Hamberg, Nan Elizabeth (1918-2006)

Nan Hamberg, 87, died Friday, February 17, 2006 at Northwest Medical Center, Thief River Falls, MN

Funeral service will be 2 PM, Monday, February 20, 2006 at Salem Lutheran Church, Stephen, MN with Reverend Curtis Matz officiating. Burial will be at Salem Church Cemetery, Stephen.

Visitation will be 3 – 5 PM, Sunday, February 19, 2006 at Johnson Funeral Service, Thief River Falls, MN with a 5 PM prayer service led by Pastor Darlene Matz. Visitation will also be held for one hour prior to service at the church, Monday.

Nan Elizabeth Hamberg was born September 17, 1918 in Nelson Park Township, Marshall County, MN, the daughter of Jons “J.E.” and Gunda (Nelson) Hamberg. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Faith. Nan worked on the family farm. She attended country school in Nelson Park Township and later went to Warren, MN where she took nurses training. In the 1960’s, Nan began her employment in the emergency room of Deaconess Hospital, Grand Forks, ND. In the 1970’s, Nan moved to Thief River Falls and started work at Arctic Cat and later went to work for Oakland Park Nursing Home, from which she eventually retired. She lived for 2 years at Valley Home and the last 2 years at CNC Unit of Northwest Medical Center, Thief River Falls.

Nan was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, rural Stephen, MN. She was a hard worker throughout her life. She loved to talk about the animals on the farm and all that went on there. She enjoyed working with flowers and often helped Verna and Orville with transplanting flowers at their nursery. Nan loved spending time at her family farm in Nelson Park Township which was a Centennial Farm in 1998. She always enjoyed planting flowers on the family graves at Salem Cemetery. Nan spent a lot of time with her nieces and nephews for whom she made birthday cakes. She would make a special cake for each one. Nan’s family was always very important to her. She was a very generous person and was a genuine farm person.

Nan is survived by sisters, Ann (Donald) Merdink, Stephen, MN and Verna Hvidsten, Thief River Falls, MN; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Preceded in death by parents; 6 brothers and sisters, Nels Hamberg, Blenda Hamberg, Roy Hamberg, Ruby Jensen, Harry Hamberg and Grace Johnson.

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky