Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church

Gunder Austinson obituary


Gunder Austinson who has been ailing for some time passed away at his home two miles northeast of Lyle Monday.

He came to America about 47 years ago and most of that time his lived in this vicinity. In 1865 he was married to Helga Amundson who with one son, Theodore, survive him. The deceased was born in Telemarken Norway, April 30th, 1841 and until 26 years of age made his native land his home.

Christopher Knutson obituary


As the last hours of 1914 were passing and ere the new year had been ushered in, the silver cord of life was severed and Christopher Knutson passed from this life, to the country from whence no traveler returns.

He was born March 8th, 1868 in Skudesnes, Norway. After following the sea for a number of years he immigrated to America in 1884 and settled near Decorah, Ia. In 1896 he moved to Cresco, Ia., where he lived 3 years and then moved to this vicinity and at the time of his death resided on the place known as the Richardson farm east of town.

Oscar Arneson obituary


The remains of Oscar Arneson who died at his home in Fargo, N. D. was brought to Lyle on Friday, March 6th for interment.

Funeral services were held at the Arneson home and also in the Six Mile Grove church on Saturday afternoon. The remains were laid to rest in the home lot beside his father, brothers and sister, who have preceded him to the far beyond.

Rev. A. Elmer Moe had charge of the services. Beautiful floral offerings were sent both from his Sunday school class, and also from the Sophomore class of the Fargo high school of which he was a member.

Mrs. O. T. Richardson Died


Mrs. O T Richardson Died

The Same Pall Bearers That Carried Her
Husband to His Last Resting Place
Last December.

Weep not, that her toils are over,
Weep not that her race is run.
God grant, we may rest as calmly
When our work, like hers, is done.
Till then, we yield with gladness,
Our mother, to Him, to keep,
And rejoice in the sweet assurance
He giveth His loved one sleep.

Tarje Guttormson obituary




T. Guttormson was born in Thellemar Riu, Norway June 28th 1826 and died at his home northeast of Lyle January 23 1913, age 86 years 6 mo, and 25 days. He was the youngest of 5 children all of whom has gone before him in eternity. His father died when he was a child, and an aunt took care of him and taught him to read. He was baptised in the Lutheran church as an infant and confirmed by Rev Wettergren at the age of 15.

Martha Engesetter obituary



Miss Martha Engesetter who has been suffering for the past three years with a cancer passed away at St. Olafs hospital at Austin Friday evening about midnight. It was a long and painful struggle and the end was welcome.

When she was first taken ill she commenced to doctor, visiting most of the specialists in Minnesota and Iowa but no relief and no hope was given her, and she soon resigned herself to meet death. About nine months ago she was taken to the hospital where she remained until death.

Hans Jacobson died


Hans Jacobson, who recently came here from Clear Lake, Iowa died very suddenly from heart failure last Saturday at 2:40 p.m. at his home two miles east of the village. The deceased was about 70 years of age. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Eggen at the Six Mile Grove church and interment was made in the Six Mile Grove Cemetery.

Gunder Halverson obituary



Hon. Gunder Halverson, a pioneer of Mower county and a very prominent and influential character in the early history of our county, died at his home in Nevada township last Thursday after a short illness with grippe.

Mr. Halverson was born in Norway January 12, 1828 and came to America in 1846. Living in Wisconsin and Illinois a few years until he became seized with the gold craze and went to California in 1852. Mr. Halverson settled in Mower county in 1855. In 1873 he was elected to represent Mower county in the state legislature.

Ole Tovsen and Sandwig baby died


An item handed us for publication says: "Two funerals at the same hour in Six Mile Grove church. Mr. and Mrs. Sandwig lost their two year old baby last week from inflammation of the brain. Mr. Ole Tovsen died last week suddenly from heart disease. Ole Tovsen was on of the oldest settlers living three miles northeast of Lyle. He leaves a widow and three children of whom Tov Olson of this city is one. Both funerals occurred in the church at the same time and both the remains were laid to rest in the Six Mile Grove cemetery, Rev. Eggen officiating."

Ole Berg died


Mr. Ole Berg died at his home Wednesday of last week. Mr. Berg was born in Norway 77 years ago. Having been a great sufferer all winter he welcomed death as a friend. He leaves a wife and 4 children. The funeral took place Saturday in the Lutheran church. Services were conducted by Rev. Eggen.

Jens Sandvig obituary


SEDVICK (sic)-- At his home near Lyle, on April 29th, 1902, of pneumonia.

Mr. Jens Sedvick, who was born in Norway in 1845. He was married to Anna Steene and lived here for twenty or twenty-five years. He leaves besides his widow, four children to mourn for him. The funeral will occur tomorrow (Saturday) at the Six Mile Grove church conducted by the Rev. J. M. Eggen.

Mrs. J. M. Hofland Funeral Held In Montana

Mrs. J. M. Hofland
Funeral Held
In Montana

Word reached Lyle relatives Wednesday of the death of a former area Woman, Mrs. J. M. Hofland, 74, of Circle, Mont. Tuesday, May 31 at the Great Falls, Mont. hospital from a lingering illness, but death came suddenly while she was in the lobby of the hospital where she had gone for a check up.

Funeral services were held at Circle, Mont. Saturday, June 4, and interment was at Circle.

John Nelson Funeral Held Six Mile Grove

John Nelson Funeral Held
Six Mile Grove

Funeral services for John Nelson, 78, who was killed in a car accident near Grafton May 9 were held Friday, May 13 at Six Mile Grove Lutheran church with the Rev. S. Klemesrud officiating and interment was in the church cemetery.

John Delfin Nelson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin D. Nelson, was born March 10, 1888 in Mower county, Minn., one of a family of eleven children.

Ole Lillegaard Funeral Held At Six Mile Grove

Ole Lillegaard Funeral Held At Six Mile Grove

Ole Lillegaard, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Oleson Lilligaard, was born May 23, 1873 in Lyle.

His mother passed away when he was an infant and he was raised by foster parents near Adams, Minn, where he resided until he returned to Lyle to help care for his father.

On December 5, 1899 he was united in marriage to Signe Stoe in the parsonage by the Rev. J. Muller Eggen. One daughter and two sons were born to this union.

Ole Lillegaard Funeral held At Six Mile Grove

Ole Lillegaard
Funeral Held At
Six Mile Grove

A lifetime Nevada township resident, Ole Lillegaard, 92, died Saturday evening at the Good Samaritan Center in St. Ansgar, following a eight week illness. He had been a patient at Memorial hospital, Osage until he entered the Center in September.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 12 at the Six Mile Grove with the Rev. S. Klemesrud officiating and interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah, one daughter and two sons.

John P. Skolte Funeral Held At Six Mile Grove

John P. Skolte Funeral Held At Six Mile Grove

Funeral services for John P. Skolte, 87, who died Saturday, February 13 at Comforcare Nursing Home in Austin, were held at the Six Mile Grove Lutheran church with the Rev. Stanley Klemesrud officiating.

John P. Skolte was born November 28, 1878 in Valdres, Norway, the son of Peter and Ingeborg Torsteinson. He migrated to the United States at the age of 20. In 1905 he was united in marriage to Nettie Viste at Adams, Minn. Mrs. Skolte died in 1924.

Mrs. Carrie Arneson Funeral Held In South Dakota

uneral services for a former Lyle area resident, Mrs. Carrie Arneson, 75, of Rosholt, S. D. were held Wednesday, January, 6 in Trondjhem rural Lutheran church with interment in the church cemetery at Rosholt.

Mrs. Arneson is the former Carrie Jacobson, daughter of the late Hans and Bridt Jacobson. She was born and reared in the Lyle and Six Mile Grove areas.

In 1908 she was married to Allen Arneson and in 1909 they moved to Rosholt where they have since resided. (Her husband preceded her in death).