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John C., Sr. AARNESS

Union - Flandreau Cemetery
Moody County,
South Dakota


John C. Aarness and Josie Dahl were married in Wisconsin in 1920. They moved to a farm in Moody County in 1921. To this union four daughters were born, twins, Dora and Doris (Doris died in infancy), Jean and Joan. In 1929 we moved into Flandreau were John operated a grain elevator. Our home was near the elevator by the railroad tracks. Many hobos came to our house asking for food. Mother always had something for them. They would sit on our back porch and eat. The summer of 1930 tragedy struck. The grain elevator burned to the ground. John then went into the portable feed mill business with his brother Carl which they operate it for many years.

John died in auto accident in 1939. Dora finished high school in 1940. We moved to Mankato, Minnesota. Josie married Ray Pengra in 1942. Both John and Josie are buried in the Flandreau Cemetery. Dora (Mrs. Stanley Swanson) lives in Corvallis, Oregon; Jean (Mrs. Gene Waltz) lives in Brookings, has one son and one daughter, Joan (Lewis) lives in Mankato, Minnesota and has two daughters.

Josie died August 30, 1967

Contributed on 12/2/15

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Record #: 231566

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Submitted: 12/2/15 • Approved: 12/2/15 • Last Updated: 12/5/15 • R231566-G0-S3

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