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Louise Malinda Olson Whiting 1903-1929


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 3/29/2014 at 19:49:54

Louise Olson
Louise [Malinda] Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Olson was born September 17, 1903, at Duncombe, Iowa. At the age of 6 months she came with her parents to Estherville. She attended the Estherville public schools and the high school. She was baptized as a child and received her religious instruction and confirmation in the Lutheran church. April 1920, she was married to Wayne W. Whiting and lived 8 years at Fort Dodge, Iowa. Recently she has been living a Sioux City where she passed away following a serious operation. Her health had not been good the last years, she had previously undergone several operations without securing permanent relief. She leaves besides her widowed mother, eight sisters and six brothers. The sisters, Mrs. A.S. Boyd, Plankinton, S.D.; Mrs. Arthur Olmsted, Ray, Ariz.; Mrs. Guy Howard, Pine City, MInn.; Mrs. C.G. Marcum, Sioux City; Ellen Olson, Iowa City; Mrs. Martin Severson, Duncombe, Iowa, and Ruth and Frances at home. Brothers, Ole Olson, Plankinton, S.D.; Charley, Clarence, Edwin, Lewis and Glen Olson of Estherville. Funeral was held Monday afternoon at the Mahlum and Anderson Chapel, interment at the Norwegian cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, June 26, 1929)

Former Estherville Woman Dies During Operation
Mrs. Louis Olson Whiting, wife of Wayne W. Whiting of Sioux City passed away in that city while submitting to a serious operation. Mrs. Whiting is well known in Estherville where lived from the time she was a small babe until she had completed her schooling. She was born on Sept. 17, 1902 at Duncombe, Iowa, and at the age of six months was brought to Estherville by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Olson. After finishing the Estherville schools she was married in April, 1920 to Wayne Whiting and lived for eight years at Ft. Dodge. Recently they had moved to Sioux City. Her health had been poorly for a number of years and she had undergone several operations.

Mrs. Whiting leaves to mourn her passing her widowed mother, eight sisters and six brothers, Mrs. A.S. Boyd, Plankington, S.D., Mrs. Arthur Olmsted, Ray, Arizona, Mrs. Guy Howard, Pine City, Minn., Mrs. C.G. Mracum, Sioux City, Ellen Olson, Iowa City, Mrs. Martin Severson, Duncombe, and Ruth and Frances at home; Ole Olson of Plankington, and Charley, Clarnce Edwin, Lewis and Glen Olson of Estherville.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Mahlum and Anderson chapel and interment made in the Norwegian cemetery. Mrs. Whiting joined the Estherville Lutheran church as a young lady. The services were in charge of the pastor Rev. L.A. Mathre. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, June 26, 1929)

Note: gravestone reads “Olson”


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