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Mary Paulson Halverson 1885-1954


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 3/1/2014 at 01:06:22

Mrs. Mary Halvorsen [Halverson] Dies at 69
Mrs. Mary Halverson, 69, of Estherville died this morning at 5:32 at Holy Family hospital. She had been hospitalized for two months with cancer. Mrs. Halverson has been a resident of Estherville since 1912.

The deceased was born Feb. 19, 1885, at Myklebost, Norway. Her parents were Paul and Jensine Paulson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith.

At the age of 27 Mrs. Halverson left Norway and came to Petersburg, Minn. She lived there for a short time and then moved to Estherville.

In October of 1913 she was married to Hans O. Halverson at Estherville. Mr. Halverson died in May of 1927.

The couple had three sons and a daughter, all of whom survive. Harold Halverson, the oldest son, lives at Estherville. Mrs. Lowell (Jennie) Johnson, the daughter, resides at Estherville. Melvin Halverson lives in Minneapolis and Palmer Halverson lives here. Eight grandchildren survive Mrs. Halverson, as do several nephews.

Two brothers and a sister are also listed as survivors. One brother, Fred Paulson, lives at Petersburg, Minn. The other brother, Nils Paulson, and the sister, Olise, live in Christiansund, Norway. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death. The brothers were Paul and Lars Paulson and the sister was Olava. Both of Mrs. Halverson’s parents preceded her in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sternborg Funeral Home and 2 p.m. at the Estherville Lutheran church. Interment will be at the Norwegian Lutheran cemetery north of Estherville.

Pall bearers will be Floyd Paulson of Petersburg, Minn., Walter Paulson of Alpha, Minn., Palmer Paulson of Barrett, Minn., Knute Tangeros, Hans Olsen and Magnus Lundervold, all of Estherville.

Mrs. Halverson was a member of the Estherville Lutheran church and active in W.M. F. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, March 29, 1954)


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