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Peder Carsten Haaland 1884-1971


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 1/27/2014 at 21:45:38

Rev. P. Haaland Dies; Services to Be Monday
The Rev. Peder Carsten Haaland, 86, Estherville, died at 10:35 p.m. Thursday [March 4, 1971]at Holy Family Hospital from complications of advanced age. He had been in failing health for the past year.

He was born April 20, 1884, in Stavanger, Norway. He was adopted as a child by Mrs. Karoline Haaland. He was educated in Norway and attended the Stavanger Business School and Norwegian Deacon Home. He moved to the United States in 1913, where he worked in New York and Detroit. He attended the Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at St. Paul.

His first church served was in Winnepeg, Canada.Later he served in churches at Preeceville, Saskatchewan, Canada, Crooked River, Canada, Banks, N.D., and Bellfield, N.D. He managed the Lutheran Old People’s Home at Arnegard, N.D., from 1954 to 1958.

In 1958, he moved to Estherville to serve as visitation pastor for the Estherville Lutheran church. He retired in 1960 but continued to serve his church until poor health no longer permitted.

He was married June 25, 1926, to Alma Winsjansen at Detroit, Mich.

He is survived by his wife, Alma, Estherville; one daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Margrete) Jordahl, Marshall, Minn.; two sons, Carsten, Oak Ridge, Tenn., and John of Westport, Conn.; nine grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Pitzer and Mrs. Bertha Lawrence, both of Orlando, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters.

Family services will be at 1:45 p.m. Monday at Estherville Lutheran Church. Public services will follow at 2 p.m. The Rev. Stephen Engelstad and the Rev. Oscar Engebretson will officiate. Burial will be in Estherville Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Reese-Henry Funeral Home, Estherville, from 7 p.m. Saturday until 1 p.m. Monday when the casket will be taken to the church.

The casket will not be opened at the church anytime and the family requests memorials. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, March 5, 1971)


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