Lewis Johnson obituary

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Friday, March 22, 1918
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Lewis Johnson son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Johnson who has for many years suffered with heart trouble passed away at his home Monday morning about 9 o'clock. For the past five weeks he has been confined to his bed and as he gradually grew weaker it was evident that the end was not far away. He was taken sick about ten years and was at that time given up, but rallied and finally grew strong enough that he seemed apparently well. However, his relief was only temporary and he suffered relapses from time to time. Lewis was a genial, good natured companion and said said little about suffering. He adapted himself to almost any position as he was handy and ambitious and found ready employment any time he was able to work.

The deceased was born in Sheldon, Iowa, September 18th, 1890 and for the past 20 years has lived in this community. On March 17th, 1912 he was united in marriage to Miss Tillie Nelson and to this union two children were born, one of which died in infancy. Besides his wife he leaves a little son, Lorene, who is about four years old. The deceased was a member of the Lutheran church, also of Alma Lodge No. 131 A. F. and A.M.

He also leaves to mourn his untimely death his father and mother, six brothers, Julius, Martin, Henry, and Dorvan, of Lyle, George of Minneapolis, and Theodore, who is with the Expeditionary force in France, and 2 sisters, Mrs. T.E. Wilson of Souris, N. D. and Miss Orla of Hubbard, Iowa. His sister, Mrs. Wilson, came here three weeks ago to help care for him and has been at his bedside constantly.

The funeral was held Wednesday from the house at 1:30 and from the Lutheran Church at 2:00 and was conducted by Rev. A.E. Moe. Interment was made in the family lot at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.


Words cannot express our gratitude of the kind friends and neighbors who assisted during our sad bereavement; also Rev. Moe, the Masonic Lodge, the Choir, and all who sent floral offerings.

Mrs. L. E. Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Johnson and Family
Mr. and Mrs. N. O. Nelson and Family