Mona Lutheran Church

Mona man will remove son from Sunnyside cemetery


A member of the Mona Lutheran congregation is said to have declared that unless a certain Mason who was recently buried in the Sunnyside cemetery was removed he would have his son dug up and buried elsewhere.

Poor, benighted man! Is it possible that within five miles of Lyle there lives a man so narrow-minded, small, contracted, bigoted, stupid and superstitious and at the same time parades himself as a man of intelligence. Such a man, if man he can be called, belongs to the dark ages and has no business living in modern times.

Theodore Thompson died


Theodore Thompson, one of Mitchell county's oldest citizens passed away at his home in Mona, Tuesday morning at 1:00 o'clock after an illness of five weeks, at the age of about 71 years.

When a lad of about two years, he came to Mitchell county with his parents, from Illinois where he was born on June 14, 1852. He leaves besides his wife 8 children, two sisters and a host of friends and neighbors who will greatly miss him. He was of a jovial disposition, always cheerful and to know him was to be his friend.

Mrs. Gunder Larson obituary



Mrs. Gunder Larson was born in Grue, Solar, Norway. Feb. 6 1840.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Christenson and was married to Arney Larson in '64. They emigrated to America in '68, and settled on a homestead in Mitchell Co., Ia., where she lived until her death.

Her husband died 7 years ago. She was the mother of 12 children, 4 sons and 4 daughters of whom are living. She also leaves 4 sisters, 12 grand children and 1 great grandchild.

Karen Torgeson obituary


Miss Karen Torgeson, who has been ill for some time, passed away at her home in Mona, Tuesday July 14th. For the past 12 years she has been helped by the county, having no relatives to care for her in her old age.

The deceased was born in Faaberg, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway, May 17, 1834. 43 years ago, she came to this country, and in 1880 came to Mona, where she lived with her brother, Christian, who died about 12 years ago. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon and interment was made in the old cemetery, south and east of the Mona church.

Hofland baby died


The one month old baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hofland died Wednesday morning at 6 o'clock. The little one had not been noticeably ill and apparently was only suffering with a slight cold.

The funeral will be held from the Mona Church Saturday at one o'clock and interment will be made in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Inga Olson obituary




After two weeks of slight ailment resulting from a fall, Mrs. Inga Bjornson Olson died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. B. Losey, at 7:30 Monday morning.

She was born in Flekkefjord, Norway. August 26, 1821. She and her husband, Lars, came to America in 1868 and located at Chicago, where he was engaged as a cabinet maker. In 1873 they came to Lyle and he entered in the furniture business. On May 22 1889 their home was destroyed by fire and then the home was built in which she has lived since.

David Lee Halvorson died


Funeral -- David Lee Halvorson was born August 17th, and passed away Aug. 31st. He was baptized Aug. 30th, by Rev. O. M. Langehough. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Olaves Halvorsen, two sisters and four brothers. Funeral services were held at the late home, Friday, Sept. 1, 1:30 P. M. Interment was made at Woodbury Cemetery, Rev. Langehough officiating.

Ben Steene Funeral Held In Minneapolis

Ben Steene
Funeral Held In

Funeral services were held in Minneapolis Wednesday, February 24 for a former Mona resident, Ben Steene, age, 83.

He died at his home in Minneapolis Monday February 22 following a five week's illness from a stroke.

Services were held at Werness Funeral Home and interment was in Sunset Memorial Park cemetery with the Rev. I. O. Jacobson

Mona Observes Centennial

Mona Observes

Not since the village doctor, W. F. Cobb's brass band back in the late 1800's has Mona been serenaded with such talented musicians as they were at Mona Centennial celebration Sunday, October 12 when the American Legion Post 278 Osage Drum & Bugle Corp made a surprise volunteer visit to appear on the program.

Mrs. Gerald Bonnallie Funeral Held At Mona Lutheran Church

Mrs. Gerald (sic) Bonnallie Funeral Held At Mona Lutheran Church

Funeral services for a former Mona resident, Mrs. George (Ethel) Bonnallie, 75, who died February 9 at St. Olaf hospital, Austin, were held February 12 at the Mona Lutheran church with the Rev. G. Grant officiating.

Ethel Bonnallie, daughter of Enoch and Martha (Kleppe) Thorson was born In West Union October 29, 1900 and later moved with her parents to Adams, Minn, where she spent most of her youth and was confirmed there in Norwegian in Little Cedar Lutheran church.

The Obituary of Mrs. Martha Gould


Martha Anderson Gould, daughter of John and Maggie Anderson, was born in Norway on November 5, 1842, and died on February 6, 1928, aged 85 years, 3 months and 1 day, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. C. Frank at Rudd, Iowa.

She was married in 1864 to Cohn Gould, living first in St. Ansgar and Newburg townships, later moving to Otranto township, where she resided with her children, living a greater part of the time with her son Ed at St. Ansgar. Her husband passed away from this life in 1895.