Nels Fedson obituary

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Thursday, July 20, 1944
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Nels Endrup Fedson
Obsequies at Lyle
Sunday, July 23

Nels Enrup Fedson, son of Christian Fedson and Mary Paulsen Fedson was born on a farm three miles southeast of St. Ansgar, Iowa. Aug. 23, 1883 and died at St. Olaf hospital, the early morning of July 20. He was 60 years old. Funeral services were held Sunday.

Mr. Fedson was baptized in the Lutheran church in infancy and renewed the baptismal vows in adulthood. After a year in Denmark, the ancestral home of his father, when Endrup was only one year old, the Fedson family settled in St. Ansgar. Endrup went through the public schools, finishing high school in 1902. Instead of going to college, as had been planned, he took over his father's business after the latter's untimely death during the same year. For four years he was engaged in the grain and stock business.

In 1907 Mr. Fedson married Ida Henrietta Dahl of Otranto Iowa. For two years after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Fedson lived in Otranto where Mr. and Mrs. Fedson lived in Otranto where Mr. Fedson was again engaged in the grain and stock business. He also acted as station agent. Their first son was born there.

Since 1909 Lyle has been the home of the N. E. Fedson family. Two more sons and a daughter were born there. Until a year ago, Mr. Fedson was associated in the hardware business with his brother-in-law, Henry Dahl. He was until recent months, vice president and one of the directors of the Farmers State Bank. For nine years he has been Lyle's postmaster.

During the last six years of his life, Mr. Fedson has been in very poor health, but he carried on his work in spite of acute discomfort.

While Mr. Fedson enjoyed social activities as long as as his health permitted, his chief interest has always been in his home.

For nine years he served as mayor of Lyle and as a member of the town council. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Christian of Des Moines, Stanley of Austin, and Neil at home; one daughter, Wilma(now Mrs. J. Gerald Doyle) living at Simsbury, Conn.; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Johanna Kirkman of Ames, Iowa, and Mrs. Adel Tollefson of Austin, and a host of friends.