St. Ansgar Woman Died Last Week After Long Illness

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Thursday, August 25, 1949
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St. Ansgar Woman
Died Last Week
After Long Illness

Funeral services for Mrs. Amelia Kittleson, 80, of St. Ansgar were held last Thursday, August 18, at the First Lutheran church in St. Ansgar. The Rev. Olaf Langehough officiated and burial was made in the First Lutheran cemetery Mrs. Kittleson died August 15 after a long illness.

Amelia Johnson was born August 3, 1869, to Mr and Mrs. Martin Johnson on a farm in Otranto township. She was baptized at an early age at Six Mile Grove church and was confirmed June 3, 1884, in the Mona Lutheran church by the Rev J. M. Eggan.

As a young woman she operated a dress making shop in St. Ansgar September 18, 1900, she was united in marriage to Charles Edward Kittleson and to this union four children were born.

Mrs. Kittleson held an honorary life membership in the First Lutheran Ladies' Aid.

In July, 1948, she suffered a stroke and her health failed after that, especially this year. All her children were near her at her death.

Surviving are her four children, Julius and Carl of St. Ansgar, with whom she made her home, and Mrs. M S Haugen of Rapid City S. Dak., and Mrs. Andrew Lund of Sturgis, S Dak. There are also six grandchildren surviving. Her husband preceded her in death in 1921.