The funeral of Erick Westrum, who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Simon Myhre, last Wednesday, was held at the local church Saturday afternoon with the pastor, Rev. O. M. Langehough officiating. Interment was made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.
Pleasant Hill cemetery
On Friday Sept. 12th the remains of Mrs. Martha Hofland were laid to rest in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The deceased was one of the old settlers of the community, having settled in Mitchell County, Iowa in April 1874.
Mr. Lars Larson, aged 92 years, died last week at the home of his son-in-law, Martin J. Hanson, three miles south of Mona. Mr. Larson was the father of seven children, two of which have long since passed to the golden shore. Among the five children yet living are Mrs. M. J. Hanson and Mrs. Martin Larson, in the vicinity of Mona. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Eggen and his remains were consigned to their last resting place in the new Mona 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.
O. Erickson, the tailor of Mona, died Monday and was buried in the Mona cemetery.
Miss Annie Olson was buried in the Lutheran cemetery Monday.
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.
News spread around town last Saturday, about noon, that Gustave Carlson had suddenly passed away at his home near Mona and it was later corroborated and the facts more completely learned.
He was in apparent good health in the morning and went with his son down to the creek to haul some sand. While there he complained of a pain in his chest and his son assisted him back to the house. His time however was very short and after resting there a few minutes passed away in less than half an hour after being brought home.
Arnie Berg passed away at his home Wednesday afternoon. The funeral will not be held until his sons arrive from Dakota.
Monday at 2:30 p. m., Mr. O. D. Erickson, after a years illness, quietly passed away to the unknown beyond. Mr. Erickson was one of Mona's oldest citizens and was known by everyone in this vicinity.
He leaves two sons and two daughters, all grown up who deeply mourn his loss.
Last Friday came the sad news of the death of Mrs. H. L. Miles, who died at her home east of St. Ansgar on that morning. She was the daughter of Ole Thorstad and was born near Mona, Iowa, on the 17th of May, 1869. She was well and favorably known here and her host of friends in Lyle extends deepest sympathy to the bereaved relatives. The remains were laid to rest in Mona cemetery on Sunday last.
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.
One of Lyle's Most influential
Citizens Passed away.
ANDREW H. ANDERSON
On Tuesday afternoon occurred the funeral of one of Lyle's best known and influential citizens, who was laid to rest after months of suffering. The concourse of friends and neighbors that gathered to pay their last respects to the departed dead was one of the largest assemblies gathered at a local funeral for some time.
Mads Peterson, one of the early settlers of this community, passed away June 19th 1917, at the age of 87 years and 8 days. The deceased was born in Langeland, Denmark, June 11th, 1830, and spent his childhood and youth in his native land.
Mrs. Anna Fossey Hanson, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hanson, was born in Mitchell County, near Osage, Iowa on July 13th 1888 and died at her home near Toeterville Mitchell County, Iowa, on August 26, 1923. Mrs. Fossey had been ailing for some time but it was not considered seriously until Sunday evening, Aug. 26th at 9 o'clock when death came very suddenly, heart failure being the cause.
Mrs. Anna Fossey, wife of Otto Fossey, died suddenly, Sunday evening, at her home in Otranto Twp. death being caused by heart failure.
The funeral was held Wednesday, the service being conducted by Rev. Moe of Waseca.
Interment was made in Pleasant Hill cemetery. She leaves besides her husband and parents, four children and one sister,
The remains of Elmer Hofland have arrived in New York from France and are expected here the latter part of the week, when memorial services will be held and interment made in Pleasant Hill cemetery at Mona.
Mrs. John Erickson passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. F. Muldown Sunday morning after a brief illness.
The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon from the Lutheran church and interment was made in Pleasant Hill cemetery.
T. Williams passed away at his home Saturday morning after a short illness. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon and interment was made in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Martin Johnson Nesse, who lived south of Mona, but has been staying with his daughter, Mrs. Kittleson, at St. Ansgar passed away Wednesday at 11:25. The remains will be brought to Mona for the funeral and interment.
Eberhart Johnson passed away Saturday morning, after a year's illness, caused by creeping paralysis, at his home, south of Mona, Iowa.
The deceased was born in Sole, Norway, October 24, 1847, and immigrated to America in 1868, settling in Mitchell county, Iowa. He is survived by two brothers: Martin and John Hanson, both of this vicinity, and five children: Charles and Elmer Johnson, Mrs. H. J. Hughes, Mrs. John Lenth, of Buffalo Springs, N. D., and Mrs. J. C. Burke, of Minneapolis.
Matie Melvina, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Helfritz died Saturday afternoon at 1:30 after an illness of about 15 days. Little Matie Melvina was born Saturday March 20th last and was six months, 12 days old. The funeral was held Monday afternoon and interment was made in Pleasant Hill cemetery.
The funeral of the little son of Mr. and Mrs. John Helgeson of Mona, was held Monday afternoon and the interment was made in Pleasant Hill cemetery. The little boy was born last February and has been ill most of the time since his birth.
Ole Larson who has been suffering for many years with tuberculosis, died at his home in Osage Thursday December 18th and the remains were brought here Saturday for burial, interment being made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery. The deceased was well known in this community, having made his home here for a number of years.
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.