Lewis B. Williams, 1873-1953
Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/20/2009 at 18:36:57
Funeral for L. B. Williams is Monday
Funeral services for Lewis B. Williams, retired Estherville farmer who died shortly before noon yesterday [Mar. 5, 1953], will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Sandin funeral home and at 2 p.m. at the Estherville Lutheran church, the Rev. L. G. Hinderaker officiating.
Mr. Williams was born Dec. 14, 1873, on a farm near Thor. He was the son of Barney and Rose Josendahl Williams. He died at Holy Family hospital at the age of 79 years, two months and 19 days.
Mr. Williams was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Thor. On March 2,1897, he was married to Martha Wetterhus at Clarion. The couple lived at Thor until 1908 when he moved to Emmet county where he farmed until 1934 and then moved to Estherville.
Surviving his death are his wife; six children, Bernhard, Leonard and Mrs. Gunder (Lila) Paulson, all of Armstrong; Mrs. Joseph M. (Tillie) Brown, Mrs. Milford E. (Ruth) Brown and Orville, all of Estherville; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Muklebust and Mrs. Jennie Snell of Duncombe.
Preceding him in death were a son, his parents, a sister and three brothers.
Pallbearers will be six grandchildren, James L. Brown, Marlin Paulson, Richard Paulson, Robert J. Brown, Harold R. Brown and Wayne E. Brown. Burial will be in the Estherville Lutheran cemetery. Friends may call at the Sandin Funeral home after noon tomorrow.
Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; March 6, 1953.
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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