Clipped From Kossuth County Advance
is to Services held at Mason City for Swea Cityan Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha C. Eckholm, 86, of Mason City, were held Tuesday at 10 o'clock in the Major Erickson Funeral Home at Mason City with Dr. Wayne Clark, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating. A niece, Esther C. Smith, Charles City, was organist. Burial was in the Garrison cemetery in Swea City. Pallbearers were six nephews: Hugh Black, Maynard Jensen, David, Wayne, Russell, and Gifford Smith. \ Bertha C. Smith was born October 7, 1879 near Indianola, daughter of James M. and Nancy E. Sever Smith. She taught school six years in the Kossuth county schools prior to her marriage to Philip V. Eckholm on May 20, 1903. She died Feb. 19 in a Mason City nursing home. Survivors are two daughters, Mae, Mrs. Paul Hilbert, Algona, and Laila, Mrs. George Hall, Mason City. Also surviving are two brothers, Luther D. Smith Des Moines, and Ernest L Smith, Estherville. Two grand children, Mrs. Clarence Hunt K: ! at at Algona, and Beryl Butterfield Swea City, also survive. There are nine great grandchildren. Her husband died in 1909 anc her parents, five sisters ane seven brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Eckholm was a member of the First Baptist church of Mason City, and Circle no. 1. She belonged to the Order of White Shrine, Alchor Shrine, O. E. S., and Queen Rebekah Lodge.