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Carlsborg, Lillian (Skaim) -- 1914 - 2003

SKAIM, UNDERDAHL, CARLSBORG, WESTBY, TOLLEFSON, ANDERSON, GULRUD, SUTTON

Posted By: Connie Ellis (email)
Date: 10/1/2011 at 21:42:36

SOURCE: Waukon, Iowa WAUKON STANDARD, January 29, 2003
Contributor: Connie Ellis (Not related)

Funeral services for Lillian Carlsborg, age 88, of Decorah, Iowa were held Friday, January 10 at the Glenwood Lutheran Church with Rev. Susan Debner officiating. Pastor Gene Hermeier was the soloist and lesson reader. Burial was in the Glenwood Cemetery. Schluter-Balik Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements. Casket bearers were Craig Adam, Paul Larsen, Alan Carlsborg, David Jones, Daniel Clark, Brian Westby, and David Broghamer.

Lillian Christine, daughter of Ben and Olena (Underdahl) Skaim, was born October 2, 1914 in Glenwood Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa. She was baptized October 25, 1914 and confirmed May 18, 1930 in the Pontoppidan Church. Lillian attended the Rocksvold Country School #4. She married Joseph Oliver Carlsborg on November 27, 1931 at the Glenwood Church parsonage in Winneshiek County, Iowa. To this union three children were born. Joseph and Lillian farmed in the Glenwood area and after being on the farm for twenty years, she started her thirty year career of caring for people and cleaning at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon, Iowa. Lillian retired in 1986. She enjoyed keeping scrapbooks and had a love of vegetable and flower gardens, African Violets, and house wrens. She also demonstrated her Norwegian cooking and baking skills at the Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, Iowa. Lillian was a member of the Glenwood Lutheran Church and the Ladies Circle.

Lillian Christine Carlsborg died Tuesday, January 7, 2003 at the Oneota Riverview Care Facility, Decorah, Iowa following a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joseph O. Carlsborg in 1971; one son who died in infancy in 1938; 2 brothers, Melvin Skaim and Oscar Skaim; 1 sister, Emma Tollefson; 4 half sisters, Clara B. Skaim Anderson, Minnie Skaim Gulrud, Louise Skaim Sutton, and Anna Skaim Anderson; and 1 half brother, Joseph Skaim.

Lillian is survived by her daughter Arlene (Roger) Westby of Decorah, Iowa, and her son, Lester (Alycia) Carlsborg of Ames, Iowa; 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Second Obit:

Lillian C. (Skaim) Carlsborg, age 88, of Decorah, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003 at the Oneota Riverview Care facility, Decorah, following a lengthy illness.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Lutheran Church with Rev. Susan Debner officiating.

Lessons were read by Rev. Allen Hermeier.

Organist was Kathy Tollefsrud, and Rev. Gene Hermeier sang "Den store hvide flok" and "Precious Lord."

Congregational hymns included "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art."

Casketbearers were Craig Adam, David Jones, Paul Larsen, Alan Carlsborg, David Broghamer, Daniel Clark and Brian Westby.

Interment was in the Glenwood Cemetery in rural Decorah, and Schluter-Balik Funeral Home of Decorah handled arrangements.

Lillian Christine (Skaim) Carlsborg was born Oct. 2, 1914 the daughter of Ben and Olena (Underdahl) Skaim in Glenwood Township, Winneshiek County.

Lillian Skaim attended Rocksvold Country School #4.

She married Joseph Oliver Carlsborg on November 27, 1931 at the parsonage of the Glenwood Lutheran Church.

To this union, three children were born. A son, Lester, was born in 1936 and later died in 1938. The same name was given to a son born in 1940.

Lillian and Joseph Carlsborg farmed in the Glenwood area and after being on the farm for 20 years, she started her 30-year career of caring for people and cleaning at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. She retired in 1986.

Lillian Carlsborg's love for people was evident as she enjoyed keeping scrapbooks about the people she knew and the major events in their lifetimes.

She had a love of vegetable and flower gardens, African violets and house wrens. She also demonstrated her Norwegan cooking and baking skills at the Vesterheim Museum in Decorah.

Lillian Carlsborg was a member of the Glenwood Lutheran Church and the Ladies Circle.

Survivors include her daughter: Arlene (Roger) Westby of Decorah and one son: Lester (Alycia) Carlsborg of Ames; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

Lillian Christine (Skaim) Carlsborg was preceded in death by her parents: Ben and Olena Skaim, husband: Joseph O. Carlsborg in 1971; one son: Lester in 1938; two brothers: Melvin and Oscar Skaim; one sister: Emma Tollefson; four half-sisters: Clara B. Skaim Anderson, Minnie Skaim Gulrud, Louise Skaim Sutton and Anna Skaim Anderson and one half-brother, Joseph Skaim.

Source Newspaper clipping.

Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, Iowa.
 

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