Mrs. Nelly Albertina Nelson Lindstrom
Mrs. Nelly Albertina Lindstrom (nee Nelson) was born in Velinge
Parish, Malmo hus lan, Skåne, Sweden, April 6, 1866. She
was the eldest daughter of Per and Shastia Nelson. In 1884 she
and her brother emigrated to the United States, and came to the
vicinity of Kiron, where she had relatives.
She was united in marriage Nov. 15, 1886 to Simon I. Lindstrom.
To this union was born six children five sons and one daughter,
all of whom are living. They made their home on a farm in Ida
county until 1917 when they retired from farming and moved to
Kiron, where she made her home until the time of her death.
The only brother, John, and one sister, Hilda, preceded her in
death. Also her husband passed away ten years lacking one day
before her, after having been bedridden for over 13 years, during
which time she gave him the most loving care, sacrificing her
own strength. He passed away Jan 28, 1926.
Three weeks before her death she took sick with bronchial trouble.
Complications set in which caused her unexpected passing away
Monday evening, Jan. 27, 1936 at 8 o'clock. She had reached the
age of 69 years, 9 months and 21 days.
Mrs. Lindstrom was converted when she was a young girl. In 1904
she was baptized by Rev. N. Wicksell and joined the Swedish Ev.
Free Church of Kiron. Later she became affiliated with the Swedish
Baptist church of this place, of which she was a faithful, trustworthy
and highly esteemed member. She also belonged to the Dorcas Society
and the Ladies Swedish Bible class. At services and prayer meetings
she was always a regular attendant. To the church, the different
objects within the church and to Missions in general, she was
a liberal contributor. She was one of those Christians who continually
sustained her spiritual life by the Word of God. She truly was
a consecrated Christian, walking in the steps of the Master, ever
thoughtful of her children. She was a friend with a sympathetic
heart for those in need, always ready to help and comfort as far
as was in her power. She had her citizenship in heaven, yes, her
real home there. She often expressed her wish to go Home.
She leaves to mourn her departure, the daughter, Julia, Mrs. N.
F. Clauson, of Kiron and the five sons, Victor, of Kiron, Anthon
and family of Odebolt, George, Harry and Bert with families, all
of Kiron. Her sisters, Mrs. Alma Hedberg of Minneapolis and Mrs.
Hannah Matson of Sioux Falls, SD. There are also 15 grandchildren
and two great grandchildren. Besides there is a great number of
other relatives and a host of friends, and not least the church
of which she was a member, will miss and mourn the departed.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock
from the home and at 2:00 o'clock at the Baptist church. Rev.
E. J. Nordlander, officiating, assisted by Rev. H. A. Faugerstrom
of the Ev. Free Church. The hymns sung, "Safe in the Arms
of Jesus" in duet by Mrs. Anna Garner and Mrs. Dorothy Clauson,
and "No Night There" by a mixed quartet, Mrs. Garner,
Mrs. Clauson, Paul and Jubel Hedstrom, were the choice of the
departed one. The many beautiful floral offerings spoke in silence
of the high esteem for the loved one.
She was borne to her last resting place by Ernest and Harry Anderson,
Martin Johnston, Victor Youngquist, Charles Lindberg and Oscar
Finstrom. Interment was made beside her husband in the family
lot in the Kiron cemetery.
Relatives from a distance attending the funeral were: Mrs. John
Hedberg of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Nelson, Mrs. C. S.
Seivers and Mrs. Herbert Fitch of Denison, Mr. and Mrs. A. W.
Lindstrom, Mrs. Merrill Lindstrom and Mrs. Bob Mc Gonigle of Odebolt,
and Mr. and Mrs. Merle Graham of Deloit.
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