Anna Thorstad obituary

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Friday, July 3, 1914
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Anna Thorstad was born near Hasjedalen Bergenstift, Norway March 20th, 1841. She immigrated to America at the age of 7 years with her father, 3 brothers and 1 sister. They took up their abode near Stoughton, Wis. and lived there until 1856 then moved to Adam, Minn., where they resided until 1866 when she was united in marriage to Ole O. Thorstad. She then moved to Mitchell Co., Iowa where she resided until 5 years ago when she moved to Lyle Minn., where she made her home with her son John A. She died June 25th 1914 at the age of 73 years, 3 months and 5 days.

To her were born 6 children, Emma Miles (deceased) John A. of Lyle, Minn., Renhart (deceased), Rena Miles (deceased), Ella Miles of St. Ansgar, Ia., and Oliver A. of Marion North Dakota. She also had 3 step children, James O. of Thief River Falls, Minn., John of Stillwater, Minn., Dena Westrem (deceased.) Her husband died Feb. 13th 1903.

She leaves 5 children, 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren to mourn her loss.

Anna Thorstad was taken sick with a stroke of paralysis the 25th day of Aug. 1898 from which she never regained her former health but suffered patiently a period of nearly 16 years.

The deceased was an earnest member of the Mona Lutheran church from the time of its organization until her death. She was a quiet disposition, generous and kind hearted and loved by all who knew her.

The funeral was held Sunday at the Mona church and was largely attended by friends and neighbors. Interment was made at the Pleasant Hill cemetery. Those present from away were her son Oliver of Marion North Dakota, Mrs. and Grace Brown of Austin, Mr. E. L. Slindee and family, Mr. Nels Johnson and family, Mr. and Mrs. S. Rogne, Mr. and Mrs. Swen Hegge, Mr. and Mrs. Hans J. Hanson, J. R. Johnson, Mrs. Ida Olson, Jacob Knutson, all of Adams, Mrs. and Ida Lerum of Hayward, Minn., Mrs. G. Ford of Columbus, Wis.


We sincerely desire to express our gratitude and heartfelt thanks to all who so kindly helped and showed their sympathy during our recent affliction. We especially thank the choir and those who sent floral tributes.
The Ole Thorstad Children