|Birth: ||Apr. 25, 1877, Norway|
|Death: ||Jun. 14, 1922|
KILLED BY LIGHTENING
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Stricken While Driving Home
From Prayer Meeting With
Family Wednesday Night
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Eric Dyrland of North Ottawa township was struck by lightning and instantly killed about ten o'clock last Wednesday night while driving home from Prayer meeting at Hereford. In the buggy with Mr. Dyrland when the fatal lightning bolt struck was his wife and four children. One son who was occupying the front seat with his father, was stunned as were all the occupants of the vehicle but they were otherwise uninjured although the buggy was overturned in the ditch. The bolt struck Mr. Dyrland on the side of the head and apparently deflected and struck his neck and shoulder. Mr. Dyrland met his death on the north and south road near the John Kelly place.
The deceased was born in Bjorland, Norway, April 25, 1877 and was therefore 45 years, 1 month and 19 days old. He has been a resident of Grant county about ten years, living most of the time in and near Hereford. For the past few years he has been operating a farm in North Ottawa township.
Surviving are his wife and six children who mourn the untimely passing of a kind and loving husband and father.
The funeral services will be conducted at the Church of God, Hereford, but up to the time of going to press no definite arrangements have been announced.
The Tribune joins the friends of the grief-striken family in extending sympathy.
Obituary published in the Wendell Tribune - June 16, 1922
Created by: T Burt
Record added: Oct 15, 2009
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Added: Oct. 15, 2009