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Jack Knutson Funeral Held At Pine River

Jack Knutson
Funeral Held
At Pine River

Word reached Lyle relatives last week of the death of a former Lyle area man, Jack Knutson, 81, of Pine River, Minn. He died July 24 and funeral services were held at Pine River Wednesday, July 27.

Jack Knutson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Knutson, was born west of Lyle in Lyle township in the Minnereka district where he attended the rural school.

He was married to Eliza Olson of Lyle and after her death was married to Elizabeth Metress of Albert Lea. He moved away from this area about 30 years ago.

Barney D. Nye obituary

--Barney D. Nye, one of the earliest settlers of Nevada township, departed this life, and was buried from his residence, Thursday, March 31st, 1881. It was a very stormy day, but a great many people, with teams, gathered at his residence to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed dead and family. The sermon was preached at Minnereka school-house, by Rev. Alfred Cressey, of Austin. The house was filled. After the sermon the body was buried in the Beach cemetery. Disease lung fever. Age, 56 years. Leaves a widow, son, and daughter.

Mrs. Gena Rawn Rites Held In Austin

Mrs. Gena Rawn Rites Held In Austin

Funeral services for a former Lyle Township woman, Mrs. Gena A. Rawn, 72, were held at Jordan Mortuary Chapel in Austin Saturday, August 5 with the Rev. Charles Pausley officiating, with interment in Woodbury cemetery west of Lyle.

She died at St. Olaf hospital in Austin from a lingering illness August 2.

Gena A. Hanson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Hanson, was born at Nashua, Iowa, December 24, 1888. Later her parents moved to Lyle township when she was eight years of age where she grew up and attended the Minnereka school.