Bertha Marie Oedvin Skoge 1885-1931
SKOGE, SKOG, OEDVIN, JOHNSON, RUGTIV, DAHL
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 3/5/2012 at 00:10:16
Obituary Mrs. Lars Skoge
Bertha Marie Oedvin was born in Sandene, Nordfjord, Norway [about 1885], her parents being Anders and Marie Oedvin. At the age of 18 she came to this country, coming first to Madison, S. D. She stayed there a while and then spent a year in Minneapolis. From there she came to Estherville and has made her home here since. In the year 1912 she was united in marriage to Lars Skoge. To this union four boys were born, Orville, Arnold, Lloyd and Richard. Besides the boys and her sorrowing husband she leaves to mourn her departure from this life her father and two sisters, Olana and Anna Oedvin, and four brothers, Albert, Reiber, Jonas and Elias Oedvin, all of Norway and two sisters, Mrs. A. E. Johnson and Mrs. Noah Rugtiv of Estherville, and one sister, Mrs. Geo. Dahl of Bryant, S. D., and one brother of Bison, S. D. Baptized and confirmed in Lutheran Church in Norway, Mrs. Skoge united with the Estherville Lutheran church in 1922 and has been an interested and active.member. Mrs. Skoge has for many years been subject to rheumatic trouble with accompanying weakness of the heart. Some three weeks ago these ailments reoccurred with greater intensity and brought on her death Wednesday morning, April 29th. As a kind and loving wife and mother and good neighbor she will be greatly missed by them as well as by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon from the Estherville Lutheran church at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. Mathre officiating. The pall bearers were Abr. Stueland, Roy, Grinde, Magnus Lundervold, Knut Tangeros, Lars Fransdal and Paul Posse. Interment was made in the East Side cemetery. The church was filled at the service with relatives and the many sympathizing friends of the family. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Iowa; May 6, 1931,
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