Alfred Leroy O'Sell 1906-1988
OSELL, SIMON, JOSE
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 5/2/2014 at 00:32:55
Fairmont, Minn. – Services for Alfred O’Sell, 82, Fairmont, Minn., will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ceylon with the Rev. Jerry Lanes officiating. Burial will be in the Lincoln Township Cemetery, rural Dolliver.
Mr. O’Sell died Sunday [October 9, 1988] morning at his home in Fairmont. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today (Monday) at Olson Funeral Home in Fairmont and one hour prior to the funeral at the church.
He was born March 19, 1906 at Bow Bells, N.D. At an early age, he moved with his family to Sherburn, Minn., where he attended school.
He married Frieda Simon, June 25, 1932 at Ceylon, Minn. They made their home in Welcome, Minn., where they operated a grocery store. In 1934, they moved to Dolliver where they owned and operated a grocery store for 41 years. In 1960, they moved to Fairmont.
He was a member of the Dolliver Lutheran Church. He served on the Emmet County Board of Review for 20 years. He served as chairman of that board for 10 years.
Survivors include his wife, sons, James of Dolliver, Jerald and Thomas, both of Fairmont, Alfred of Coon Rapids, Minn., Robert of Albert Lea, Minn., a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Esther O’Sell of Fairmont, one great-grandchild, a sister, Mrs. Mabel Jose of Portland, Ore. and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, John [Jon] and a sister, Florence. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, October 10, 1988)
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