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Notice in the 12 June 1947 Ida Grove newspaper:


Carl Johan Linhult - (1858 - 1947)

Carl Johan Linhult was born 1 may 1858 in Harened, Scaraberg lan, Vester gotland, Sweden. His early youth was spent in Sweden but at the age of 24 years in 1882 he came to America settling near Early where he was employed on the railroad. In 1881 about a year before he came to America he was married to Christina Bjork. She left Sweden for America to be re-united with her husband in 1883. When she arrived Mr. Linhult moved from Early to a farm near Odebolt. He lived in this vicinity during the remainder of his life departing from this world 5 June 1947 at the age of 89 years, one month and four days.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Christina, who died in Nov. 1940 and his only son, Edner, who died in June of 1940. Surviving are six daughters, Anna (Mrs. Glen Smith of Odebolt), Unda (Mrs. Swen Hermanson of Chicago), Etta (Mrs. Art Finke of Chicago), Mabel (Mrs. Al Thompson of Arthur), Emelia (Mrs. William Finke of Chicago), and Delphia (Mrs. Opal Morgan of Chicago). Also surviving are seven grandchildrern: Mrs. Milford Barker, Robert Thompson, and Harris Thompson, all of Arthur, Willard Thompson, denison; Arthur Thompson, Dallas, Texas, and Clifford Morgan and Dorothy Finke, both of Chicago. Two great grandchildren, Dean Barker of Arthur, and Judy Ann Thompson of Denison also survive.

Mr. Linhult was tenderly cared for during the last four and a half years of his life in the home of his daughter, Anna, in Odebolt. He attended both the Lutheran church and the Baptist church while he lived in this vicinity.

Funeral services were conducted Monday 9 June 1947 at 1 p.m. at the Mattes Funeral home and at 1:30 p.m. at the Arthur Baptist church with the Rev. Alrik A. Blomquist officiating. Rev. C. I. Peterson read scripture and offered prayer. Dennis Lindberg sang "The Lord’s Prayer" and "Near to the Heart of God," Misses Minnie and Evelyn Johnson sang a Swedish song. Pallbearers were B. A. Samuelson, Art Palm, Lester Bilstene, Herb Sonichsen, Milton Nagel, and John Peterson. He was laid to rerst in the Hayes township cemetery.

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