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Knute Aasen Dies At Home Here Wednesday

Mr. Knute Aasen, one of Hatton's oldest business men, passed away early Wednesday morning at his home in the city, after an illness of some over a year. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 28 at 2 p.m. in the St. John Lutheran Church with Rev. Leonard Thompson officiating. Burial will be made in the Norwegian Lutheran cemetery.
Mr. Aasen was born Nov. 29, 1880 in Numedal, Norway, and came to the U.S. when he was 5 years old with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Ole Aasen. The family settled near Hatton. On August 19, 1907, he was married to Emma Bye of Hatton. They farmed until 1919 when moved into the city to make their home.
Mr. Aasen had been engaged in the hardware business since that time and some years ago became associated with the Gamble Store Agency, which he operated together with his son, Clarence. He was a member of the Hatton City Council for some twenty years and also served a number of years as its president, resigning last spring because of illness. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and of Garfield Lodge No. 105 AF&AM of Hatton and the Scottish Rite Bodies and Kem Temple of Shrine at Grand Forks. He wan also an honorary member of the Hatton Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters, Arvin of San Diego, California, Joseph of Longview, Washington; Mr. Clyde Currier (Clara) of Montgomery, Alabama; Clarence of Hatton; Mrs. Kenneth Olson (Bernice) of Altadena, California. He also leaves thirteen grandchildren and three brothers and two sisters, Louis of Grand Forks, Bernard and George of Hensel, N. Dak., Mrs. John Mark of Hatton and Mrs. Oscar Eide of Portland. One child preceded him in death.
Active pallbearers will be Alfred Bye, Jr., Clark Enger, Gilman Aasen, Ernest Aasen, John Mark, and Arthur Bye. Honorary pallbearers will be C.S. Anderson, H.M. Nash, Milton Burud, Oscar O. Thompson, Orion Cole, Ludvig Strand, Gilman Bjertness, Chester Thompson and Dr. A.A. Kjelland.

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Mrs. A. Offerdahl

Funeral services were held from the Washington Prairie Church Friday March 3 for Mrs. Albert Offerdahl who passed away Monday, February 27, at the Northwood hospital after a long illness. Rev. A.E. Setness officiated. Mrs. John Mark sang and the choir furnished music. Rev. S.H. Njaa, rector at the Northwood Home and Hospital spoke at the service. Burial was make in the churchyard cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers included Carl Thompson of Bismarck, Clarence Brandon, H.M. Nash, Albert Grefsheim, Melvin Mullet and Ted Ovrid. Active pallbearers were Marvin Rydland, Carroll Rydland, Morris Noss, Corliss Swenson, Helmer Hanson and Albert Prestbo.
Anna Sophia Aastad was born in Battenfjordsoren, Kristiansund Norway on Sept. 26, 1886. She came to the United States in May of 1904. On October 11, 1906 she was united in marriage to Albert Offerdahl. They made their home on a farm northeast of Hatton. Three sons were born to this union. Oscar, who preceded her in death, Arnold of Bismarck and Chester of Northwood. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, two sons, three sisters and brother in Norway. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and a faithful member of the Washing Prairie congregation.

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Mrs. Jens Hjelmstad

Funeral services were held last Wednesday afternoon from the United Lutheran Church in Grand Forks for Mrs. Jens Hjelmstad, 64, who died Friday, April 11 in a hospital there after an illness of three weeks.
Rev. Loyal Tallakson of Grand Forks and Rev. Thomas Gabrielson of Reynolds officiated with burial being made in Memorial Park cemetery. Pallbearers were six of Mr. Hjelmstad's cousins Melvin, Sivert, Reder, Elmer, John H. and Nathan Hjelmstad.
Born in Bergen, Norway in 1882 she moved to this country with her family 60 years ago and had lived in Traill and Grand Forks counties since.
She is survived by her husband; four daughters, Mrs. LeRoy Gilbertson and Mrs. Duaine Gensrich of Grand Forks, Mrs. Ben C. Marlen of St. Paul and Mrs. Richard Mogstad of Lincoln, Neb.; two sons, Hilman and Ernest Hjelmstad of Northwood; and seven grandchildren. Other relatives are a brother, Matt Agotness of Minneapolis, and four sisters, Mrs. Rachel Digness of Hatton, Mrs. Theodore Klabo of Sharon, Mrs. Christina Erickson of Los Angeles and Mrs. Glen Gilmore of San Diego. Unknown 1947

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April 1967
F. O. Anderson

Funeral services for Mr. F. O. Anderson of Cyrus, Minn., were held Wednesday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at Stjordalen Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Lucky officiating. Mr. Anderson passed away suddenly April 8 in Cyrus. He had been in ill health for two years. Pallbearers were Garvin, Arnold and Leslie Anderson, Reuben and Alvin Lerfald and Richard Gilbertson. Mrs. Melvin Hjelmstad was organist and a vocal duet was sung by Mrs. Harry Hjelmstad and Mrs. Elmer Hjelmstad. Interment was made in the Stjordalen cemetery. A service was also held in the Cyrus Lutheran Church on Tuesday with Rev. Robert E. Crofton officiating.
Mr. Anderson was born on a farm near Reynolds on March 5, 1901, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Anderson. He received his education at Reynolds, after which he farmed for a few years. He married Mabel E. Helgeson at Grand Forks Nov. 3, 1922. They farmed in the Hatton area until 1935 when they moved into Hatton and Mr. Anderson began work as a meat cutter. In 1942 they moved to Mayville where he continued in the same trade. Mrs. Anderson passed away at Mayville on Jan. 8, 1950.
Eleven years ago Mr. Anderson moved to Cyrus, Minn. where he operated the locker plant. On Dec. 31, 1960 he was married to Mrs. Lillian Hjelmstad at Thompson. In 1966 he retired but continued to make his home in Cyrus.
Survivors include his wife, two sons Arthur of Leola, S.Dak., and Kenneth of Wheaton, Minn.; two stepsons and a stepdaughter Leroy Hjelmstad of Minneapolis and Duane Hjelmstad of Cyrus and Mrs. John (Betty) of Inkster, N.Dak; four grandchildren and a step grandchild.
In addition to his first wife and his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, a brother and five sisters.
Arnett Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements here.

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