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Notice from the 28 March 1923 Ida Grove newspaper:

Gustaf Segerstrom

Wednesday 21 March 1923 at 6:30 Gust Segerstrom was taken by death following a short illness with pleurisy which developed into a serious attack of pneumonia. Death occurred at his home 3 ½ miles south of Arthur, with all his children at his bedside.

Although of an advanced age Mr. Segerstrom always maintained a lovable and cheery personality. Everyone who came into contact with him felt his good influence. It will be with utmost sorrow that his friends of a large circle in ida county learn of his passing. He was an early resident of this community although a native of Sweden. After his marriage in Sweden Mr. and Mrs. Segerstrom settled on a farm in Crawford county which continued to be their home until 1888 when they came to ida county moving to the old home place 3 ½ miles south of town. Gust Segerstrom was born in Sweden 10 May 1846 and died Wednesday 21 march 1923 at the advanced age of 77 years 10 months and 11 days.

He was united in marriage to Miss Emma Youngquist in the old home land on 21 December 1866 and immigrated to America in May 1881 and together battled the hardships of pioneering days. In 1914 Mrs. Segerstrom passed to the great beyond. For the past two years he had been living alone on the farm. He is survived by three sons and two daughters, Axel, Charley and Will, Mrs. Frank Heitman and Mrs. Elmer Johnson. Also eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at one o’clock at the late home and at the Arthur Baptist church of which he had been a member the past 35 years at 2:30 in charge of the pastor, Rev. Nordlander.

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