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Grunhuvd, Embret L. Embretson 1858 - 1915


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 7/20/2022 at 12:29:51

In Response To: Embretson, E. L. Gronhovd died 1915 (Reid R. Johnson)

Register and Argus, 25 Feb. 1915.

Embret L. Embretson Grunhuvd was born in Wagner township, Clayton County, Iowa, on Dec. 26th, 1858, and died at the old homestead where he was born on Jan. 27th, 1915. aged 56 years, one month and one day.

The funeral was held from the old homestead and Norway church on the afternoon of Jan. _1st, 1915, Rev. Arveson officiating. The song service was by the choir of the Norway congregation, which rendered some beautiful selections for the occasion. In spite of the inclemency of the weather the church was full of sympathizing and sorrowing friends of the deceased, who had been a member of this church all his lifetime and who, as his pastor remarked in his sermon very seldom missed a service and who had held trustworthy offices in the church and was never found wanting either by a helping hand or financial aid. He was an officer of the church at the time of his death, and his successor was elected while the deceased lay on his bier.

The pall bearers were H. L. Hulverson, Chas. Christianson, Wm. Patterson, Tom Herbranson, T___ef Tollefson and Even Glesne, Mr. Embretson was tenderly laid to rest by the side of his father who preceded him to the life beyond only seven months ago. The floral offerings were both elaborate and beautiful.

He came to his untimely death by an accident, falling from a door in a silo to the pavement some 20 feet below and death was instantaneous.

Embret was the oldest of a family of six children, and consequently was the mainstay of the family after his father's departure. He was a man of amiable disposition and hospitable character, always willing to administer to his aged parents' wants and particularly his mother, who mourns bitterly the departure of her trustworthy son.

He leaves to mourn his loss his aged mother, two sisters, Mrs. Seth Clark and Mrs. E. M. Severson, three brothers, Nels, Knud and Ole, and a host of cousins and other relatives.

The deceased was baptized in an early day by Rev. K___ who was doing missionary work among the Norwegian pioneers of Clayton county and other settlements in Iowa. He was confirmed by Rev. Waldel___, it was stated that he was among the best of his class.

While we lament his premature death and his loss from our number, we bow our heads in resignation to the will from on High and ___ with Job 'The Lord gave; the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.'

(Note: A card of thanks was signed by Mrs. Lars Embretson Grunhuvd and Family.)

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