Sunday, August 15, 2010

Obituary - Espelind

Neither the name of the newspaper nor the date were listed with this obituary.

Mrs. Carrie Espelind
Formerly of Verndale,
Passes at Montevideo

Mrs. Carrie Espelin, former
resident of Wadena county, pass-
ed away of heart ailhent at 7:10
Thursday morning at her home
at Montevideo. She was 80 years
and 2 months of age.
Funeral services were conduct-
ed at the Trinity Lutheran church
at Montevideo with the Rev. Si-
las Erickson and Rev. Knudson
of New Ellington, S. D., officiat-
ing. Interment was made at
Willmar beside the remains of
her husband.
Carrie Espelin was born on
Jan. 20, 1868, at Soderham, Swe-
den, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Johann Olson. As a girl she im-
migrated to America with her
parents, who settled near Will-
mar, and where she made her
home until 1916 when they mov-
ed to Verdale.
Seven years ago, after the
death of her husband, she moved
to Montevideo.
Of her nine children, four
survive. They are: Myrtle, Mrs.
Clarence Thompson of Ogden,
Utah; Lillie, Mrs. William Set-
ten of Minneapolis; June, Mrs.
Harry Lindberg of Rochester,
and one son, Arthur, Monte-
video. Three sons and two
daughters preceded her in death.
Mrs. Espelind is also survived
by a nephew, John Olson, of Wa-
dena, and a number of relatives
in Sweden.