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Olaf Marscelius Twedt 189-1961


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/12/2014 at 22:00:39

Well-known City Resident Dies at 70
Olaf Marscelius Twedt, 70, well-known Estherville landowner and businessman, died at 12:45 a.m. Monday [January 2, 1961] at the Holy Family Hospital of an intestinal ailment. He had been seriously ill since Sept. 1.

Family services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Estherville Lutheran Church, the Rev. Beckstrand officiating. Public services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dr. Orvis Hanson and the Rev. Edward I. Ulseth officiating. Burial will be in the Estherville Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at Sternborg-Reese Funeral Home from today until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at which time the casket will be taken to the church to lie in state until time of services.

Mr. Twedt was born in Haugesund, Norway, on Dec. 28, 1890, son of Torkel and Martha Tvedte. He came to this country at the age of 14. He received his education in Norway and at Story City. He attended Jewell Lutheran College at Jewell.

Upon graduation from college, he came to the Dolliver area.

Mr. Twedt was married to Olive Stanerson on Oct. 30, 1912, at Dolliver. Following the marriage he continued to farm until he moved to Estherville in 1933 and went into the grain and real estate businesses.

For many years he was a member of the Lutheran Evangelical Committee and World Mission Prayer League of Minneapolis. He was a longtime active member of the Estherville Lutheran Church.

Mr. Twedt is survived by his widow, three daughters Mrs. Flynn (Margaret) Mitchell and Mrs. Robert (Olive) Nichols, both of Estherville, and Mrs. Orvis (Constance) Hanson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by a brother, Egil Twedt of Minneapolis; and sisters, Hedvig Boe, Olga Schei, Alma Tvedte, and Erna Fagerland, all of Norway. He was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Dr. J.P. Clark, Dr. Hugo Lindholm, Lars Bersheim, Howard Mitchell, Darrell Gaskill and William O. Anderson. Honorary pallbearers are Peter Holland, Nels Walen, John Quastad, Howard Hatland, John Twedt and Lewis Heggen. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, January 3, 1961)


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