Mrs. Christine Bodell was born in Helsingland, Sweden on March 12, 1867. She came to America 41 years ago in 1883 and settled in Minneapolis where she was united in marriage to Ole Bodell November 26th the same year. To this union was born 8 children, namely Ole, Arthur, Gust. Ruth, Gunner, Emma, Ada, and Florence. Her husband and two children have preceded her in death. They moved to this community 40 years ago where she has made her home until death came very peacefully June 5th at the age of 63 years, 3 months and 24 days. She has been failing in health two and a half months.
She leaves to mourn her death six children, Mrs. Kurt Malek, Mrs. Frank Baesman, Florence, Arthur, Gust and Gunner, one brother, Nels, living in Viking, two sisters and one brother in Sweden and a large number of other relatives living in Sweden and America, also eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lundell and Rev. Lundquist at the home at 1 PM and at the Swedish Mission church at 2 PM Saturday afternoon June 7th. Her remains were laid to rest beside those of her husband, who preceded her in death three years ago. Mrs. Bodell has been a loving wife and mother, leading a good Christian life, trusting in her Savior Jesus Christ. Peace be to her memory.
[Interred Greenwood cemetery]
|Transcribed by:||Cheryl Srnsky|