|Birth: ||Nov. 15, 1862, Sweden|
|Death: ||Oct. 6, 1941|
Gus Dahlberg Instantly Killed in Accident Monday – Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Fairdale Methodist church – The life of one of the community's most respected and beloved citizens was snuffed out in a terrible accident at Grand Island Monday evening about 5 o'clock when Gus Dahlberg was struck by some railroad cars and killed instantly. The accident happened near the Grand Island Livestock Commission company yards. After being struck Mr. Dahlberg's body was dragged about 80 feet and mutilated as the cars rolled across and beyond the north side of Fourth street. The conductor, F.G. Bryan, who was riding the first car of the string which were being switched saw Mr. Dahlberg just at the moment as he stepped in the way of the cars and made an attempt to push him in the clear but was unable to do so. Mr. Dahlberg had made the trip to Grand Island in company with Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Oakeson and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sonderup. They were waiting for him in their car after he had gone over to a lunch room presumably to buy some ice cream bars. Hall county attorney, L. A. Holmes and Sheriff Dan Sanders were notified and they visited the scene.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 9, 1941
Last Rites are Conducted For A. G. Dahlberg – Beloved Citizen Laid to Rest on Thursday with Hundreds Attending the Services – Relatives, friends and neighbors paid their final respects to A. G. Dahlberg at funeral services conducted at 1:30 o'clock from the home and at 2 o'clock from Fairdale Methodist church Thursday afternoon. Officiating ministers were the church pastor, Rev. V. R. Bell and Rev. O. W. Strombom of Wallace, Neb., former pastor. Burial was in the church yard cemetery with McIntyre Mortuary in charge. A quartet from St. Paul Methodist church composed of Mrs. Seth Olesen, Mrs. Ralph Zlomke, Harry Lingford and William Harvey sang these hymns: Under His Wings, What A Friend We Have in Jesus and They Will Be Done. Active pallbearers were Oscar Oakeson, Fred Frost, Paul Andersen, George Jacobson, Ernest Schow and Roy Larsen. Honorary pallbearers were Ed Berggren, Julius Berggren, Leonard Larson, August Larson and J. C. Wilson.
OBITUARY – Andrew Gustaf Dahlberg was born in Norra Harene, Skarabors lan, Vastergotland, Sweden, November 15, 1862 and died at Grand Island, Neb., October 6, 1941 at the age of 78 years, 10 months and 21 days. He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith in Sweden and came to America at the age of 18 years and after having spent several years in Ida County, Ia., where he became an American citizen he moved to Pueblo, Colo. He came to Nebraska a little before the turn of the century and located on the farm where he has since resided. On November 10, 1902 he was united in marriage to Hulda Haggstrom to which union seven children were born: Herman of Norfolk, Neb., Clarence of Hollandale, Minn., Mrs. Norman LaPage of Lincoln, Neb., Mrs. Charles Napoli of San Francisco, Calif., Mrs. Arnold Johnson and Miss Anna of Omaha, Neb., all of whom with the bereaved mother and wife and three grandsons survive him. Mr. and Mrs. Lenas Rydberg, a nephew and niece, are the only other immediate relatives living in America. A son, Gustaf Reuben, died in infancy. Mr. Dahlberg was one of the early settlers in the Fairdale community and when the Methodist church was organized under the leadership of Rev. Peter Munson in 1898 he became a charter member and in his modest and unassuming manner labored tirelessly in its behalf until the time of his untimely death. His steady, even temper and unfailing integrity won for him a host of friends. Of him it can truly be said: "To know him was to be his friend."
CARD OF THANKS – Neighbors and friends were very gracious to us during the sad hours following the tragic death of our beloved husband and father. The many kind services extended and the beautiful floral tributes have been a great source of comfort to us during this trying hour. Please accept our sincere thanks. Mrs. A. G. Dahlberg and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 16, 1941
Fairdale Sunrise Cemetery
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