ACCIDENT TAKES LIFE OF EVERETT LINDBERG
- (1904 - 1931)
A terrible shock went over this community when word came Wednesday
that Everett Lindberg of Lawton had been accidentally shot and
instantly killed on the place where he was farming, that morning
about 10 am. Members of the Lindberg family and Mr. and Mrs. J.
O. Hedstrom left immediately for Lawton.
Mr. Lindberg was cultivating corn and about the middle of the
forenoon a bolt on his cultivator broke. He tied his team and
went to the place to get a bolt to replace it. He went to the
house and had a cup of coffee and told his wife there was a civet
cat about an old straw stack where he was plowing and that he
would take his gun and get it. On his way back to the team is
when the accident happened. He evidently stumbled causing the
gun which was a 12 gauge single barrel shot gun, to discharge
hitting him on the right side of his face and skull. Death was
evidently instant. He was found by a neighbor who was doing hauling.
He immediately called the county coroner who pronounced it accidental
It was terrible blow to the young wife and two children and members
of both his and his wife's families. He was in the prime of his
life, very ambitious with a bright future for him and his family
which he was so dearly devoted to. It seems tragic and unbearable
for the family that they should be called to be separated at such
an early time in life, but the Creator, who giveth and who taketh,
in whom the departed had many times expressed his belief and faith,
has His plans which at such a time we cannot understand although
we know His ways are best.
Everett Franklin Lindberg, son of William and Ida Lindberg was
born 28 June 1904 on the Lindberg homestead south of Kiron. He
had reached the age of 26 years 11 months and 12 days. He grew
to young manhood here, made friendships that were strong. He was
of a cheerful and congenial disposition. After finishing his schooling
in this community he farmed here for a few years with his brother,
Floyd. In 1926 they moved to a farm near Lawton where he has since
He was united in marriage 21 April 1926 to Miss Ruth Hedstrom
of Kiron. This happy union was blessed with three children, one
dying in infancy. The two children, Warren age 4 and Annabelle
age 2 with the grief stricken wife are left to mourn his untimely
death, also his father, Wm. Lindberg of Kiron, four sisters, Mrs.
Elsie Carlberg of Odebolt. Mrs. Florence Mauritz and Mrs. Irene
Larson of Kiron and Miss Evelyn Lindberg of Los Angeles, Calif,
four brothers Chas. and Floyd Lindberg of Kiron, Silas Lindberg
of Los Angeles, and Harold Lindberg of Des Moines and a large
number of relatives and a host of friends. Everett was a trustworthy
friend and neighbor and a highly esteemed citizen.
Funeral services were held at the home at Lawton at 10 am Friday
and at the Baptist church at Kiron at 2:00 o'clock, conducted
by Rev. Gordon Carlson, pastor of the church assisted by Rev.
Gordon Larson of Sioux City. Special singing was rendered. One
number was a solo by Glennard Larson of Sioux City. Many gorgeous
floral offerings were banked about the remains showing the deep
esteem for the departed. The pall bearers from the home were six
neighbors and at the church, six cousins, Howard, Edgar, Wallace,
Edner, Clifford and Eugene Larson. Interment was made in the Kiron
It was one of the largest funerals that has been here for some
time, people coming here from a long distance.
Relatives from a distance who attended the services here were,
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Winquist, two sons and a daughter from Alcester,
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Larson, Glennard Larson and Rev Gordon Larson
of Sioux City, Mrs. Pearl Lindgren and daughter of Leeds, Iowa,
Mr. and Mrs. Chas Carlberg and son Ernest, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Carlberg,
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Carlberg, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Carlberg and Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Rubery all from Galva and Mrs. John Carlberg and
daughters, Louise and Mildred of Storm Lake.
A large number of relatives from Sioux City, Alcester and Hawarden
attended the services at home.
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