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Stena (Hill) Weeks (1870-1941)


Posted By: Dorian Myhre (email)
Date: 1/21/2021 at 19:37:51

From Nevada Evening Journal January 21, 1941 (page 4)

Funeral Services for Mrs. Stena Weeks at Fjeldberg Church

Special to the Journal.
Huxley, Jan. 21--Funeral services for Mrs. Stena Weeks were held at the Fjeldburg church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon following a brief prayer service at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cora Harestad. The services opened by singing a hymn "Blessed Are the Heirs of Heaven," after which Rev. Sampson had scripture reading. Miss Mae Ford of Ames sang as a solo, a favorite Norwegian hymn "Den Store Hvide Flok Vi Se." The pastor chose for his text the 16th verse in the 4th chapter in the first letter to the Thessalonians.

After the sermon there was another hymn "What A Friend We Have in Jesus," and a vocal duet "God Will Take Care of You," by Gladys Rullestad and Mae Ford. The floral offerings were very beautiful and there were very beautiful and there were many gifts to the missions in memory of Mrs. Weeks, who had a large circle of friends in the community. She was a faithful member of her church and Ladies Aid society.

Six nephews serve as pall bearers -- Howard Heggen, Ray Walker and George Heggen of Des Moines; Will Walker of Slater, and W. R. Richardson of Huxley. Interment was in the family lot in the Fjeldberg cemetery.

Mrs. Stena Weeks, daughter of John and Valbor Hill, was born January 31, 18070, on a farm two miles south of Huxley. She was baptized and confirmed in the Fjeldberg congregation where she was a lifelong member. She was married to Ole Weeks Jan. 31, 1891 and they made their home in a farm near Kelley until the death of the husband on May 3, 1933. Since that time she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Cora Harestad.

Mrs. Weeks passed away at the Lutheran hospital in Des Moines January 16, 1941, after a lingering illness. She is survived by seven children, Walter Weeks of Colfax, Wis.; Obert Weeks of Des Moines; John Weeks and Mrs. Milford Anfenson of Kelley; Mrs. Nels Vespesta of Slater; Mrs. Cora Harestad and Mrs. Ted Bauge of Huxley. She also leaves 12 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Catherine Viland of Pipestone, Minn.

Among relatives and friends from a distance who were here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Weeks, Shirley Chloris and Walter, Jr., of Colfax, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Heggen, Mr. and Mrs. Whitney Clark and Ole Heggen of Des Moins, Nels Nessa, Arlen and Olive an Mrs. Andrew Tjelta of Garden City; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Sesker of Madrid, Mrs. Fred Rector of Ames; Mr. and Mrs. John Severeid of Cambridge; Mr. and Mrs. George Heggen, Mrs. Cora Hoft.


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