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EMIL J. WANGLER (picture) born 12 April 1880 --24 Mar 1932

The entire community was saddened when it learned Thursday morning that E. J. Wangler had passed away that morning at 9:00 o'clock at his home one mile west and one-half mile south of Kiron after an illness of a couple months. The first part of February he was taken sick with the flu from which he never fully recovered, although it was not thought serious until the last weeks. All that could possibly be was done for his recovery was done but of no avail.
Emil Julius Wangler was born 12 April 1880 in Lanneberga Socken, Samland, Sweden and was at the time of his death 51 years 11 months and 12 days old. He came with his mother and brother and sisters to this country when 10 years old, his father having immigrated some years before.
They came directly to this locality. He received his schooling in Sac County after which he assisted his father with farming and farmed some for himself until the year 1907 when he became one of the mail carriers on the Kiron routes which he filled most efficiently for 10 years.
He was united in marriage in Sioux City, 9 Nov 1911 to Miss Aubra Walker of Denison. In 1918 they moved to their farm west of Kiron which has been their home since. This union was blest with eight children, one son dying in infancy. Those living are Iola, James, Ivan, Cecil, Edith, Sophia and Philip. Mr. Wangler was a kind and loving father and husband. He was a competent workman. He was a good provider and was always thoughtful of his family. He was interested in the welfare of the community and for the education of his children. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and has been a faithful and active member of the Bethel Lutheran Church since he was confirmed in the year 1896, during the pastorage of Rev. Broleen.
His untimely death is mourned by his bereaved wife and the seven children, the oldest being 17 years and the youngest 5 years of age. He leaves three sisters and one brother, Anna, Mrs. Fred Johnson and Gothfred of Odebolt, Esther, Mrs. George Bolton of Sioux City and Emily, Mrs. R. J. Sneider of Hinton. One sister died in infancy in Sweden and one sister died in this country. His father passed away June 15, 1914 and his mother May 7, 1931. He also leaves a large number of other relatives and a host of friends. He will be sadly missed by his neighbors and friends and in the church, but most of all in the home by his beloved family. Blessed be his memory.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Bethel Lutheran Church conducted by the pastor Rev. Anton Linder. Many gathered to pay their last respects to the departed brother. Beautiful floral offerings were banked about the remains. Special singing was rendered. Those who carried him to the grave were Martin Sandstrom, Nels Sandstrom, George Youngberg, Wm. Stricker, Enoch Anderson and Frank Ogren.
Those from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Sneider of Hinton, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bolton and son, Kermit of Sioux city, Attorney J. Walker of Omaha, Attorney and Mrs. T. V. Walker of Denison, Mr. and Mrs. John Neville and family and Mrs. G. Walker of Odebolt, Mrs. Wilmer Snider and sister in law of Hinton and Mr. and Mrs. Anton Sundell of Odebolt.

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