Peter O. Aanonson, 1895- 1985
Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 7/28/2006 at 08:13:09
ESTHERVILLE -- Services for Peter O. Aanonson, 89, will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m. at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, rural Gruver, with the Rev. Michael Bennett officiating. Interment will be in High Lake Cemetery. He died Monday, Feb. 18, 1985 at Holy Family Hospital.
Friends may call at the Henry and Olson Funeral Home in Estherville after 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Aanonson was born Sept. 17, 1895 in Jack Creek Township, Emmet County, the son of Ole and Sarah (Peterson) Aanonson. He attended country school. On Oct. 1, 1919 he was united in marriage with Evva M. Haines at Estherville. He farmed in Jack Creek Township until 1919 when the couple moved to Canada and lived one year before returning to Estherville where he worked for the Rock Island Railroad eight years. He returned to farming in Jack Creek Township and in 1944 moved to the home farm where he lived until entering Rosewood Manor in November of 1982. He was a lifetime member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Survivors include one son Orin Aanonson, Ringsted and his wife Sharon; three daughters: Mrs. Robert W. (Ollie) Fry and Mrs. James (Verna) McGregor, Estherville and Mrs. Pearl Fry, Gruver; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife on May 20, 1973; two grandchildren; parents; four brothers and four sisters.
Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, February 20, 1985.
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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