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
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
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