H. O. OLSWARD
This community lost another valued and respected citizen, Monday, by the death of H. O. Oswald. A couple weeks ago he was taken ill, and from then on was confined to his bed. His case was reported rather serious but it had been such a common thing to see him on the streets or engaged with his duties at Hanson's store that it did not seem possible that in such a short time he would be called to his reward.
The deceased possessed a genial disposition, and made many friends because his honest, upright character. He was not always well in fact for the past two years he has been more or less ill, but the was not the complaining kind and went about his duties regularly. He was a faithful attendant and loyal supporter of his church and lived a life in harmony with his belief. Last March 12th he was signally honored when he was privileged to attend the marriage of a niece near Waukon, Ia., a community in which he had formerly resided. There he greeted many of his old friends, neighbors and relatives. A couple days later his family gathered at his home and helped him celebrate his 77th birthday. Looking back over the events, thus passed so recently it seems that was all fitting since it was his last trip to his old community, and the last birthday that he was to enjoy with his loved ones.
His church his friends and the community will miss him and his cheery greeting. He was one of God's nobelmen, faithful unto death.
The funeral was held this Thursday afternoon from the Lyle Lutheran church. Interment was made at Pleasant Hill cemetery.