Yoraway, Theodore “Tony” (1880-1963)

Source: Karlstad Advocate – 24 Oct 1963

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Funeral services were conducted by Pastor J. A. Riveness at Gospel Tabernacle here in Karlstad at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 20th for Theodore Yoraway who passed away at the Karlstad Memorial Hospital on October 16th at the age of 82 years, 9 months, and 22 days.

Mr. Yoraway was born in Austria on December 24, 1880. He received his education and grew to manhood there. In 1900, at the age of 20, he emigrated to Winnipeg, Canada which was his home for the next five years while he worked on the railroad, in the woods and helped to build elevators. In 1905, he moved to Glasston, No. Dakota where he worked on the McCabe farms for a number of years and then operated a farm himself.

In 1919, he married Martha Lundstrom who passed away on September 1, 1926. In the fall of 1951, Mr. Yoraway retired from farming and moved to Strandquist, Minn., where he made his home with the Clarence Lundstroms. He lived with them until two and a half years ago when he entered the Middle River Rest Home.

Mr. Yoraway was an active member of the Gospel Tabernacle and his main concern in his later years was his church.

He is survived by two sons, Lloyd and Edward, both of Minneapolis, and six grandchildren and many friends.

Serving as pall bearers at the funeral were William Wikstrom, Oscar Carlson, Otto Carlson, Alfred Carlson, Martin Myszkowski and Ingvald Rokke. Music was rendered by Mr. and Mrs. Ingolf Ingebrigtsen and Mrs. J. A. Riveness. Interment was in the Bethesda Lutheran Cemetery at Strandquist.

Hendrickson, Arlene Margaret (Wayne) (1925-2003)

Arlene Hendrickson, 77, died Saturday, March 22, 2003 at the CNC Unit of Northwest Medical Center, Thief River Falls.

Arlene Margaret Hendrickson, daughter of the late Louis and Rachel (Hasby) Wayne, was born July 8, 1925, at Donaldson.

She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith, and grew up in the Strandquist community.

On Sept. 13, 1941, Arlene married Carl Elmer Hendrickson. Following their marriage, they lived at Strandquist for many years.

Arlene later moved to Karlstad where she was employed at the former Town and Country Cafe for many years. Elmer died Feb. 21, 1993.

Arlene is survived by one daughter, Karen, Mrs. Willis Skadsem, Strandquist; three sons, John, Warren, and Larry and Donavon (Marcia), both of Karlstad; nine grandchildren, Chuck, Brian, Jason, Mark, Matt, Josh, Brandi, Michelle, and Kasey; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, LaVonne Johnson, Karlstad, and Bonnie Hansen, McIntosh; two brothers, Arthur (Sharon), Greeley, Co., and Ernest Rust, Sacramento, Calif., in addition to many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two sons in infancy, Elmer Jr., and Dean; one daughter, Lois; six brothers and three sisters.

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Holmstrom, Bertha Christina (Lindstrom) (1889-1992)

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.

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Holmstrom, Elmer Teodor (1910-2005)

Elmer Holmstrom, 94, died on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at Northwest Medical Center, Thief River Falls.

Funeral service were held on Saturday, May 7, at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Strandquist, with Rev. Curtis Matz officiating. Casket bearers included Gene Anderson, Freddie Anderson, Gordon Bring, Isaac Thompson, Roger Holmstrom and Ronnie Holmstrom. Interment was held at Mamrelund Cemetery in Lincoln Township, Marshall County.

Elmer Holmstrom was born June 28, 1910 in West Valley Township, Marshall County, the son of John and Bertha (Lindstrom) Holmstrom. He grew up and attended Oak Ridge Country School.

On October 30, 1935, Elmer was united in marriage to Anna Viola Anderson in the Lutheran Parsonage at Englund Store. The couple farmed rented land until they purchased their own farm in 1941 and continued to farm until 1980. Elmer also worked construction doing carpentry and masonry, putting in curb and gutters in Goodridge, and pipeline masonry at Humboldt, and Thief River Falls. He also worked for Tri-Valley, redoing houses for people. The couple moved into Newfolden, in 1992. Elmer worked at mowing the yard at Senior Housing until he was 91 years old.

Elmer was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church. He was known for his attention to detail. He liked to fish, play cards, play Aggravation, wood-working and he liked to keep busy in general.

Survivors include one daughter, C. (R.) Thompson of Red Lake Falls; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; sister, Judith Kleinvachter of Karlstad; a brother, Alvin Holmstrom of Karlstad and special friend, Evelyn Albaugh of Thief River Falls.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna on September 23, 1995, his parents, his sister, Ellen Stromberg and brothers, Herbert and Ernest Holmstrom.

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Holmstrom, Gladys Myrtle (Knutson) (1916-2013)

Gladys Holmstrom, 96, of Thief River Falls, MN died on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Thief River Care Center in Thief River Falls, MN.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2013 3 – 6 PM at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN and also one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Monday.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls with Reverend Ale Tulu Officiating.

Burial will be held at the Mamrelund Cemetery at Strandquist.

Gladys Myrtle Holmstrom was born November 9, 1916 daughter of the late Theodore and Carrie Knutson at Saum, MN. She attended rural school at Saum and later attended school Kelliher. She left home at the age of 13 and began working in homes as a house keeper.

On November 26, 1935 she was united in marriage to Ernest Leonard Holmstrom at Strandquist, MN. The couple made their home at Strandquist, she worked various jobs until Arctic Cat started in Thief River Falls where she worked until her retirement. The couple moved into Thief River Falls in 1962. Ernest passed away July 8, 1996 and Gladys continued to live in her home until a year ago when she entered the Thief River Care Center. Gladys enjoyed fishing, camping, was a great baker and enjoyed feeding people and working on puzzles in the paper.

She is survived by her daughter S. Johnson of Thief River Falls, MN; son R. Holmstrom of Thief River Falls, MN; numerous nieces and nephews.

Gladys is preceded in death by her husband Ernest; son-in-law Darrell; brothers and sisters Elling Knutson, Arthur Knutson, Alice Lattman, Guy Knutson, Mildred Dahl, Fred Knutson and Grace Quamme.

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Kittelson, Julia Dorothy (Anderson) (1916-2006)

Julia Dorothy Kittelson, 89, formerly of Strandquist, died Saturday, February 11, 2006 in Seattle, Wash.

A memorial service will be held at Marmrelund Cemetery on Memorial Day weekend, at a time and date to be announced later this Spring. Collins Funeral Home, Karlstad, is in charge of local arrangements.

Julia was born September 4, 1916 in Strandquist, to E.R. and Anna (Isaccson) Anderson.

Julia was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Thompson and infant son, Gerald Thompson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Kittelson. Julia was known as a very loving and giving person who will always be remembered by what she gave to others. Julia was very devoted to her family and took great joy in family gatherings.

She worked at the Fuji store in Wallingford, Washington for 35 years and was well known in the neighborhood.

She is survived by her four children, Jerome (Dot) Thompson, Rodney (Judy) Kittelson, Merita Kittelson Tuck, Curtis (Luann) Kittelson, her 14 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren, as well as a sister, Ruth Storeby of Fergus Falls and brother Harold (Lois) Anderson of Park River, N.D., and, numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death also by her parents, and brother, Art Anderson of Strandquist.

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Larson, Walfred John “Wally” (1928-2001)

Walfred “Wally” Larson, 72, died Saturday, July 28, 2001 at his home in Strandquist.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Strandquist with Rev. Philip Rokke officiating. Orpha Schaffhauser was the organist, and Everett Englund and Vangie Carlson was the soloists. Casketbearers were Douglas Hendrickson, Ricky Carlson, LeRoy Hougard, Glenn Erickson, Dean Holmstrom and Donavan Donarski. Green Funeral Home of Thief River Falls was in charge of the arrangements.

Walfred John Larson was born on August 19, 1928 in West Valley township of Marshall county, the son of Carl and Bertha (Holmstrom) Larson. He was baptized at Mamrelund Lutheran Church near Strandquist in 1928 and confirmed at Bethesda Lutheran Church near Newfolden. He attended Oakridge country school in Wright township of Marshall county.

On April 13, 1949, Wally was united in marriage Phyllis Erickson at Bethel Lutheran Church in Karlstad. The couple made their home on the Larson family farm in West Valley township of Marshall county.

Wally farmed and owned a trucking firm which hauled turkeys for Land O’ Lakes for a number of years. For several years, he also worked as a substitute bus driver for Tri Valley Bus.

He was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church and was an organizer of its cemetery association.

Wally is survived by his wife, Phyllis of Strandquist; a son, Wayne (Patricia) Larson of Strandquist; two daughters, Ginger (Patrick) Passa of Newfolden and Sheila (Robert) Bielski of Franklin, Mass.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Larson and Bertha Larson Scholin; and two sisters, Emphrie Hougard and Mildred Carlson.

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Lefrooth, Johanna (Mikaelsson Häggström) (1882-1915)

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Mrs. Victor Lefrooth died at her home in West Valley on Wednesday, May 19, at an age of 32 years, 11 months, and 22 days. She was born in Stromaaker, Vesterbotten, Sweden and came to America in 1894. She was married to Victor Lefrooth in 1900. Four children were born to them, three of whom are now living, namely, Edwin, Linda and Marvin.

Mrs. Lefrooth was a good christian woman, a kind and loving wife and mother. She took a great deal of interest and pride in the bringing up and educating of her children.

Besides the husband and children her death is also mourned by her parents, four brothers, two sisters and a host of friends.

The funeral was held May 22 and she was laid to rest by the side of little Arthur in the Mamre Lund cemetery in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. Rev. Drotts, of Viking, conducted the services.

Publication: Karlstad Advocate
Publication Date: June 4, 1915
Courtesy: Kittson County Museum

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Lefrooth, Nannie Victalia (Holmgren) (1895-1986)

Nannie Lefrooth passed away at the Karlstad Memorial Hospital on Wednesday morning, December 10, 1986, at the age of 91 years, 1 month, and 10 days. For the past six years she has resided at the Karlstad Memorial Nursing Center.

Nannie Victalia Lefrooth, the daughter of the late John and Margaret Holmgren, was born October 30, 1895, in Lincoln Township of Marshall County. She attended school and grew to maturity in the Strandquist community, and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. On March 8, 1917, Nannie was united in marriage to Victor Lefrooth and they lived and farmed in West Valley Township of Marshall County near Strandquist for many years. They later retired and moved into Strandquist. Mr. Lefrooth passed away in January of 1959. Nannie was a member of the former Mission Covenant Church and later attended the Bethesda Lutheran Church of Strandquist.

She is survived by three daughters; Rose, Mrs. Oliver Jevne, Strathcona, Leila, Mrs. Richard Trawicki, Milwaukee, WI, and Yvonne, Mrs. Richard Borowicz, St. Paul; two sons: Laurel of St. Paul, and Gordon of Strandquist; 17 grandchildren; one sister: Edna Lofstrom of Vancouver, BC; in addition to many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one daughter Verona, one infant son, 8 brothers, 2 sisters, 4 step-children, and 6 grandchildren.

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Lindstrom, Marcelyn Dorothy (Lefrooth) (1932-2010)

Funeral services for Marcelyn Lindstrom will be held at 10 A.M. Mon. at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Strandquist with Pastor Curt Matz officiating. Visitation will be after 6 P.M. Sun. with a 7 P.M. prayer service at our Karlstad chapel, and at the church one hour prior to services Mon. morning. Interment will be in Mamrelund Cemetery near Strandquist.

Marcelyn Dorothy Lindstrom, the daughter of the late Edwin and Evelyn (Hegstrom) Lefrooth, was born on June 16, 1932, in Marshall Co., near Strandquist, MN. She grew to womanhood there and graduated from Strandquist High School in 1949. She was a life-long member of the Bethesda Lutheran Church in Strandquist. On June 24, 1950, Marcelyn was united in marriage to Morris Lindstrom at Strandquist. Marcelyn and Morris lived on a farm near Strandquist for 50 years. There they raised their four children. The family farm was a gathering place for their many relatives and friends. Marcelyn was a wonderful cook and hostess. She was an Avon representative for many years. She also worked Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls. At the age of 48, she fulfilled a lifelong dram of becoming a nurse and graduated from the AVTI in Thief River Falls as an LPN. She practiced nursing and loved her jobs at the Karlstad Memorial Hospital and Clinic and the Karlstad Memorial Nursing Home, and also Kittson Community Health Services in Hallock. Marcelyn had many interests. She had served as a Sunday School teacher, was a past American Legion Auxiliary President, and was an avid reader and loved crossword puzzles. She loved baking, cooking, playing cards and spending as much time with her children and grandchildren as she could. She loved holidays and family gatherings. She also .loved watching and following the Minnesota Twins. Marcelyn and Morris retired to the Park Rapids area in 2000.

Morris passed away August 24, 2009. For the past few years, Marcelyn has made her home with her daughter Lori and Ted in Osage, MN., and most recently, at May Creek Assisted Living in Walker, MN.

She passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Area Hospital in Park Rapids on Wed. evening, Sept. 22, 2010, at the age of 78 years, 3 months and 6 days.

She is survived by 2 sons: Jeff (Peggy), of Akeley, MN and Robert (Pat), of Strandquist; 2 daughters: Lori (Ted) Johnson, of Osage, and Diane (Paul) Ditmanson, of Bemidji; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Vance Adrienne) Lefrooth and Donald (Marlys) Lefrooth, both of Strandquist; one sister: Elaine (Dave) Grovum, of Thief River Falls; in addition to many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and step-mother Elsie, brother Verne Lefrooth and sister: Joann Holmstrom.

Found at: Collins Funeral Home

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