SVEN M. MOLINE DIED FRIDAY
S. M. Moline, a long time resident of Kiron passed away at the
Odebolt Hospital Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock following an
operation on Wednesday. Mr. Moline's health failed him last summer
and he submitted to two operations at the German Lutheran Hospital
in Sioux City last fall which were both successful. After coming
back from the hospital he has made his home with his daughter,
Mrs. B. E. Leonard at Odebolt. Last week he visited a few days
here at the home of his son, Edward, and called on the homes of
his friends here. He was recuperating nicely until the first of
the week. when he was suddenly taken sick. The best medical aid
was procured and his children did all possible for him but of
Sven Monson Moline was born in Horja socken, Sweden 30 Dec, 1851,
and passed Away March 25, 1932, being at the time of his death
80 years 3 months and 24 days of age. Mr. Moline and his family
immigrated to America in the year 1903 coming directly to this
locality. They made their home in old Kiron until the year 1908
when Mrs. Moline passed away. Following her death Mr. Moline purchased
a home in Kiron which has been his home since.
Mr. Moline learned the carpenter trade in his native land and
followed that line when he came to America. He was a competent
workman and honest in all his dealings. He was a kind and loving
father and a good neighbor and friend. While in Sweden he served
fifteen years in the militia. After coming to this locality he
became a member of the Swedish Baptist church of Kiron where he
has since been a faithful member and will be greatly missed in
his place in church. Mr. Moline possessed a strong Christian character.
Mr. Moline was united in marriage to Miss Nillie Nordgren in Sweden
23 Dec 1876. This union was blest with 9 children, two boys dying
in infancy in Sweden and one son, Swan dying in this country.
Those who are left to mourn their father are, Emily, Mrs. Emil
Olson of Odebolt,
Edward of Kiron, Ernest of Arthur, Nellie, Mrs. Edd H. Johnson
of Kiron, Anna, Mrs. R. E. Eckman and Ida, Mrs. B. E. Leonard
of Odebolt. He leaves fifteen grand children, one brother, and
one sister, both in Sweden. Four brothers and one sister preceded
him in death.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at
the Swedish Baptist church in Kiron, conducted by the pastor,
Rev. Gordon Carlson, assisted by rev. H. A. Faugerstrom. The many
beautiful floral offerings spoke of the high esteem for the departed
brother. Special singing was rendered. The pall bearers were W.
J. Sandberg, P. A. Peterson, Adolph Salmonson, Oscar C. Johnson,
S. M. Sjogren and N. E. Larson. He was laid to rest beside his
wife in the Kiron Cemetery. Blessed be his memory.
A large crowd attended the funeral among them many friends from
Odebolt and nearby towns
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