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Ramlo, Peter T 1864 - 1936

RAMLO, BERGESON, SALVESON, FAWCETT, HOEG, STEPHENSON

Posted By: Norman Hjelmeland (email)
Date: 8/27/2017 at 14:04:30

Peter T. Ramlo of Hesper township, one of Winneshiek county's most prominent, widely known, successful farmers, passed away at the Decorah Hospital on Monday morning, March 2, where he had been a patient since a week ago Sunday, his death occurring on his birthday.
Mr. Ramlo's health began to fail a year ago, and in the fall of 1935 his condition became such that he sought medical aid since that time until his death. Everything that medical aid and loving hands could do was done, but to no avail.
Mr. Ramlo was a lifelong resident of Winneshiek county, born on a farm in Hesper township, March 2 ,1864, a son of Torald and Marit Ramlo, who were well known and beloved pioneers here.
He was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Bergeson on May 25, 1877, and to this union ten children were born. Three of the children preceded their father in death. The surviving children are Minnie (Mrs. G. Salveson) and Otilla (Mrs. R. Fawcett), both of Mabel, Minn., Ida (Mrs. Chris Hoeg), Decorah; Roy Ramlo, Spring Grove, Minn.;Howard Ramlo, Decorah; Mrs. Leona Stephenson, Madison, Wis., and Walter Ramlo, who lives on a farm near Decorah. The wife and mother passed away about five years ago.
Besides his children, Mr. Ramlo is survived by two brothers, Halvor Ramlo of East Water street, Decorah and Jim Ramlo of Hesper. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren.
Mr. Ramlo, who was one of the most prominent farmers in this section of the state, made numerous contributions to the general agricultural development of Winneshiek county. He specialized in purebred Poland China hogs, and for years was recognized as one of the foremost breeders of the Poland Chinas for many miles around. His exhibits of hogs at Winnshiek county fairs, was well as numerous other fairs in this section generally brought him first premiums. His name will long be remembered as a man who raised the best in this breed of hogs. He invested large sums of money to procure the best in breeding stocks, paying as high as $500 for good sires.
Mr. Ramlo was always interested in the welfare and growth of Winneshiek county and gave his aid to every worthy cause. He was a prominent member of the Farmers Telephone Company, and for a number of years was an active and hard working member of the Winneshiek County Fair board, devoting much of his valuable time for the good of the association.
Mr. Ramlo was always recognized as one of the substantial men of this community, a very representative citizen, and one who from the beginning had been deeply interested in the material, mental and moral welfare of the community. He will be greatly missed, and the sympathy of all is extended to his bereaved children and brothers in their loss.
Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Hesper Lutheran church, of which Mr. Ramlo was a member all his life, and of which his father was a charter member. Rev. Ivar Havneros will officiate and interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Decorah Public Opinion, March 5 1936

Hesper Lutheran Cemetery
 

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