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Arthur Oliver Amdal 1899-1932

AMDAL, AMDAHL, SHAPLEY

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/15/2014 at 19:43:06

Arthur Amdal Killed When Iron Crank Hit Him In The Face
Arthur Amdal of this city was fatally injured last Sunday at the A.H. Nasby farm near Petersburg. Mr. Amdal was formerly in the employ of the Rock Island. He was laid off and has been employed of late at the Nasby farm.

He and Mrs. Nasby decided to repair a pump that was out of order. They hoisted the pump and casing with a windlass. While the pump was well up in the air and all its weight was on the suspended rope, a catch on the windlass gave way.

The entire weight of the pump was at once forced on the windlass and as it began to revolve the crank handle on the windlass struck Mr. Amdal on the jaw with such force that splinters of the jaw bone were forced into his brain.

He was rushed to the Coleman hospital here and passed away about ten o’clock that evening.

Arthur Oliver Amdal was born January 5th, 1899, at Estherville, the eldest child of Sigvald and Augusta Amdal. As a child he was baptized and at the age of 14 renewed his baptizmal covenant by Confirmation at the Estherville Lutheran Church. He received his education in the City Schools and grew to manhood in this community.

May 14th, 1919, he was united in marriage to Leone Marcella Shapley. Their home was blessed with five children who all survive and will so sorely miss their dear daddy. The children are: Betty Mae, Donald Benjamin, Lana Jeannette, Verla Jane and Delores June. Besides the sorrowing wife and children, Mr. Amdal leaves his mother, Mrs. Augusta Amdal, brothers, Clarence of Sibley, and Selmer of Estherville and sisters, Augusta of Estherville, and Caroline of Sioux Falls.

Mr. Amdal died Sunday evening at 11 o’clock following injuries sustained while assisting in providing water for the stock on the A.H. Nasby farm eight miles northwest of Estherville. He was stricken in the strength of manhood having reached at the time of his death, the age of 33 years, eleven months and six days.

Funeral services were held today at one-thirty from the hoe on north Fourth street and at two o’clock at the Estherville Lutheran Church, Rev. L.A. Mathre officiating. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, December 14, 1932)


 

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