Inger Blakestad obituary

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Tuesday, December 30, 1947
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Mrs. Inger Blakestad, known to all in Lyle and vicinity as Aunt Inger, passed away suddenly, Tuesday evening, Dec. 30, 1947 about 9 p. m. at the home of Mrs. Hulda Dicklever, where she had an apartment. At the age of 81 yrs. and 3 days she was called to her eternal reward.

Inger Blakestad, whose maiden name was Jacobson, was born in Eker Pariss Norway, Dec. 27, 1866. She emigrated to the U. S., in 1894 and located in Cass County N Dak. There she met Halvor Blakestad, to whom she was married in 1901. Shortly afterward they purchased a farm near Otranto, Iowa.

Mr. Blakestad passed on a number of years ago. The farm was sold and Inger moved to Lyle, Minn., where she spent the remainder of her life.

She leaves behind, two sisters in law, Mrs. Sophia Olson, B C, Can., Mrs. Lona Blakestad of Lyle; one brother in law, Ed. Blakestad of Mena, Ark.; numerous nephews and nieces, cousins and countless friends who will miss her cheerfulness and sincere friendliness.

Blessed be the memory of Mrs. Inger Blakestad: