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Grace B. Sanborn, 1902-2004


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/14/2009 at 14:33:06

Funeral services for Grace B. Sanborn, 102, of Estherville will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 22 at the First Presbyterian Church in Estherville with the Rev. Mark Gabbard officiating. Internment will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery. She died on Friday, June 18, 2004 at the Good Samaritan Center in Estherville.

Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. today at the Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Home in Estherville.

Grace was born on March 3, 1902 in Swan Lake Township, Emmet County, the daughter of Ole G. and Josie (Peterson) Gilbertson. She graduated from Maple Hill High School ad from the University of Northern Iowa.

On July 27, 1927 she was united in marriage to Clyde E. Sanborn in Estherville. The couple operated a general store in Varina and in Swea City before opening the East Lawn Market in Estherville in 1933 and later moving to a downtown location.

During World War II, Clyde and Grace served at the Rock Island Arsenal. In 1945 they returned back to Estherville where they owned and operated the Sanborn Furniture Store.

Grace was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Estherville.

Although Grace never had any children, she was very interested in education for children. She and Clyde established an educational trust making scholarships available each year for Estherville area students at Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville and the University of Northern Iowa.

Grace is survived by hundreds of grateful students, cousins and friends.

She has been preceded in death by her husband, parents and two brothers, Harold and Orvin Gilbertson.

Source: the Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, June 21, 2004.


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