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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 and acquaintances.
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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