Ove Hanson obituary

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Friday, January 22, 1937
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Ove Peter Hanson was born November 24th, 1855 at Shelland, Denmark, and died at his farm home at Mona, Iowa, January 16 1937 at the age of 81 years one month and 23 days. He was baptized and confirmed in Denmark, and there was married on July 1st, 1876 to Christine Rasmussen to which union seven children were born. Of these five died during their early childhood years. The family immigrated to America in May 1880, going first to Medford, Minnesota, and later coming to Lyle, where Mr. Hanson worked for a number of years in the Lyle lumber yard. His wife passed away on December 27th, 1889. On January 28th 1891 he was united in marriage to Tina Peterson of Mona by Rev. Eggen. To them three children were born all of who survive: Marcus of Osage, Mrs. Marie Follmuth of Mona; Albert on the home place. He also leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, two children by his first marriage, Nels of Canton, S. Dak., Mrs. Ella Kovorak of Duluth, one brother in Denmark, one sister Mrs. Stina Clark of Portland, Ore., and five grand children. He had resided on the home place for 45 years. He was well known and well liked by all in the community in which he lived. He was a faithful, loyal member of the Mona Lutheran church for many years and will be missed by the congregation.

I could not do without Him
Jesus is more to me,
Than all the richest fairest gifts,
Of earth could ever be.
But the more I find Him precious,
And the more I find Him true,
The more I long for you to find
What He can do for you.

What will you do without Him
Is He no kind indeed?
Did He not die to save you?
Is He not all you need
Do you not want a Saviour?
Do you not want a friend
One who will love you faithfully,
And love you to the end?

The sum of $23 was given to missions as a memorial wreath.

Funeral services were held at the home at 1:30 P. M., and at the Mona Lutheran church at 2 P. M. on Tuesday, Jan. 19th Rev. Langehough officiating.