Inez Larson obituary

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Friday, November 7, 1913
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Inez Larson is dead. The word flew over our town as on wings of wind. Wherever it touched it left sorrow and the expressions of sympathy for the bereaved ones were many and from the heart.

Bright, happy and cheerful, Inez carried sunshine wherever she went. She had always a smile for her friends and her death comes as a dark shadow to friends and to her relatives who loved her so dearly, coming so soon after the death of her father, who passed away two weeks ago, makes the mother's grief seem almost unbearable. We feel emptiness of human words in times of bitter sorrow. Yet He who "had borne our griefs and carried our sorrows will comfort and sustain."

Inez Larson was born at Lyle, Minn., about 11 years ago, coming to Marion with her parents in 1907. On the first of November she was taken ill with typhoid fever, the same dread disease that caused her fathers death only two weeks ago. She was apparently holding her own and at times seemed to be improving, but on Tuesday morning a hemorrhage occurred which brought her suffering to a close and her spirit took its flight to the home prepared for her above.

The funeral occurred at the Congregational church here Thursday noon and was very sad and impressive. Six boys acted as pall-bearers and six girls being honorary pall-bearers, all school mates of Miss Inez. The school children also sang several selections at the church. After the ceremony a procession formed which followed the remains to the station. The remains were taken to Lyle Minn., for burial beside her father. She is survived by her sorrowing mother and a little brother, one year old. The floral offerings surpassed in beauty and profusion anything ever seen here before, a last tribute of love and friendship from her many friends.

Much has been taken from this wife and mother and large circle of relatives and friends. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to them in their hour of sorrow.

This lovely bud is young and fair.
Called hence by hasty doom,
Has come to show how fair a flower
In paradise must bloom.
(From Marion Sentinel.)

The remains were brought here Friday evening for burial, accompanied by Mrs. Larson and her brother, A. Anderson of Grand Meadow, who went to Marion to assist his sister in bringing the remains here. The funeral was held at the Lutheran church Saturday afternoon. Those who attended from away were Mrs. Larson' mother, Mrs. H. Anderson and her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. S. Rogne; Johnnie and Henry Anderson, all of Adams; Mrs. Larson's brothers Arnie and Eddie Anderson of Grand Meadow; Miss Alma Larson of Botteneau, N. D.; and cousins of the deceased; Mrs. Brown and daughter Grace, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Wilson of Austin; Mrs. Slinde and Miss Lillian Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Nels Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. S. Jacobson of Adams. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful and the large attendance of friends and former neighbors who came to show their last respects to the departed gave expression of sympathy to the sorrowing family. The remains were laid to rest in the Pleasant Hill cemetery beside the loving father who was buried just two weeks ago Rev. Elmer Moe had charge of the funeral services.

We wish to express our sincere thanks to Rev. Moe, the singers, the decorating committee, for all beautiful floral tributes and all love shown us during our recent bereavements.

Words cannot express our thanks.
Mrs. Jno. Larson and baby.
Chris Johnson
Oliver Johnson
and Theadore Arneson families.