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Karl John Palm

Born In Sweden 1861 and Passed Away In Arthur March 11, 1943


Karl John Palm, son of Anders Johanson, was born September 30, 1861, in Fredstong, Vastergotland, Sweden. Quietly and peacefully he departed from this world at noon Thursday, March 11, 1943, having reached the age of 81 years, 5 months and 11 days.

At the age of twenty, after having received his education in the schools of Sweden, he arrived in America. In 1882, one year after his arrival in America, he became a resident of Ida County, Iowa and has resided there ever since.

He was united in marriage to Anna Hill on May 26, 1896, and to this union was born four children, one daughter, Mrs. Esther Lindgren of Emmetsburg, Iowa, and three sons, Emmanuel of Vivain, South Dakota and Arthur T. of Arthur, Iowa with whom Mr. Palm was residing at the time of his death. One son Elmer, passed away in 1933. Mrs. Palm preceeded her husband in death having died May 31, 1938.

Mr. Palm was a charter member of the Arthur Baptist church. He joined the church at the time of its organization in 1885, and has been a faithful and honored member ever since. He was a Sunday School teacher for quite a number of years.

In October 1889, the deceased became a citizen of the United States.

Besides his immediate family he leaves to mourn his departure, one brother, A. G. Anderson of Chicago, and one grandson, Kenneth Palm, of Arthur, and other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were conducted by the Pastor of the Arthur Baptist church, Rev. Alrik Blomquist, Monday, March 15, 1945, at the Arthur Palm home at 1:30 p.m. and from the Arthur Baptist church at 2 p.m. Mr. Dennis Lindberg rendered two solos entitled: "In the Sweet Bye and Bye" , and "Near to the Heart of God." Rev. Blomquist sang a Swedish hymn entitled, "Mitt Ljus."

He was borne to his final earthly resting place in the Hayes Township Cemetery by Arthur Lindberg, Frank Lindquist, Will Sonichsen, Reuben Carlson, Frank Heitman, and Lester Belstene. Attending the funeral from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lindgren, Mrs. Victor Lindgren, Conrad Lindgren, Emmetsburg; Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel Palm, Vivian, S.D.; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Peterson; Edna and Ruth Lindgrren, Sioux City; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wohlert; Mrs. Couch, Lawton; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Couch, Mapleton; and Adolph Lindberg, Omaha.

Mr. Palm was truly a Child of God. He loved God's Work and studied it daily. The Word was food for his soul. Anyone that came in contact with the departed friend, could not help but feel that God was real to him. May God bless his memory.

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