Died at Northfield.
Knute Nystuen and son Rudolph, of Silver lake township, and Mrs. Ole
Huus and daughter Olga, of Northwood, returned Friday from Northfield
where they had gone to attend the funeral of a relative,
a former Silver Lake boy.
The Northfield News says:
Bennie Nystuen, a veteran of the
World War, member of the Northfield Oil Company, and well known young
man of this community, died Tuesday morning at six o'clock at the
Northfield hospital, following
an attack of acute appendicitis. Mr. Nystuen had an attack about two
weeks ago but apparently recovered from it. On Monday of last week,
however, he suffered another acute attack and was taken to the hospital
where he was operated upon the same evening. He lingered for a week but
was unalbe to overcome the effects of the attack, passing away Tuesday
Bennie Lindeman Nystuen was born June 1, 1888, at Silver Lake, Iowa,
the son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Nystuen. He came with his parents to
this vicinity about fifteen years ago and lived on a farm in
Greenvale township before moving to Northfield. He was associated with
his brothers, J. B. Nystuen and Albert Nystuen, in the implement
business until last spring, when he and his brother Albert joined J. O.
Elder to form the Northfield Oil company, which operates a filling
station at the corner of Division and Sixth.
During the war, Mr. Nystuen served his country fourteen months in the
army, and in that comparatively short time saw some of the bloodiest
fighting of the entire conflict. He was 74 days on the western front
and there was hardly a day during that period when he was not under
fire. With the 357th infantry, 90th division, he participated in
several of the great drives. He was twice gassed but was never wounded.
Although he had seen so much of the war he was very reticent about his
experiences and preferred not to talk about them. After the armistice
he served in the army of occupation in Germany. He returned home on
June 19, 1919.
Mr. Nystuen is survived by his aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. John T.
Nystuen, and by the following brothers and sisters: J. B. Nystuen,
Albert J. Nystuen, Ludvig J. Nystuen, Clara J. Nystuen, J. J. Nystuen,
Eliam Nystuen, Thomas Nystuen and Carl Nystuen, all of Northfield and
vicinity, and Mrs. O. Huus, of Northwood, Iowa.
Mr. Nystuen was an exemplary young man and his early death is regretted
by all who knew him. Funeral services were held from the home at 900
Union street yesterday afternoon at one o'clock and from
the Bethel Free church at two o'clock, the Rev. C. E. Nordberg
officiating. The members of Northfield Post, American Legion, attended
the services in a body. Relatives from out of town who attended the
funeral were: Mrs. O. Huus and daughter Olga; Knute Nystuen and son
Rudolph, Northwood, Iowa; Gilbert Nystuen, Lake Mills, Iowa; Mrs. Marie
Bakke, Joseph Nystuen and Luther Nystuen, Minneapolis; Miss Genada
Nystuen and Arthur Nystuen, Austin.
-source: Northwood Anchor (Worth co. Iowa) January
~Note: Silver Lake is in Worth co.; Northfield is in Des