Bertha Thompson obituary
BERTHA FOSSAY THOMPSON
Bertha Fossey was born in Brandvold Norway, April 26th, 1856. She was the eldest daughter of Ole and Olea Fossay. Together with her parents she immigrated to this country in 1866 by sail boat in which they spent thirteen weeks on the voyage across the seas. This family came directly to Mitchell county, Iowa of which she has been a resident the past 69. In this vicinity she grew to womanhood. In 1874 she was united in marriage to Theodore Thompson. To this union was born 10 children, to which one passed to the great beyond in infancy. Those who survive a kind and devoted christian mother are the children; Mrs. C. Berg, Oscar and Thomas Thompson of Velva, North Dakota, Mrs. Theo. Bolinder, Lakota, N. D., Mrs. A. Sand of St. James, Mrs. A. Cordes of Osage, Lewis Thompson of Austin, Mrs. J. L. Hobkirk and Mrs. L. Halvorsen of Lyle.
Mrs. Thompson became suddenly ill June 14 and passed away June 18th. Besides her children, she leaves to mourn her passing two brother, C. Fossay of Kragnes, N. D., and one sister, Mrs. E B Qualey of Docotah, Canada. Her quiet and retiring disposition and unselfish nature endeared her to all who knew her. She is gone, but not forgotten.
Farewell, dear friend, thy mouldering dust shall share the resurrection of the just. We travel on awhile upon the lonelier road, where saints and martyrs patiently have trod, and leave thee to thy Savior and thy God."
Funeral services were held at the late home at 1:30 P.M., and at 2 P.M., Wednesday June 21st, at the Mona church, Rev. Langehough officiating.