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Vinton Daily Times; 19 Apr 1939
Arthur Steffenson Dies of Heart Attack on Mt. Auburn Farm
Arthur M. Steffenson

BENTON COUNTY NEWS (Special to Daily Times)

Mt. Auburn, April 19 -- This neighborhood was shocked today to learn of the sudden death last evening of Arthur Martin Steffenson, 51, who died at his farm two and a half miles southwest of here of a heart attack. {He had told his wife that he was going out to make sure the chickens were all right and when he failed to return after a reasonable length of time, Mrs. Steffenson became alarmed. She received no response to her calls and called neighbors across the road to aid in the search. He was found lying on the ground near the chicken house where he had evidently fallen when stricken by the attack.} The deceased had suffered from hardening of the arteries in the past years.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. from Hite's chapel in Vinton and at 2:30 p.m. from the Benton Lutheran church near Norway. Rev. Elmer Valen will officiate. Burial will be in Norway cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel Thursday afternoon and evening.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Iver Steffenson, the deceased was born near Norway on Aug. 25, 1887. He was married Dec. 25, 1909, to Miss Clara Kolsto of Newhall, who survives.

Other members of the family who survive are his mother, living at Norway; two sons, Arlie and Ivan of Mt. Auburn; three daughters, Mrs. Marcus Hobart, Monticello; Mrs. Morris Kleppe, Cedar Rapids, and Ruth at home. There is one grandchild, Eunice Kleppe. One daughter, Ione, died in 1918. Three sisters, Miss Bertha Steffenson, Norway; Miss Stella Steffenson, Cedar Rapids, and Mrs. O. Anderson, Blue Earth, Minn.; two brothers, Sabin, Norway, and Carl, Palo, also survive.

For the last four years the deceased had lived near Mt. Auburn with the exception of a short time this winter when he and his wife lived in Vinton.

{Submitter comment: My maternal grandfather Arthur M. Steffenson}

Submitted on 24-Mar-2013 by
Eunice (Kleppe) Becker,

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Cedar Valley Times; ? Aug 1970
Mrs. Steffenson dies at hospital
Clara Steffenson

Mrs. Clara Steffenson, 79, died Tuesday at the Virginia Gay Hospital following a long illness.

She was born at Newhall on Feb. 28, 1891, a daughter of Ivar and Sophia Swenson Kolsto, and married Arthur Steffenson on Dec. 25, 1909, at Newhall.

She is survied by one son, Arlie of Marion; three daughters, Mrs. Mark (Letha) Hobart of Edgewood, Mrs. Morris (Edna) Kleppe of Cedar Rapids and Mrs. O.R.(Ruth)Bolenbaugh of Vinton; one sister, Mrs. Esther Ronan of Des Moines; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1939, two children, three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Fry and Holland Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert W. Tull officiating, and burial in the Norway Cemetery...

{Submitter comment: My maternal grandmother Clara (Kolsto) Steffenson}

Submitted on 24-Mar-2013 by
Eunice (Kleppe) Becker,

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Cedar Rapids Gazette; 25 Nov 1940
Mrs. Sarah Steffenson, Norway Pioneer, Dead
Sarah Steffenson

Special to The Gazette

NORWAY -- Mrs. Sarah Steffenson, age 85, died at her home in Norway at 3:40 p.m. Sunday following a brief illness. Born July 14, 1855, in Hardanger, Norway, she came to the United States with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Christoffer Olson, at the age of three. She had been a resident of this community 58 years and was a member of the Lutheran church.

Her husband, Iver, and three sons preceded her in death. Surviving are three daughters: Bertha of Norway; Mrs. Anna Anderson of Blue Earth, Minn.; and Stella of Cedar Rapids; two sons, Carl of Shellsburg and Sabin of Newhall; and eleven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Benton Lutheran church at 2 p.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Elmer Valen. Pallbearers will be Cornelius Risdal, Arthur Olson, Nels Tvedt, William Tvedt, William Ellingson and William Johnson. Burial will be in the Norway cemetery. Friends may call at the family home.

{Submitter comment: My maternal great grandmother Sarah Steffenson}

Submitted on 24-Mar-2013 by
Eunice (Kleppe) Becker,

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