Obituary of Axel Fredrick Lundberg
, who died Monday, May 24, 1920 (picture) -- Kiron News clipping
A well known and prominent pioneer, A. F. Lundberg, ended his
long life's journey at his home in Kiron on Monday afternoon,
May 24th at 4:55 o'clock. For a number of years he has not been
in the best of health and during the past winter and spring his
health kept declining until some ten days prior to his death his
ailmants brought on a speedy ending.
Mr. Lundberg was one of the early pioneers of this locality, coming
here and locating when this settlement was yet in its primitive
state, and seeing a future for it has helped to develope it into
what it is today.
He was born in Rumskulla, Sweden, July 15th, 1842. He grew to
manhood in his native country and in the year 1864 was united
in marriage to Miss Mathilda Lindblad and four years later the
couple decided to come to America where they foresaw a brighter
future than in their native country. The trip across the big water
was made in eight weeks. They located in Michigan residing there
five years and then coming to Kiron where they made their home
on the old homestead two miles northeast of town until two years
ago when they retired from farm life and moved to Kiron.
Their married life was blessed with ten children, three having
preceded the father in death. Six daughters and one son with the
widow survive - Mesdames E. E. Clauson, John Turin, Carl Gustafson
and Marvin Snare residing in this locality, Mrs. Alice Wicksell
of Sloan, Iowa and Mrs. Nellie Warren of Kingburg, California.
The son, Hildur, resides at Pomeroy, Iowa. He leaves also 36 grandchildren,
three great grandchildren and a large circle of friends.
Funeral services were held from the Free church Sunday afternoon
attended by a large number of relatives, friends and acquaintances.
The solemn and impressive service was conducted by Rev. Cedergren
assisted by Dr. J. O. Nystrom of Omaha, an intimate friend for
In the death of Mr. Lundberg, the family has sustained a great
loss, as he was a most kind and liberal husband and father who
at all times was interested in their welfare. The community has
lost a splendid, upright citizen and neighbor. While he had his
faults and shortcomings, he possessed principles that were for
strict integrity and honesty and was an enemy to all shams and
pretensions and strongly outspoken against everything he did not
consider fair and square. He was a faithful and devoted member
of the Free mission church and always ready to assist most liberally
in the cause of Christ's Kingdom. He was a constand reader of
God's Word, from which he drew joy and trust and was well familiar
with the Bible and its teachings.
His place is now vacant in the home and his loss will be keenly
felt by his aged wife and companion. The children and grandchildren
will miss Papa's and Grandpa's face and voice when they now visit
the old home.
His remains were conveyed to their last resting place in the Kiron
cemetery until that happy morning when the saints shall gather
on the celestial shore.
Farewell, Friend Lundberg! Rest in Peace!
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