Obituary of Emil Sven Rydberg. Newspaper
clipping - abt Oct 1937
ANOTHER OLD SETTLER PASSES
Emil Rydberg Had Lived in and Near Kiron Since 1888
Mr. Emil Rydberg passed away at his home in Kiron Sunday morning,
at 6:15 a.m., after a brief illness of several days. He had been
in poor health the past ten years but was able to be up and about
until the last four days when he contracted double pneumonia which
was the cause of his death.
Emil Swen Rydberg was born in Tresborg, Vestergotland, Sweden,
on Jan. 19, 1871, and came to America in the year 1888, coming
directly to Wheeler township where he was employed on the Wheeler
ranch for several years. He farmed in Wheeler township for several
years, then moving to Blaine township , Ida county, where he resided
with his family for about twenty five years. In August 1935 they
retired from farming and moved into Kiron where his home was up
to the time of his death. During his years of illness he was most
tenderly cared for by his devoted wife and children who were all
at his bedside during his last illness and death.
Mr. Rydberg was united in marriage to Miss Alma Salmonson on June
29, 1899, at Ida Grove. Eight children were born to this union,
three sons and five daughters. The one son, harry Iver, passed
away in 1934. Those who survive, together with the bereaved wife
are, Joe Rydberg of Galva, Ruth, Mrs. Chas. Neville of Odebolt,
Ethel, Mrs. John B. Buehler of Odebolt, Ralph Rydberg of Detroit,
Mich, Sadie, Mrs. Henry Herrig of Arthur, Hazel, Mrs. Oliver Johnson
of Schaller, and Miss Evelyn Rydberg of Odebolt. He also leaves
fourteen living grandchildren, a number of brothers and sisters
in Sweden, two nephews residing near Early, other relatives and
a host of friends and neighbors wherever he has resided.
Mr. Rydberg was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in
Sweden and after their marriage he became affiliated with the
Lutheran church of Odebolt, where he was a member up to the time
of his death. During his illness he was not able to attend services
as was his desire.
Mr. Rydberg was well liked as a neighbor and friend and up to
the last weeks took his daily walks about town to meet and greet
his friends. He was a kind and loving husband and father. He had
reached the age of 66 years, 9 months and 12 days.
Funeral services were held from the home in Kiron, Tuesday afternoon
at 1:00 o'clock and from the Odebolt Lutheran church at 2:00 o'clock.
Rev. Herbert N. Johnson conducting. The pallbearers were Axel,
Anton, and Iver Sundell, Enoch Anderson, Henry Tunberg and Robert
THe beautiful songs, "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Old
Rugged Cross" were sung in solo by Mr. Alvin Huldeen accompanied
on the piano by Miss Anna Anderson.
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