Obituary of Bryan Norelius - died 17 May 1934
Bryan Norelius, an esteemed young man, passed away at the home of his parents in Kiron Thursday afternoon 17 May 1934 at the age of 33 years and 3 days. The deceased had been in poor health for a number of years. Bryan Andrew Norelius was the son of Francis and Anna Norelius. He was born on their homestead in old Kiron, 14 May 1901. He attended and completed the rural schools during his residence there and later assisted his father with the farm work until they retired and moved to their home in Kiron in 1929, where he made his home with them until his death. Bryan was an ambitious young man, a faithful and loyal workman. Even after his health began to fail him he endeavored to carry on work as best he could. He was of a quiet nature, very congenial and always pleasant. He possessed a kind and gentle disposition, was a loving son and brother.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock from the M. E. Lundell home conducted by Rev. Gordon Carlson. Two hymns were beautifully rendered in duet by Mrs. W. A. Garner and Mrs. H. M. Lindstrom, "Some Day We'll Understand" and "Jesus Savior Pilot Me" with Miss Lillian Engberg at the piano. The pall bearers were: I. M. Canada, Albert Quade, Walter and Randolph Buller, Ralph and Lowell Belstein. He leaves to mourn his untimely death his beloved parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Norelius, two sisters and four brothers, Archie of Omaha, Raymond of Denver, Colorado, Quinton and Grace, (Mrs. M. E. Lundell) of Kiron, Elizabeth, (Mrs. Wesley Sevde) of Des Moines and Ralph of Kiron. One brother, Clarence died in the service in 1918 and one sister, Mrs. Elvira Stratton died June 1933. He also leaves a large number of other relatives and a host of friends. Interment was made in the family lot in the community cemetery. Peace be to his memory.
Relatives from a distance attending the funeral were, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Norelius and R. H. Nordell of Omaha, Mrs. Betty Nordell, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Anderson, Mrs. E. Streed from Galva, Mrs. Leslie Carllberg of Cherokee, Mrs. Charles Magnuson, Joe and Leslie Magnuson and Mrs. Duane Wilcox of Arthur, Mrs. J. A. Harding of Sioux City, Mrs. C. E. Morton and E. A. Norelius and Dr. L. J. Stratton of Odebolt.