George Kilgore obituary

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Thursday, July 4, 1929
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(The Lyle, Minn., Tribune)
George L. Kilgore of Mona, Iowa, passed away at St. Olaf Hospital at 10:25 A. M., July 4th, 1929. Had he lived until July 12th, he would have been 46 years old. He was born at Otranto, Iowa, July 12, 1883, and was married to Miss Mina Johnson of Mona, Iowa, on May 1st, 1907. They made their home in Mona and vicinity.

Mr. Kilgore was taken ill with influenza and asthma last November, and a complication of diseases followed, and about the middle of December he came home as he was unable to work. On Jan. 9th, he went to Austin for medical treatment, staying at the home of his mother, until January 26, when he was removed to St. Olaf Hospital, where he remained until his death. Although he suffered much, he was very patient, never complaining, but had a good word for those about him.

On April 19th, 1929, he was baptized and confirmed by Rev. Langehough, and was also united with the Lutheran church at Mona, Iowa.

He dearly loved his family, and was a loyal husband and father, and a friend to all who knew him, and will be greatly missed by all. He leaves to mourn his death, besides his wife, five children, Adeline, Erma, Edwin, Mildred and Alberta; his mother Mrs. Ruth L. Kilgore of Austin; three brothers, William and Frank of Austin and Harry of Toppen, N. Dak.; four sisters, Mrs. Chris Larson of Meltonville, Iowa, Mrs. Will Hanson of Leavenworth, Wash., Mrs. Harry C. Trowbridge of Minneapolis and Mrs. Frank Beckel of Austin. Funeral services were held from the home in Mona on Sunday at 1:30 p. m., and at the Mona church at 2 p.m., Rev. Langehough officiating. A very large company of people were in attendance.

All the sisters and brothers were present except Mrs. Will Hanson of Leavenworth, Wash.