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John August Palm

Respected Citizen Goes to Reward 5 Jan 1939

John Palm passed away Thursday afternoon, 5 Jan 1939, in his home in Kiron, after an illness of some duration. Mr. Palm has been a shut-in for several years. He was tenderly cared for by his sisters, Mrs. Hilma Leaf and Mrs. William Stricker, as well as by Mr. Stricker, until he peacefully slept away.

John August Palm, son of Samuel August and Anna Sophia Palm, was born 7 July 1862 in Smaland, Sweden. He passed away 5 Jan 1939, at the age of 76 years, 5 months, and 29 days. He came to America at the age of seven years with his parents. For eighteen years he was a resident of Odebolt where he had a position in the elevator. He came to Kiron in the year 1904 where he was also engaged in grain dealing. He also did some farming. Since he moved to Kiron it has been his residence up to the time of his death.

His parents and two brothers, Emil and Carl, preceded him in death. He is survived by his two sisters, Mrs. Hilma Christina Leaf and Mrs. Alma Elizabeth Stricker, of Kiron, and his brother-in-law and nephew, William Stricker and Thomas.  Mr. Palm was of a quiet nature, but had many staunch friends won to him by his congenial ways.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the home conducted by Rev. Herbert Johnson, pastor of the Bethel Lutheran church. Special music was rendered. The deceased was confirmed in the Lutheran faith.  The pallbearers were, Robert Sjogren, C. S. Johnson, Adolph Salmonson, Alfred Anderson, P. A. Peterson, C. B. Larson and Martin Peterson. Interment was made in the Bethel Lutheran cemetery. Peace be to his memory.

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