Obit: Ostensen, Elsie (1860 - 1929)
Surnames: OSTENSEN ENGERBRETSON ENGELBRETSON CONRAD HOSTAD MOEN STURNER OSTENSON
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Wis.) 02/28/1929
Ostensen, Elsie (2 MAR 1860 - 16 FEB 1929)
Elsie Engerbretson, whose death was chronicled in this paper last week, was born in Ringebo, Gulbrandsdalen, Norway, on March 2, 1860, thus reaching the ago of 69 years, 11 months and 16 days. She came to the U. S. in 1881 and lived in Vernon Co. until 1888, when she moved to this locality. She was married to Fred Ostenson at Curtiss, Clark County, Wis., in 1888. Nine children were born to this union, eight of who are still living, namely: Mrs. Frederica Conrad, Curtiss; Mrs. Louis Honstad, Stanley; Mrs. Ole Moen, Eau Claire; Melvin Ostenson, Curtiss; Mrs. Otto Sturner, Curtiss; Christine, Roy and Edith, at home. She is also survived by her husband, two sisters, three brothers, eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She died at the Marshfield Hospital Feb. 16, 1929, after an illness of fifteen years with diabetes and gangrene.
Funeral services were held at the Norwegian Lutheran Church on Feb. 20th, Rev. Skagen officiating, and interment made in the Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery.
Those present from out of town at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Ole Moen and daughter, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wagner, Thorp; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Peterson, Thorp; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Honstad and son, Stanley; and Miss Edna Conrad, Eau Claire.
The deceased was one of the early pioneers of Curtiss and her kindly disposition, which most of the early pioneers had, made her many friends who will always remember her.
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