Notice in the 30 may 1935 Ida Grove newspaper:
Robert Gene Tunberg Ill Only Short Time
Hayes Twp . May 28 -- Robert Gene, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tunberg was born 29 Aug 1927 and died at the home of his parents in Hayes township, Ida county, at the age of 7 years, 8 months and 26 days. Little Robert was never very strong but was however a good, quiet and pleasant lad, a sunbeam in the home. His going truly leaves a vacancy that will always be remembered with the tenderest feelings. He had recovered from a siege of measles which left him rather weak.
Last Thursday about noon the muscles in his left arm began to jerk. The family doctor was immediately consulted but the jerking continued. Soon both of his arms were afflicted. About 3 a.m., Friday he went into a spasm and towards noon his temperature began to rise rapidly. It was impossible to check either the spasm orthe fever in spite of the best efforts put forth. He passed away peacefully Friday evening at 9:10 p.m.
His parents and one brother Donald together with his two grandmothers and one grandfather, uncles, aunts and cousins and other relatives mourn his early going. Funeral services were held from the Arthur Evangelical Free church at 2 oclock Monday conducted by Rev. H. A. Faugerstrom of Kiron. Many gathered to pay their last rerspects to Robert Gene. Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Lindskoog sang beautifully "Sometime Well Understand" and "In the Upper Garden" was rendered by Ellen and Myrtle Nelson. The many floral offerings gave testimony of the love for the short but beautiful life of Robert Gene. Interment was made in hayes Cemetery.