Ole Aanonson 1849-1928
AANONSON, PETERSON, PEDERSON, STUELAD, LUCAS, HAINES, CHRISTIANSON
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 5/2/2013 at 23:18:15
Ole Aanonson, who for more than half a century has been a resident farmer of Emmet County, was born in Norway on the 15th day of February, 1849, and is the son of Onond and Julia Christianson. He came to America in 1853 with his parents at the age of 4 years. His education was acquired in the common schools of Iowa, where he has been a successful farmer since he grew to manhood.
He was united in holy wedlock on the 19th of November, 1880, to Miss Sarah Peterson, also a native of Norway. Mr. Aanonson leaves to survive his death, his wife, Sarah Aanonson, and 6 children, namely Julia, the wife of A. Stueland of Estherville, Iowa; Aanon, a farmer in Jack Creek Township; Anna, the wife of D.W. Lucas, also living in Jack Creek Township; Helen the wife of Vern Haines of Estherville, Iowa; Peter of Estherville; and Halvor of Wakapa, Canada. Three children preceded their father in death, 2 dying in infancy and John who succumbed to an attack of influenza, December 28, 1919, at the age of 27 years. The family is also blessed with 16 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Mr. Aanonson enjoyed the best of health until 13 years ago Thanksgiving day when he suffered a paralytic stroke. Since that time he has been in poor health. For the last 3 years he has been an invalid and has been confined to a wheel chair.
Mr. Aanonson was called home to his final resting place at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, December 4, 1928. He was at the time of his death 77 years, 9 months, 2 weeks and 1 day old.
In behalf of their loving husband, father and grandfather, Mrs. Aanonson and her children and grandchildren wish to extend sincere thanks to all who have been so kind during their bereavement and especially to Rev. T. Hansen who has administered so kindly to Mr. Aanonson’s spiritual needs and to Andre Olson who has so graciously befriended Mr. Aanonson and taken care of all of his barber work so faithfully for the remaining years of his life. They also wish to express their appreciation of all the beautiful flowers which expresses the sympathy of their many friends in this their hour of sorrow, and also for the special music which adds so much to the service.
Funeral services were held December 7th, 1928, both at the house and the Immanuel church. Funeral director Chas. Anderson and T. Hansen, the former pastor of the deceased conducting the funeral services. Pall bearers Lewis S. Berge, Hjelmer Stueland, H. Peterson, Martin Aanonson, Andrew Olson and Simon Paulson.
A great host of friends and relatives had met up to pay their last respect to their friend, Mr. Aanonson. The casket was laden with floral wreaths and bouquets. The choir sang several beautiful numbers at the church and also at the cemetery. Mr. Aanonson was laid to rest at the High Lake cemetery where several of his dear ones were laid to rest before him. May God who loved him and loved us all console and bless the sorrowing family and through Jesus the Saviour hope and long for that wonderful day when they shall be joined again for never more to bid one another goodbye. – T. Hansen (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, December 12, 1928)
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