Wassgren, Axel Richard “Pug” (1897-1966)

Funeral services for Axel R. (Pug) Wassgren, 68, were held Sunday from Quanrud Funeral Chapel with Rev. P.J. Johnson officiating. Mr. Wassgren died Friday from heart failure. Douglas Gloude was the soloist and Mrs. R. Everett Johnson the accompanist. Bearers were Oliver Thompson, Eli Erickson, Clifford Engelstad, Henry Bren, Joe Burwell and Otto Edwardh. Military graveside rites were conducted by Warren Post 27, American Legion. Interment was made in Greenwood cemetery in Warren.

Mr. Wassgren was born Dec. 19, 1897 in Warren, the son of Elof and Anna Johnson Wassgren. He grew to manhood in the city and was a veteran of both World Wars. In World War I he served in the Navy doing convoy duty and in World War II he was in the Army serving in Florida. He worked in Washington lumber camps after World War I and was hospitalized in a sanitarium in the west. He returned to Warren and worked on a Soo Line [railroad] Bridge crew and was a painter after World War II he worked for the Marshall County Highway Department for many years retiring 3 years ago, he spent his winters in Texas.

Mr. Wassgren never married and his only survivor is a sister, Mrs. George A. Wyman [Ingrid Sofia Wassgren Wyman] of Wasecas.

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky