Bertha C. Holmstrom, the daughter of the late Jens and Ulrika Lindstrom, was born December 20, 1889, at Strandquist. She grew to womanhood in the Lund community near Strandquist. on Dember 4, 1907, she married John E. Holmstrom at Warren. They farmed in Wright Township near Strandquist until 1945, when they moved to West Valley Township near Strandquist. In 1961 they moved into Strandquist. Mr. Holmstrom passed away November 16, 1970. For the past 13 years Bertha has resided at the Karlstad Memorial Nursing Center, where she passed away at the age of 102 years old.
She is survived by two daughters, Ellen Stromberg, Strandquist, MN, and Judith (Mrs. Frank) Kleinvachter, Karlstad, MN; three sons, Elmer, Strandquist, MN, Alvin, Karlstad, MN, and Ernest, Thief River Falls, MN; 18 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband; one stepson, Herbert; two grandsons; one great-grandson; four brothers; and one sister.
[Interred Mamrelund cemetery]
Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky