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Extracted from an obituary in the 21 March 1946 newspaper.


Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 from the home and 2:00 o'clock from the Arthur Baptist church for Karl Peterson who passed away at his home here Monday morning, 11 March 1946.

The services were conducted by the Rev. C. I. Peterson of the Baptist Church assisted by Rev. John Hedlund of the Arthur Free church. A quartet comprised of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Linman, Mrs. Herbert Tunberg and Henry Tunberg sang "Shall We Gather at the River" and Mrs. C. I. Peterson sang a Swedish song "Narmare Hemett-Narmare Dig" accompanied by Mrs. Frank Lindquist. The large attendance and the beautiful floral pieces showed the love and esteem his friends had for him. Interment was made at the Hayes Cemetery with Christensen and Moore in charge. Pall bearers were Frank Lindquist, A. E. Lindberg, Frank Heitman, Seth Johnson, Arvid Gustafson and Reuben Anderson.

Karl Emil Peterson was born in Istrum Soken Västergötland, Sweden, 27 October 1877 and passed away in his home in Arthur, Monday morning 11 March 1946. Karl came to this country in March 1900 directly to Ida County and worked for several farmers in Hayes township. Later he took up the carpenter trade in which he became very efficient. He has been back to Sweden twice to visit his parents while they lived.

Karl united in marriage to Agnes Gustafson of Winetka, Ill 15 May 1934, after which they made their home in Arthur. This was indeed a happy marriage and Karl had a lovely home and devoted wife.

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