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Hoberg, Robert 1915-1934


Posted By: Janet M Schuldt (email)
Date: 2/24/2023 at 14:06:28

Spencer News-Herald, Spencer, Clay, Iowa, Friday, February 9, 1934 Section 1, Page 7

Spencer Lad Claimed by Death Feb. 1
Many Attend Funeral Rites for Robert Hoberg: Sunday

A valiant ten-day fight against the ravages of lobar pneumonia and complications was ended for Robert Hoberg, the 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hoberg, living fire miles south and 2 miles east of Spencer, in his death last Thursday evening, February 1. He passed away at eight o'clock at the parental borne.

The youth, reared on the farm and grown to a splendid exemplification of physical fortitude, was taken severely ill ten days prior to his death. All that could be done in the field of medicine was brought into use, but his condition gradually grew more critical until death claimed him.

Funeral Sunday

Memorial rites held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Congregational church were attended by the many friends of the young man and his family. The auditorium was filled, and flowers silently paying tribute to a life terminated in its early beginning formed a huge blanket at the bier. Rev. B. J. Trlckey delivered the commemoration address. Mrs. James A. King, Mrs. Howard E. King, Mrs. George Krause, and Miss Leone King sang as a requiem, "Abide with Me." Mrs. R. M. Tuttle played the organ. Members of the Spencer chapter of DeMolay accorded their late members with impressive order rites during the church services. Robert was recently installed as senior steward and had been actively engaged In the affairs of the order.

Interment In Riverside

Casket bearers were Thomas Elliott, Gaylen Ayres, Forrest Logan, Winton Larsen, William Stolley, and Francis Knutson. Interment was in Riverside cemetery.

Preceding the church place in the Harmony neighborhood.

He was a member of the third generation of Hoibergs to reside here. He was one of six children, a brother, Duane, preceding him in. death at the age of 22 years. Other children are Russell, Roger, and Gladys, at home, and Helen Hoberg of Des Moines. Also surviving are a grandmother, Mrs. H. H. Hoberg, 398 West Fourth street, and numerous uncles and aunts.

Of Industrious Nature

Robert attended the Harmony school. During the existence of the Harmony church and Sunday school, he took the most interest in its endeavors. The youth was industrious in the application of himself about the farm place. During the serious illness of his father last spring, he with his brother, Russell, carried on the work of the place with the result that when their father returned, everything had been well tended to and was in excellent condition.

Relatives and friends here from away for the rites were Mrs. H. F. Andree of Chicago, 111., Frank Wenig of Des Moines, Earl and Francis Fisher of Des Moines, Mr. and Mrs. William Hoberg of Sacred Heart, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Hoberg of Butterfield, Minn., Lester Hatch of Chicago, Mrs. Perry Corbln and son, Arthur, of Royal, Dr. and Mrs. George Anderson of Early, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Miller of Spirit Lake, and John Miller of Paton


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