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Knudson, Elmer 1889-1945


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 7/31/2013 at 01:43:07

Elkader, Ia. - Funeral services for Elmer Knudson, 59, veteran of World War I, who died at the Veterans' hospital, Des Moines, Ia., Sunday, will be held from the residence here at 1:30 p.m to the Norway Lutheran church at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. S.J. Strandjord, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Norway cemetery. Members of the St. Olaf post of the American Legion will be in charge of the military services.

~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Wednesday, October 31, 1945


St. Olaf, Ia. - Funeral services for Elmer Knudson, 56, veteran of World war I, who died Sunday at the Veterans' hospital, Des Moines, Ia., were held at the Norway Lutheran church here Thursday afternoon. The Rev. S.J. Strandjord, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the Norway cemetery, with the St. Olaf post of the American Legion, conducting military services.

Mr. Knudson, son of Embret and Magdalen Knudson, was born in St. Olaf on Jan. 21, 1889. He worked on farms in this vicinity, and served as a rural mail carrier a number of years.

He enlisted in the navy in 1917 and served on the USS Seattle, a transport, on which he lost his right arm in the line of duty. After being discharged in 1919, he entered Iowa State college, from which he graduated as a seed analyst. He was married to Olive Goehm, of Ames, Ia.

He is survived by his wife; four sisters, Mrs. Mina Orvis and Mrs. Henry Wilke, both of St. Olaf; Mrs. Edwin Olson, Clermont, Ia. and Laura Knudson, Evanston, Ill.; and one brother, Earl Knudson, Mason City, Ia. He was preceded by his parents and one brother.

~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Sunday, November 4, 1945


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