Death Claims Mrs. Elsie Lindberg Carlberg - (1895 - 1946)
Dies in Sister's Home; Funeral Services Oct. 3, 1946 at Kiron Baptist Church
Funeral services for Mrs. Elmer Carlberg will be conducted today (Thursday) at 2 o'clock at the Kiron Baptist church with the Rev. Carl Holmberg officiating. R. O. Lindskoog will sing, "An Evening Prayer" and the Rev. and Mrs. Carl Holmberg will sing "Moment by Moment.' Casket bearers will be Edner, Clifford, Eugene and Raymond Larson, Jubel Mauritz and Bryan Weberg, all old schoolmates of the deceased. Burial will be in the Community cemetery at Kiron.
Elsie Jeanette Lindberg was born on the Lindberg homestead near Kiron, Dec. 6, 1895, to William and Ida Lindberg, the oldest child in a family of nine children and died Monday, Sept. 30, at 4:15 p.m. at the home of her sister, Mrs. Elmer Mauritz, where she had been lovingly cared for the last few weeks of her life. When Elsie was only 13 years old, her mother passed away; and upon Elsie and her two sisters devolved the task of helping the father care for the younger brothers and sister. Elsie attended country school near her home and Denison Normal college in Denison. She gave up her school to bear her part in the responsibilities at home -- only one of the many sacrifices she made for others.
On Feb. 27, 1918, she and Elmer Carlberg were married and to them were born two children, a daughter, Lois Jane, who preceded her mother in death in 1940, and a son, E. Lindy, 18, who is at home. Mr. and Mrs. Carlberg established their first home in Galva, later living on farms near Boyer, Odebolt, Arthur and Ida Grove.
Joins Baptist Church
Early in life she was baptized in the Kiron Baptist church. She retained her membership there throughout her life; although she lived too far from the church to take much active part. However, she worked in whatever church she lived near, generously giving of her time, energy and means. Generosity was the keynote of her life. For her to live was to give, and the scope of her giving was far and wide. To her the finest portrait was the face of a child for whom she had done a small favor and to her the sweetest music was the inarticulate "thank you" of a grateful child.
The cheerful lilt of her voice, the radiant beam of her smile that was prompted by a full heart, her completely uncomplaining nature, her sharing of joys but never her sorrows, and her concern for all she loved or knew are memories that will last forever in the hearts of those who knew her. Her life was a garden of flowers unsullied by the weeds of jealousy or envy, and all who walked in the garden came away with flowers of love and peace.
She leaves to miss her, her devoted husband, Elmer; son, Lindy; three sisters: Irene, (Mrs. Elwood Larson) of Stillwater, Minnesota; Florence (Mrs. Elmer Mauritz) of Kiron; Evelyn (Mrs. Niles Johnston) of Grand Junction; Four brothers: Charles of Kiron, Floyd of Ida Grove, Silas of Los Angeles, California, and Harold of Madison, Wisconsin; thirteen nieces, eight nephews and two grand nephews. One brother, Everett, passed away in 1931, and her father in 1936.