Obit: Piekola, Gustav (1874 - 1949)


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Surnames: Piekola, Granstrom, Schwanke, Brecker


----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, Wis. 30 June 1949)


Piekola, Gustav  904 JAN 1874 - 17 JUNE 1949)


Gustav Piekola, 75, died suddenly at his home in Owen at 5 o’clock, Friday afternoon, June 17. He had been in poor health for the past several months but was able to be up and around daily. He suffered from a heart condition.


Funeral services were conducted from the Griebenow funeral home in Owen at 2 o’clock last Tuesday afternoon, with the Rev. V. A. Priotinen officiating. Burial was made in the Riverside cemetery.


Pallbearers were Henry Cass,Otto Plaman, Stoughton Hallowell, Ernest Clouse, Frank Kline and John Niemi. The following were in charge of the flowers: Mrs. William Hingiss Jr., Mrs. William Nirva, Mrs. Lyle Roteck, Mrs. Dale Horn, Mrs. Alfred Anderson, Miss Lois Anderson and Miss Ina Hahto.


Mr. Piekola was born on Jan. 4, 1874, in Finland. He was married to Hanna Grandstrom on Nov. 5, 1898, in Sweden. He came to this country as a young man, working in the iron ore mines near Ely, Minn., until 1914, when her came to Wisconsin and settled on a farm in the town of Beaver. He lived there until last February, when he bought a home in the city of Owen and moved there.


Surviving relatives, besides his wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Clara) Schwanke, Beaver and Mrs. Adolph (Jennie) Brecker of Owen; a son, Theodore, of Beaver; a grandson, Owen Brecker, an officer in the United States navy, stationed at San Diego, Cal., who came to attended the services; a brother in El Paso, Tex.’ And a sister in Sweden.


Among those from away who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. John Huhta of Ely, Minn., Charles Rantala of Ouhi, Carl Frankie of Iron River and Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Frankie of Herbster.


To the survivors, The Tribune extends its sympathy.



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