Karen Johnson obituary

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Tuesday, May 7, 1929
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The funeral of the late Mrs. Karen Johnson was held Friday afternoon at the Lutheran church, and was largely attended by friends and relatives, who gathered to pay their last respects to one whom they had learned to know as a conscientious Christian woman.

Interment was made in Pleasant Hill cemetery.

Karen Johnson was born May 7, in Solor, Christiana, Norway. At the age of 2 years she immigrated to America with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Larson, who were among the early pioneers of northern Iowa. They settled on a farm west of Mona, where they remained for many years. She was baptized and confirmed by Rev. Olson and became a member of the St. Ansgar Lutheran church in the year 1876.

In 1882 she was married to Chris Johnson. They lived in various places in Iowa, and in and around Lyle. Their union was blessed with ten children, eight of whom are living.

Mrs. Johson was a member of the Lyle Lutheran church since its incipiency. She was in the Sunday School the the same length of time, serving faithfully as a teacher until a year ago when her ill health prevented her from taking as active a part in the work as she would have liked.

She passed away May 7th, 1929 on her 67th birthday. She is survived by her children:

Mrs. T. E. Wilson Centralia, Ill.
Julis Martin, Henry and Theodore of Lyle,
George of Los Angeles,
Ca[illegible:?] Orla of Minneapolis and
Dorvin of Badger, Minn.
Also two sisters,
Mrs. Theodore Arneson of Lyle and
Mrs. Hannah Nielson of Yakima.Wash.,
and one brother, Oliver Larson
of Lyle.

In Memory of Mrs. Christ Johnson

Jesus has called for His loved one
All her work on earth is done,
But in the Beautiful Mansions,
She will dwell through the ages to
Bravely she entered the valley,
Well she knew her Lord was near
Guiding her on very gently
He sweetly dispelled all her fear.
Safe in the arms of her Savior
Whose dear name she did adore,
There near the beautiful river
She sorrows and suffers no more.
Send us one gleam through the
gloom, Lord;
Oh, how hard it is to part.
Thou who brought comfort to her,
We pray Thee, now comfort our
We praise Jesus Christ for salvation
Soon we'll hear the summons, Come.
Happy will be the reunion,
Yonder in our home sweet home.
-Composed by Mrs. H. G. Dahl

We take this means of expressing our appreciation of the sympathy
and the many kindnesses of neighbors and friends, show to our
mother, and to us during her long illness and at her death.

We wish to thank Rev. Langehough for his kind assistance and
sympathy: also the decorating committee, the Ladies Aid Society,
the W. C. T. U., the Lutheran Sunday School, Mrs. Langehough and
Mrs. Sorenson.

We are grateful also, to those who sent flowers, and to the large
number who contributed to the memorial fund for missions.

The Johnson Family

"She looked up to God
And while we held our breath,
She saw Him slowly nod,
And Knew- as she had never known
ought else,
With certainty sublime and passionate,
shot through and though
With sheer, unutterable bliss, she
There was no death but this,-
God's kiss,
And then the waking to an everlasting