Jons Hamberg, of Nelson Park township, was laid to rest Friday with funeral services conducted from the Salem Lutheran Church at 2:00 P.M. Officiating clergyman was the Reverend C. W. Lindgren, and organist was Mrs. Casmer Troska. Interment was in Salem Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were Jacob Gunderson, Erick Johnson, Charles Anderson, John Paulson, Edward Johnson and Zak Olson. active bearers were Harold Johnson, Eskil Sjoblom, Eric Erickson, Elmer Hageland, Hans Anderson and Norman Torgerson.
Musical numbers at the last rites were a Swedish solo sung by Ivar Anderson; and the trio, “Beyond the Sunset”, sung by Mrs. Jerome Blair, Joann Jerome and Glynis Hamberg.
Jons Emanuel Hamberg was born November 12, 1882, at Jampland, Sweden, the son of Jons and Anna Hamberg. Jons Jr. came to this country at the age of ten years, with his parents who settled in Nelson Park township. Jons Jr. attended the Englund rural school, and in his early years worked for a time in the Stephen and Roseau areas. On April 2, 1913, he married Gunda Nelson at Roseau, and to this union nine children were born, all of whom survive.
Mr. Hamberg was engaged in farming all of his adult years, and was still living on the home farm at the time of his last illness. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church.
He underwent major surgery at the Bethesda hospital at Crookston, Tuesday, August 11; and passed away at the hospital the following Tuesday, August 18, with cause of death given as a blood clot in the lung. Mrs. Hamberg had remained with him at the hospital during his last illness. Also, all of the children had been called, and were with him prior to his death. He was 76 years, nine months and six days when he answered the last call.
Attending the rites Friday were relatives and friends from Stephen, Karlstad, Minneapolis, Thief River Falls, Greenbush, Middle River, Strathcona, Kennedy and Strandquist, Minn.; and Grand Forks, Drayton and Glasston, N. Dak.
Sons and daughters present were: Nels of Grand Forks, Roy of Karlstad, Harry of Duluth, Ann (Mrs. Donald Merdink) of Stephen, Blenda and Nan at home, Ruby (Mrs. Norman Jensen) and Verna (Mrs. Orville Hvidsten) of Stephen, and Grace of Washington D.C.
Also surviving besides the wife and children are 24 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding Mr. Hamberg in death were his parents, two brothers, three sisters, and one grandson.
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