Carl Johan Knutson Called by Death

Infirmatives incident to old age, caused the death Monday morning at 4 oıclock of Carl Johan Knutson, aged 82 years, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Andrew V. Swenson. For several months Mr. Knutson had been in poor health, but only the past month was he unable to leave his bed. His condition gradually became weaker until the death summons came this week.
Carl Johan Knutson was born in Valders, Norway, April 11, 1851 and came to America with his mother, Mrs. Ingebor Hanson in 1858. He lived in La Crosse, Wisconsin for a time, leaving there for Houston, Minnesota where he lived until 1871 when he came to Hawley.
On July 25, 1880, he was married to Martine Olson in Salem Church, Eglon Township. Mr. and Mrs. Knutson continued to make their home in Eglon Township on the farm taken as a homestead by Mrs. Knutson before their marriage, until last November, when they moved to Hawley. For years Mr. Knutson was a member of the school board in District 61, and for 29 years served on the town board.
On July 25, 1930, members of the Heglund church, of which Mr. and Mrs. Knutson were charter members and constant workers down through the years, honored this estimable pioneer couple by celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.
Mr. Knutson is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Andrew Swenson and Mrs. Frank Crowley, of Hawley; two sons, Ole of Ulen and Christian of Minneapolis and 16 grandchildren. Also a brother, Christ Hanson of Burien, Washington.
At the church he helped establish in early days, funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon, following services at the Thysell Funeral parlor. Rev Jonas Helland will officiate and burial will be made in the church cemetery beside his wife, who died December 13, 1932.
Pall bearers were Joakim Krogh, L.J. Mostrom, Louis Larson, August Rodke, Anton HAgen and Martin Dahl.

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Ole A. Knutson died Friday

Funeral services were held at the Bethlehem church for Ole Andreas Knutson Tuesday afternoon with Rev. L.C. Jacobson, of Ada officiating. The church was beautifully decorated with nice flowers and there were many memorial gifts. Mrs. Harry Hage sang ³Flee as a Bird² accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Wm. Fevig. The Pastor preached a very impressive sermon, told of the departed that he asked for communion before he was taken to the hospital and at the hospital before he lapsed into unconsciousness he asked that the Lordıs Prayer be prayed for him. The Pastor spoke of manıs span of life as a voyage or hourney where one had the choice of two roads. On this journey the traveler lives in a tent. When the tent breaks down it did not mean that the traveler perishes. The tent is the body and the traveler the spirit. When the tent breaks down the Christian goes home to God. There is no cause for sorrow when a believer goes home to God. Pall bearers were Henry Bakkum, Ed Christianson, H.A. Asleson, H. Herzog, Sebert Lien and Thos. McDonald. Interment was made in the west cemetery.
Mr. Knutson was born in Eglon township December 29, 1884 and died September 10, 1943 at the age of 58 years, 8 months and eleven days. His parents were C.J. and Martina Knutson.
He was baptized and confirmed in Hegland church.
In 1909 he married Miss Emma Bjerke who passed away in 1914. Four children were born to this union: Mrs. S.M. Graves, Niles Knutson, both of Minneapolis; Orville and Kermit both in the U.S. Navy serving their country.
In 1919 he married Miss Margaret Syvertson, who survives him together with their four children, Miss Helene of Long Beach, Cal.; Miss Harriet of Minneapolis; Miss Verna and Harold at home. Also one brother, Christ, of Minneapolis and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Crowley, of Hawley and Mrs. A.V. Swenson of Long Beach, Cal. There are four grand children, Jannard, Carol, David, and Kermit Knutson.
During his early years he farmed near Hawley, then moved to Ulen about thirty years ago where he bought grain for many years.

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