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OBITUARY OF ANDERS SJOGREN, 7 May 1917 -- Kiron News clipping



FORMER citizen of NEAR Kiron Passes Away at His Home at North Branch, Minn.
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Lived in Crawford 27 years
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Made Host of Friends Who Are Grieved to Learn of His Death - Member of Free Mission Church
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Kiron, May 1--Special---
Last week we reported the death of Mr. A. Sjogren, which occurred at North Branch, Minn., on April 19th. As he resided in this vicinity for so many years and has a large circle of friends we have secured the details of his life and the obituary will be of interest to many of the readers of the Review. Mr. Anders Gustaf Sjogren was born in Dalarne, Sweden, July 27, 1857, and at his death had attained the age of 59 years, 8 months and 22 days. In the year 1881 he was united in marriage with Miss Emma Johnson in Sweden, his now surviving and saddened wife who has been his most faithful and devoted companion during their thirty-six years of wedded life. Their union was blessed with eight children, of whom four, Mrs. Alfred Nordholm, of Pine City, Minn., and Ellen, Esther and Albin, of Kost, Minn., survive him, and together with their mother now sorely mourn and miss the father and husband. One daughter, Agnes, died at Kiron in the year 1911. The family immigrated to America, coming to Crawford county some twenty-seven years ago, spending some time near Vail, afterwards locating in this locality, where they resided up until four years ago, when they moved to their new home at North Branch, Minn. Mr. Sjogren's health the past winter has been poorly, being able to be around and doing only light work. Towards spring he seemed to get better and it was the hope of the family and friends that his former good health would be restored in full, but these hopes were blasted for on Tuesday evening, April 17th while in attendance at a reception for the new pastor of the Free church at Kost, Minn., he was taken suddenly ill. He was taken to his home and on the evening of the 19th his soul left the tabernacle of dust and winged its way to the eternal shores. The funeral was held Monday afternoon, April 23d, with a short service at the home at 1 o'clock and at 2o'clock at the Free Mission church at Kost, of which he was a member. The services were in charge of Rev. Oscar Anderson, who was assisted by Rev. Irvin Johnson, of Kiron, who preached the funeral sermon, he being Mr. Sjogren's former pastor and friend. The funeral was attended by a large concourse of neighbors and friends, those attending from this locality being Rev. Johnson, Richard Johnson and Mrs. P. A. Anderson. During his residence here Mr. Sjogren made a host of friends who regret to learn of his death. He was a good citizen and splendid neighbor, a most divoted husband and father and a man whose mingling and dealings with his fellowmen were upright and honest. He was a member of the Free Mission church at Kiron during his residence here, transferring his membership to the church in Minnesota. At all times he was devoted to the church and its welfare and the cause of his savior according to his views, His many friends here extend their sympathy to the stricken family in their hours of bereavement.
 


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