Obit: Hellestad, Martin (1884? - 1959)
Surnames: Hellestad, Evenson, Schreier
----Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark County, Wis.) 02/13/1959
Hellestad, Martin (1884? - 6 Feb. 1959)
A former Unity resident very well known here, died at the Skaanen Sunset Home in Stoughton Friday, February 6th.
Mr. Martin Hellestad was born and spent his boyhood on a farm near Scandinavia. He attended a country school, later the Scandinavia Academy and then Lawrence College in Appleton.
For a few years he managed the Christiansen Abel store in Unity, which he later took over and purchased for himself. It was while in the Unity Mercantile Co. that he married Ida Evenson of Stetsonville in 1917. They owned and operated the store until the fall of 1940 when they sold out to Graham Thayer.
In 1941 Mr. and Mrs. Hellestad sold their home and with their only daughter moved to Madison where for a time Mr. Hellestad had charge of a large shoe department in a store there. His daughter married Mr. Delmar Schreier of Madison.
Mrs. Hellestad died several years ago and for a time he stayed with his daughter and family.
Funeral services were held Monday for Mr. Hellestad, who was 75 years old.
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