Nabben, Martha (Mortenson) (1876-1964)

Scanned by Cheryl Srnsky
Scanned by Cheryl Srnsky

Rites Conducted
On Saturday For
Martha Nabben

Mrs. Martha Nabben, 88, a resi-
dent of Thief River Falls for many
years, died Wednesday morning at
Northwestern hospital.
Funeral services for Mrs. Nab-
ben were held Saturday afternoon
in the Bethlehem Lutheran church
in Agder township, Marshall coun-
ty. Rev. Marius Haakenstad offi-
ciated and interment was made in
the church cemetery. Green Fun-
eral home was in charge of ar-
Martha Nabben was born May
16, 1876 near Decorah, Iowa. When
she was six years old she moved
with her parents to Edinburg, N.
D., where she received her edu-
cation. In 1897 she was united in
marriage to Haagen Nabben at
Edinburg, where they resided un-
til 1904 when they moved to Minne-
sota and homesteaded in Agder
township, Marshall county. They
farmed there until 1941 when they
moved to Thief River Falls, where
she has since resided. Mr. and
Mrs. Nabben celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary in 1947. Her
husband died in 1950.
Mrs. Nabben was a charter mem-
ber of the Bethlehem Lutheran ch-
urch in Agder township.
Survivors are three daughters:
Mrs. Manvel (Adeline) Moe, Thief
River Falls; Mrs. Nelson (Jo-
sephine) Dunbar, Milwaukee, Wis.;
and Mrs. George (Johanna) Green,
Grafton, N.D.; seven sons: Hen-
ry, Mathis, Percy, Alfred and Ha-
rold, all of Thief River Falls; Vic-
tor, Niagara, N.D., and Erland,
Cudahy[sic], Wis.
Also surviving are two sisters,
Mrs. Alfred Nygaard, Larimore,
N.D., and Mrs. Josephine Bakken,
Grand Forks, N.D.; four borthers[sic],
Morten Mortenson, Covina, Calif.;
Fred Mortenson, Spokase[sic], Wash.,
Christ Mortenson, Williston, N.D.;
and Edward Mortenson, Grand
Forks, N.D.; 20 grandchildren, 25
great grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by
her husband and two brothers and
one sister.

Scanned by: Cheryl Srnsky
Transcribed by: W Saewyc