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Anna Caroline "Lena" Nelson Sandven 1873-1947


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/12/2010 at 00:16:58

Mrs. Sandven Pioneer, Died Suddenly Wed.
The very sudden death of Mrs. John Sandven last night was a shock to the community. Mrs. Sandven had not been ill and was in the stores yesterday and last evening went to visit at the home of Mrs. H. H. Sconberg on Seventh street.

About eight o’clock she became suddenly ill and medical attention was called. She had a very severe stroke. She was rushed to Holy Family hospital by ambulance and died about two hours later.

Anna Caroline [Nelson] Sandven was born in Otteroy, Norway on December 15, 1873. At an early age she came to this county. She was united in marriage to John Sandven and to this union was born one son, Norman, who survives his mother.

Mrs. Sandven was a very active woman and had a wide acquaintanceship. She was in the grocery store with her husband a great deal of the time and was always pleasant and agreeable and made a host of friends. She was very active in church work and her services will be greatly missed. She has been a resident of this city for over fifty years.

The funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Estherville Lutheran Church with the Rev. C. M. Hanson officiating. Interment will be made in the family lot in Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, October 9, 1947)

Mrs. Sandven, 73, Dies After Short Illness
Mrs. Anna Caroline Sandven, 73, of Estherville, died unexpectedly last night two hours after she had been taken to Holy Family hospital. She had become ill earlier in the evening.

Mrs. Sandven, known to her friends as “Lena”, was born in Otteroy, Norway, on Dec. 15, 1873, and had lived in or near Estherville for more than 50 years. Her husband, John Sandven, died in 1936. He was in the grocery business for many years.

Mrs. Sandven is survived by one son, Norman, who lives at Spirit Lake.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Estherville Lutheran church with the Re. C. M. Hanson officiating. The body will lie in state in the Estherville Lutheran church after 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Oakhill cemetery. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, October 9, 1947)


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