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Tommerdahl, Elise J. Svenson (Thompson) -- 1854 - 1934


Posted By: Barry M. Dahl (email)
Date: 11/10/2010 at 17:32:48

Elise Tommerdahl's obituary from the Mabel Record of July 6, 1934

Funeral services for Mrs. Elise Swenson Tommerdahl are to held this afternoon at the First Lutheran church of Mabel with Rev. Ivar Havneros officiating.

Mrs. Swenson Tommerdahl passed away Tuesday morning, July 3, after a lingering illness. She 80 years of age.

The funeral services will start at 2 o'clock and burial is to made at the Hesper cemetery.

The deceased leaves a brother, T.O. Thompson, of Minneapolis, and several nieces and nephews in and around Mabel. Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Halverson cared for her at the time of her passing.

She was born near Throndhjem, Norway, of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Thompson on the 11th day of March, 1854. When but 13 years of age her parents and her only brother, Thomas, and herself emigrated to America. They first made their home at Chicago and lived there for three years. During that time she was confirmed by Rev. B. Koren.

In 1870 she came with her parents to Minnesota and settled in Houston county near Spring Grove. Four years later she was united in marriage to Mr. Johan Swenson. They moved into Iowa near Hesper on a farm which they operated until 1900, when they retired and secured a home in Mabel. They lived here the remainder of their lives.

Mr. Swenson passed away eight years ago. There were no children born to Mr. and Mrs. Swenson, yet a few years after their marriage they took a little six year old girl, Anna Tommerdahl, whom they gave a home during her lifetime.

The deceased was a life- time member of the Lutheran church and since her marriage was affiliated with the Hesper Lutheran church. She aided the church at Mabel by work in the Ladies Aid and mission but kept up her dues in the Hesper church.

A number of years ago she experienced an illness which necessitated a surgical operation. Although this operation was pronounced successful it left her health impaired. She was able to attend to her work until about a year ago. During the time until her death she was cared for by Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Halvorson with whom she had shared her home for many years.

She left very few relatives, namely: one brother T.O.Thompson of Minneapolis; cousins, Mr. Olaf Suldahl of Carpion, N.D., and Mrs. Peter Onstad of Spring Grove. Mrs. Halverson was a niece of the deceased.


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