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Maren Cecelia Larson Iverson

IVERSON, LARSON, BERGE, VELLANGER, VILLANGER, NELSON

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/19/2013 at 20:21:29

Mrs. Iverson, One of Countyís Pioneers, Dies
A pioneer and life-long resident of High Lake and Jack Creek townships, Mrs. Edw. N. Iverson of Wallingford, 71, died Sunday, in Holy Family hospital. She had suffered a paralytic stroke four years ago and another on Feb. 15 of this year. On April 18, she entered the hospital and after returning home for three weeks, she reentered and had been hospitalized since.

Mrs. Iverson, christened Cecelia [Maren Ceclia], the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jens Larson, was born in a sod house a quarter of a mile south of the Immanuel Lutheran church on May 5, 1877. Her parents were among the first residents in High Lake township. After receiving her education in local schools, she was married on Jan. 1, 1902, to Edw. Iverson in her home in Jack Creek township. The Iversons lived in High Lake township for 46 years.

She was baptized and confirmed in the Immanuel Lutheran church four and one-half miles south of Gruver and had always participated in church activities.

Mrs. Iverson is survived by her husband, a son Edgar and daughter, Mrs. Sylvester Berge, all of Wallingford. Also surviving are four grandchildren; four brothers, Otto Larson of Wallingford, Ole Larson of Adams, Minn., Martin Larson of Haver, Mont., Lewis Larson of Jack Creek township, and a sister, Jennie Vellanger of Miles City, Mont.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 1:15 in the Martin funeral chapel and at 2 p.m. in the Immanuel Lutheran church, Rev. C.B. Gunderson officiating. Burial will be in High Lake cemetery.

Pall bearers are to be Peters Paulson, Clarence Olson, Lewis Aanonson, Lewis Isakson, J.L. Johnson and Andrew Rockne. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, July 6, 1948)

Mrs. Edward Iverson
Mrs. Maren Cecelia (Larson) Iverson passed away at Holy Family Hospital at Estherville, Iowa, July 4, at 5:30 A.M., after an illness of four years. On August 15, 1944 she suffered a stroke from which she only partly recovered. On February 15, 1948 she again was stricken ad has been bedfast most of the time since. On April 18 her condition again became worse and she was taken to the hospital where she remained until the time of her passing.

Maren Cecelia Larson was born on May 5, 1877 ľ mile south of the Immanuel Church. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. John E. Larson. She was baptized into the Lutheran Faith on June 3, 1877 and was confirmed on April 22, 1894, by the Rev. Hagbarth Engh who was then pastor of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was an active and faithful member of her church all her life. She had taught Sunday School, sung in the church choir, shared in the duties and responsibilities in the Ladies Aid, was regular in her church and communion attendance. She also had a share in helping to organize the present Mission Society. But most and best of all she loved the Lord and Savior and had her faith in Him and not in what her hands had done

She spent her girlhood days at her home in Jack Creek township. She was united in marriage to Edward N. Iverson on January 1, 1902, and to this union were born two children, one son, Edgar and a daughter, Alvina.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister. She is survived by her husband, daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Berge; a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Iverson; one sister, Mrs. Lars Villanger, Miles City, Montana; four brothers, Ole T. Larson of Adams, Minn.; Martin Larson of Havre, Montana; Lewis J. Larson, Ringsted; Otto Larson of Wallingford; four grandchildren, Viola and Janice Berge, Ronald and Donald Iverson; besides a host of other relatives and friends.

Pall bearers were Peter Paulson, Clarence Olson, Lewis Aanonson; Lewis Isakson, J.L. Johnson, and Andrew Rockne.

Those who came from a distance were a brother, Ole Larson, his daughter Shirley and a son, Ober from Adams, Minn., Mr. Iversonís sister and husband; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Nelson of Osage; Mr. and Mrs. Obert Nelson and children and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Kling and sons of Osage; Mrs. Berthina Berge of Canton, South Dakota; Mrs. Ingolf Kronstad and children of Sioux City, and Mrs. Fred Rudd of Des Moines. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, July 15, 1948)


 

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