Thursday, June 26, 2008

Inga Haugerud Kirkeby d. 1923

Mrs. Olaus Kirkeby Ill Only Short Time
Funeral Tomorrow at 11 O'Clock Interment in West Cemetery
The many friends of Mrs. Olaus Kirkeby were grieved deeply on learning of her death on Saturday evening. But few people realized ther seriousness of her illness and the report of her demise came as a shock to the community. Although ailing for some time it was not until the last two weeks of her earthly career that she was confined to her bd and although given the best care and medical attention she passed away at 4"30 p.m. Saturday January 13, 1923.
Inga Haugerud was born in East Ager, Norway March 27, 1859 being 63 years, 9 months and 16 dasy of age at death. She came to America in 1881 and was united in marriage to Olaus Kirkeby in Freeborn county MN on Feb 21, 1882. In April of the same year they came to Clark County and filed on a homestead in Merton township, moved to Vienna and retired in 1909. She was the mother of 4 children, 3 of whom are still living, who with the loving husband are the immediate family left to mourn. The children are: Mrs W.H. Nye Jamestown ND, Mrs W. L. Hiemstra Mosinee WI, and Jas. C. Kirkeby now at home. Mrs Nye had been with her mother since she first became seriously ill and remained at her bedside until the end came. Mrs. Hiemstra was unable to come owing to illness in the family, but the son arrived from Sa Diego, CA about a half hour after his mother had passed away.
The funeral will take place tomorrow, Friday, at 11 o'clock from the home and services will be conducted at the West Lutheran church, of which deceased was a faithful member, at noon, Rev. Thoresen officiating and interment will be made in the cemetery near the church. The funeral was postoned from last Tuesday to allow a sister, Mrs. J. J. O'Brien of Brooklyn NY to attend and she arrived in Vienna last evening. Mrs. W. Moran of Huron, an old-time friend of the deceased is also here to attend the funeral.

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