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Elizabeth Lekness Hatland 1865-1937


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 3/8/2014 at 22:51:17

Mrs. Hatland Passes Away
Funeral Services Saturday at Estherville Lutheran Church. Lived Here 50 Yrs.
Last rites were held Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Thomas Hatland, 72, resident of this county for nearly 50 years, who passed away Wednesday [July 28, 1937] night at the home of her son, Joseph Hatland, eight miles Northeast of Estherville. Short services were held at the Joseph Hatland home at 1 o’clock followed by services at the Estherville Lutheran church with the Rev. L.A. Mathre officiating. Burial was in the Norwegian cemetery north of here.

Pall bearers were Henry Anderson, Eli Erickson, Will Anderson, Louie Krier, E.J. Enerson and Mack Ellis.

Mrs. Hatland had been in poor health for several years but her condition did not become serious until July 5. She was bedfast only a little over a week, however.

Elizabeth Ness [Lekness] was born April 25, 1865 in Morris, Ill., and was baptized in the Lutheran church in Lisbin, Ill., when a child. She was united in marriage in 1888 to Thomas Hatland in Morris and immediately after their marriage they came to Emmet county locating on a farm east of Estheville. They later moved onto a farm northeast of here, where Mrs. Hatland passed away in December, 1932. Since her husband’s death Mrs. Hatland has been living with her son, Joseph. While her health permitted Mrs. Hatland took an active part in the work at the church.

She is survived by two sons, Joseph and Earl, both of this community. She is preceded in death by her husband and three children. Annie who died in infancy, Austin, 17, and Bertha, 21. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, August 3, 1937)

Hatland Obituary
Elizabeth Lekness was born April 25, 1865 at Morris, Ill., to Austin and Anna Lekness. As a child she received Christian baptism and at the usual age was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at the Lisbon church.

In 1888 she was united in marriage to Thomas Hatland at Lisbon. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Emmet County, Iowa. They first rented a farm three and one-half miles east of Estherville, but a year later they purchased the farm in Ellsworth township where they spent the rest of their lives. Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hatland. Three of them preceded their parents in death. Annie died infancy, Austin at the age of 17 and Bertha Christine at the age of 21. Mr. Hatland died in December, 1932. After Mr. Hatland’s death Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hatland moved to the home farm where they have continued to make a good home for their mother. Mrs. Hatland had been failing in health for some years and for the last nine months has been closely confined to her home. It was only during the last week that she was compelled to keep to her bed. The end came peacefully at 9:23 on Wednesday evening, July 28. She was then 72 years, 3 months and 3 days old. She leaves the two sons Joe and Earl of Estherville, four grand children and one brother, Tallak Lekness of Morris, Ill., and one sister, Mrs. M. Phelan of Spicer, Minn.

The funeral was held Saturday, July 31 at 1 o’clock at the farm home and 2 o’clock at the Estherville Lutheran church, Rev. L.A. Mathre officiating. Interment was made in the family plot in the Norwegian Lutheran cemetery. The pallbearers were Henry J. Anderson, William R. Anderson, Louis Krier, Mack Ellis, E. Enerson and Eli Erickson. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, August 5, 1937)


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