Nels Peter Swanson
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residing in this locality; one brother Samuel Swanson, residing
at Lawton, Iowa; other relatives and a wide circle of friends
The funeral services were held on Friday afternoon, conducted
by Rev H. E. Sodergren. A short service at the home at 1:30, whereafter
the remains were conveyed to the Mission church where the funeral
services were held. The church was packed with friends and long
time acquaintances of the deceased who came to pay their last
tribute to the esteemed one, with whom they had met and mingled
with for so many years, both socially and in business. The large
floral tribute that was banked back of the casket at the church
silently but strongly testified to the esteem in which he was
held. The service at the church was most impressive, both in the
song service as well as the message delivered by Rev. Sodergren.
At the close of the service the large audience filed by the casket
for a farewell look upon the face of their departed friend and
acquaintance, whose cheerful greetings and smiles had been hushed
and stilled by death. Four sons and two son-in laws were the pallbearers.
The remains were taken to the Kiron cemetery and laid to rest
by the side of his wife. His wife, a faithful and life-long companion,
preceded him in death by a period of nine months and 19 days,
answering the summons of her Creator into the great beyond on
March 19, 1929, at an age of 64 years, three months and 11 days.
Little did the father realize or the children at the time when
the mother left their circle that the husband and father would
so shortly follow. Thus within 10 months the children have been
called upon to bid farewell and part with both father and mother
and the family circle and the home broken up by death.
Mr. Swanson had attained the age of 64 years, three months and
11 days. After the town was built Mr. Swanson combined his farming
activity with buying and shipping stock until his health would
not allow him to continue. In his business relations at all times
he was fair and square and commanded the utmost confidence of
all. The best of a neighbor, the truest of a man and friend-a
dependable and loyal citizen-in his death Kiron and locality had
met with a loss that will long be felt. The sympathy goes out
to the family in their heavy burden of sorrow and may the Divine
Ruler sustain them with comfort and strength.
Among those who were in attendance at the funeral were Mayor Laub
of Denison, also P. W. Harding and wife and E. E. Sievers of Denison;
Sam Swanson and family of Lawton, Iowa; A. Lindberg of Omaha,
Albert C. Hanson of Odebolt.
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