KARL MALMSTROM DIES AT AGE 86
Karl J, Malmstrom, 86 year-old Swedish-born Moline resident, died at 11 Saturday evening in his home, 1112 Thirty-fourth avenue after a 2 day illness. The funeral will be at 3 tomorrow afternoon in Esterdahl chapel, with the Rev. Russell Johnson, student pastor of Bethany Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery, Moline. Friends may call at the mortuary after 7 this evening. Born on February 25, 1865, in Sweden, Malmstrom came to this country as a young man. He resided in Chicago for a time and later moved to Galesburg. Fifty-three years ago he moved to Moline, where he since lived. He was married to Ellen Bloom on Dec. 9, 1899, in Moline, where the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1949. The aged man was a pattern and toolmaker, working in Silvis shops for several years. He later was employed by Studebaker in South Bend, Ind. retiring in 1932. Mr. Malmstrom was of Baptist faith. Surviving besides the widow are a daughter, Mrs. John Pascoe, Moline; four sons, Richard and Eugene, Moline, Crawford, Hillsdale, and Leslie, Sonora, Tex.; a nephew, Nels Malmstrom, Albuquerque, N.M.; 18 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren." SOURCE: The Daily Dispatch Newspaper: Monday Evening, February 4, 1952, Page 2; microfilm copy of news article from Moline Public Library, Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois.