Oscar Ransom Rites Held Friday In Austin

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Oscar Ransom
Rites Held
Friday In Austin

Funeral services for a Lyle and Rose Creek area farmer Oscar R. Ransom, 82, were held Friday, June 23 at Church of Christ in Austin, Minnesota with the Rev. Herman Kooy, officiating, and interment was in Memorial Gardens south of Austin.

Mr. Ransom died of a heart attack June 20 at Fairmont Minnesota where he and his brother-in-law, George Wedemeyer, (who resided with him) had gone on a fishing trip. They both had been visiting Mr. Ransom's daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Clark at Winnebago, Minnesota who were with him when he suffered the attack. They all were enroute home and had stopped at an eating stand for lunch when he was stricken.

Oscar R. Ransom, was born in Chickasaw county April 9, 1879, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Calib Ransom. He married Lydia Wedemeyer in 1902 and lived in the Nashua area until about 40 years ago when they moved to a farm northeast of Lyle where he has resided since. His wife passed away October 11, 1952.

He is survived by two daughters, (Dorothy) Mrs. Wallace Clark of Winnebago, Minnesota and (Blanche) Mrs. Chris Nelson of Austin, Minnesota; also 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; also two sons, George of Lyle and Herman of Rose Creek, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a daughter (Alice), Mrs. Irving Anderson.