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Thomas T. "Tom" Sunde 1876-1961


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/10/2014 at 22:17:56

Tom Sunde Rites To Be Wednesday
Tom T. Sunde, 85, longtime Estherville building contractor, died at 1:35 a.m. yesterday at his home at 1103 2nd Ave. N. Death was attributed to complications of old age. Mr. Sunde had been in failing health for the past four years.

He was born June 8, 1876 at Sunde, Norway, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tollef Sunde, and moved to the United States with his family at the age of seven. He received his education in Norway, Illinois, where the family first settled, and in Estherville.

Mr. Sunde, a building contractor here for 50 years, was a member of the Estherville Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his widow [Martha I. Larson Sunde], three sons, Taylor and Orris Sunde, Estherville, and Maurice, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and three daughters, Mrs. Weldon (Roselia) Moore, Cortez, Colo., and Mrs. William (Irene) Anderson and Mrs. Joe (Cora) Zaugg, both of Estherville.

Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Anna Shaw and Mrs. Carl Shaw, both of Estherville, and Mrs. Caroline Olson, Eagle Rock, Calif.; two brothers, Nels of Estherville and the Rev. L.O. Sunde, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Thor, and one sister, Elizabeth.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church, the Rev. Roy Hendrickson officiating. Burial will be in Estherville Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Sternborg-Reese Funeral Home from 6 p.m. today until 10 a.m. Wednesday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until time of services. The casket will not be opened following services. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, September 25, 1961)


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