Funeral Services for Charles O. Everson Held February 14

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Thursday, February 15, 1951
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Funeral Services for
Charles O. Everson
Held February 14

Funeral services for Charles O. Everson, 75, who died when his trailer home was destroyed by fire Sunday night, were held Wednesday, February 14 at the Mona Lutheran church with the Rev. Stanley V. Gjervik officiating.

The Everson home, located north of the St. Ansgar Implement building on the north side of town, was completely destroyed by fire.

The blaze was discovered by Marvin Westerm, who was driving into town from the north and at about the same time by Harold Libersky, son-in-law of Mr. Everson. The alarm was turned in at 10:45 p.m. The aluminum alloy trailer was a mass of flames when the call firemen arrived, but the fire was soon extinguished by streams of water played from the town truck and the rural standby truck.

The trailer, completely gutted, was termed a total loss. Minor damage was done to the John Deere plant when the intense heat from the burning trailer, which was located only four feet from the implement building, charred rafters and burned a tire on a piece of equipment stored in the building.

The fire is believed to have been caused from an overheated oil burner as there was a hole burned through the floor of the trailer under the burner, according to fire chief Waldo Wold.

Mr. Everson, who was badly burned, was found fully clothed and only a few feet from the door of the trailer. It is thought that he must have been overcome from gas and smoke after the fire started.

Mr. Everson was born on October 28, 1875. A retired farmer, he had been a lifelong resident of Mitchell county. He had been a living in his trailer near the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harold Libersky, for the past 16 months.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Libersky and Mrs. Orlando Grove of Rochester, Minnesota, and two sons, Lloyd of Lyle, Minnesota and Kenneth of Rochester, Minnesota.

Burial was in the Pleasant Hill cemetery in Mona with the Rev Gjervik in charge of committal services.