Bernard K. "Ben" Borreson 1890-1919
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/17/2014 at 23:47:40
Funeral services were conducted at the Norwegian Lutheran church on Saturday, April 12th of the remains of Bernard K. Borreson, who passed away from this life at St. Paul, Minn., on April 10.
Mr. Borreson was born March 18, 1890, in Norway. He came to this country in 1910 and made his home the first year at Estherville with his uncle, H.M. Borreson. During the winter of 1911 he attended the Madison Lutheran normal school at Madison, Minn., and from there went to Montana where he engaged in mining. When the war broke out he answered the call of the nation and enlisted in the Marine corps. He was honorably discharged from service the 29th of March after which he went to St. Paul to visit the H.M. Borreson family. While there he almost immediately contracted pneumonia to which he succumbed after only a five days’ illness. The remains were accompanied to Estherville by H.M. Borreson and son Louis of St. Paul, Minn., and interment was made in the Lutheran [Norwegian] cemetery. He leaves to mourn his loss a father and mother, and ten younger sisters and brothers, all of whom are in Norway. Other near relatives are the H.M. Borreson family and the Ole Anderson family. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, April 16, 1919)
Obituary – Bernard K. Borreson
Bernard K. Borreson was born in Norway, March 18, 1890, and passed away from this life on April 10, at the home of his uncle, H.M. Borreson at St. Paul, Minnesota.
Mr. Borreson came to America in 1910, and made his home at first with the H.M. Borreson family in Estherville. During the winter of 1911 he attended a normal school at Madison, Minnestoa, and from there went to Montana, where he engaged in mining. When the war broke out he answered the call of the Nation and enlisted in the marine corps. On March 29 he was honorably discharged from service and then went to St. Paul to visit his relatives. He was taken sick with pneumonia almost immediately on his arrival and after few days’ illness he succumbed to the disease.
The remains were accompanied to Estherville by H.M. Borreson and son, Louis and funeral services were conducted in the Norwegian Lutheran church of this city on Saturday afternoon, Apirl 12. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
He leaves to mourn his loss a father and mother and several younger sisters and brothers, all living in Norway, and other near relatives in this country. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, April 19, 1919 / Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, April 16, 1919)
Graves of World War I veterans will be decorated on Memorial day with poppies by the American Legion Auxiliary of Estherville.
Following is a list of World War veterans buried in various Estherville cemeteries:
In the Norwegian cemetery the grave of Ben Borreson will be decorated. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, May 24, 1944)
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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