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Frank Larson - (1857 -- 1933 )


Brief mention was made last week of the death of Frank Larson, which occurred at his home, Saturday December 30, 1933, following a siege of pneumonia. Mr. Larson's health had been failing during the past year although he was not confined to bed until the last weeks. the funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock from the home and at one thirty o'clock from the Evangelical Free church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. H. A. Faugerstrom. Special singing was rendered by a male quartette composed of Newell, Ralph and Lowell Clauson and Milton Nelson. The pall bearers were Chris Hansohn, Art Winey, E. N. Sandstrom, G. A. Norelius, P. A. Peterson and N. G. Nelson. Interment was made in the community cemetery.
Mr. Larson was born November 23, 1857, in Rydaholm Socken, Smalands Lan Sweden and passed away December 30, 1933, being at the time of his death 76 years 1 month and 7 days.
He came to American with his parents when 10 years old. They first settled in the state of Pennsylvania. The later years spent in Pennsylvania he worked in the coal mines. He came to Crawford County Iowa, about fifty years age. At first he farmed together with one of his brothers. Later he went into farming for himself. He had resided on his farm where he passed away for nearly forty years. He was one of the well known farmers of Crawford County. His farm was located four miles south and one half mile west of Kiron, adjoining highway No. 4. In this one tract there are 220 acres and the farm was devoted to agriculture and cattle feeding in which Mr. Larson always took a great deal of pride. He was a prosperous and public spirited citizen of Iowa and of Crawford County, a devoted and faithful husband and father, a dependable and desirable neighbor, highly esteemed by all who knew him.
He was united in marriage on March 26, 1897 to Miss Anna Meyers. This union was blest with four children, two sons, Rudolph and Ray at home and two daughters, Irma, Mrs. Herman Knief, in this locality and Edith, Mrs. Ford Hawley, of Deloit, who together with his wife mourn his departure. He also leaves three grandchildren, one brother Andrew Larson in this locality and one sister, Mrs. Chas Carlson of Bronson. Four brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Namely, Charley, Pete, Otto, Gust and Mrs. Lena Johnson. He also leaves many other relatives and a host of friends.
Relatives attending the funeral from a distance were, Charles Meyers of Isanti, Minn., Eugene Baker and family of Minneapolis, Charles and Jesse Carlson and Mrs. Lizzie Smith of Bronson.

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