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Esther Christiansen Sunde 1906-1941


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/10/2014 at 02:17:47

Rites Will Be Tuesday For Mrs. Sunde
Died at 11:10 p.m. Saturday
Mrs. Taylor Sunde, 35, died at 11:10 p.m. Saturday at Parkview clinic after a losing battle with uremic poisoning. Her condition was made more serious by pernicious anemia and she was critically ill for more than a week before her death.

Funeral services are to be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Taylor Sunde home and at 2 p.m. in the Norwegian Lutheran church. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. [per cemetery records, 1st burial in the Estherville Lutheran Cemetery]

Einer Christensen, Kenneth Doliver, Ed Kinnard, Dan McGee, Phil DeLong and Lawrence Jensen will be pallbearers.

Mrs. Sunde attended grade and high school at Graettinger and later came to Estherville Junior college. May 12, 1930, she was married to Taylor B. Sunde at Sioux Falls, S.D., by the Rev. H.J. Glenn.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abe Christensen [Christiansen] of Graettinger, she was born Aug. 14, 1906. Her parents survive her.

Surviving besides her husband are six brothers and four sisters: Melvin Christensen of Terril; Arnold Christensen of Jackson; Gordon, Norman, Floyd and Clarion Christensen, all of Graettinger; Mrs. Ruth Stearns of Estherville; Mrs. Fern Gerdeman of Chicago, Mrs. Pearl Igou of Algona and Mrs. Effie Proberts of Terril. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, October 13, 1941)

Rites for Mrs. Sunde On Tues.
Popular Young Lady Passed Away Saturday [October 11, 1941] Night At the Park View Clinic After Long Illness
Mrs. Taylor Sunde, 35, passed away Saturday night at 11:10 at the Park View clinic after an illness of several months duration. Although she had been able to be up and around until two and a half weeks prior to her death, Mrs. Sunde has been in poor health for the past several months. She entered the Park View clinic hospital on September 24th for medical attention and everything possible was done for her, including, three blood transfusions, but it was to no avail. Two years ago she was advised by her physician that she should cease any unnecessary work and take care of her physical condition. Her tireless ambition and desire to better herself made this an impossibility for her. Her death was caused by a complication of kidney trouble, Brights’s disease and anemia.

Esther Christensen was born August 14, 1906, at Graettinger, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abe Christensen. She received her grade and high school education in the Graettinger schools and later attended the Estherville junior college. After completing her school work she was a teacher in the Emmet county rural schools.

On May 12, 1930, she was united in marriage with Taylor Sunde, of Estherville, the ceremony being performed by the H.J. Glen, at the Lutheran church in Sioux Falls. Of late years Mrs. Sunde was employed at the Estherville Drug Store and also assisted with the work at the S. & L. store.

Mrs. Sunde was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church faith and has been an active worker in the activities of the local church. Her cheerful disposition and kindly manner made her a friend of everyone and her passing away leaves a great void in her large circle of friends as well as her family and makes a place which cannot easily be filled. Mr. and Mrs. Sunde had recently erected a new home at 1101 Second avenue north and she was a most hospitable hostess in entertaining her friends and extending to them the hospitality of her home.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at the home and 2:00 o’clock in the Estherville Lutheran church with the Rev. L.A. Mathre officiating.

The Rev. S.O. Sunde, of Storden, Minn., also spoke at the services. A quartet composed of the Misses Jennie Handeland, Benora Shaw, Everett Shaw and Lloyd Handeland sang two numbers. Miss Shaw sang a solo. Mrs. Lloyd Handeland presided at the organ and accompanied the singers.

Burial was in the Oak Hill cemetery [per cemetery records, 1st burial in the Estherville Lutheran Cemetery]. Pallbearers were Phil DeLong, Dan McGee, Kenneth Dolliver, Einar Christenson, Ed Kinnard and Lawrence Jensen. The many friends who attended these last rites and the huge floral offerings and other tokens bespoke the esteem in which Mrs. Sunde was held by her many friends.

Besides her husband and parents she is survived by four sisters and six brothers. They are Mrs. Effie Proberts of Terril, Mrs. Ruth Stearns, of Estherville, Mrs. Fern Gerderman, of Chicago, Mrs. Pearl igou, of Algona, Melvin Christensen, of Terril, Arnold Christensen of Jackson, Minn., Gordon, Norman, Floyd and Carlton Christensen, all of Graettinger. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, October 14, 1941)


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