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Obituary of Emil Sven Rydberg. Newspaper clipping - abt Oct 1937

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 Nelson.
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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