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Ella Rangve Tendal, 1886-1925


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/6/2009 at 18:09:25

Mrs. Ella Tendal, maiden name Rangve, born in Ulvik, Hardanger, Norway, the 9th day of June 1886. There she was also baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Emigrated to this country in the month of October 1906. She came here to Emmet county, Swan Lake township, and stayed first with her relatives, Mr. and Mrs. H. Peterson (Ragve). Was united in holy wedlock to Mr. Sten Tendal the second day of June 1911. This marriage was blessed with five children, three boys and two girls.

Mrs. Tendal has suffered attacks of appendicitis a few times before and Wednesday, March 25th,she became seriously ill. Friday evening, the 27th, she was operated on at a local hospital and it was found that her appendix was ruptured and very little hope for her recovery. She passed away at seven o'clock Tuesday morning, March 31 [1925]. Was at the time of her death thirty-eight years, nine months and twenty-two days old.

Those to mourn the loss of a dear wife and mother, daughter and sister are husband, Mr. Sten Tendal, and children, Gladys Alvina, Lillian Beatrice, Arthur Loyd, Severt Inar and Leonard Elmer. She also leaves to mourn her departure her aged father, Andrew Ragve, three sisters and one brother in Norway and two sisters in this country.

Funeral services were held at the home and Estherville Lutheran church on Thursday, April 2. Services were conducted by T. Hansen of Wallingford. A great host of friends, relatives and neighbors gathered to pay the last respect to Mrs. Ella Tendal. The casket was laden with bouquets and wreaths as a token of the esteem and love wherein Mrs. Tendal was held, both by her own dear ones and the whole congregation. The services at the home were conducted in the Norwegian language, at the church in the English language. A quartette sang several numbers both beautiful and appropriate for the occasion. The interment was made at the Lutheran cemetery north of town. There her body was laid to rest until the good Lord on resurrection day will call it forth to life again.

May the loving Savior who sympathizes more keenly with us than we ever understand, comfort and soothe the sorrowing husband and children and fill the vacant chair with His love to them. We all sympathize with Mr. Tendal and children who were left without a mother and wife, but God grant that they may meet again in the Heavenly Home where there shall be no parting, no sorrow, sickness, nor death anymore.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: The Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, April 8, 1925.

Contributor Note: the names Rangve and Ragve are copied exactly as written in the newspaper obituary.


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