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Funeral, Edner Linhult - (1892 - 1940) -- Wednesday 3 July 1940

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Arthur Baptist church, for Edner Linhult, living about six miles north of Kiron,(four miles south of Arthur) who died Sunday evening at 6:30 in the Odebolt hospital, from a self inflicted rifle wound which he suffered between eight and nine o'clock that morning in the barn yard at his farm home, after which he walked to the house. He had been despondent over ill health for some time.

He is survived by his wife, parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Linhult, and six sisters, Mrs. William Schutte, Mrs. Artie Fink, Mrs. William Fink, and Mrs. Delphie Morgan all of Chicago, Mrs. Glen Smith of Odebolt, and Mrs. Al Thompson of Arthur, who all attended the funeral, together with Mrs. Linhult's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, of Ames.

Mr. Linhult was born on the late Mrs. Minnie Larson farm south of Kiron, May 13, 1892 and moved with his parents to the farm he now occupied, when but one year old. After his marriage he occupied various farms up until the past two years when he again took up residence on his father's farm.

Notice in the 11 July 1940 Ida Grove paper:

Final Rites for E. Linholt

Services Held July 3 At Arthur; Military Services At Grave

Funeral services were held at the Arthur Baptist church Wednesday afternoon, July 3, for Edner Linholt, 48, a farmer living four miles south of Arthur, a victim of self-inflicted death. Rev. A. W. Erickson officiated. He was a World War veteran having entered the services on 29 July 1918. Military services were held at the grave.

Mr. Linholt shot himself through the right temple with a .22 calibre rifle Sunday morning between eight and nine o’clock. He died at 6:40 that evening. The shooting occurred in the barn yard on his farm. Mr. Linholt walked to the house and was taken to the Odebolt hospital. He did not lose consciousness until about one o’clock that afternoon. He had been despondent over ill health for some time.

Mourn Loss

Surviving are his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.J.Linhult, Arthur; and six sisters, Mrs. Glen Smith, Odebolt; Mrs. Al Thompson, Arthur; Mrs. Wm. Schutte, Mrs. Artie Fink, Mrs. Wm. Fink and Mrs. Delphie Morgan all of Chicago. Mr. Linholt was born south of Kiron 13 may 1892. He moved to the farm on which he now lived when but one year old. He had lived on several farms after his marriage, and moved from the Graham farm north of Ida Grove two years ago to the old home place. There were no children. His aged mother, who is 88 years old, was too feeble to attend the funeral services and on account of her condition has not been told of her son’s death.


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