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Arthur O. Amdahl, 1899-1932


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 1/23/2009 at 07:41:00

Arthur O. Amdahl Killed by Windlass Crank

Arthur Amdahl/Amdal was fatally injured Sunday afternoon [Dec. 12, 1932] while working at the Nasby home near Petersburg. He was working with a pump, when the jack broke and struck him, fracturing his skull and rendering him unconscious. He was immediately brought to the Birney hospital, but did not regain consciousness, and died about three hours after the accident.

Arthur Oliver Amdahl/Amdal was born Jan. 5th, 1899 at Estherville, the eldest child of Sigvald/Sigvart and Augusta Amdahl/Amdal. As a child he was baptized and at the age of 14 renewed his baptismal 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 Jeanette, Verla Jane and Delores June. Besides the sorrowing wife and the children Mr. Amdahl/Amdal leaves his mother, Mrs. Augusta Amdal, the brothers Clarence of Sibley, and Selmer of Estherville and sisters Augusta of Estherville and Eliza of Sioux Falls, S. D.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 from the home on N. 4th street and at 2:00 o'clock from the Estherville Lutheran church on South 10th street, with Rev. L. A Mathre officiating. Burial will be at the Norwegian cemetery.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; December 13, 1932.


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