Gunda Pauline Hamberg, the daughter of the late Anton and Kristine Nelson, was born on February 26, 1896, at Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. She left Wisconsin with her family in 1902, settling on a farm in Huss Township of Roseau County, near Strathcona, where she attended school and grew to womanhood. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith and was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church near Stephen.
On April 2, 1913, Gunda was united in marriage to Jons Emanual Hamberg at Roseau. Following their marriage, they farmed in Nelson Park Township of Marshall County, near Strandquist. Mr. Hamberg passed away in August of 1959, and Gunda continued to make her home on the farm until moving to her present home in Thief River Falls in 1969.
She is survived by three sons: Nels of Horace, North Dakota, Roy of Staples, and Harry of Thief River Falls; five daughters: Nan Hamberg and Mrs. Orville (V.) Hvidsten, both of Thief River Falls, Mrs. Donald (Ann) Merdink and Mrs. Norman (Ruby) Jensen, both of Stephen, and Mrs. Grace Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colorado; two brothers: William Ramol of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and Anneus Nelson of Middle River; one sister, Mrs. Arvid (Gladys) Erickson of Kennedy; one step-brother: Clarence Christianson of Burg, Michigan; one step-sister, Gena Nelson of California; 30 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and numberous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one daughter, three brothers, two sisters, and one step-brother.
[Interred Salem Lutheran cemetery]
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