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Asgrim Olsen Strand, 1855-1929


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/4/2009 at 15:54:40


Asgrim Olsen Strand was born January 20, 1855, in Aal, Hallingdal, Norway. His parents were Ole and Astri Strand. He was baptized and likewise confirmed in the Lutheran faith in the Aal church.

At the age of 44 years, like so many others from that part of Norway, Mr. Asgrim Strand immigrated to America. He made his home during the first years while he was in this country, with his brother, Ole Strand, of Hillsboro, N. Dak.

About forty years ago he moved to Blooming Prairie, Minn., where his brother Rev. Sven Strand, at that time was pastor. Mr. Asgrim Strand has ever since mad his home with his brother. And he and his family have always endeavored to make it homelike for him.

The departed was a quick and unpretentious man. He was blessed with a good physical constitution and thus he was very rarely sick. About a week ago, not feeling well, he was forced to seek medical aid. However, he did not complain of having much pain, but due to his advanced age he quickly succumbed to the power of death.

On last Thanksgiving, November 2?, he quietly closed his weary eyelids, being almost 75 years old. He is survived by his only brother, Rev. Strand of Wallingford. His other brothers and sisters, and there were eleven in all, have all preceded him to the land beyond.

The funeral service was held Monday, December 28, and it was in charge of Rev. Peder Nords____. A brief service was held at the farm home of Rev. and Mrs. Sven Strand at 1:45 p.m. and at 2:00 p.m. at the Wallingford Lutheran church. A mixed quartette composed of Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Lundy, Mrs. Ingolf Ness, and Roy Gunderson sang fittingly two numbers. Mrs. Hilmer Larson accompanied the singers. Those who acted as pall-bearers were the following: E. E. Ellefson, Nels Mickelson, Ludvik Larson, Sam Natterstad, Lewis Beck and J. O. Kasa.

Rev. Strand, on behalf of the family, expressed touchingly their sentiments towards the congregation and the neighborhood for the many kind acts and words that had been given their late brother down through the many years.

Following the service in the church Internment was made in the cemetery which lies close by the Wallingford Lutheran church.

Source: Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, December 4, 1929.


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