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IVERSON, Sever 1874 - 1908


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 10/20/2022 at 14:46:17

Source: Decorah Republican Oct. 1, 1908, P7 C1

Sivert Iverson passed away on Thursday morning at 10:45, after an illness of ten weeks. And death came as a relief from great suffering. It is sad to see a young man died, but in his case one cannot help but feel death was welcome, as he had very little chance of ever recovering his health, and although he should have recovered from his present trouble, he would never have become strong again, and with chances against him of living but a very short time and would have been a burden to himself, as he was of a disposition that he was unwilling to have anybody have any trouble on his account. So, taking all into consideration, we cannot help feel he is better off where he is. Sivert was of a quiet, unassuming disposition and a universal favorite, numbering his friends by those who knew him, and those who knew him best liked him best. He always took great interest in all public doings and interest, and served this township in official duties at various times, and took a great interest in the church, of which he was one of the pillars. His final illness took its beginning in a severe pleuro pneumonia and complications set in, until finally a very severe case of septico-pyrmin, or “blood poisoning,” set in, and at last overpowered him. Thirteen operations were performed on him, and everything done which seemed possible. He had the benefit of a nurse’s care all the time, and all that could be done in a medical way tried:--Three physicians attended him part of the time, but in spite of everything, the fatal disease claimed him, and gave him relief from his sufferings, which at times were almost unbearable. He never complained and bore his sufferings smilingly and found comfort in the word of God and conversations with his minister, who frequently visited him during his illness. He was very resigned to his fate and put his trust in God, and was willing to die if it should be so decreed. He leaves to mourn his demise his wife and two brothers and two sisters, besides a host of friends. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon, and the remains laid to rest in the cemetery at the Iowa River church, only about half of those who attended the funeral getting inside the church, showing in what high esteem the deceased was held. Rest in peace, Sivert.

Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows the his first name spelled Sever who was born Feb. 3, 1874 and died Sept. 24, 1908. He is buried in the Iowa River Cemetery.

Iowa River Cemetery

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