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Anderson, Sophia Emma Hultgren (1868-1950)


Posted By: Debbie Greenfield (email)
Date: 4/22/2019 at 17:20:33

Stratford Courier
June 15, 1950


Mrs. Sophia Anderson, 81, a one-time resident of Stratford, passed away in the Iowa Home for the Aged at Madrid Sunday forenoon, June 11, 1950.

Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Lutheran church at Stratford, with the Rev. F.W. Hanson officiating. Burial will be in the South Marion cemetery.

The Jackson funeral home is in charge of the burial services.

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Stratford Courier
June 22, 1950

Funeral services for Mrs. Sophia Anderson were held Thursday afternoon, June 15, in the Stratford Lutheran church, with the Rev. F.W. Hanson officiating. He used for his text: "All material things she left behind - only the blessings of Christ and His church could she take along." - Eph. 2:20-22.

Songs for the services were sung by Mrs. Arthur Larson and Miss Velva Berglund, with Miss Myrtle Olson at the organ. The songs were: "In the Garden," "Take the Name of Jesus with You," and "Abide With Me."

Following the services, the remains were taken to the South Marion cemetery for interment. The pallbearers were: Vern Berglund, Lloyd F. Anderson, Erick Berglund, Carl Jernquist, Gust Berglund and Paul Berglund.

Sophia Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Hultgren, was born August 31, 1868, at Alingsas, Sweden, and passed away in the Iowa Home of the Aged at Madrid, Iowa, Sunday, June 11, 1950, at the age of 81 years, 9 months and 10 days. She was united in marriage at Chicago, Ill., February 22, 1913, and her husband [Thure Reinhold Anderson] preceded her in death February 3, 1926. There were no children born to this marriage. She made her home in Stratford until Sept. 17, 1948, when she was admitted to the Iowa Lutheran Home for the Aged at Camp Dodge. A few weeks before her death she was removed to the Home at Madrid. She had wonderful care in the home and was pleased with the treatment she received, expressing her desire to remain in the home during the rest of her life.

She had seven brothers and one sister and all of them preceded her in death. She is survived by two nephews, Arthur M. and Harry Hultgren, both of Chicago, and several nieces and nephews in Sweden and in this community, and numerous friends.

She was a faithful attendant at church services as long as her health permitted. The candelabras on the Lutheran church altar were given to the church in memory of her husband.

Note: Born Emma Sofia Andersdotter Aug. 31, 1868 at Alingsås, Sweden, the daughter of Anders Magnus Andersson and Anna Kajsa Svensdotter. Baptized on Sept. 6, 1868.


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