Obert Westrem obituary

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Friday, March 13, 1936
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Obert J. Westrem was born February 4, 1891 and died very suddenly from a heart attack at his home in Mona, March 4, 1936 at the age of 45 years and one month.

He was baptized by Rev. J. Muller Eggen and confirmed by Rev. Diedrickson.

On October 6, 1915 he was married to Miss Elvira Myhre at Lyle, Minn. by Rev. A. E. Moe.

Mr. Westerm lived in this community his entire life with the exception of three and one half years which were spent at New Richmond, Wisconsin.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, one sister. Mrs Simon Myhre of Lyle and one brother Earl Westerm of St. Ansgar, Iowa.

A short service with Rev. Langehough officiating, was held at the Martin C. Johnson home preceding the funeral service at the Mona Lutheran Church on Monday afternoon with burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Pall bearers: Alfred Larson, W. H. Mc Kee[illegible?] Henry Lunde. Christ Nelson, Adolph Thompson, August Olson.

You never said good-bye to me,
I never saw you go,
And there is no one I can ask,
Or any that may know.
For still to any passer's eyes
We walk together comradewise.
I think that one is happier
Who entertains a ghost.
A spirit, love impelled, who seeks
A dear and courteous host
I know, who entertains each day
The dust whose soul has gone away.
I do no know what room to search,
Nor any road to find.
The hands you left are swift and strong.
The eyes are grave and kind.
And all the day and everyday
I wonder why you went away.

Those who were here from away to attend the funeral were: Mr and Mrs C. H. Norcross, Carol and Deloris of Woodstock, Iowa; Mrs. Throne, Carpenter; Chester and Toye Throne, Northwood. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gordon and son Arthur, Rose Creek; Mr. and Mrs. Anton Hamborg, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mathews, Albert Lea; Herman Burndt of Austin; Oscar Hofland of St. Ansgar; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Johnson, and Mr. and Mrs. Pete Larson of Osage.


We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the friends and neighbors for their help and for their expressions of sympathy, and also to Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Krause for music, Rev. Langehough, Mr. and Mrs. C. Johnson for the use of their home. Mrs. McKee for decorating the church, the pall bearers, those who furnished cars, also to all who sent floral offerings and memorial wreaths.
Mrs. Obert Westrem
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Westrem
Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Myhre