FILLMORE COUNTY PIONEER PASSES
SOURCE: THE NEBRASKA SIGNAL
15 DEC 1932, PG 1 COL 3
Ida Skoglund was born in Sweden, November 26, 1855. She passed away at her home in Stanton Township, Fillmore County, Nebraska, at 5:10 a.m. Friday, December 9, 1932, at the age of 77 years and 14 days.
She came to America with her parents and settled at Moline, Ill., May 30, 1869, where she grew to womanhood and which union four children were born, all of whom are living: Oscar, Albin and Victor Toren of Geneva and Alma, now Mrs. Ordie Weston of Sidney, Neb.
Mr. and Mrs. Toren and family moved to Nebraska, settling on a farm five miles southwest of Geneva, the farm which has been their home since March 19, 1884. For more than forty years they planned and labored together here in the rearing of their family with no serious break until December 9, 1927, the date of Mr. Toren's death, which singularly enough, was the date, five years later, of the death of Mrs. Toren.
After the death of her husband Mrs. Toren, with her two sons Oscar and Albin continued to maintain the home until her death, the daughter Alma and one son, Victor, having married and gone to homes of their own.
About a year ago Mrs. Toren suffered a stroke of Paralysis from which she never fully recovered, through for the past few months she was in reasonably good health and the evening before her death took supper with the family, entering into the conversation at the table with her usual interest. About 5 the next morning the nurse heard her cough which did not seem natural and upon hastening to her bedside found her expiring.
In January 1893, Mrs. Toren with her husband united with the Geneva Methodist church, under the pastorate of Rev. J.A. Barker and has retained her membership therein since that time.
Besides the four children, other sorrowing ones left behind are three grandchildren, Arthur and Mae Toren and Byron Weston, a sister, Mrs. John Nelson of Geneva and many other relatives and friends.
She will be greatly missed not only by the members of the immediate family, especially the two sons with whom she was so closely connected after the death of her husband, but also many other relatives and friends with whom she was so happily associated through her long residence in this vicinity.
Verily, she "rests from her labors," she has "gone to her reward," while her "works do follow" her.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, December 11, at 2 o'clock at the Geneva Methodist church, a brief service being held at the home at 1:30. The services were in charge of the pastor Rev. W.H. Shoaf, who spoke on the theme, "The Hope of Heaven," the text being Col. 1:53. The music was Furnished by a mixed quartet consisting of Mrs. Shoaf, Mrs. Lowe, Henry Drake and Edgar Miller singing, "Abide With Me," "Asleep In Jesus," and "Going Down the Valley," with Mrs. F.M. Holtz at the organ. The casket bearers were Al Kline, Emil Reinsch, John Minich, Henry Neiman, John Massoth and Jason Shackleford. The flowers were many and very beautiful. Interment was in the Geneva Cemetery.