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From the 16 April 1947 Kiron Newspaper:

Carl Peter Lundgren - (1865 - 1947) - Rites Wednesday

The community was saddened Sunday morning to hear of the unexpected death of C. P. Lundgren, well respected citizen of our town. He had not been well for several years, suffering with asthma. Complications set in about two weeks ago that caused his death. He ate breakfast at his home in town as usual when he was suddenly taken worse and died at about 7:45 that morning.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Odebolt Lutheran Church with services at 1:30, following brief services at the home at 1:15, Pastor Lester H. Peterson officiated. "Rock of Ages", his favorite hymn was sung by Pastor Peterson and Anna O. Anderson also sang a solo in Swedish, "Hvar Jag Gar I Skogar, Berg och Dahl," with Mrs. William Sandberg as accompanist. Interment was in the Scandinavian cemetery at Alta beside his wife and parents. Pallbearers were: Arvid Huldeen, Alvin Huldeen, George Noyd, B. E. Leonard, N. E. Blumgren, and J. W. Carlson.

Carl Peter Lundgren, son of August and Helena Lundgren was born 18 July 1865 in Agersjal, Hult, Småland, Sweden. Death came 13 April 1947 at the age of 81 years, 8 months and 15 days.

He affiliated with the Lutheran church by confirmation 4 April 1880 in Sweden and came with his parents to America in 1882 locating at Albert City, Iowa. He returned to his home land five years later for a two year stay returning again to America in 1887 coming to Storm Lake, Iowa to make his home.

It was here that he was united in marriage to Emma Augusta Lundgren, 16 August 1890. Five children were born to them, two of them dying in infancy. Surviving are Mrs. Britta Peterson of near Kiron, George C. and Thelma M. both of Odebolt. Mrs. Lundgren preceded him in death 5 July 1925.

Also surviving are one brother, John Lundgren of Dodge Center, Minnesota and two sisters, Mrs. Susie Termohlen and Mrs. Carrie Biggins of Storm Lake, Iowa, five grandchildren, and other relatives and a host of friends.

Mr. Lundgren was a faithful member of the Lutheran church serving as deacon for many years and also as superintendent of the Sunday school in Odebolt and also other places he lived.

In his younger days he served on the railroad for 18 years, his family living in various places in the state. It was that work which brought the family to Odebolt on 1 March 1906. He started farming in 1911 near Odebolt, Iowa which has since been his home with the exception of four years spent at Spencer and in Minnesota. In 1944, he and his daughter, Thelma moved to Odebolt, where she has lovingly cared for her father, no sacrifice too great.

He was a faithful and kind father and good neighbor, a true friend always willing to help. With him it was always a thought for others first.


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