Funeral of Oscar Anderson Held At Yorktown Church

Tampico: - June 5 - (Special) - The funeral services for Oscar Anderson were held in the Christian church at Yorktown Saturday afternoon. Rev. Wm. Swenson conducted the services and burial was at the Home Farm cemetery, south of Thomas, Ill.

Oscar Alfred Anderson was born at Yorktown, Bureau County, Dec. 3, 1880, and passed into the Beyond, May 31, 1928, aged 47 years, five months and 28 days. His parents, Charles and Inga Anderson, and a brother, John Anderson, had preceded him to the other world. The only near kindred survivors are a brother and sister and their families, Emmanuel Anderson of Yorktown and Mrs. Anna Marine of Sterling. From early childhood until his release through death Mr. Anderson was a sufferer, having sustained a paralytic stroke when only a few weeks old, which left him an invalid for life. Seven or eight years ago he made a definite surrender of himself to Christ and entered into a new spiritual experience, which gave him a new outlook on life, otherwise exceedingly circumscribed.

This meager outline of his life and character is the extent of the knowledge of his life-story; the rest must be left to the imagination. When we attempt to enter into the mysterious realm of the whys and wherefores of suffering, of lives circumscribed by weakness uncaused by any fault or sin of the sufferer, then we are face to face with the unsolved problem of the ages. The only answer to anxious inquiries that is at all satisfactory, is the word of the Great Master Teacher, "In order that the works of God should be made manifest in him." Every human being, coming into the world, has a definite mission to fulfill, and Oscar Anderson has completed God's earth-bound purpose with him, and he now has a satisfactory answer to all his whys and wherefores, while in our midst.

(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, April 5, 1928 - Tuesday, pg 8 col 6, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)




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