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Denison Review, Wednesday, September 29, 1909 -----------------------------------------
Ida Pauline Winquist Lindberg --Born 21 Oct 1869 --- Died 22 Sept 1909



This community was saddened on Monday last when the news was sent out that Mrs. William Lindberg was dead. Many could not at first believe it and not until it was verified that it was so. She was at work hanging out the clothes she had washed when her little child called her to come in the house as Grandma Lindberg had come over with a couple of pails of grapes. Coming to the house she greeted Grandma and seeing the grapes exclaimed, "Why Grandma did you being two pails of grapes?" and then reeled forward and failing to the floor. Grandma thinking she had fainted, hurriedly applied water to her forehead and about her face. Her husband who was at the barn was called and rushing to the house tried to revive her, but all in vain. Dr. Garner, who had been telephoned hurriedly made the trip, but found her dead and after an examination pronounced it heart failure. She had been subject to this dreaded ailment in years past but upon the day she died she felt unusually well. Just about fifteen minutes prior to her death together with her husband they had partaken of a lunch and she was then as cheerful and well as ever. It was a sad day for the home and the memories of it, time will never erase. The husband will always remember the happy morning, but the sad evening, the children leaving their happy and cozy home, bidding mamma good bye as usual for school and returning home to find mamma cold and dead. Words fail to picture or convey the feeling of this stricken family of husband and nine children of which the oldest is fourteen and the youngest thirteen months.
Ida Lindberg was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Winquist in Kiron and was born in Des Moines Oct. 21, 1869, and shortly afterward came to Kiron with her parents, where she grew up to womanhood. During her girl days her amiable and true friendly ways won her a large circle of friends, who remained so up to her death. She was united in marriage to William Lindberg Feb. 20, 1895, and their union was blessed with nine children. The meaning of the removal of this good mother and wife from her home where it seemed she could not be spared is beyond our ken when as it would seem there is scores in our midst that could have been called and not left a dependent place. God only knows why he summoned her to the other shore at this time. She was an excellent woman, respected and admired by all who knew her -- a most faithful and helpful wife and a mother in the truest sense of the word to her children. Besides the stricken family she is mourned by her parents. three sisters, one brother, other relatives and the entire community. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon. A short service at the home was held at one o'clock whereafter the remains were taken to the Baptist church where the funeral services were conducted. The floral offering at the church was most large and very appropriately arranged. Rev. A. Lagerquist conducted the funeral services. At the close the large audience filed by the casket for a last look upon the face of this good woman, their neighbor and friend. The grief the death of this woman caused was manifested at the church and which testified to the esteem in which she was held. She was laid to rest in the Kiron cemetery. She was a member of the Baptist church and had been one of its interested members for many years. She has now gone on to her reward in the heavenly home, forever freed from all earthly cares and trials and troubles. There she awaits the dear ones, who she left behind on the earthly shore. The deepest sympathy goes out to the husband and children in this overwhelming trial and may the Divine Ruler comfort them in their sorrow. She has left and her place is empty, but she will live for many years to come in the hearts of her family and friends.

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