Ronquist, Henry 1855 - 1907
RONQUIST, OLESON, DEXTER
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 4/11/2019 at 11:48:10
Elkader Register, Thur., 7 Feb. 1907. St. Olaf column.
Henry Ronquist died at his home in this city at 4:10 Saturday morning, of pneumonia. For the past year he has been suffering with rheumatism and about a week ago he was attacked by pneumonia, which proved fatal. He was born in Kristianstaadt, Sweden, Nov. 27, 1855, and was about fifty-one years old. He came to this country with his parents when eighteen months old, and with them resided on a farm about a mile from here. He was married to Nellie M. S. Oleson, March 27, 188_. To them were born six children, viz, Edward, Abner, Oscar, Sophia, Eva and Isabelle. Besides being survived by his wife and children, there are four brothers, August, John, Marvin and Frank, and one sister, Mrs. Dexter, of Britt, Iowa, who mourn his loss. About twenty-seven years ago he came to St. Olaf and started a blacksmith and wagon shop, and had worked faithfully at his trade and sold buggies, wagons, etc., until a few months ago, when he rented his shop to his brother August. Henry Ronquist was a good and kind man, and will be missed by all who knew him, always social, benevolent and obliging. His noble traits of character made for him a host of friends and a good business, thereby helping to acquire a competency which leaves his family in comfortable circumstances. In the brighter world beyond, where pain and suffering are unknown, so close to us, and yet so completely hidden from view, he will guard and watch over the loved ones left behind, and in the memories of the past and the hopes of the future, may the sorrowing ones find comfort and consolation. He was a member of the Norway Lutheran church. Funeral services were held at the house Tuesday at 12:00 o'clock, and at the church west of town, Rev. Arveson officiating, where sorrowing friends assisted the relatives in the sad rites. Loving hands had provided beautiful floral decorations, emblematic of the beautiful character of the deceased as well as the love which prompted the offering. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.
A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
God in his wisdom has recalled,
The boon his love had given,
And though the body moulders here
The soul is safe in Heaven.
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