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Hans A. Vestrem 1850-1919

VESTREM, ANDERSON, JOHNSON, MURRAY, FOY

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 8/31/2010 at 23:00:02

Hans Vestrem Stricken By Paralysis Last Week
Died Last Friday Morning Funeral Services Were Held on Monday Afternoon

Hans Vestrem, one of the respected and well known men of this city, was stricken by paralysis Monday morning of last week while plowing in the field. The stroke came on quickly and he passed away at his home last Friday morning. Mr. Vestrem was well known as a good friend and neighbor. He was a hard worker, honest and had many friends here who will deeply mourn his loss.

Hans Vestrem was born in Norway on the 24th day of October, 1850. He came to this country in 1880 from his native land, was ever loyal and true to his adopted country. He farmed near Pocahontas City until 1899 when he came to this county where he continued his residence until death overtook him. He was first married in 1876 and six children were born to this union. Four of them are now dead. Those living are Mrs. Toy of Des Moines; and Emil V., of Grand Forks, North Dakota. There is also a step-daughter, Mrs. Murray of Des Moines. Two brothers, Martin and Andrew of this city.

He was again married to Rebecca Johnson, who survives him.

Funeral services were held from the Norwegian Lutheran church in this city last Monday, Rev. Berge in charge. The church was filled with sorrowing friends who came to pay their last respects to the memory of a man who stood high in the community. Burial was made in the Oak Hill cemetery. We join the many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved ones in this hour of great sorrow. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, September 24, 1919)

Obituary Hans A. Vestrem
Hans A. Vestrem who has resided in this city for many years, passed away at his home on September the 19th. Mr. Vestrem was born in Nordland, Norway, on Oct. 24, 1850. He was married in Norway to Helen Anderson who died in 1905. He was afterwards united in marriage to Mrs. Rebecca Anderson. He leaves to mourn his death one son, Emil, who resides in Grand Forks, N.D., and two daughters, Mrs. G. B. Murray and Mrs. T. C. Foy of Des Moines, all of whom attended the funeral services. He also has to brothers, A. H. Vestrem and J. M. Vestrem both of this city. The services were held Monday, the Rev. S. A. Berge officiating. The remains were laid to rest in Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, September 24, 1919)


 

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