It is with sorrow we chronicle the death of Grandpa Bjork which occurred Monday April 7th at 12:30 p.m. Andrew O. Bjork was born in Norway in June 1828 and emigrated to this country in 1861, settled first in Dane Co. Wis. where he resided four years, then moving west in 1865 and settle in Otranto twp Mitchell Co Iowa where he has always lived till the time of death. He leaves 7 children: 4 sons and 3 daughters and 11 grandchildren to mourn his loss. The funeral took place Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Mona. His daughter Mrs. Peter Dock of Hawley, Minn and Mrs.
The death of Gullik O Blakestad came last Thursday afternoon at 5:40 after a lingering illness of about 8 weeks. The deceased had been in good health almost all his life until last fall when he was taken sick with appendicitis, that disease which of late has become so prevalent, and went to Rochester for an operation. After a few weeks at the hospital he returned home and was apparently in the best of health. He claimed that he had never felt better but from the hand of sickness he was relieved only a short time as about eight weeks ago he was stricken with pneumonia.
Olaf O. Bakke passed away at St. Olaf's hospital in Austin Tuesday afternoon, where he had been for the past two months. He had for years been troubled with consumption, and finally succumbed to the disease. He was the only son of Knute Bakke, and besides his father leaves a sister, Miss Sarah Bakke of Lyle. Olaf Bakke was born in Rock county, Wisconsin, in 1866, and lived there until the family moved to Mitchell County Iowa. For the past twelve years he made his home in Minneapolis, leaving there about the first of the year.
Knut O. Bakke who was reported quite ill last week, passed away at his home in Lyle Friday morning about 11 o'clock after an illness of about ten days. Mr. Bakke has not been very well for many years, although it was not until Tuesday, December 28 that he was taken seriously ill.
Since our last issue, another citizen of this community has been called to leave the cares and perplexities of this life and enter the great beyond, from whence no traveler returns.
Knut Bakke received a telephone message, from Austin Monday afternoon, that his brother, Even, had passed away at 5 o'clock, at the hospital, where he had been for the past two years. The deceased suffered a stroke of paralysis, at his home in Fairbault, Minn., March 10, 1907, from which he never recovered, and death came as a relief from his suffering.
Arney Berg, one of Mower County's old citizens, passed away at his home in Lyle Wednesday afternoon after a lingering illness of six months.
He was born in Solar, Norway, Dec. 7, 1845, and lived there until he was 23 years of age. He came to this country and settled near St. Ansgar. He has lived in the vicinity of Lyle nearly 40 years, and in this village about 6 years.
Besides his wife, he leaves one sister, Mrs. Severson, two daughters, Misses Isabelle and Dora and four sons, Oliver, Henry, Thorval and Oscar.
Mr. Gunder G. Berg who passed away suddenly at his home near Mona January 1st, was born in Grue parish, Solor, Norway, the 24th of January, 1861. He was baptized and confirmed in the parish where he was born.
The deceased was an upright man and respected by all who knew him. He found genuine pleasure in supporting liberally the one institution that sheds light on man's pathway through life, the church of God.
Herman Berndt, 83, died at 3:30 a.m. today at St. Olaf Hospital.
He resided at 810 9th Ave. SW and is survived by his widow, Minnie; two sons, Arthur and Chester, and two grandchildren of Austin; two brothers, Henry and Julius of Westfield, Wis.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning.
BERNDT- Funeral services for Herman Berndt, 810 9th Ave. SW, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Mayer Funeral Home, Rev. M. E. Hauge officiating. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mona, Iowa.
BJORK- Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Bjork, 603 10th Ave. SW, will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Worlein Funeral Home, the Rev. Melvin Hauge officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mona.
MRS. MARTHA BARCLAY
Mrs. Martha Barclay, 80, died early this morning at the Miller Rest Home, Lansing.
She is survived by one daughter Mrs. Alfred Peterson, Austin, and three sons, Earl, Minneapolis, and Emmanuel and Alvin, Austin.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday.
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Barclay will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Jordan Chapel, the Rev. Cecil Siefkes officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mona, Iowa.
Last Rites For
Thursday, July 9
Theodore Bagstad was born December 14th, 1861 in Opsal Hedemarken, Norway. When twelve years of age, he came to this country with his parents and settled in Six-Mile Grove, where he grew to manhood, attending the Red Star School house. Oct. 24, 1886, he was united in marriage to Martha Finkelson. Oct. 24, 1936, they celebrated their Golden Wedding and in 1946 their sixtieth anniversary. He was preceded in death by his wife on Oct. 13, 1947. He leaves to mourn his death numerous nieces and nephews.
FRANK EDWARD BARCLAY
Frank Edward Barclay, 82, died Thursday at City Hospital in Red Wing. He resided on Austin Rt. 4.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon.
Funeral services for Frank Edward Barclay, Austin Rt. 4, will be held at 2 p. m. Monday at the Jordan Chapel, Rev. Cecil Seifkes officiating. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mona, Ia.
FUNERAL HELD FOR EDW. BJORK
AT LUTHERAN CHURCH SATURDAY
Thursday morning last week news spread rapidly about the village that Ed Bjork had passed away during the night. He had been in his usual health and it was a shock to his immediate family and friends.
Edward J Bjork was born May 20, 1870 in Mitchell county, Iowa, the son of Andrew and Christena Bjork. He was baptized in infancy and confirmed at the age of 15 in the Mona Lutheran church.
RELEASED FROM SUFFERING
Mrs. T Bagstad, who had been in failing health the past year passed away at 10 o'clock, Monday evening.
On Oct. 24th, 1946, she and Mr. Bagstad celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, an event which she looked forward to with pleasure. She attended to her household duties as long as her strength made it possible, but of late other and willing hands have cared for her as life slowly ebbed from the frail body.
Mrs. Bagstad was hospitality itself and she made everyone welcome. The community will not be the same without her.
The funeral of Mrs. T A Bagstad was held Friday at the Lyle Lutheran church, and was well attended. Interment was in Pleasant Hill cemetery. Rev. Torvik had charge of the service, and was assisted by Rev. O C Myhre of Windam, a former pastor of the deceased, while the Bagstad's resided at Adams. The latter spoke particularly of the Christian faith and the generosity of Mrs. Bagstad, and of her neighborly kindness.
The Jewish Mission and the W C T U served lunch to the family, the pallbearers and friends from away after the grave side service.
Martha Finkelson was born in Adams Township Feb. 4th, 1867. Later that year she was baptized by Pastor Olson, and after some years was confirmed by Pastor Eggen.
On October 24th 1886 she was married to Theo. Bagstad, and the following year they moved to a farm east of Austin.
During these years she grew in her faith and love for her Master, Jesus Christ, and the assurance of her salvation became more real to her.
LENA ARNESON DIED APR. 22
Lena Arneson, daughter of Martin and Olea Larson was born May 18, 1864, on the Atlantic Ocean, and passed peacefully away April 22nd, at the St Olaf hospital at Austin. Had she lived until the 18th of May she would have been 74 years old.
In the year 1885 she was united in marriage to Theo Arneson. They settled on the farm two miles south west of Mona, where they resided till in 1931, when Mrs Arneson moved to Mona.
Mr. Arneson preceded her in death 10 years ago. Two children were mothered in her home.
RICHARD BJORK SHOT
Relatives and friends of Richard Bjork were greatly shocked, Saturday afternoon when the message came from Austin, announcing that Richard had been injured. It was later learned that he had been shot. He lived only a short time.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon and was largely attended.
Albert Richard Bjork was born at Lyle, Minn., May 22, 1905. He was baptized by the Rev. Dedrickson and confirmed by Rev. Stroaasli.
JUNE 30, 1934
(Albert) Richard Bjork passed away on June 30 here in Austin, the victim of accidental shooting.
Robert Richard Bjork was born at Lyle May 22, 1905 and had lived there since with his parents. He attended Lyle Public Schools and then went to receive his high school training there.
Besides his parents he leaves 3 brothers, Edward, Herbert and Allan and one sister, Lucille.
Funeral services were held July 2 and Rev. Langehough took charge of the service and burial was made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at Mona.
Theodore Arneson was born Oct. 30, 1854 in Solor, Norway, and emigrated to America in 1882. He made his home with Mr. Martin Hanson, south of Mona the first three years. He was united in marriage to Miss Lena Larson in 1885. They settled on the Arneson farm where he resided until his death, Jan. 23. Mr. Arneson had always been in good health, until about two weeks before his death, but appeared as well as usual until the evening when he was taken suddenly ill, and died.
Community was saddened Sat. by the tragic [column was cut off:?] is of Richard Bjork.
Annie Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Anderson was born in Sagn, Norway, Nov. 7, 1855. She with her parents came to the United States when 4 years of age. They settled at Madison, Wis. Later they moved to Adams, Minn., where she grew to womanhood. November 20th, 1880 she was married to Andrew Bagstad. To this union were born four children: Lena and Alice who died in childhood, Mrs. Heny Larson of Osage, Ia. and Mrs. Henry Olswold of Lyle. She also leaves six grandchildren, two brothers and one sister, Andrew Anderson of North Dakota, Erick Anderson of Lyle and Mrs.
Halvor O. Blakestad was born in Otranto Township, Mitchell County, Iowa Jan. 17th, 1864, and died after a lingering illness May 21 at 11:15 A. M. Thus he reached the age of 60 years, four months and four days. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. O. Blakestad, who came here from Norway, when they were but children. They were among the first settlers in Otranto Township.
The departed made his home here also after he grew up, except a few years when the lived in N. Dak.