Ole Thorstad obituary

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Thursday, January 1, 1903
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This community was very much saddened Monday morning of last week when it became known that Ole Thorstad had a stroke of paralysis but lingered along until Friday the 13 when he died about 12 o'clock. Mr. Thorstad was born in Norway in 1834 and emigrated to this country in 1862. Settled first in Wisconsin, then moving west and after a short stay at Adams, Minn. settled down in Otranto township, Mitchell County Iowa.

Mr. Thorstad was a good neighbor and a loving husband and father. He leaves a wife and six children all of whom were by his bedside at the time of his death. The funeral services were conducted by Prof. Tanberg of St. Ansgar and Rev. J. M. Eggen of Lyle and was followed by a large concourse of neighbors and friends, to his last resting place.