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Obits > 1968 - George Kysseth

Submitted by Melva L Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

January 4, 1968 - Thursday, pg 6




Rites Held For Former Jeweler


Prophetstown: - Funeral services for George Kyseth, 73, former Prophetstown resident who died Tuesday, Dec. 26, in Clarion, Iowa, following an extended illness, were held Dec. 29, at the Gardner Chapel. The Rev. A. Dean Lundstrom of the First Congregational Church officiated at 10 a.m.


Committal was in the William McNeil burial plot in Riverside Cemetery. A memorial service was held in the Eiler Funeral Home in Clarion, Iowa.


Born March 21, 1894, in Duluth, Minn., Goerge Kyseth was the son of the late B. O. and Marie Kyseth.  He attended school in Sherburn and Preston, Minn., and graduated from Bradley University School of Horology in Peoria. During World War I he served with the 20th Infantry as first lieutenant.  He was united in marriage with Arneda McNeill in 1918.


Following his release from the army, George Kyseth went into partnership with his father in a jewelry store in Preston, Minn.  In 1925 he and his wife and family moved to Clarion, Iowa. At the time of his residence in Prophetstown, he was associated with the Fenn Drug Store as jeweler.


Mr. Kyseth was active in city, county, state business, community and fraternal affairs.  He was instrumental in passage of the watchmaker's licensing bill in the Iowa Legislature and since held the number one state watchmaker's license. Bradley University gave him a citation in 1958 for outstanding achievement in horology.  He was a past president of the Iowa Retail Jewelers Associaton and served on the Board of Directors many years.


Preceding Mr. Kyseth in death was a son, George Kyseth, Jr.  Surviving with the widow are a son Neil D. Kyseth and a granddaughter, Robin Kyseth of Tulsa, Okla.

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