Mitchell County Iowa
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Halvorson, Elizabeth 1921-2000

OBITUARY: Elizabeth (Bette) Sophia (Rasmussen) Halvorson, 1921-2000 ELIZABETH (BETTE) SOPHIA HALVORSON ST. ANSGAR, IOWA - Elizabeth (Bette) Sophia Halvorson, 79, died Thursday (Oct. 12, 2000) at the Mitchell County Regional Health Center, Osage. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the St. Ansgar United Methodist Church in St. Ansgar with the Rev. Ted Stowers and the Rev. Bruce Wittern officiating. There will be no visitation. Schroeder and Sites Funeral Home, 207 S. School St., St. Ansgar, is in charge of arrangements. Elizabeth (Bette) Sophia Halvorson was born Feb. 20, 1921, at Marshfield, Wis., the daughter of Julius and Agnes Margaret (Paulus) Rasmussen. Having been baptized as an infant, she was confirmed in the Methodist Church, Lewis, Wis., March 27, 1932, by her uncle, the Rev. Barton Padon. At an early age, Bette made her home with this aunt and uncle when her 34-year-old mother died. Bette, as a youngster, attended schools in Chicago and Wisconsin and upon earning a bachelor of science degree from Stout University, Menomonie, Wis., taught Home Economics in the Vocational School, Sheboygan, Wis. Her marriage to Donal Halvorson took place in Wauwatosa, Wis., Aug. 27, 1944, and two children, Cathleen and Timothy, were born to this marriage. Following her husband's service in World War II, in 1946 they moved to his hometown of St. Ansgar where he entered the family banking enterprise. Serving the community as a volunteer, Bette was involved in a variety of activities. As a member of the United Methodist Church, she served on various committees and as an officer of United Methodist Women. Through her concern, UNICEF was initiated in St. Ansgar in 1962. As a 40-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary and as Red Cross Blood Program Chairman, she received a citation for 23 years of service in this project from the Auxiliary. Her interest in libraries was demonstrated by 22 years as trustee and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Nissen Library in St. Ansgar. She served on the Community Coordinating Committee, was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader, and belonged to Clausen Colony of Questers. She also belonged to IC Club, a Federated Women's Club. She also helped initiate the Parent Teachers Association in the St. Ansgar Community Schools. Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Donal, St. Ansgar; a daughter, Cathleen and son-in-law, Jack Carruthers, Fort Myers, Fla.; one son, Timothy and his wife, Sally, of St. Ansgar; four grandchildren, Melissa and her husband, Christopher Tomasso, James Daniel Woolm, Megan Elizabeth Halvorson, and Erin Katherine Halvorson; one great-grandson, Jared Christopher Tomasso; one brother, Harold Rasmussen and his wife, Helen, of Prairie du Chein, Wis.; several nieces, nephews and inlaws; a brother-in-law, John Halvorson and his wife, Joyce; and sisters-in-law, Laura (Halvorson) and her husband, Edward Jobe, and Louise (Halvorson) Tellefson. She was preceded in death by her parents, two special aunts, and two special uncles. The family requests memorials be given to the Elizabeth Halvorson Memorial Fund which will be donated to the National Parkinsons Foundation. [Published 15 Oct 2000; Mason City Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa] Submitted to IaGenWeb by Don Grell - May 2005 Copyright 2006 - IaGenWeb This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Halvorson, Elmer c1893-1964

OBITUARY: Elmer Halvorson, c1893-1964, Mitchell Co., Iowa ELMER HALVORSON St. Ansgar, Iowa - Elmer L. Halvorson, 71, died Friday (July 3, 1964) at the Wells Minn. hospital. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 .p.m. at First Lutheran Church here. Burial will be in First Lutheran Cemetery with Schroeder & Houg Funeral Home in charge. Surviving are his wife, Florence, a daughter, Mrs John (Joan) Evans, Houston Tex; a son Maj. John Halvorson, in service in Viet Nam; five grandchildren, two sisters, Clara Halvorson, St. Ansgar; Mrs Lorence Spender, Boonton N. J.; a brother, Irving St. Ansgar. Submitted by Don Grell, May 2005 Copyright 2006 - IaGenWeb This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Halvorson, Halvor 1851-1938

OBITUARY: Halvor J. Halvorson, 1851-1938, Mitchell County, Iowa Halvor J. Halvorson Halvor J. Halvorson was born at Grau, Hadeland, Norway on July 3, 1851. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church of his native land. In October 1874 he was united in marriage to Ragnild Horgen, who survives him. During his time in Norway, he worked for some time at a sawmill and as a mason. In June 1882 he came to America and located in Cedar Township, Mitchell County, IA where he established a home in which he lived until his death. Since coming to this country, besides attending to his farm work he spent a great deal of time at mason work. Of the four children born to his wedlock, the following survive him: Iver, Peter, and Henry, all of this community. Since coming to Cedar Township, Mr. Halvorson had always been an active member of the Rock Creek Lutheran Church. He had always enjoyed good health until about two months ago. About nine years ago he became totally blind and was obliged to spend his days at home. He passed away on May 22, 1938. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. O.C. Myhre at Rock Creek Lutheran Church on May 25, 1938. Interment was in the Rock Creek cemetery. Transcribed 2005 Steve Norby Copyright 2006 - IaGenWeb This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Halvorson, Hans 1855-1931

OBITUARY: Hans Halvorson Dammen, 1855-1931, Mitchell County, Iowa Hans Halvorson Hans Halvorson (also known as Hans Halvorson Dammen) was born in Hedalen, Norway on July 7, 1855. He came to America in the spring of 1873. He worked on different farms the first years. In 1883 be bought land in Cedar Township, where he built himself a home and continued to live until the time of his death. The departed brother was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church of Norway and when coming to this community joined the Rock Creek Lutheran Church of which he was a member until his death. The following survive: one brother, Halvor Halvorson, and two sisters, Bertha Ask and Mrs. C. N. Odden. Mr. Halvorson had been in poor health for several years and about a week ago a stroke of apoplexy made him unconscious and entirely helpless. He died October 7, 1931. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. O C. Myhre at the Rock Creek Lutheran Church, October 9, 1931, and interment was made in the Rock Creek Lutheran cemetery. Transcribed 2005, Steve Norby Copyright 2006 - IaGenWeb This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Halvorson, Harry 'Alfred' 1816-1981

OBITUARY: Harry Alfred Halvorson, 1916-1981, Mitchell County, Iowa [St. Ansgar Enterprise, 7 JAN 1982] Alfred Halvorson Funeral Held Saturday, January 2 Funeral services for Alfred Halvorson, 65, who died at his home in Plainview, Minn. December 30, were held January 2 at the Immanuel Lutheran church in Plainview with the Rev. Gerald Peterson officiating. Harry Alfred Halvorson, son of George and Lena Halvorson, was born April 10, 1916 in St. Ansgar. He graduated from St. Ansgar high school in 1934. He entered military service in 1941 and served at sea aboard the USS San Diego throughout World War II. He married Dorothy Gilchrist December 24, 1943 in Los Angeles, Calif. The couple became residents of Plainview, Minn. in 1946 where he joined the Case Implement Co. In 1951 Mr. Halvorson became an employee of the First National bank of Plainview, retiring in June of 1981 as vice president. At the time of his death he was president of the Plainview Low Cost Housing Development Program and was finance officer of the Plainview American Legion. He was also a member of the Plainview VFW Post. Mr. Halvorson is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a brother, Avery of St. Ansgar; two sisters, Mrs. Lenore Grell of Mason City and Mrs. Lloyd (Ruth) Kroneman of St. Ansgar. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery, Plainview, with Rev. Peterson in charge of the committal services. Graveside military honors were accorded by the Plainview American Legion Post. Transcribed by Barb Nagy (Note: Not necessarily related to the subject(s) of this document) Copyright 2006 - IaGenWeb This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Halvorson, Iver 1875-1947

OBITUARY: Iver Halvorson, 1875-1947, Mitchell County, Iowa Iver Halvorson Funeral services were held Saturday, February 15, 1947 at the Champion Funeral Home and at Rock Creek Lutheran Church for Iver Halvorson, age 71. Mr. Halvorson died at his home Wednesday, February 12, 1947 in the Rock Creek community. The Rev. S.O. Sorlien was in charge of the rites and burial was made in the Rock Creek cemetery. Iver Halvorson was born October 3, 1875 at Hadeland, Norway to Halvor and Ragnhild (Horgen) Halvorson. He immigrated to America coming to the Rock Creek community. He was married to Alice Huset on July 25, 1912. She preceded him in death last year. Survivors include two children, Clarissa and Howard, at home, and two brothers, Peter and Henry, all of the Rock Creek community southwest of Osage. Transcribed 2005 Steve Norby Copyright 2006 - IaGenWeb This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Halvorson, LaVonne -1981

OBITUARY: Mrs. John (LaVonne) Halvorson, -1981, Mitchell County, Iowa [St. Ansgar Enterprise, 22 OCT 1981] Mrs. John Halvorson Memorial Services Held October 16 Memorial services for Mrs. John (LaVonne) Halvorson of Austin, Minn., who died October 13, were held October 16 at the Westminster Presbyterian church, Austin. Mrs. Halvorson is survived by her husband; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ward and Dixie Halvorson of Austin and Bruce Halvorson of San Francisco, Calif. and a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Barbara Ward of Boca Raton, Fla.; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. John Halvorson is a former resident of St. Ansgar, and presently a director of the St. Ansgar State Bank. Transcribed 2003 by Barb Nagy (Note: Not necessarily related to the subject(s) of this document) Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Halvorson, (Lena) Anna 1884-c1968

OBITUARY: Anna Helena "Lena" (Tollefson) Halvorson, 1884-c1968, Mitchell, IA Mrs. Lena Halvorson Funeral Held First Lutheran Funeral services for Mrs. Anna H. (Lena) Halvorson, 84, who died Friday, March 28, at the Good Samaritan Center, St. Ansgar, were held Monday, March 31, at the First Lutheran church with the Rev. Don Comnick officiating. Lena Halvorson was born August 28, 1884, at St. Ansgar, the daughter of Theodore and Liev (Rust) Tollefson. She was baptized and confirmed by the Rev. Johan Olsen in the First Lutheran church, St. Ansgar. On October 14, 1908, she was united in marriage to George Halvorson, by the Rev. M. E. Waldeland of the First Lutheran church. They farmed until the fall of 1939 when they retired and moved into St. Ansgar. In October of 1958, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Mrs. Halvorson taught Sunday School for a number of years and was a faithful and willing worker for her church and church organizations until her health wouldn't permit it any longer. She was a very loving and devoted mother and grandmother and always a helpful and true friend to all. Her husband preceded her in death in January of 1961. She is survived by her four children: Mrs. Alvin (Lenore) Grell, Mason City; Avery, of St. Ansgar; Alfred of Plainview, Minn.; and Mrs. Lloyd (Ruth) Kroneman of St. Ansgar. Also surviving are her nine grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and other relatives. Burial was in the First Lutheran cemetery, St. Ansgar, with the Rev. Comnick in charge of the committal service. Transcribed 2005, Don Grell Copyright 2006 - IaGenWeb This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Halvorson Springer, Marjorie 1940-1998

OBITUARY: Marjorie A. (Halvorson) Springer, 1940-1998, Mitchell Co., Iowa Marjorie A. Springer OSAGE, IOWA -- Marjorie A. Springer, 57, of Osage, died Tuesday (April 7, 1998) at home. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 13, at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, with the Rev. Joseph Schneider of St. Ansgar Catholic Church officiating. There will be no visitation. Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements. Marjorie A. Springer was born Sept. 13, 1940, in Osage. Survivors include one daughter, Kimberly Springer, of Osage; her mother, Mary Halvorson, St. Ansgar; two sisters, Elizabeth Halvorson, of Columbia, Mo., and Marsha Ehlers, of Cedar Falls, Iowa; and one brother, Marshall Halvorson, of Austin, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her father. ----------------------- Originally published 9 Apr 1998; Mason City Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa Transcribed by Don Grell 2005 Copyright 2006 - IaGenWeb This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Halvorson, Ragnhild Horgen 1856-1943

OBITUARY: Ragnhild (Horgen) Halvorson, 1856-1943, Mitchell County, Iowa Ragnhild Horgen Halvorson Mrs. Halvor Halvorson, 87, died at the Ross Woodward home Sunday afternoon, July 11, 1943. Three weeks ago she broke a hip in a fall and due to her extreme age was not able to rally from the shock. She was taken to the Woodward home for care and to be near her doctor. Ragnhild Horgen was born in Norway on November 21, 1856. She was married there to Halvor Halvorson and with her family came to this country as a young woman. On the long trip across the water, her infant daughter, Sophie, died. Mr. and Mrs. Halvorson and three sons came immediately to Mitchell County and settled on a farm in Rock Township. That place had been her home for more than sixty years. Mr. Halvorson died May 22, 1938. Two sons, Henry and Peter, lived with Mrs. Halvorson and operated the farm. Her son Iver, who is married, lives on an adjoining farm. Surviving her are her three sons and two grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Ingeborg Horgen of Osage. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 13 at Champion Funeral Home and the Rock Creek Lutheran Church. Conducting the rites was the Rev. C. Blaine Gunderson, church pastor. Interment was made beside her husband in the Rock Creek cemetery. Transcribed 2005 - Steve Norby Copyright 2006 - IaGenWeb This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Halvorson Grell, Thelma 1909-1991

OBITUARY: Thelma 'Lenore' (Halvorson) Grell, 1909-1991, Mitchell Co., Iowa Thelma 'Lenore' Grell MASON CITY, IOWA -- Thelma "Lenore" Grell, 81, formerly of 1122 E. State St., died Tuesday (Nov. 26, 1991) at Good Shepherd Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 N. Pennsylvania Ave., with the Rev. Ernest Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the First Lutheran Cemetery, St. Ansgar. Friends may call from 2:30 to 9 p.m. today at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 209 Second St. N.E. Memorial Contributions may be given to Alzheimer's Association, Heart of Iowa Chapter, P.O. Box 1523, Welch Ave. Station, Ames, Iowa 50010. Mrs. Grell was born Dec. 19, 1909, in St. Ansgar, the daughter of George A. and Anna Helena (Tollefson) Halvorson. She graduated from St. Ansgar High School, St. Ansgar, Iowa. She then attended and graduated from Hamilton Business College in Mason City. She served as Deputy County Treasurer for Cerro Gordo County from 1950 until her retirement in 1974. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Survivors include three sons, James A. Grell and wife, Ruth, Flossmoor, Illinois, Donald L. Grell and wife, Cheri, Burlington, N.C., and Robert A. Grell and wife, Roberta, Amarillo, Texas; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Ruth; and two brothers, Alfred and Avery. ---------------------- Transcribed 2005 - Don Grell Originally published 29 Nov 1991; Mason City Globe Gazette Copyright 2006 - IaGenWeb This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Ham, E. James 1873-1925

OBITUARY: E. James Ham, Mitchell County, Iowa E. James Ham [1873-1925] SUPERVISOR HAM DIED AS RESULT OF RIFLE BULLET ACCIDENT OCCURED SUNDAY WHILE HE AND SONS WERE ON WAY TO FARM PASSES AWAY TUESDAY NIGHT WAS NATIVE OF ENGLAND CAME TO OSAGE FROM THAT COUNTRY WHEN EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD FUNERAL SERVICES AT HOME TOMORROW AFTER NOON- WIDOW AND FOUR SONS SURVIVE. Supervisor E. James Ham of this city was the victim of a fatal accident last Sunday afternoon, resulting in his death on Tuesday evening. He and his three sons, Birchard, Mason and Wesley, decided to drive out to his farm near Brownville after dinner and were on their way when the accident occurred. They drove north of the M. J. Loftus corner, just west of New Haven, and were perhaps three of four miles north of that place when the car struck a bump. The rifle, a 22 caliber with a special bullet therein, was across Mr. Ham's lap, though on safety, and the trigger must have caught on something as the gun was discharged, the bullet entering his abdomen just a little to the left, penetrating his bowels four times, traveling in an upward direction and coming out the right side. His son Mason was driving the car and they drove back home as soon as possible. Dr. Glenn Sheldon of Kansas City, who had been called here for other operations, was secured as soon as possible and operated on Mr. Ham. He got through Sunday night in apparently excellent shape, but the following night took a decided turn for the worse and during the day Tuesday, it was apparent he was making a losing fight for life, death coming between 11 and 12 o'clock that night. Ernest James Ham was born Feb. 16, 1873, at Chedder, Somersetshire, England, and received his education in that country. When 18 years of age he came direct from that place to Osage, borrowing the money with which to make the journey. He was an example of what thrift and industry will accomplish for a "four square" young man, as he accumulated considerable property in this county. He was serving his first term as a member of the board of supervisors and had gained a reputation for square dealing in that office. He worked on a farm until his marriage to Miss Mary Slawson on Jan. 19, 1897. They then purchasing a farm. Five years ago he retired from active farm duties and purchased a home in this city. He is survived by his devoted wife and four sons--Roland of San Diego, Calif., and the three named above. One young son, Wayne passed away about four years ago. Two brothers and two sisters survive him in his native land across the sea. The passing of a good citizen such as Mr. Ham is indeed regrettable and many friends will sympathize with his family in their irreparable loss. Funeral service will be conducted at the home at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon by Rev. Walker, after which the mortal remains will be laid to rest in Osage cemetery, the Odd Fellows, of which order he was a member, having charge at the grave. He was also a member of the Modern Woodmen. His son Roland was notified of the accident soon after it occurred and started for Osage as soon as possible and will no doubt be here for the last sad rites. (April 23, 1925 Mitchell Co. Press.) Transcribed 2001 by Marilyn Oconnor Copyright 2006 - K.L. Kittleson This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Hammerstrom, Shirley May Edel 1920-2002

OBITUARY: Shirley May Edel Hammerstrom, Mitchell county, Iowa [Mitchell County Press-News online -- Posted Mar. 13, 2002 -- www.mcpress.com] Shirley May Hammerstrom Funeral services were held on Friday, March 8, 2002 at the Riceville United Methodist Church for Shirley May Hammerstrom, age 81, of Riceville. Rev. Michael Carey officiated and burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Riceville. Lindstrom Funeral Home, Riceville was in charge of arrangements. She died Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at the Mitchell County Regional Health Center, Osage. Shirley May Edel Hammerstrom was born on the family farm near Randalia, IA on May 31, 1920 to Roy and Julia Campbell Edel. She attended country school within one mile of the family farm. Shirley graduated from Randalia High School and furthered her education at Upper Iowa University. Her first teaching position was in a country school. From this position, she moved to Burt, IA to teach and met the love of her life, dear and gentle Kenneth "Chinks" Hammerstrom. On Aug. 3, 1947 Shirley was united in marriage to Kenneth Hammerstrom in Randalia, IA at the Randalia United Methodist church, they established their home in Burt. After her retirement with "Chinks" in poor health, they spent their days together and for 14 years, Shirley and "Chinks" visited many friends and relatives and enjoyed their time at their cabin in Nevis, MN. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Kenneth; and her brother-in-law, LeRoy Whiteford. Those that survive her include nieces and nephews, a great-niece, brother-in- law and sister-in-law. Copyright 2006 - IaGenWeb This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Handeland Dockum, Ella 1894-1980

OBITUARY: Ella S. (Handeland) Dockum, Mitchell County, Iowa [St. Ansgar Enterprise, 18 DEC 1980] Mrs. Paul Dockum Funeral Held December 16 Funeral services for Mrs. Paul Dockum, 86, of Carpenter, who died Sunday, December 14 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Mason City, were held December 16 at Schroeder Funeral Home in St. Ansgar with the Rev. E. C. Franke, pastor of Deer Creek Lutheran church, Carpenter, officiating. Ella S. Dockum, daughter of Bernard and Anna Handeland, was born April 17, 1894 in Britt. She married Paul Dockum in 1968. Mrs. Dockum was preceded in death by one son, Willie, and two daughters, Marian and Mae. She is survived by her husband, Paul; two daughters, Bernadine Tessier and Clarisse Murphy, both of California; also a step daughter, Rosamond Gordon of Carpenter; two step sons, Harry Dockum of Carpenter and Gerald Dockum of Des Moines; six grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 13 step grandchildren, 23 step great grandchildren. Burial was in Woodbury cemetery, Lyle, with Rev. Franke in charge of the committal services. Transcribed by Barbara Nagy, 2003 Copyright 2006 - IaGenWeb This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Handt, Ferdinand 1890-1925

OBITUARY: Ferdinand William Handt, 1890-1925, Mitchell County, Iowa FERD. HANDT DIED SUDDENLY Family Found Him Dead Sunday Evening Upon Return Home After Being Away Short Time Ferdinand William Handt died very suddenly Sunday night at his farm home in Cedar township. He had not been feeling well that day and the doctor had been called. But that evening he was so much better his family went out for a short time and when they returned about 11 o'clock found that he had passed away. [Jan. 29, 1925] He was born Dec. 1864, in Pomerania, Germany Oct. 17, 1890, he was married to Miss Augusta Pasewald and in 1900 they came to American settling near Rudd, and have lived in that vicinity ever since, save for three years spent at La Porte City. To this union were born eight children, all living but one, Ernest, who died at the age of 21. The living are as follows: Herman, William, Carl and Alfred, Mrs. Anna Svingen, Mrs. Bertha Blond and Miss Emma Handt at home. He has twelve grandchildren. The brothers and sisters are August, Carl, Herman and Fred Handt, Mesdames Ernestine Lewki, Bertha Lewki, Augusta Elauwitz, Minnie Elauwitz, Emma Elauwitz; also his devoted wife. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home and at 1:30 at St. John's Lutheran church in Cedar Township, with Rev. Theo Frese in charge. Burial was in St. John's cemetery. Submitted by Marilyn Oconnor Copyright 2006 - IaGenWeb This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Hannam, Norma 1926-2006

OBITUARY: Norma Jean (Richardson) Hannam, 1926-2006, Mitchell Co., Iowa [Austin (Minnesota) Daily Herald -- www.austindailyherald.com] Norma Jean Hannam Norma Jean Hannam, 79, of St. Ansgar, Iowa, died January 7, 2006, at her home. Norma Jean Hannam was born March 11, 1926, in Lyle, Minn., to Hans and Anna (Olswold) Richardson. She graduated from Lyle High School. On June 27, 1948, Norma married Duane Albert Hannam in Lyle, Minn. She had a great love for her family which was evident in her homemaking skills. Norma was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Toeterville, for over 50-years, and was actively involved in Circle. She was a charter member of St. Peter Lutheran Quilter's Guild, and while participating, enjoyed the companionship of the group, providing warmth to those in need and fellowship with other widows. Norma is survived by her sons: David (Marlene) Hannam, Paul (Lowana) Hannam, James (Ruth) Hannam; daughters, Kathleen (Dale) Thrond and Patricia (Roger) Townsend; grandchildren: Heather Hannam, Christopher (Karen) Hannam, Ryan (April) Hannam, Robyn Hannam, Ross Hannam, Rachael Hannam, Reid Hannam, Matthew Thrond and special friend Wendy Machalicek, Eric Thrond, Jason (Angela) LaPolice, Chad (Heather) LaPolice, Allison Hannam and Laura Hannam; great-grandchildren: Alexander Obdahl, Ethan Hannam, Derek LaPolice, Kailynne LaPolice, Devin LaPolice, and Aubrey LaPolice; brother, Lloyd (Esther) Richardson; sister, Marlys Johnson; sisters-in-law, Darlene (Robert) Anderson and Shirley Hannam; brothers-in-law, Herbert (Gertrude) Hannam and Harlan (Arlys) Hannam. She was preceded in death by her husband, Duane Hannam on April 5, 1989; her parents, Hans and Anna Richardson; her parents-in-law, Herbert and Lavina Hannam; her sisters, Opal Berg and Phyllis Wallace; her brothers, Orwin Richardson and Maurice Richardson; her brothers-in-law, Webster Johnson and Eugene Hannam; and granddaughter, Leslie Ann Thrond. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Toeterville, Iowa, with Rev. Lance Kittleson officiating. Burial will be in the St. Ansgar Cemetery. Visitation will be held today from 5-8 p.m. at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar. Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, is in charge of arrangements. Phone: 641-713-4920. Submitted by Kathy Pike Copyright 2006 - IaGenWeb This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Hannan, William Henry 1890-1911

OBITUARY: William Henry Hannan, 1890-1911, Mitchell Co., Iowa [Osage News ] William Henry Hannan Born July 21, 1890 Died Sept. 12, 1911 William Henry Hannan was born at Oxford Junction, Iowa, on July 21, 1890, and passed away at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Bosetter in Osage, on Sept. 12, 1911. His mother died when he was a small child and he was reared by his grandparents who ministered tenderly to him during his long illness. He was a great sufferer but he was patient until the last. The funeral service was held at the family residence on Thursday September 14th. Rev. F. W. Court of the Methodist Episcopal church officiating. The body was taken to Carpenter, Iowa for interment. Submitted by: Marilyn O'Connor 1/13/2006 Copyright 2006 - IaGenWeb This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Hansen, Arthur 1899-1980

OBITUARY: Arthur C. Hansen, 1899-1980, Mitchell County, Iowa [St. Ansgar Enterprise, 9 OCT 1980] Arthur C. Hansen Funeral Held Monday, September 29 Funeral services for Arthur C. Hansen, 81, who died at his home in Osage September 25, were held September 29 at Our Saviorís Lutheran church in Osage with the Rev. Joseph Nesheim officiating. Arthur C. Hansen was born March 3, 1899 in St. Ansgar, the son of Niss and Marie (Carlsen) Hansen. He was baptized and confirmed at the First Lutheran church in St. Ansgar, and attended the Spring Valley rural school and St. Ansgar high school. Marie Denning and Arthur Hansen were married October 25, 1926. They established their home on the family farm near St. Ansgar, retiring to their present home in Osage in 1956. He continued to be active in farm work until the time of his brief illness. Mr. Hansen is survived by his wife, Marie; two daughters, Mrs. Sylvan (Leora) Stromley of Lyle and Mrs. Darwin (Lanita) Koster of St. Ansgar; two sons, Arthur Dean Hansen of St. Ansgar and Commander Duane Alan Hansen, DDS, of Fredericksburg, Va.; 15 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; one sister, May Wilson of Cedar Rapids. Preceding him in death were his parents and one son-in-law, Loy Enerson. Burial was in the St. Ansgar cemetery with Rev. Nesheim in charge of the committal services. Transcribed by Barb Nagy Copyright 2006 - IaGenWeb This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Hansen, Axel 1904-1968

OBITUARY: Axel Christian Hansen, 1904-1968, Mitchell Co., Iowa ST. ANSGAR, IOWA AXEL CHRISTIAN HANSEN BORN November 1, 1904 PASSED AWAY November 19, 1968 at Mitchell County Memorial Hospital, Osage, Iowa. FUNERAL SERVICES First Lutheran Church, St. Ansgar, Iowa, November 22, 1968 CLERGYMAN Rev. Don Comnick FINAL RESTING PLACE St. Ansgar Cemetery, St. Ansgar, Iowa Schroeder & Houg Funeral Home.
NOTES: He was the father of Skip Hansen; and was the husband of Mary Mostek Hansen. Transcribed by a volunteer, 2009 Copyright 2009 - IaGenWeb This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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Hansen Jr., Axel (Skip) 1933-1996

OBITUARY: Axel (Skip) Hansen, 1933-1996, Mitchell County, Iowa #1 of 2 items:

Axel (Skip) Hansen

ST. ANSGAR, IOWA--Axel (Skip) Hansen Jr., 63, died Saturday (Oct. 26, 1996) at the Mitchell County Regional Health Center, Osage.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church, St. Ansgar, with the Rev. Robert Porisch officiating. Burial will be in the St. Ansgar Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Schroeder and Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar.

Axel (Skip) Hansen Jr. was born June 10, 1933, in Newburg Township, Mitchell County.

Survivors include one daughter, Laurie Hansen of Stillwater, Minn.; two sons, Gary Hansen of Margate, Florida, and Jeffery Hansen of Winterset; one sister, Judy Wilson of Laguna Beach, Calif; one brother, Chuck Hansen of St. Ansgar; and four grandchildren.

[From Mason City Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Oct. 28, 1996 (edited)]

Photo is from the 1951 St. Ansgar School Annual.


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THE ORDER FOR CHRISTIAN BURIAL
FOR AXEL (SKIP) HANSEN, JR

First Lutheran Church, St. Ansgar, Iowa
2:00 p.m. October 30, 1996

Axel (Skip) Hansen, Jr, was born June 10, 1933 in Newburg Township, Mitchell County, Iowa to Axel Christian Hansen and Mary (Mostek) Hansen. On May 27, 1943 he was baptized into the Christian faith. His sponsors were Mrs. Josephine Wirth and Thorvald Hansen. He confirmed his faith on June 1, 1947 at First Lutheran Church, St. Ansgar, Iowa.

Skip received his education through the eleventh grade at St. Ansgar High School. In the footsteps of his father, Skip spent the majority of his life as a farmer in the St. Ansgar area. He raised beef cattle and feeder pigs and in later years, he dabbled in raising ring-neck pheasants and other game birds.

Skip was united in marriage to Kathleen (Kay) Margaret Quinn on December 1, 1956 at Immaculate Conception Church in Riceville, Iowa. God blessed this marriage with three children. Skip spent several years making daily trips to the Good Samaritan Center to visit his wife Kay who suffered with Multiple Sclerosis.

Skip was known across the five-state area and was a fixture in St. Ansgar. His favorite pastimes were travel, fishing, cooking and teasing children and friends. In the tradition of his father, he was a wheeler-dealer and liked to be around people. He will be missed for his booming voice and unique parking techniques.

Skip died on Saturday, October 26, at the age of 61 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and his wife, Kay.

He is survived by his three children: Gary; Jeff and daughter-in-law, Sue Hansen, and daughter, Laurie; his brother, Chuck and sister-in-law, Judy Hansen; sister, Judy Wilson of Laguna Beach, California; four grandchildren: Gregory, Kirk, Nicole and Taylor; niece and nephew, Christine and Voun Hansen, half-daughter, Lisa, and many other relatives and friends.

Burial at the St. Ansgar Cemetery with Pastor Robert Porisch officiating.

[From the service folder]

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Hansen, (Child) 1895

OBITUARY: Hansen Child, 1895, Mitchell County, Iowa [Source: Mitchell County Press-News or Mason City Globe Gazette] MONA Hansen child Grim Death finds its way to every home. John M. Hansen and wife were mourning the loss of their only child who was taken from them last Thursday night. It is hard to lose ones first-born but God knoweth best. He doeth all things well. (Feb. 7, 1895). Submitted 2003 by Marilyn O'Connor (Note: I am not necessarily related to the subject of the obituary.) Copyright 2006 - IaGenWeb This information is for personal genealogical use, and is not intended for commerical gain.

 

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