Laura Buringrud obituary

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Sunday, January 11, 1948
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News reached Lyle relatives Sunday that Mrs Laura Blakestad Buringrud passed away at the Iowa City hospital that morning where she was taken following a fall in which a hip and wrist were fractured recently. The funeral was held at Northwood Thursday Jan, 15 at 1:30 and at Mona Lutheran church the same afternoon.

A grandson who is in the service in Germany may fly home for the funeral.

Born Jan. 22, 1878
Died January 11, 1948

Laura Buringrud was born Jan. 22, 1878 on the Blakestad homestead in Otranto township, Mitchell County Iowa to Gulic and Ingebor Blakestad, and died Jan. 11, 1948, at the University Hospital in Iowa City Iowa.

She was confirmed in the Norwegian Lutheran church, at Mona, where she was a member all of her life.

In 1897 she was united in marriage to Theodore Buringrud who preceded her in death. To this union, one child, Gaylen was born.

Mrs.Buringrud made her home at the Blakestad farm, caring for her mother, until her death in 1927. In 1938 she moved to Northwood, Ia where she lived until her death spending her time helping others in times of sickness and need.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Sophia and one brother Otto. She leaves to mourn her passing, one son, grandchildren great grandchildren and other close relatives.

Her cheerfulness, kindness and helpfulness will be missed by all who knew her.