Obituary of August Andersson Lundell
- ( 1848 - 10 Feb. 1925) -- Kiron, Iowa -- Kiron News clipping
August Lundell, who has had so much to do with the progress and
development of this community is no more. He lived in this locality
fifty years and saw the prairies change from their wild state
to cultivated and fruitful fields.
August Lundell came to America from Sweden in the spring of 1869
to Princeton, Ill., where he farmed for six years. In the spring
of 1875 he came to Sac county and settled on land previously purchased
three and a half miles north of Kiron where he lived until he
was called to a greater life above.
When the Swedish Bethel Lutheran church was organized in 1875
the deceased was elected as the first secretary and since that
time has served either as trustee treasurer of deacon, having
been reelected and installed as deacon a few days before his departure.
He was very active in the work of the church and because of his
sound judgment and sense of reasoning he was accorded the high
esteem in which he was held. Mr. Lundell gave generously both
of his time and means to the upbuilding of the church.
August Lundell was united in marriage to Maria Christina Walter,
March 14, 1873, at Princeton, Ill. This union was blessed with
eight children, three of them having departed before their father.
Mrs. August Lundell died Feb. 7, 1915. Those now left to mourn
are the children, Richard, Alvin, Emil and Minnie Lundell, Anna,
(Mrs. C. W. Nelson), and six grandchildren. Also one sister, Mrs.
Anna Lindskoog, residing near Turlock, California, one brother,
P. G. Lundell of Kiron, their children many of which were present
at the service as were also two cousins, C. A. Malmquist, member
of the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce and F. O. Johnson of Mead,
August Lundell was born in Västergotland, Skaraborgs Län,
Sweden, August 26, 1848, and died Feb. 10, 1925 at the age of
76 years 5 months and 14 days.
Mr. Lundell has held many important offices of trust in this community.
Was for six years a member of the Sac County Board of Supervisors,
and at the time of his demise he was president of the Kiron Telephone
Co., The Farmers Mutual Insurance Association and the Kiron State
Bank. The success which Mr. Lundell won was the result of correct
principles of life, combined with many striking traits of character
which marked him as a man above the average ability.
The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Lutheran
church near Kiron, by the pastor Rev. E. Glad, in the presence
of a very large number of relatives and friends.
The pastor spoke on the text from the 17 chapter of St. John,
24th verse: "Father, I will that they also, whom Thou hast
given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory,
which Thou hast given me."
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