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The following was published in the Kiron Newspaper:

Obituary of Anna Othelia Lundberg Clauson, Who Died On November 12, 1967



Anna Othelia Clauson, daughter of Axel and Mathilda Lundberg, was born in Wheeler Township, Sac County, on December 22, 1882 and died at the Horn Memorial hospital in Ida Grove on November 12, 1967, at the age of 84 years.
She lived in the home of her parents during her youth. At an early age she was converted and baptized and joined the Evangelical Free Church. She served it faithfully for the remainder of her life. She was active in the church until the last few years, in the Sunday School as Cradle Roll superintendent and in the Ladies Aid and the Women's Missionary Society when it was organized. For many years she furnished flowers for the church services and was on the flower committee. She also served in the capacity of Deaconess for many years.
Prior to her marriage, she attended millinery school in Cedar Rapids and returned to establish the first millinery shop in the town of Kiron.
On February 20, 1901, she was united in marriage to Edward E. Clauson who preceded her in death on June 23, 1953. They lived to celebrate their golden anniversary in 1951.
Six children were born to this union, three of whom preceded her in death. Raymond in 1937, Rev. Ralph Clauson in 1956 and Stanley in 1966. Anna Clauson was the last surviving member of the Axel Lundberg family.
She is survived by her daughter, Bernice (Mrs. Oscar Hilberg) of Kiron, Newell of Port Orchard, Washington, and Lowell of Kiron.
Survivors include 12 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Evangelical Free Church on November 17 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Paul H. Nelson officiating.


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