-------------------------------------------- Birdie Eunice Jeanette Anderson She retired from her position in the Kiron State Bank the later part of August 1932 for a needed rest to regain her health.
Birdie Eunice Jeanette Anderson, was the daughter of Robert and Anna Anderson, born to them January 12, 1897 in Sac county, Iowa. They moved to Kiron when she was but a few years of age and ever since Kiron has been her home. She completed her schooling here and later attended college at Denison. In 1917 she took a position with the Kiron Telephone Co. as operator. This position she filled most efficiently for eleven years, after which she accepted a position as teller in the Kiron State Bank, and this position she filled efficiently until her health would not permit her. The position was held open for her had she regained her health.
She was converted on February 15, 1907 and later baptized and became affiliated with the Ev. Free Mission church in 1913 of which she was a most loyal and faithful member. She taught in various departments of the Sunday School. A faithful and willing worker in the Young Peoples Society and the choir. For many years she served as pianist in her church. Her place was always filled as long as her health permitted. She was one who could be relied on. She was staunch in her religious faith, never faltering and contributed liberally to the cause. In her home, in the church and among her many friends the loss is keenly felt. She was a gracious spirit wherever she went and was most highly esteemed and loved.
Survivors include her mother, two sisters Mrs. I. A. D. Johnson, of Denver, Colo, and Mrs. Bert Loomer of Hayes township and a host of other friends and relatives. One brother died in infancy and her father passed away in 1922. She had attained the age of 37 years, 3 months and 21 days. Her life's work is ended but the memories of her beautiful life will ever linger with us.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the home and at two o'clock from the Ev. Free Mission Church assisted by Rev. G. Carlson and conducted by Rev. H. A. Faugerstrom and also assisted by Rev. J. Cedergren. Beautiful singing was rendered by a vocal duet. "Sunrise Tomorrow" by Ellen and Myrtle Nelson and "We'll Understand it Better." by Miss Ellen Carlson, Mrs. Herbert Tuneberg and Mrs. Irvin Linman. Many beautiful floral pieces were banked about the casket speaking in silence of the high esteem and deep love for the departed sister. She was borne to her last resting place by Newell and Ralph Clauson, Irvin Linman, Glenn Goetsch, Paul Cedergren and Milton Nelson. Interment was made in the family lot in the community cemetery.
Those attending the funeral from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Johnson, Mrs. F. F. Nordell, Mrs. Duke Ilick, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gitken, Mr. and Mrs. Gordell Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lindval, Mrs. Ferne Gronau, Mrs. Ellen Stone and daughter, Leona, all of Omaha;Mrs. Irving Johnson of Denver, Colo, Miss Gladys Lomer and Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Dolk of Omaha, Miss Emma Swedeberg and daughter Lilllian, Mrs. C. J. Anderson and Miss Adena Anderson of Vermillion , S.D., Mr. and Mrs. Gust Sander and daughter, Lucille and Lloyd Johnson of Lanyon, Ia, Mrs Tillie Selander and daughter Belle and son Victor, Mrs. E. A. Stone, Mrs. C. E. Smith Mrs. E. P. Seivers, and C. G. A. Johnson of Denison, Mae Turin, H. Selby, Mrs. John Larson, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Ecklund of Odebolt, Mrs. Abbie Hammerstrom of Storm Lake, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bahnsen of Ida Grove, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Ericson, Evelyn Ewanson and Erma Peters of Carroll and Mrs. Earl Love of Arthur.