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Carl Alexander Arduser
July 331, 1892–November 2, 1935
Death of Carl A. Arduser Occurred at the Local Hospital, November 2
The untimely death of Carl Alexander Arduser occurred at the John McDonald hospital Saturday morning, November 2, at 11 a.m. He had suffered at the hospital for six weeks, following a tragic accident which occurred September 20. He suffered severe lacerations about his body as a result of being caught in the power take-off of a tractor. He had uncoupled the take-off from a binder and had reached over to stop the mechanism. His clothing was caught about his abdomen, and by a sudden twist of his clothing his body at that point was badly lacerated. He was taken to the hospital immediately and received the best of care, but due to the seriousness of his accident his health gradually became undermined. He was unconscious for some time prior to his death. His wife and son, his aged parents, and two sisters have the sincere sympathy of a large group of friends in their bereavement.
Mr. Arduser was born on Bowen's Prairie near Monticello, July 31, 1892. At the time of his passing he was therefore 43 years, 3 months, and two days of age. He was baptized September 11, 1892, by the late Rev. E. E. Gruenstein, pastor of the Reformed church in Monticello.
The marriage of Mr. Arduser to Rose Moore occurred December 14, 1911. One son, Lyle, 15, was born to this union. During his young manhood Mr. Arduser attended the rural schools of Lovell township, and later attended high school in Monticello, and a business college in Cedar Rapids. The family lived on the present farm for the past twenty years.
In addition to his farm work Mr. Arduser did an extensive trucking business, and was also substitute rural mail carrier to John Breen during the last thirteen years.
A sister, Leona, preceded Mr. Arduser in death. She died during infancy. Those who remain to mourn his passing are his wife Rose, his son Lyle, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Arduser, and two sisters, Mrs. George B. Hein of Richland township and Mrs. George Maire of Oelwein, as well as a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Arduser were held Monday afternoon at the Reformed church. Short services were held at the family home, and final services at the church, with burial at Oakwood cemetery. The Rev. Armin H. Tendick, pastor of the Reformed church, was the presiding clergyman at the funeral.

Submitted by: Lloyd Raeg
Source: Monticello Express, 7 Nov 1935, pg 1, col 2 & 3

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