The funeral services of Mrs. Clara Ostrom were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Ostrom six miles west of here Friday afternoon at 1:00 and at the Farmersville Lutheran church at 2:00. Rev. A.P. Westerberg of this city preached a very appropriate sermon for the occasion, using as a text Psalms 90:10-12.
At the home a selection was sung by a quartet. This was followed by scripture reading and a prayer by the pastor. At the church another seletion was rendered by the quartet which furnished very fine musis. Letters and telegrams of sympathy were read at the conclusion of the services at the church.
Interment took place at the Farmersville cemetery. Pallbearers were Messrs Otto Nelson, G. A. Carlson, Levin Gustafson, Chas Parker, Chas Nelson, Peter Bartelson, C. F. Carlson, and August Dahl. Those who carried flowers were Mesdames Otto Nelson, Clara Skog, Gust Larson, G. A. Carlson and P. Anderson
Mrs. Clara Ostrom was born in the parish of Stro the province of Linkoping, Sweden, November 20, 1844. She arrived in America July 1, 1865, and settled in Whitehall Michigan were she was married August 20, 1965, to Claus August Ostrom. The couple removed to Farmersville in the spring of 1867. In 1909 the husband died and Mrs. Ostrom departed this life September 21 at the age of 70 years 10 months 1 day.
Mrs. Ostrom, as well as her husband, as long as he lived, were active members of the Farmersville church eer since its organization. She was a good Christian, setting an example in her consecrated life for her family and all who knew her. She leaves eleven children and sixteen grandchildren and one sister in Muskegon Michigan to mourn her. Her children are Charles A., Mrs. Ida Swanson, John A., Frank E., George O., Mrs Hannah Wesslund, Luther M., Otto R., Emma A. Ellenora, Ernest A.
-- Paxton Record. 30 September 1915.