One of the sad events that we are called upon to chronicle this week is the death of Charles E. Tollefson, son of Mr and Mrs E. B. Tollefson of Collins township. He worked all day Thursday and on Friday he came to Willow Lakes to attend services at the Lutheran church, and while in town said that he did not feel just right. He was taken worse some time during the night, but did not make any complaint, so his folks did not know it until Staurday morning. A Bryant doctor was immediately summoned who pronounced the case appendicitis and advised immediate removal to the nearest hospital. He was taken to Aberdeen, where an operation was performed Sunday noon, but so rapidly had the disease developed, it was impossible to save his life. He died Monday morning about 8 o'clock on the day he was 13 years old. Funeral services were conducted from the Lutheran church in this city Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Thoresen officiating, and the remains laid to rest in the silent city beside two younger brothers.
Transcribed from clipping in old scrapbook. Clark County SD newspaper. Clippings surrounding this date 1907.