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Lorenzen, Mrs. Alfred (Mildred) 1884-1954


Posted By: Janet M Schuldt (email)
Date: 6/12/2021 at 22:05:24

O’Brien County Bell, Primghar O’Brien, Iowa Wednesday, May 12, 1954 Page 1

Riles Held For Mrs. A. Lorenzen

The many friends of Mrs. Alfred Lorenzen were shocked and saddened to learn of her death which occurred Saturday morning at the Sioux Valley hospital in Cherokee. Mrs. Lorenzen was taken to the hospital a week ago last Saturday and the following morning underwent major surgery. Her condition showed some improvement until a heart condition developed shortly before her death.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at First Congregational church in Primghar and were largely attended. The pastor, the Rev. Winthrop M. Mager, conducted the rites. Hymns were sung by Mrs. Don Kammerer and Dr. R. G. Dyson, with Mrs. Wm. Casey as accompanist. The selections were "Sometimes We'll Understand " and "Going Home" .

The pallbearers were: James McCreath, Emil Olander, Frank Bordewick, R. C. Appeldorn, I. R. Isenberg, and V. E. Zook. Interment took place in Pleasant Hill cemetery.

Mrs. Alfred E. Lorenzen, nee Mildred Fern Brown, the daughter of Eli and Eliza Baysinger Brown, was born at Jesup, Iowa, on June 18, 1884. She passed into eternal rest at the Sioux Valley hospital at Cherokee, la., on May 8, 1954, at the age of 69 years, 10 months, and 20 days.

Her early life was spent at Rock Rapids, where she attended the public schools and high school. From 1904 to 1909 she resided in Minnesota. On Feb. 15, 1905 she was united in marriage to Alfred E. Lorenzen, the ceremony taking place at her home in Hancock, Minn.

To them were born five children. Since 1909 they have made1 their home in O'Brien county, at Calumet and more recently at Primghar.

Mrs. Lorenzen was a member of the Congregational church, in which she served as a deaconess for a number of years. She was also a member of the Women's Fellowship of the church. She was a Past Matron of the Order of Eastern Star and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lila, (Mrs. Bert Sundquist).

Left to cherish her memory are her husband and children: Frances (Mrs. Tom Manley) of Paullina; Frederick of Primghar; Emil of Denver, Colorado; and June (Mrs. Elmer Stangeland) of Primghar; 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; two sisters; Mrs. Floyd Thompson of St. Paul, Minn.; and Mrs. Lida Pickard of Colman South Dakota; one brother, Ellsworth Brown of Hancock Minn.; besides other relatives and many friends


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