Lars Peter Mathiesen, 1867-1958
Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 2/21/2009 at 19:22:22
Last Rites Held for Peter Mathiesen, 91
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at St. John's Lutheran church for Lars Peter Mathiesen, 91, [who died 1 Jun 1958]. Although a Fairmont, Minn. resident at the time of his death, Mr. Mathiesen had been a long time resident of Ringsted [Emmet Co., IA]. Cause of death was given as infirmities of old age. Rev. James Warren of Ringsted Presbyterian church conducted the services. Burial was in the St. John's cemetery. Thomas Funeral Home was in charge. Pallbearers were Sophus Lund, John Jensen, John Madsen, Forest Christianse, Arne Rovn and Knud Bonnicksen. Mrs. Merrill Christiansen and Marlen Heerdt sang at the funeral.
Lars Peter Mathiesen was born January 27, 1867 in a small town, eight miles out of Copenhagen, Denmark.
He was confirmed at the age of 14 years in the Lutheran faith.
When he was 20 years of age he decided to come to the United States and located in Newell, Iowa.
He was married to Laurena Christiansen at Newell on October 10, 1894. To this union, three children were born, Edna, Arnold, and Carol. In 1912, he and his family moved to Ringsted where they lived on a farm until 1919 when they moved into Ringsted.
His wife, Laurena, died in 1938. He was married to Mrs. Matilda Nelson of Fairmont, Minnesota in June 1944, where he resided until his death.
Mr. Mathiesen enjoyed the best of health until three days before his death. He is survived by his widow, Matilda; three children, Edna Kyhl, Ringsted; Arnold Mathiesen, Elkhorn, Wisconsin and Carol Peitersen, Red Wing, Minnesota; one granddaughter, Carolee Freeman and one great granddaughter, Lori Lee of Red Wing, Minnesota and a host of relatives and friends.
Mr. Mathiesen was a charter member of the Danish Brotherhood at Newell, Iowa.
Contributed by: Ruth M. Hackett. Source: The Ringsted Dispatch, Ringsted, Emmet County, Iowa, June 5, 1958.
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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