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Folstad, Martin J. -- 1876 - 1956


Posted By: Barry M. Dahl (email)
Date: 11/24/2010 at 16:06:27

Martinís obituary from the Welch collection, June 1956.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. this Friday at Hesper Lutheran church for Martin Folstad, 80, who died at his home southeast of Mabel Tuesday. He had been an invalid since suffering a stroke eight years ago. The Rev. Obed Nesheim will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Folstad was born Jan. 21, 1876, the son of Johannas and Martha Johnson, at Spring Valley, MN. When he was four his father died and he came to make his home with his uncle and aunt, Peter and Ragnild Folstad at Hesper. He was confirmed at the Hesper Lutheran church and attended the Hesper public shcool. He took a course at Minneapolis Business college and also attended a music school there. He spent a few years in North Dakota where he homesteaded and taught school. On June 23, 1915, he married Olga Klegseth of Hesper. Since 1916 he had resided on the farm where he died.

Survivors are his wife; five sons, Elmer, Maynard, Charles and Arland of Mabel and Melvin of Decorah; one daughter, Mrs. Al (Beatrice) Schmitz of Caledonia; ten grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Gina Woods, Minneapolis, and a foster sister, Mrs. Mary Nelson of Hesper.


Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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