George V. Walholm obituary 1950

George-V-Walholm-obitThe following obituary was published in Galesburg, Illinois, Friday, 24 Feb 1950:

“Funeral services for G. V. Walholm, 87, who died last Monday [sic – 20 Feb 1950; according to his grave marker, he died 21 Feb 1950] at his home at 248 North Seminary street, were held at 3:30 pm today at Kimber and West chapel with the Rev. Leman V. Olsensius in charge.  Organ selections were played by Mr. Harry Neave.  Mrs. Virginia Blucker sang ‘All the Way He Goeth With Me’ and ‘The Old Rugged Cross’.

“Pallbearers were Axel Rosine, Oscar Gustafson, George C. Lofgren and Emil Dahlberg.  Interment was at Linwood cemetery.

“George V. Walholm was born Nov. 23, 1862 [sic -according to his grave marker, he was born 21 Nov 1862], in Rimforsa, province of Ostrogothland, Sweden, son of Nels Peter and Bertha Maria Pragg.  He came to Galesburg in March of 1886 when 24 years of age settling at Galesburg where his home remained for 64 years.

“His marriage to Ella Tuveson, also a native of Sweden, took place Sep. 16, 1888.  They were the parents of six children, Roy, who now dwells at Winnetka; Elmer, who was a World War I veteran who suffered gas poinsong in battle and who died in 1937 [sic – grave marker at Galesburg, Illinois indicates date of death, 5 Sep 1934]; Nelle, who became Mrs. Clarence Peterson of Minneapolis, and Mildred, who became Mrs. Frank Moore of Chicago, both deceased; Mabel, who died at 13, and Rudolph, who died in infancy.  Two brothers are also deceased,

“Besides the son, Roy, there remain two grandchildren, Roy, Jr., and Penelope Jane Walholm, all of Winnetka.

“In addition to being an active member of the First Lutheran church, Mr. Walholm belonged to Thyr lodge of the Independent Order of Vikings.

“Among those attending the sevices today were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Walhom and the two children of Winnetka.”



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