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Kiron News clipping – 18 jan 1922

Obituary of Albin Leonard Turin – 1887 – 1922


Again we are reminded that in the midst of life we are in death. Our hearts are moved with sorrow in the departure of our esteemed citizens. As many a flower is picked while others are permitted to stand until the end of the season, so with many of our beloved friends and companions in life. How beautiful to know that the fragrance is retained partly with us in their sweet memories but its grandeur and sublimity is brought forth when the saved soul reaches its final development in the glorious light and atmosphere of Heaven.

Albin Leonard Turin, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Turin of Ida County, was called away in death at the Ida Grove hospital at 12:20 am Tuesday, January 17, having been taken there suddenly Sunday evening for an operation for congestion of the bowels. He rallied nicely from the operation but the disease had gone too far to allow of his recovery.

Deceased was born in Stockholm township, Crawford county Iowa 8 February 1887 being at his death 34 years, 11 months and 9 days of age. Albin has been his father’s right hand on the farm for many years. They have farmed very extensively in Ida, Crawford and Sac counties being very industrious and successful. He was united in marriage to Mae Larson on 24 May 1912 the first 7 years of their married life being spent on the farm in Ida county and the last 3 years in Sac county.

Reared in the influence of the church and Sunday School, his tastes and interests were formed for purity and righteousness and he accepted Christ as his Savior and master in his youth. He dedicated his life to Christ in baptism following his conversion on 17 march 1907 becoming a member of the Baptist church. Everyone will remember him as an active member willingly performing his duties. For several years he has been one of our efficient ushers, member of the laymen committee, charter member of the Baraca class and also a member of the BYPU. His last service to the church was soliciting funds for the installation of electric lights in the church and parsonage, which death prevented him from completing.

Having a good nature and kind disposition, he gained a large circle of friends who will long miss him.

He leaves to mourn him his beloved wife, father, and mother, six sisters – Mrs. Ellen Linquist, Mrs. Ethel Larson, Myrtle, Lydia, Ida and Mildred Turin, three brothers – Edwin, Herbert and Ernest Turin, many relatives and friends.

Funeral services Thursday of this week, at 1 o’clock from the home and at 2 o’clock from the Baptist church. The members of the Baraca class will escort the remains of their classmate.

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