Funeral Service For Edna Celia Swanson,
Mrs. Obrecht, Held At Evangelical Church
Mrs. Ben Obrecht of Kiron passed away quietly and unexpectedly
in her sleep on Friday morning, October 13th, 1961. Memorial services
were held Monday, October 16th from the Evangelical Free church
Edna Cecelia Obrecht was born June 20, 1893 at Kiron to the union
of Peter Swanson and Mary Olson. Her parents were pioneer residents
of the Kiron community. She lived her entire life in the community
of her birth.
On February 12, 1924 she was united in marriage to Ben Obrecht
of Ida Grove. To this union two children were born, Gayle and
Mrs. Obrecht is survived by her two sons, Gayle of Onawa and Benjamin
of Ida Grove and seven grandchildren. Other survivors include
a brother, Ted Swanson of Sioux City and three sisters, Mabel
Swanson of Osceola; Mrs Oscar Ericson of Denison; and Mrs. Ralph
Sterling of Sioux City.
Reverend Wallace Larson officiated at the memorial service. Mrs.
Lloyd Benson sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Beyond
The Sunset" accompanied by Mrs. Richard Gustafson.
Pallbearers were Wayne Swanson, Gage Swanson, Norris Ericson,
Fred Schurke, Roy Hamann and Ben Hamann. Burial was at the Kiron
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