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Margarete Severson 1844-1928


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 10/1/2010 at 22:55:34

Mrs. Margaret Severson, 83, Passes; Broke Hip Last Fall
Mrs. Margaret Severson, mother of Mrs. Chas. Goss, died this noon at her daughter’s home. Mrs. Severson fell and broke her hip a short time before her eighty third birthday which was on Dec. 13. Since then she has been confined to the hospital and to her home, gradually failing in strength. She had been in a state of coma for the past four days. Death comes as a relief to her sufferings.

Mrs. Severson was a pioneer of Estherville having resided here for about fifty years. Her husband died twenty years ago and a son Tom Severson two years ago. Mrs. Goss is thus the only surviving member of a large family. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, October 3, 1928)

Obituary of Margrete Syverson
Margrete Johnson was born in December 13, 1844, at Lysne, Lardal, Norway. At the age of 11 she emigrated to America coming first to Chicago. Later she went to Wisconsin. At Portage, Wis., she was united in marriage to Anfin Syverson. To this union was born 13 children of whom Mrs. Christine Goss is the only one surviving. Mr. and Mrs. Syverson moved to Lake Mills, Iowa, where they resided 18 years. In 1885 they removed to Estherville, Iowa. Mr. Syverson served his country as a soldier in the Civil War being a member of the famous 15th Wisconsin Regiment Commanded by the gallant Col. Hans Hegg. Mr. Syverson died April 7th, 1909. Since then Mrs. Syverson has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Goss. On account of failing strength she was confined to her bed most of the time these last years. While thus deprived of the privileges of worship in the house of God, she diligently read the Word of God at home and was always glad to have the pastor and others visit and read and pray with her. Nearly a year ago she fell and broke a limb and has been an invalid since. Several times it was thought that the end was near but she rallied again and showed a remarkable endurance and vitality. The last few weeks she has been very poorly. The end came at noon the 3rd of October. Mrs. Syverson was a dear Christian soul who had learned in the school of much affliction to put all her trust in her saviour. During her last sickness she often expressed her longing to depart and be with Christ. We may now believe her desire is granted and that she has been permitted to enter the Sabbath rest that remaineth for the children of God. She leaves to mourn her departure, besides her daughter, two grandchildren, Richard and Elizabeth Goss, a brother, Knut Johnson of Litchfield, Minn.; and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Kelly and Mrs. Herman Olson both of Minneapolis. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Estherville Lutheran church of which she had been a member for about 40 years. Interment was made beside her husband in the Old Soldiers Section at Oak Hill Cemetery, her pastor, Rev. L. A. Mathre, officiating. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, October 10, 1928)


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