Sanford Vorland, 1916-1934
Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/9/2009 at 17:53:31
VORLAND BOY, 18, IS DEAD
Funeral Services are Tomorrow
Sanford Vorland, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Vorland, will be buried tomorrow afternoon in the Palestine church cemetery near Dolliver following funeral services at 2 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Peder Nordsletten. Tho youth died Sunday in the University hospital at Minneapolis of Infantile paralysis.
The funeral will be private.
Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; September 12, 1934.
Nels Sanford Vorland was born June 17, 1917, in the Ellsworth township, Emmet county, lowa. On July 4th, that same year, he was baptized in the Lutheran faith by Rev T. J. Severtson, then pastor of the Palestine congregation.
In that vicinity Sanford lived through the days of his boyhood. When he was 10 years old, he, with his parents and sisters and brothers, moved into the Armstrong community, where they resided for 3 years. It was while he lived in that vicinity that Sanford was confirmed in the Lutheran faith. In April, 1933, the family moved to Rake, Iowa. While there, Sanford manifested his
deep interest in Christianity by being a faithful attendant at Sunday school and at the young people's meetings. On last July 9th, Sanford moved back again into Palestine community and began to work for Mr. Alfred Carlsen. While Sanford was in his employ Sanford took sick. He was then hurriedly rushed to the University hospital of Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday, September 8th. Everything was done for him that could be done relative to care and attention. Two days after he was brought to the hospital, thus on September 10th, Sanford passed away. According to the verdict of his attending physicians he died of infantile paralysis. When death claimed him he
was 17 years, 2 months and 23 days old. He was laid to rest In the Palestine church cemetery on Thursday, September 13, 1934. The funeral was strictly private and it was held from the C. J. Heggen home.
A public memorial service over the late Nels Sanford Vorland was held at the Palestine church on Sunday afternoon, October 28, 1934. The Rev. Peder Nordsletten, of Wallingford, was in charge. Rev. N. Oherlund of Rake delivered the main sermon. Mr. Andrew Hovi of Rake added some fitting remarks. The song: "Jesus, Saviour Pilot Me" was sung as a duet by Maves Olson and LaVonne Stanerson. Mr. John Twedt sang: "Does Jesus Care"; "All the Way My Saviour Leads Me," was sung by Mr. Lawrence Sunde. Rev. and Mrs. P. Nordsletten sang: "The Nearer, the Sweeter."
In memory of the departed a nice gift in the form of money was given to the Beloit Orphans' Home, Beloit, Iowa, by his relatives.
The following young men acted as the honorary pall-bearers: Nyles Heggen, Marvin Hanson, Birdeen Larson, Abner Matre, Nels Vorland, and Norman Benson.
Blessed be the memory of Nels Sanford Vorland.
Source: Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; November 7, 1934.
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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