Nels Fedson obituary

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Thursday, July 20, 1944
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N.E. Fedson Funeral
Largely Attended.

Nels Endrup Fedson, son of Christian Fedson and Mary Paulsen Fedson, was born on a farm three miles south east of St. Ansgar, Ia., August 23, 1883 and died at St. Olaf hospital the morning of July 20th, being 60 years, 10 months and 27 days old.

Endrup was baptized into the Lutheran church in infancy and renewed his baptismal vows in adulthood. After a year in Denmark, the ancestral home of his father when Endrup was only a year old the Fedson family moved to St. Ansgar. Endrup went through the public school, finishing high school in 1902. Instead of going to College as he had planned, Endrup 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 at Otranto where Mr. Fedson was engaged in the grain and stock business. He also acted as [illegible: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 here. Until a year ago Mr. Fedson was associated in the hardware business with his brother-in-law H G Dahl. He was until recent months vice president and one of the directors of the Farmers State Bank. For nearly 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 discomfort.

For nine years he served as mayor of Lyle and as a member of the town council.

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

Surviving are his wife, three sons Christian of Des Moines, Stanley of Austin and Neil at home; one daughter, Wilma Mrs. Gerald Doyle, of Simsbury Conn: five grand children, two sisters Mrs. Johanna Kirkman, of Ames Iowa and Mrs. Adel Tollefson of Austin and a host of friends.

Among those from out of town who attended the funeral, besides his sons and daughter were Mrs. O. H. Dahl, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Anderson, and Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Anderson, all of Minneapolis; and numerous friends from Austin, St. Ansagr, Otranto and several other surrounding communities.

The memorial contributions from friends and relatives amounted to one hundred and twenty five dollars.

The funeral of the late N. E. Fedson, whose death was mentioned in last week's Tribune, was held Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. Friends from far and wide were present to show the love and esteem for the departed, who had an active part in the community life on both sides of the state line.

Floral tributes were numerous, and the church most beautifully decorated, as there was a wealth of flowers. The services were in charge of Rev. O M Langehough. Interment was in Pleasant Hill cemetery.

The family of N. E. Fedson wish to express their sincere appreciation to all kind friends and neighbors for their many expressions of comfort and sympathy during his illness and after his death.