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Imo Viola Jeglum Osher 1899-1923


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 10/8/2010 at 22:14:03

Mrs. E. Osher Passes Away At Tucson
Is Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Jeglum
Was Born in This City
Cultured Young Woman Who Will Be Greatly Mourned By Many Friends

Word was received here on Friday morning of the unexpected death of Mrs. Elmer Osher at Tucson, Ariz., on Friday morning, September 7th, 1923 after a few days illness.

She came with her husband in June to spend his two weeks vacation, he returning to Tucson after the end of that period, but she remained for a longer visit with her parents, returning to her Arizona home just two weeks ago. She was taken ill last Wednesday. A baby was born to her that did not live and puspural poisoning and complications caused her death.

Mrs. Osher had not been in the best of health since a serious attack of flue and pneumonia which she suffered during her last year at the State Teachers College, but the climate of Arizona had been of such benefit to her that she and her husband were planning to move back to this vicinity. The knowledge of her recovered health and the suddenness of her passing makes Mrs. Osher’s death especially sad. She was greatly beloved by both the young and old people of this city, the home of her birth and her life long residence.

Imo Viola Jeglum was born on January 7th, 1899, in this city, and with the exception of eight years when she lived with her parents in Huntington, and two years of married life spent in Arizona, has made her home here. Her schooling was obtained in our city schools, graduating from the high school with the class of 1917. She attended the State Teachers College at Cedar Falls and graduated from that institution in 1920. She taught at Wallingford one year, and in the city schools in this city one year.

On September 28th, 1921, she was united in marriage to Elmer C. Osher of Wallingford and went with him to Tucson, Arizona.

Beside her husband, she leaves to mourn her loss her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Jeglum, two brothers, Lloyd of Chicago and Claire of this city; four sisters, Mrs. A. T. Bringle, Gladys, Verda and Dorothy all of this city.

Early in life she was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith, and the funeral services was conducted by the Rev. S. A. Berge of the Estherville Lutheran Church. A short ceremony was held at the Jeglum home this Wednesday afternoon, at 2:00 o’clock and at the church at 2:30. Interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, September 12, 1923)

Sad Death of Mrs. Elmer C. Osher
Died Very Suddenly in Arizona – Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Jeglum

Mrs. Elmer C. Osher died very suddenly at Tucson, Arizona, Friday morning of puerpusal infection and her remains were brought here Monday evening for burial. News of her death was a great shock to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl L. Jeglum. She had spent the summer here and only two weeks ago returned to her home in Tucson, Arizona. Her death has cast a gloom over the city of Estherville where she is so well and favorably known. Imo Violet Jeglum was born January 7, 1899. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith. She grew from childhood to womanhood in Estherville. She attended school here and graduated in the class of 1917. She then took up teaching for a year and afterwards attended teachers’ college at Cedar Falls and graduated there in 1920. It was during this time that she had two attacks of the flue and one of them developed pneumonia and she was seriously ill for several weeks. She recovered, however, and on September 28, 1921, was married to Elmer C. Osher of Wallingford, and Mr. Osher gave up his position in the bank of Wallingford and secured a similar position at Tucson, Arizona, where he thought Mrs. Osher would recover he old time health. She did and they were the happiest couple in the world. They learned to like the climate of Arizona and Mr. Osher having a good position decided to remain there. Early in the summer they came here for a visit. Mr. Osher returned home after a couple of weeks but Mrs. Osher remained for the summer and about two weeks ago returned to her Arizona home in apparently to her Arizona home in apparently perfect health. Friday morning a telegram to the Jeglum family conveyed the sad news of the death of their new born babe and later in the day the saddest of all, the death of the young mother. Mr. Jeglum left Saturday evening for Kansas City to meet the bereaved husband and accompanied the remains to Estherville arriving here Monday evening. It was a sad trip for Mr. Jeglum and the first death in the Jeglum family. Imo was loved by everyone who knew her. She was a girl of happy and pleasing disposition. Her death is grieved by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn her death, a kind and loving husband, a broken hearted father and mother, two brothers, Lloyd, of Chicago, and Claire, of this city; four sisters, Mrs. A.T. Bringle, Gladys, Verda and Dorothy Jeglum, all of this city, and numerous relatives who have the sympathy of the entire community. Funeral services were held at 2:30 this afternoon at the Norwegian Lutheran church, after short services at the Jeglum home. The sermon was delivered by Rev. S. A. Berge, resident pastor. Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, September 12, 1923)


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