The little colony at Fruithurst has again sustained a loss by the removal to worlds beyond of one of its oldest citizens, Mrs. Oline Muus, who after a long illness died here shortly after midnight on the 4th inst., and due to the severe heat was buried late in the afternoon the same day. The spacious rooms of the Muus home were filled with sorrowing and sympathizing friends and neighbors. Many floral offerings bore witness of the esteem in which this remarkable woman was held by the citizenry of Fruithurst, of which city she has been a permanent citizen since 1896. While herself suffering from illness, she not only worked faithfully to make her home a beauty spot, but was unwearying in doing good for others. Mrs. Oline Muus was a mother in Israel. Sprung from an old and prominent family in Norway she was at the age of 21 married to the Reverand Bernt Julius Muus, who also came from a very old family of Norway. With her husband she came to Goodhue County, Minnesota where the Rev. Mr. Muus served a large parish, dearly beloved by the people. Enfeebled by the hard struggles of pioneer days in Minnesota, he returned to his home city, Trondheim in Norway and when he died he was buried in the Cathedral Cemetery of that city, which perhaps is the most hallowed spot in Norway. Now, his wife, after a long life of 84 years, filled with many painful struggles, sufferings and disappointments, rests in the little cemetery of beautiful Fruithurst. The officiating clergyman at the funeral was the Reverend Wilhelm Petterson, who has known Mrs. Muus since his college and seminary days in Minneapolis. Mrs. Muus' immediate survivors are two sons, Mr. Nils Muus in Minnesota and Mr. Harold Muus who lives in California and Mrs. Brigitte Kluver who has for these many years been a comfort and untiring nurse of her old mother.
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