Notice in the 22 July 1987 Ida Grove paper:
Services were Friday for Joe Samuelson, Sr., 92, of Kiron, at Christensen Funeral Home of Ida Grove. The Rev. Robert Lundberg officiated with burial in the Hayes Township Cemetery. Mr. Samuelson died Tuesday in a Minneapolis, Minnesota hospital.
Mr. Samuelson was born 16 June 1895 in Wheeler Township, Sac County. He was a lifelong area farmer having farmed on the same farm since 1919. He also was a livestock producer. He married Esther Johnson 17 September 1919 in Wheeler Township, Sac County. She died 13 march 1983 in Ida Grove. Mr. Samuelson was a veteran of World War I.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Dillon of Des Moines and Mrs. Hubert (Audrey) St. Andrew of Minneapolis, Minnesota; a son, Joseph Howard Jr. of Stillwater, Minnesota; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.