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Ole Johnson 1866-1936


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/3/2013 at 21:32:22

Ole Johnson Passes Away
Rites To Be Thursday at Wallingford
Ole Johnson, 69, years old, a native of Norway, died at his home southeast of Wallingford early Sunday morning following a lengthy illness. Mr. Johnson has been a resident for the last 34 years.

The funeral services are to be held Thursday afternoon at 1:15 o’clock at the residence and at 2 o’clock at the Riverside church with the Rev. Peder Nordsletten, the pastor, in charge. Interment is to be in the High Lake cemetery.

Mr. Johnson came to this country with his parents when a child. The family settled on a farm near Marshalltown and in 1901 moved to the farm southeast of Wallingford.

He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters: Mrs. LeRoy Olson, Mrs. Charles Strom; and John and Thomas Johnson, all of Wallingford. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, January 13, 1936)

Ole Johnson Passes Away
Last Rites Thursday at Riverside Church Near Wallingford
Ole Johnson of Wallingford died Sunday at his home after a long illness at the age of 69 years. He has been engaged in farming for 43 years and has been a resident of the Wallingford community for about 34 years.

Ole Johnson was born in Starvanger, Norway, on Oct. 12, 1866, the son of John and Carrie Olson. He came to the United States 51 years ago.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:15 at the house and at 2 o’clock at the Riverside church near Wallingford. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Rev. Peder Nordsletten will officiate at the services.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters all of the Wallingford community. They are: Johnnie Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Mrs. Charles Strom and Mrs. Leroy Olson. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, January 14, 1936)

Ole Johnson
On a typical winter day with much snow and with many sideroads blocked, the late Ole Johnson of the High Lake township of Emmet County, was laid to rest. Many neighbors and old acquaintances as well as relatives made a special effort to be present at his funeral to thus show their last token of esteem towards the departed one.

Former Pastor Assists
Assisted by the former pastor of the Wallingford Lutheran Church, the Rev. T. Hanson of Lakefield, Minn., the present pastor, the Rev. Peder Nordsletten, conducted a brief service at the home on January 16, 1936 at 11:15 p.m. From the home the funeral procession proceeded towards the Riverside Church where the service proper started at 2 p.m. Accompanied by Miss Lena Gunderson, the church choir sang two selections during the service. Rev. P. Nordsletten sang one of the deceased’s favorite songs: “En undorfold Freiser jeg elor.” The following acted as pallbearers: O.O. Anderson, Lars Solheim, Tom Natterstad, and Helge Helgeson. In addition to the many floral offerings that were given, there were also donations by some of the closest relatives as well as neighbors and friends to various missions and other charitable institutions, $20.75 in memory of the late Ole Johnson.

The interment was made in the High Lake Cemetery, where his son, Andrew, was laid to rest, who died during the World War.

Born in Norway
Ole Johnson was born in Stavanger, Norway, October 12, 1866. He came with his parents to Marshall County, Iowa, at the age of six months. He was united in marriage to Carrie Strand of Le Grand, Iowa, Oct. 1, 1886. To this union was born six children, three of whom are living.

They came to Palo Alto County in the spring of 1893, where they resided eight years. In 1901, they moved to their present home in Emmet county.

His wife was killed by lightning, Sept. 27, 1901.

Ole Johnson was united in marriage to Miss Hattie Bondhus at Graettinger, Iowa, November 28, 1903. To this union was born one child, Mrs. LeRoy Olson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Johnson, and three sons, Johnnie, born Oct. 11, 1892, died Jan. 10, 1893; Thomas, born August 2nd, 1896, died July 26, 1897; Andrew, born March 15, 1889, died Oct. 2nd, 1918. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie Johnson and four children: Mrs. Charles Strom, Johnnie Johnson, Thomas Johnson, and Mrs. LeRoy Olson, all residing in this vicinity. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, an uncle, Ole H. Bryngelson, an aunt, Gurena Anderson, both of Dunbar, Iowa, and a number of cousins.

69 Years Old
He died of dropsy and other complications at his old home by High Lake Jan. 12, 1936, at 4:50 a.m. He attained the age of 69 years and 3 months.

Mr. Johnson courageously faced death, believing in Christ, as his personal Saviour. He will be remembered as a kind husband, a good father, and a helpful neighbor. Blessed be his memory. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, January 22, 1936) (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, January 23, 1936)


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