of Andrew John Larson - (1849 - 21 May 1936)
Funeral services for Andrew Larson were held from the Evangelical Free Mission church at 1:30 o'clock Saturday after noon. Rev. H. Faugerstrom pastor of the church conducting them. Doris Sederberg and Doris Bloom beautifully sang, "The City Four Square" and Ellen and Milton Nelson, "The Only Hope." A large number of relatives, neighbors and friends had gathered to pay their last respects to the deceased. The floral offerings were beautiful. The pall bearers were: Chris Jacobson, of Schleswig, Sears McHenry of Denison, F. A. True, of Deloit, Chris Hansohn, Emil Mauritz and Emil Myers. Interment was made in the Kiron Cemetery beside his wife. Peace be to his memory.
Andrew John Larson was born Aug. 19 1849, in Varnamo, Rydaholm, Smaland, Sweden. He came to America in 1870, spending more than 10 years working in the coal mines in Pennsylvania and on the railroad in New York State, then coming to Crawford County, Iowa, in the early eighties, where he resided on the same farm, four miles south and three-fourths west of Kiron until his death, a period of more than 50 years.
He was united in marriage to Amanda Falk in 1888. To this union was born five children, three boys and two girls. His wife passed away 22 August 1906. Mr. Larson was very congenial and kind so consequently gained many friends. He sought the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation last October and received peace in his soul.
He passed away peacefully Thursday morning, 21 May 1936, at the ripe old age of 86 years, 9 months and 2 days. He leaves to mourn his death the five children, Hollace and Orange of near Kiron, Irvin and Iva, Mrs. Carl Spjut, of Marine, Minnesota, and Ruby, Mrs. Lawrence Bush, of Denison, eleven grand children and many other relatives and friends. He was the last of nine children.
Relatives from a distance attending the funeral were a son and daughter, Irvin Larson and Mrs. Carl Spjut, of Marine, Minnesota, Charles Carlson and son, Art, and Ollie Smith of Bronson. Many attending from Deloit, Schleswig and Denison.