Arne Larson obituary

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Friday, July 23, 1943
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Arne Larson 67, died suddenly from a heart attack Friday afternoon at his farm home one and a half miles west of Lyle.

The deceased has not been well for years, yet he labored on in his quiet unassuming way without complaint. Mr Larson was a successful farmer, not afraid of hard work, a good neighbor and a loyal citizen. He provided a good home for his family and an education for the children. He will be missed in this community, as well as by the circle of loved ones.

No, not cold beneath the grasses,
Not close walled within the tomb;
Rather in my Father's mansion,
Living in another room.
Shall I doubt my Father's mercy?
Shall I think of death of doom,
Or the stepping o'er the threshold
To a bigger, brighter room.
Living with the One who loves us,
Where the flowers always bloom,
Out of sight, yes, for the present,
Busy in another room.
Near us, yes perhaps, still near us.
Ever beckoning through the gloom,
Just behind the hanging curtain,
Serving in another room.

Arnie Helmer Larson, was born September 24, 1875 to Arne and Gunhild Larson, near Mona, Iowa on the farm where his brothers still lives and passed away July 23, 1943 at the age of 67 years, and 10 months.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church of which he was a faithful member at the time of his death.

On June 28, 1905 he was united in marriage to Mary Myervold who passed away on January 6, 1940: To this union six children were born, all of whom survive. They are Thelma, Mrs Amos Carberry, of Lyle, Mable, Mrs Edgar Schroeder of Hawthorne, California; Archie of Austin, Enda Mrs Melvin Klitzke of St. Ansgar, Iowa Nono, Mrs Ernest Jorgenson, of Hawthorne, California; Nanet and Mrs Lloyd Kirchgatter of Pittsburg, California.

There are also 12 grand children, Besides there he leaves to mourn his death, three sisters; Carrie, Mrs Gunder Larson of Lyle; Mina, Mrs Fred Lohman of Deer Creek, Minn, and Clara, Mrs Walter Rawn of Lyle; Two Brothers: Gus of Mona and John of Lyle, besides a host of other relatives and friends, One sister Lena, Mrs Nels Hanson and one brother Lewis preceded him in death.

Of late years Mr Larson was subject to heart trouble and especially since the death of his wife, three years ago, his health declined rapidly.

The end came quietly and peacefully with little suffering. He often expressed the wish that he could go without a long illness- thus not causing those who loved him any extra work and trouble. He loved to have his children and grand children visit him altho he could not visit with them as much as he liked, as his hearing was impaired. He was active to the hour of his death in the work he loved and worked at his entire life.

Funeral services was conducted by Rev Langehough Wednesday July 28 at 1:30 P M at the Lyle Lutheran church and interment was made in Pleasant Hill cemetery.