Lars Thompson died last Saturday at the home of Tom Johnson. He came to town a few days before so it would be handier for him to take medical treatment. He had been ailing most of the winter, although it was not generally known and his death came as a shock to his many friends. Deceased was a little over 47 years of age and was one of the early pioneers here, having moved to Clark COunty in 1883. Three years later he was united in marriage to Miss Christine Rasmussen, who is left to mourn his loss, also a mother, 3 sisters and one brother. He was a member of the ___U. W. lodge and carried a $_,000 life insurance policy. Funeral services were held at the Lutheran church in town Tuesday forenoon, which were attended by a large number of his old friends and neighbors and his remains laid to rest at the cemetery at the west Lutheran church.
Transcribed from clipping in old scrapbook. There were missing pieces, signified by the blanks. No date on this, but articles surrounding it in the scrapbook are circa 1914-19. Clark County SD newspaper.