Notice in 15 April 1957 Ida Grove Newspaper:
Final Rites Held For Albert Linquist, 78 - (1878 - 1957)
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, April 10 at the Arthur Baptist church for Albert Linquist, life-long resident of this community, with Pastor David Brown officiating. Music was provided by Dennis Lindberg singing, "In The Garden" and by Dwight Winquist and John Winquist singing "Beyond the Sunset." A Swedish song "O, Harliga Dag" was sung by Reuben Lindskoog. Mrs. Oscar Olson was the accompanist. Pall bearers were Donald Bergman, Arthur Palm, Elmer Johnson, Ernest Olson, Seth Johnson and Joe Samuelson. Burial was at Hayes township cemetery with Christensen Funeral Home in charge. Attending the services from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Tom Denison of Jefferson, South Dakota, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hammerstrom of Burt, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Willard Lundblad of Slayton, Minnesota and Mrs. E. E. Fallenweider of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Crawford of Harlan. Many friends and relatives also attended from the neighboring towns of kiron, ida Grove, Odebolt and Arthur.
John Albert Linquist was born 26 july 1878 in Hayes township, Ida County, Iowa on the Linquist home farm. He was the first child of Mr. and Mrs Gust Linquist. He farmed until 1930 when he moved to Arthur where he resided until the time of his death. A flower fancier, his colorful gardens brightened not only his own corner but the lives of all who passed that way.
He was baptized on 16 October 1932 and joined the Arthur Baptist church which he faithfully helped support. He showed a strongt interest in the causes of foreign missions, Christian Education and Christian Childrens Homes. He died 8 April 1957 in the Ida Grove Hospital at the age of 78 years, 8 months and 13 days.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Anna Carlson and a cousin Miss Tillie Peterson who has also been his housekeeper the past 40 years. Other relatives and close companions include Mrs. Ellen Linquist, Eleanor Linquist, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Hanson, Marilyn, Roger and Carolyn, Mr. and Mrs. Erick Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Linquist and many other cousins, relatives and friends.