Obituary for Sam Gilbert Collin, Renville County Journal, November 15, 1918
Sam Gilbert Collin was born in the Township of Sacred Heart, March 2, 1892, a son of Mr. & Mrs. Sven Collin. He was confirmed in Opdal Church, July 22, 1906. After having attended the common school of the district and for sometime studied a Renville, he entered Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, completing his course at Austin, Minn. He was admitted to the Medical Department of the State “U” about two and one-half years ago. Early in the fall, he entered the S.A.T.C. service at the same time attending to his studies in good hopes of being graduated next year from the Department of Dental Surgery, when he was suddenly taken sick with Influenza, dying from Bronchial Pneumonia at the Base Hospital, Minneapolis last Friday, Nov. 8th at 3 pm. His parents and brother Ole, who was advised by wire of his illness, hastened to his bedside but arrived on the evening, too late to find him alive. Many friends today mourn with the family the loss of the beloved youth and faithful student. In token or sympathy with the stricken family—and a mark of the high respect and esteem in which Sam was held at the “U” the rich and flagrant floral offerings sent by his classmates under care of Delmer Nellermore as an escort—significantly testify. Interment occurred at our Saviors Church Cemetery, Wednesday, Nov. 13th at 2 pm Rev. Giere officiating. To comply with the State Ordinance the funeral was private, services conducted only at the grave. Among the sad mourners was Miss Alma Grabow of Renville, Minn., Lord comfort her and the bereaved family.
Editor’s Note: We do not have a photograph of Sam Gilbert Collin.