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Ingaborg Nielsen Madsen, 1891-1986


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 2/21/2009 at 11:37:21

Service for Ingaborg Anna Marie Madsen, 94, of Ringsted were held Saturday, May 24 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paulís Lutheran Church. Pastor Fred Boyce officiating, Burial was in the church cemetery with Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Madsen died May 21, 1986 at Good Samaritan Center in Estherville.

She was born September 1, 1891 at Blauvelt, New York, the daughter of Knud Thomsen and Gena Nielsen. She moved with her family to Grundy County, Iowa before moving to Emmet County in 1905. She attended grade school in Cedar Falls and Dress Making School in Bancroft. She married Herman R. Madsen June 3, 1913 at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Ringsted. After her marriage she continued to farm with her husband in the Ringsted area until they moved into town in 1946. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and gardening and a highlight of her life was a trip to Denmark in 1975 where she met many of her relatives. She was a member of the St. Paulís Lutheran, American Legion Auxiliary, Farm Bureau Women, ALCW and Ringsted Danish Fellowship.

She is survived by one son Milton of Spirit Lake, 4 daughters: Mrs. Clarence (Amelia) Petersen, Ringsted; Clara Caswell, Estherville; Mrs. Enoch (Gena) Rasmussen, Lohrville; Mrs. Alvin (Mildred) Christensen, Minden, NE.; 28 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren, one great, great grandchild, one sister, Mrs. Elenor Maxwell, Des Moines, two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Thomas (Ida) Thomsen, Rock Rapids; Mrs. Nora (Madsen) Duer, Ringsted.

She was preceded in death by her husband (1970) one daughter (Evelyn) parents, four brothers (Thomas, John, Andrew, Fred) and one sister Marie.

Contributed by: Esther Tripp. Source: Ringsted Dispatch, Ringsted, Iowa.


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