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Amanda Elizabeth Lundberg - (1878 - 1950)

the following clipping comes from the Kiron newspaper in August of 1950:

Obituary of Mrs. Carl Gustafson Who Died August 8th

Amanda (Lundberg) Gustafson was born June 24th, 1878, a daughter of Axel and Mathilda Lundberg, residing in Sac county, Iowa, northeast of Kiron.

Her entire life, with the exception of a few years, which were spent in Texas and near Pomeroy, Iowa, was lived in this community. It was here she attended the public schools and received her education. Her grandparents being very active in the Mission Church, she attended Sunday school here and in 1900 was baptized by Rev. Andrew Modig.

February 24, 1900, she was married to Carl E. Gustafson and became active in the Kiron Baptist Church where she continued to be active until her health failed her. Mrs. Gustafson was a beloved soul, always happy and joyous even though she spent her latter years in poor health. Mrs. Gustafson was a beloved homemaker and a devoted mother.

She departed this life at 8:30 a.m. August 8th, 1950 at the age of 72 years, 1 month and 15 days. Her entire family was home to witness that home going. She is preceded in death by one daughter, Luverne, her parents, three sisters and two brothers.

Thanking God for her life are her husband, Carl E. Gustafson, two daughters, Mayme (Mrs. Ernest Carlson) of Albert City, Iowa, and Florence (Mrs. Lloyd Johnson) of Pomeroy, Iowa; three sons, Ernest of Deloit, Vernal and Willard of Kiron; four sisters, Mrs. E.E.Clauson, Kiron; Mrs. Everett Warren, Kingsburg, Calif; Mrs. Alice Wicksell of Sloan; and Mrs. Marvin Snare of Chicago, Illinois; one brother, Hildur Lundburg of Pomeroy; eight grandchildren and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 from the home and at 2:00 o'clock from the Baptist church in Kiron. Rev. Marion Robey, conducting.

"He the Pearly Gates Will Open" was sung in quartette by Jubel and Paul Hedstrom, Harry and Bert Lindstrom. Mrs. Elmer Wilson and Mrs. J.F.. Hedstrom sang "God's Word and Promise" in a vocal duet. Velma Larson was at the piano.

Pallbearers were Herbert Turin, Edwin Turin, Ernest Turin, Lowell Clauson, Melvin Lundberg and Oscar Lundberg.

Internment was made in the Kiron cemetery.

Those from out of town attending were: Mrs. Alma Gustafson, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gilbrandson and son, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gilbrandson and son of Cambridge, Minn.,; Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Coleman of Spencer, Everette and Roland Gustafson of Early, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Swanson, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gustafson and daughter of Ida Grove, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Anderson, Gust Johnson and daughters of Alta, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Benson of Peterson, Iowa; Mrs. John H. Anderson and Elmer, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Anderson and daughters; Vernal and Lester Anderson of Marathon, Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Anderson of Albert City, Mr. and Mrs. Art Carlson, Mr. and Mrs. Gust Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Anderson, and C. A. Carlson of Pomeroy, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Carlson of Scranton, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Dolk, of Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Nelson and Larry of Sloan, Mrs. John Peterson, Martha Gradin, and Olaf Gradin of Arthur, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Turin, Nels Blumgren, Mr. and Mrs. George Teaquist, and Mr. and Mrs. Levi Erickson of Odebolt, Mrs. K. Austin of Des Moines, Mr. and Mrs. John Stehlik and Joe Stehlik of Vail.

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