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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