MRS. F. J. LILLEHOLM PASSES AWAY- Anna Amelia
Michaelson -- Kiron News clipping (Feb 27, 1932)
The entire community was saddened Saturday morning when the message
was spread that Mrs. Frank Lilleholm had passed away at 10:15
Saturday morning at the Rev. J. Cedergren home.
Mrs. Lilleholm's illness was of a short duration of a few days
over six weeks. Up until Jan. 8, 1932 her health seemed as usual.
She had been active and about with her cheerful disposition as
usual. During the past winter Mr. and Mrs. Lilleholm made their
home with Rev. and Mrs. Cedergren where Mrs. Lilleholm was given
the most tender care by her near and dear ones and the most of
her period of illness was under the care of a trained nurse. Her
sister, Mrs. Maude O'Donnell of Dallas, Texas was at heer bedside
the last week. Her neice, Miss Fern V. Johnson of Cedar Falls
spent a part of her time with her too, but for all that loving
hands can do, her spirit took its flight to realms beyond.
Mrs. Amelia Anna Lilleholm, nee Michaelson was a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Ingamar Michaelson, deceased, who were among the first
pioneers of this community. Their first home on these prairies
was in a dug out. They were highly respected citizens. Mrs. Amelia
Lileholm was born on the Michaelson homestead 1 mile south and
one half mile east of Kiron Jan 8, 1881, and passed away on Feb
27, 1932, being at the time of her death 51 years, 1 month and
19 days old. She received her schooling and grew to womanhood
in this locality and with the exception of one summer in Denver
and one summer in South Dakota, her whole life has been spent
in this locality, When her parents became aged she moved with
them to Kiron and cared for them until they passed away. Her mother
passed into the great beyond in 1922 and her father in 1927. Four
sisters and one brother preceded her in death. One sister, Mrs.
Christine Johnson, well known here, her husband and two daughters
were killed in an automobile accident when struck by a train.
The deceased was united in marriage to Frank J. Lillleholm Aug
30, 1928 at Omaha, Nebr. They continued to make their home in
Kiron. In the year =1931 they sold their house but remained in
this locality. Mrs. Amelia Lilleholm was baptised and became a
member of the Swedish Baptist Church of Kiron May 18, 1902. She
has been a faithful and active member in the Dorcas Society, a
member of the Friendly Bible Class and for a number of years taulght
a young men's Bible class. A number of years she served efficiently
as chairman of the Flowe5r Committee, alwasys visiting the aged
and sick, bringing flowers and plants to cheer them. She loved
this work and will be missed by the many friends whom she called
on so oftern.. She was a highly respected citizen and interested
in the welfare of the community, always willing to give a helping
hand where needed. She had a pleasant and cheerful disposition
and always a kind greeting for her many friends. She was a loving
wife, sister and neighbor.
Those left to mourn her departure are the bereaved husband, one
sister, Mrs. Maude O'Donnell of Dallas , Texas, one brother, Victor
Michaelson of Kiron, one neice, Fern V. Johnson of Cedar Rapids,
a large circle of relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at
the Baptist Church conducted by the pastor, Rev. Gordon Carlson,
assisted by Rev. H. A. Faugerstrom of the Free Mission Church
. Beautiful floral tributes were banked about the remains showing
the deep respect and love for her. Special music was rendered.
The solo, I'm a Pilgrim, was sung by Rev. Gordon Carlson, a duet,
In the Garden by Misses Adeline and Fern Johnson. A male quartet
composed of Rev. Carlson, Kenneth Johnson, Bert and Harry Lindstrom
sang Going Down the Valley. The pall bearers, according to her
own request were W. J. Sandberg, H. L. Ward, Edner and Clifford
Larson, Elmer Mauritz and Bert Lindstrom.
Interment was made in the family lot in the Kiron Cemetery. Peace
to her memory.
A large number of relatives and friends from a distance attended
We wish to express our love and gratitude to relatives and friends
for their kind sympathy and able service rendered during the illness
and passing of our beloved wife, sister and aunt. We especially
thank Rev. Carlson and the Rev. Faugerstrom and the Choir and
the floral committee and all the kind friends that remembered
us with floral offerings.
Frank J. Lilleholm
Mrs. Maude O'Donnell
Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Michaelson
Miss Fern V. Johnson
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