Halvor Lunde obituary

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Sunday, January 1, 1911
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Halvor H. Lunde, one of the old settlers and a most respected citizen of this community, passed away at his home in Mona Wednesday morning after a few days illness. He had not been feeling altogether well for some time but on account of his advanced age this was not considered as serious and up to Sunday he was about his usual business. During his residence of over 20 years in this community he has made many warm and staunch friends. He was exceptionally well versed in his own language and was a most interesting person to converse with on most any subject.

The deceased was born in Holt Nedness Amt, Norway, January 22, 1830, where he lived until the year 1882 when he immigrated to this country and settled on a farm 3 miles east of Lyle. He remained there but a short time and soon located at Mona where he made his home until his death. For 10 years he served the people of his village most as post master until the rural delivery system, as in so many other places made it unnecessary for the continuance of the post office. He leaves beside a widow, two sons H. H. Lunde of Mona and T. H. Lunde of Norway, also 11 grandchildren and a host of sorrowing friends to mourn his death and yet to rejoice with him in his abundance entrance into the promised land. Mr. Lunde was conscious until the last and arranged small business details, for those to be so soon deprived of his love, counsel and help, after he realized that his summons had come. He then peacefully fell asleep after repeating the Lord's Prayer.

The funeral was held at the Mona Lutheran church, Saturday afternoon at 1:30. - Lyle Tribune.