|Birth: ||Aug. 30, 1881|
|Death: ||Feb. 26, 1907|
OTTO CLARENCE AMUNDSON
It is with profound regret and sorrow that the many friends of Otto Amundson learned of his demise, at his home about a mile northeast of Lyle, Tuesday Feb 26. Those who were intimate and near him had known for some time he could not recover, yet the end came rather suddenly. At times he expressed a hope of recovering yet said if it was God's will he was ready and willing to go. He suffered continually and knew it was only a question of a little time before the enevitable call of death would come to him. Otto was the eighth of nine children, three sisters and two brothers having gone before. He was born on the farm Aug 30th, 1881, was a member of the Lutheran church and a faithful adherent of the faith. As a boy he attended the district school and later attended the public school in Lyle. He also attended the Southern Minnesota Normal College one term. Otto was a young man, whose every acquaintance was a friend, He was manly, genial, had a kind hearted disposition and led an exemplarly life. One man tersely expressed it; "I is costomary to say good things of the dead, but whatever is said of Otto today has often been said of him while he was living." The funeral was held Saturdaly afternoon and the remins were laid to rest in the Six Mile Grove cemetery, Rev. Esser Officiating.
om the Mower County Transcript, 6 March 1907, page 7 under heading "LYLE"]
Otto Amundson, aged 25, died of consumption February 26. Funeral was held Saturday afternoon at Six Mile Grove church.
The following letter was received by Otto from a former schoolmate and was grately prized by him:
Windom, Minn. Feb. 20, 1907
Dear Friend Otto,
I received a letter from------today telling you were ill, but happy in Jesus, and oh what a blessed thought to know one has peace with Him. It seems sad for your Mother and sisters that you must be sick and for yourself too, but you have found a comforter that takes the sting out of all suffering, when you know that sooner or later we must all face our God.
I too, Otto have found peace with my Savior, and oh how my heart hungers for more of his love and to be more like him. Oh that every one could fully recognize how empty this world is without Jesus, and I am so happy that I have found Him before it was too late.
When I think of our childhood days down there, I just yearn to talk with some of my friends and I should so much like to come and see and talk with you. There are so many of our old friends and neighbors that have passed away from this earth, but let us pray and hope that we may all meet some day "on that beautiul shore."
Since I have no more to write I must close and hope these lines will find you stronger and if we meet no more on this earth may we meet at Jesus feet. With greetings and love to all from your old friend.
Knut Amundson (1836 - 1906)
Elizabeth Jorgenson Amundson (1844 - 1930)
Malina Amundson Olson (1866 - 1931)*
Henry Amundson (1867 - 1877)*
Gunnild Amundson (1870 - 1872)*
Sophia C Amundson (1872 - 1890)*
Lillie A Amundson (1874 - 1895)*
Henrietta Amundson Johnson (1877 - 1949)*
Henry S Amundson (1879 - 1879)*
Otto Clarence Amundson (1881 - 1907)
Cora Amundson Steene (1888 - 1976)*
Six Mile Grove Cemetery
Created by: Eric C.
Record added: Dec 13, 2012
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