Death Notice

In Memory of Little Bernice Verna Volstad.



Bernice Verna, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Volstad passed away last Sunday afternoon after an illness of about ten days.

The funeral was held in the M.E. church Wednesday afternoon, was conducted by Rev. Dietrichson and Peter Knutson of Clear Lake. The sympathy of the community goes out to the parents in their bereavement. The following verses were written in memory of the little one:

Lila Torgeson obituary


The little 18 months old baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Torgeson died last Friday. She had apparently been in good health until Thursday when she was eating peanuts and all at once began to cough and choke. She was brought to town but was some what relieved by that time. An examination was made but nothing was found in her throat. The next day she was worse and the doctor was called again but she died before relief could be given.

John Olson Gone


John Olson Gone

This was the sad message passed around among John's friends Thursday morning. It had been known for some time that he was not well but hope was entertained that he would recover, and return well from the hospital where he had been for a couple weeks. His condition became serious the first of the week, and Wednesday, he became unconscious, and friends knew that the end was near. John was a favorite and his many friends deeply regret his departure.

The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon.

Sam Olson died


Sam Olson, 87, died this morning at St. Olaf Hospital.

A resident of Lyle, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. H. O. Johnson (Sadie) and Mrs. Donald Morgan (Laura), Lyle; Mrs. Albert Olson (Irene), Norwalk, Calif.; four sons, Lafayette, and Raymond of Minneapolis, Benny of Albert Lea, Melvin of Auburn, Me.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Worlein Funeral Home.

Lloyd Mortensen died

Lloyd Mortensen

Lloyd G. Mortensen, 80, died Wednesday at the Veterans Hospital, Minneapolis.

He was a retired telephone company manager at St. Ansgar, Iowa, and Lyle.

Surviving are a sister, Katherine Howard, Lyle; two brothers and sister-in-law, Jay and Selma Mortensen, Orville Mortensen, Lyle; nieces; nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday.

Orvin Larson obituary


Orvin, the nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Larson died Tuesday evening at Austin where he was taken for an operation for appendicitis the same morning. He was not operated on as his case was too far advanced. He was the only son in the family and will be greatly missed. He was taken sick Wednesday of last week and grew steadily worse from that time.

Funeral was held Sat. afternoon at Mona church and interment at Pleasant Hill cemetery.

O. A. Hofland Dies at Minneapolis on Sunday


O. A. Hofland, 85, father of Oscar Hofland, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Olaf Sandland, in Minneapolis last Sunday night, and the body will be brought here tomorrow for funeral services at the Mona Church, at two o'clock in the afternoon. Rev. O. M. Langehoungh (sic) of Lyle will officiate. All the children will attend the funeral. Three brothers, Andrew, Edward and Iver, live at Lyle.

Miss Bertha Hanson died


Miss Bertha Hanson died at her home Friday the 9th of March, after an illness of many years. She has suffered much but she died in the belief of Him who can relieve all suffering. She was held in high esteem among her many friends. The family have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

Olive Fossey obituary

The following article from the Press concerns Mitchell County people all of whom are well known in St. Ansgar:

Miss Cordelia Hansen lies in a hospital at Rhame, N.D., with with both arms broken, and otherwise injured, as a result of an accident which occurred on Wednesday night last week. In the same accident the little 4 months-old baby of Mrs. Otto Fossey(nee Anna Hansen) was killed.

John Gould obituary

-The sad news of the death of John Gould reached here Monday, he having been found dead in bed Monday morning. He had been in poor health for a number of years, suffering from consumption and early last winter he became so bad that he could no longer attend to business and leased the Lyle Tribune, of which he was proprietor, to R.A. Ferris. In fact he got so he could scarcely walk at all. Then he commenced taking treatment of Dr. Culmsee and had been slowly but steadily improving.

Mrs. Kelly George died


Mrs. Kelly (Hanna) George, 72, died this morning at St. Olaf Hospital. She resided at 908 8th Ave. SE.

She is survived by her husband, Kelly; son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Terence (Barbara) Meany, Austin; three granddaughters, Mrs. Jeffrey (Debora) Bergeson, Marshall, Minn., Miss Lisa Meany, Miss Nancy Meany, Aastin; two sisters, Miss Clara Helgeson, Mrs. Helen Silbaugh, Austin; one brother, Henry Helgeson, Austin; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday.

Knut Erickson buried

Knut Erickson was killed by the cars north of Lyle last Tuesday afternoon. He had been to Austin and upon his way back he became intoxicated and laid down on the track to sleep it off. He was buried in the Mona cemetery last Thursday.

Knut Erickson death

-- A terrible accident occurred just north of Lyle, last Tuesday resulting in the death of Knut Erickson, the son of O. Erickson, tailor of Mona. He had been drinking and laid down by the side of the railroad track a ways north of Lyle and when the passenger arrived from north at 1:30, it struck him crushing his head and smashing his arm from which injuries he died a little pas midnight. He was about 28 years of age and a hard drinker. Another terrible result of intemperance.

Philip Church died

Philip Church

Philip Church, 4, rural Osage, Iowa, died Friday at Mitchell County Memorial Hospital of injuries received in an accident at home.

He is survived by his parents, Dean and Lianna Church, rural Osage; two sisters, Sarah and Elizabeth, and one brother, Joshua, all at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Almo Jahr, rural St. Ansgar, Iowa; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Church, Stacyville, Iowa; maternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Johnson, rural St. Ansgar; paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Joseph Simon, Stacyville.

Louis Blakestad obituary


The community was shocked, Monday morning to hear of the sudden death of Louis Blakestad, a pioneer resident of the village. He dropped dead while shoveling snow in front of his residence, Monday morning. He was engaged in the furniture business until a few years ago when he sold his interest to his brother, O. G. Blakestad.

Death of Mrs. Anderson


Death of Mrs. Anderson

Mrs. A. H. Anderson died Tuesday morning of tuberculosis after an illness of more than two years during which time she had been treated by a number of skilled physicians at home and at Chicago and St. Paul. At times it appeared as if the physicians would be successful in curing her but a few months ago Mrs. Anderson began to get worse and it soon became apparent that she could not survive long.

The funeral services will be held at Mona church Friday at 2 o'clock.