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Obituary of Alfred Nelson - (1863 - 3 June 1938) -- Kiron News



Alfred Nelson born February 21, 1863 in Osjo, Skane Sweden, passed away June 3, 1938 at Odebolt at the age of 74. He came to the United States with his parents in 1871 and settled in Marshall county, Iowa. In 1877 the family moved to Sac county, Wheeler township. Alfred Nelson began farming for himself in 1882 and farmed until 1919 when he moved to Odebolt where he has lived ever since. March 14, 1892 he was married to Anna Peterson. Mrs. Nelson passed away 2 years ago. One child, Gladys, also preceeded him in death in 1918. Twelve children are living, Albert, Elmer, Sydney, Francis and Mrs. Esther Cronquist, all of Odebolt. Will and Mrs. O. E. Bergren of Kiron, Vern of Boyer, Glenn of Arthur. Mrs. Dorothy Potteiger of Omaha, Mrs. Tripp of Bishop, Cal, and Mrs. H. Nelson of Oakland, Cal. He leaves also 26 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Two years ago Mr. Nelson fell and broke his leg. It seems as though he was never really well after that accident. During the past year he was bedfast and was patiently cared for by his daughter, Mrs. Cronquist.
Friends join in expressing their sympathy to the children in the passing of their father.
The funeral services were held at two o'clock at the home Monday afternoon and interment made in the Odebolt cemetery. The pallbearers were, Frank Searight, Arvid Peterson, Ernest Kullberg, Oscar Johnson and John Beuhler.
Friends and relatives from a distance were, Mrs. Jorgenson and son, Arnold, and wife of Holstien, Mrs. Ed Anderson and daughter, Mable, of Holdridge, Neb., and Mr. and Mrs. Kruse of Schleswig.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Jensen of Des Moines, and Miss Mary Cronquist of Minneapolis, spent Sunday at home but were unable to remain for the funeral of the ladies grandfather.


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