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MRS. N. E. LARSON - MATILDA SWANSON - PASSED AWAY MONDAY



Sadness spread over the community Monday morning when the word came that Mrs. N. E. Larson had passed away at her home that morning 6:10 o'clock, following a short period of illness. Mrs. Larson had been failing the past year but it was not until the last two weeks that she was confined to her bed. During her illness she was given the best of care by her family who spent as much time with her as possible. Her daughter Mae, who is trained nurse gave her mother every attention during her illness. All of her family and a brother, were at her bedside when she passed away.
Mrs. Tilda Larson nee Swanson was the daughter of Nels and Thore Swanson. She was born February 7th, 1861, in Engelholm, Skane, Sweden and had reached the age of 72 years 8 months and 16 days. She immigrated to America with her parents in the year 1872, coming to Crawford county, Iowa. She attended the public schools here and after finishing her education she went to Omaha where she together with her sister Ceceila spent a number of years.
On September 28, 1888 she was united in marriage to Nels E. Larson in Kiron. This union was blest with seven children, one son and six daughters. One daughter Hazel passed away in the year of 1918. They purchased a farm in Otter Creek township two miles south and half a mile west of Kiron where they resided until 1915, when they moved to their new home on their farm in Stockholm township which was her home until she was called away.
Mrs. Larson was highly esteemed woman, greatly loved by her family and all who knew her. She lived a beautiful Christian life, which she practiced in her daily living and was constantly a council to her children and her many friends. Many deeds of kindness and words of encouragement was shown to her friends and those about her. She dearly loved her home and greatly delighted when she could have her children and their families about her. She was truly a home maker, a devoted wife, mother and sister.
She was converted in her youth and joined the Swedish Baptist church in Omaha and when coming to Kiron she became a member of the Kiron Baptist church in 1902 of which she was a faithful member until her passing away. She was ever willing to give a testimony for her Master. She was an active member of the church and the Dorcas Aid Society.
She is survived by her husband and the five children, Mae Turin, at home, Ruth, Mrs. Edwin Turin, Julie Mrs. Guy Eckman and Raymond all of Kiron, Abbie, Mrs. Hammerstrom of Storm Lake and Esther, Mrs. C. A . Bahnsen of Kamrar, Iowa. She also leaves one brother, Sam Swanson of Lawton, Six brothers and sisters preceded her in death, of whom, N. P.. Swanson deceased of Kiron was on and Mrs. Ceceila Lindberg deceased of Omaha the others passed away in their youth. She leaves sixteen grandchildren and s host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the home and at 2:00 o'clock from the Kiron Baptist church and conducted by the pastor, Rev. Gordon Carlson assisted by Rev. E. J. Nordlander. A duet was sung by Ellen and Myrtle Nelson and a number by the male chorus, Jubel and Paul Hedstrom, Harry and Bert Lindstrom. She was borne to her resting place by five nephews, Roy, Elmer, Leslie and Theodore Swanson and Almont Lindborg and one grand son, Myron Miller.
The church was filled with relatives and friends who came to pay their last respect to the departed one. The many beautiful flowers spoke silently of the love for this highly esteemed woman. Peace be to her memory.
Internment was made in the family lot in the Community cemetery.
Relatives from a distance included members of the Lindborg family from Omaha, Sam Swanson of Lawton, the C. A. Bahnsen family from Kamrar, Mrs. Abbie Hammerstrom and family of Strom Lake, Theodore Swanson of Sioux city, Leslie Swanson of Denison, the Oscar Larson family from Sioux City, Evelyn Swanson and the Oscar Ericson family of Carroll.

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