Olaf Robert Abrahamson

M, b. 16 January 1909, d. 30 January 1987
Father*Ole Andreas Abrahamson b. 1 Jan 1860, d. 17 Feb 1942
Mother*Anna Mathiasdatter Eide b. 27 Apr 1869, d. 23 Oct 1961
Olaf Abrahamson - signed love Olaf-Colorized
Olaf Abrahamson - signed love Olaf
Olaf Abrahamson - Nov 1982
Olaf Abrahamson
Oluf Abraham (Olaf Abrahamson) - confirmation 1923
Olaf Abrahamson
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationOlaf Robert Abrahamson was also known as Oluf Abraham as written in his book, The Lutheran Hymnary "Oluf Abraham 14 October 1923."
Life EventDateDescription
Birth16 January 1909Olaf Robert Abrahamson was born on 16 January 1909 at Union, South Dakota.
He was the son of Ole Andreas Abrahamson and Anna Mathiasdatter Eide.
Baptism28 March 1909Olaf Robert Abrahamson was baptized on 28 March 1909 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Union, South Dakota.
Baptism of Oluf Abrahamson 1909 and Ragna Abrahamson 1910 - Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Union, SD
Marriage19 December 1942He married Lu Ida Olive Klemme, daughter of Emil Fred Klemme and Anna Marie Lykken, on 19 December 1942 at Brule Creek Church, Elk Point, Union, South Dakota, County of Residence: Union. Post Office: Burbank;
Prominent Spink Couple Married Last Saturday - Pretty Church Ceremony Unites Miss Lu Ida Klemme and Mr. Olaf Abrahamson - Nuptial promises were exchanged by Lu Ida Klemme daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Klemme, and Olaf Abrahamson, son of Mrs. Ole Abrahamson, Dec. 19th, at 6:00 o'clock in the Brule Creek Lutheran church, Rev. D. L. Jacobson performing the ceremony. The church was decorated in the bride's colors, white and blue. Marjorie Klemme, sister of the bride, Nona Mae Abrahamson, niece of the groom, and Norma Jean Abrahamson, cousin of the groom, attended the bride. The groom was attended by Philip Abrahamson, Luverne Klemme, and Carter Twedt. The wedding party entered to strains of Lohengrin's Wedding March. Nona Mae Abrahamson entered, carrying a bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums tied with a pink bow. Her dress was a floor length blue satin and chiffon. Marjorie Klemme followed carrying a bouquet of white chrysanthemums tied with a pink bow. Her dress was a floor length blue chiffon and taffeta. The bridesmaids were met at the front of the church by Luvern Klemme and Philip Abrahamson. Norma Jean Abrahamson, flower girl, preceding the bride, strewed flower petals on the white carpeted aisle. She was met by Carter Twedt, ringbearer, and they took their place before the maid of honor. Norma Jean's dress was a floor length white cotton Swiss, trimmed with pink rosebuds. The bride entered carrying a bouquet of pink roses tied with a blue bow. She was attired in a floor-length gown of ivory pan satin and wore a full-length veil. She was met by the groom and they proceeded to the altar. The song, "I Love You Truly," was sung by Mrs. L. S. Twedt. The marriage vows were exchanged in a single ring ceremony, after which Mrs. Twedt sang "Because." The wedding party left the altar with the playing of "A Midsummer's Night Dream." The reception was held at the bride's home, immediately following the ceremony. A two course dinner was served to the following friends and relatives: Mr. and Mrs. Emil Klemme and family, Mrs. Ole Abrahamson, Rev. and Mrs. Douglas Jacobson, Miss Rachel Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Klemme, Mr. and Mrs. Ola Lykken and family, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Anderson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Andrews and family, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Abrahamson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Abrahamson, Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Twedt, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Solbue, Mr. and Mrs. Selmer Larson, Miss Dorothy Hofland, Miss Ruth Lykken, Miss Edith Zetterland, Miss Ardis Stoen, Miss Evelyn Clostergaard, Mr. and Mrs. Art Abrahamson and family, Misses Judith and Olive Wevik, and Mrs. And Mrs. Lars Lykken.1
Olaf and LuIda Wedding-Colorized
Olaf and LuIda Wedding
LuIda Klemme and Olaf Abrahamson wedding party-Colorized
LuIda Klemme and Olaf Abrahamson wedding party
LuIda Klemme and Olaf Abrahamson wedding 19 Dec 1942
Wedding announcement of LuIda Klemme and Olaf Abrahamson - 19 Dec 1942
Marriage record of Olaf Abrahamson and LuIda Klemme 19 Dec 1942 - Union county, SD
Death30 January 1987Olaf Robert Abrahamson died on 30 January 1987 at from carcinoma (stomach cancer), Akron, Plymouth, Iowa, at age 78 Akron, Iowa - Olaf R. Abrahamson, 78, Akron, died Friday in his home. Mr. Abrahamson was born Jan. 16, 1909 in Union County. He grew up and attended schools in Union County. He married Lu Ida Klemme Dec. 19, 1942, in rural Spink. They farmed north of Spink until 1978. He was active in several organizations, a chartered member of Akron Lions Club, 4-H leader, served on the Akron City Park Board and on the Akron Gold Club Board and was a vocalist, trumpet and saxaphone player. Survivors include his wife; three sons; James, Chapel Hill, NC; Larry, Fort Collins, CO; and Curtis, Olathe, KS; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Oscar, Des Moines, IA; and two sisters; Agnes Peterson and Ragna Abrahamson, both of Sioux Falls..."2
Argus-Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) 01 Feb 1987 - Olaf R Abrahamson obituary
Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, Iowa) 01 Feb 1987 Olaf R Abrahamson obituary
Burial3 February 1987He was buried on 3 February 1987 at Brule Creek Cemetery, Union, South Dakota.
Olaf and LuIda (Klemme) Abrahamson tombstone - Brule Creek Cemetery, SD
Census DateLocationDescription
26 April 1910Spink, Union, South DakotaOlaf Robert Abrahamson was listed as a son in Ole Andreas Abrahamson's household on the 1910 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.3
22 January 1920Spink Twp, Union, South DakotaOlaf Robert Abrahamson was listed as a son in Ole Andreas Abrahamson's household on the 1920 Census at Spink Twp, Union, South Dakota; Ole Abrahamson is a farmer who owns freely his farm. He immigrated in 1881. Anna immigrated in 1893. The entire family can read and write english.4
8 April 1930Spink, Union, South DakotaOlaf Robert Abrahamson was listed as a son in Ole Andreas Abrahamson's household on the 1930 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.5
1935South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South DakotaOlaf Robert Abrahamson appeared on the census of 1935 in the household of Ole Andreas Abrahamson at South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
29 April 1940Spink, Union, South DakotaOlaf Robert Abrahamson was listed as a son in Ole Andreas Abrahamson's household on the 1940 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota; living next door to Emil Klemme.6
1945South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South DakotaOlaf Robert Abrahamson appeared on the census of 1945 at South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
  • Portrait of Anna Eide Abrahamson and children - Martin, Adolph, Arthur, Olaf, Oscar, Reggie, Mother, Agnes, Betty.
  • Olaf Robert Abrahamson and Leonard Abrahamson were confirmed on 14 October 1923 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Elk Point, South Dakota.
    Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Elk Point, SD - Confirmation class 14 Oct 1923
    Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Elk Point, SD - Confirmation class 14 Oct 1923 - class photo
  • Before 1942 photo of Martin, Ole (their father), Olaf, Art and Oscar Abrahamson.
    Martin, Ole (their father), Olaf, Art and Oscar Abrahamson before 1942
  • In 1942 picture of descendants of Abraham and Anna Gjytri Olson; cursive writing is from LuIda (Klemme) Abrahamson.
    Descendants of Abraham and Anna Gjytri Olson - 1942-Colorized
  • Family Photo of Olaf & LuIda Abrahamson with their three sons Larry, James, and Curtis.
    Olaf and LuIda Abrahamson with their three sons-Colorized
    Olaf and LuIda Abrahamson with their three sons
  • Olaf Robert Abrahamson witnessed the marriage of Berdell LeRoy Kinsley and Agnes Fern Klemme, and provided music at the reception on 28 May 1949 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Spink, Union, South Dakota; Berdell Kinsley and Agnes Klemme wedding announcement; County of Residence: Union.7,1
  • In July 1949 at LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa, attended the Klemme family picnic.
  • Olaf Robert Abrahamson was listed as the head of a family on the 1950 Census at Spink Twp, Union, South Dakota, surname listed as Abraham.8
    1950 US Census ED64-16 Spink Twp, Union, SD - Klemme, Emil and Abraham, Olaf
  • On 18 June 1950 picture of descendants of Abraham and Anna Gjytri Olson; cursive writing is from LuIda (Klemme) Abrahamson.
    Descendants of Abraham and Anna Gjytri Olson - 18 June 1950-Colorized
  • On 17 August 1952 at Lykken reunion, Akron, Plymouth, Iowa, The 13th annual Lykken reunion was held Sunday, August 17, at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Emil Klemme at Akron.
    Following the business meeting games were played and a social time was enjoyed.
    Those attending from this vicinity included: Mr. And Mrs. Olof Abrahamson and sons and Mr. And Mrs. August Anderson of Akron; Mr and Mrs. Leonard Wevik and Gloria of Remsen.
    Mr. And Mrs. Emil Engelbrecht, Mr and Mrs. John Engelbrecht and Mr. And Mrs. Ernest Charlson and children of Le Mars.9
  • He obtained US Social Security Card at Iowa; Last residence Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.
  • On 28 July 1957 at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa, attended Klemme Picnic family reunion.
    Akron Register Tribune August 8, 1957 - Klemme Picnic family reunion
  • On 8 July 1962 at Akron, Iowa, Klemme Reunion 08 July 1962.
  • In June 1973 at Akron, Iowa, Family guests to Olaf Abrahamson home.
    Akron Register Tribune June 28, 1973 - Family guests to Olaf Abrahamson home
  • On 30 June 1974 at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa, 90 family members attended the annual Klemme Reunion.
  • On 1 June 1975 at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa, attended Klemme family reunion.
    Akron Register Tribune June 19, 1975 - Klemme reunion
  • In November 1975 at at the Olaf Abrahamson home, Akron, Iowa, Emil Klemme 80th birthday dinner.
  • On 10 March 1977 at Sioux City, Iowa, Marie Olson celebrated her 104th birthday anniversary with family.
  • As of 1983, Olaf Robert Abrahamson's address was 620 8th St, Akron, Iowa.
  • He was a Retired farmer and musician. in 1983.
  • In 1983 portrait of LuIda and Olaf Abrahamson.
    LuIda and Olaf Abrahamson 1983

Citations

  1. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  2. [S184] Beresford Republic Newspaper, Vol. 94, 1987, Feb 5.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Pg 3B. ED #430. #50, 55.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 5B ED #252.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-15. Dwelling 53.
  6. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 17. ED64-16. Sheet 6b.
  7. [S7] "Anna Klemme Journal Sequel,", pg 53.
  8. [S423] U.S. Federal Census 1950 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Enumeration District: 64-16; Description: Spink township. Sheet 5.
  9. [S289] Iowa, Lemars Semi Weekly Sentinel (Le Mars, Iowa), 1952 August 29 - Lykken + Klemme - reunion.

Lu Ida Olive Klemme

F, b. 25 May 1922, d. 21 May 2017
Father*Emil Fred Klemme b. 3 Nov 1895, d. 30 Dec 1975
Mother*Anna Marie Lykken b. 15 May 1899, d. 12 Dec 1990
LuIda circa 1964-Colorized
LuIda Abrahamson circa 1964
LuIda Abrahamson - Dec 2009
LuIda Abrahamson 2000-03-26
LuIda and Olaf Abrahamson - Nov 1982
LuIda Klemme - high school graduation 1940
LuIda Klemme - from family portrait
LuIda Klemme Abrahamson - 4 generations - circa 1945
LuIda (Klemme) Abrahamson - Brule Creek Lutheran Church 1989
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLu Ida Olive Klemme was also known as LuIda.
Married Name19 December 1942As of 19 December 1942,her married name was Abrahamson.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth25 May 1922Lu Ida Olive Klemme was born on 25 May 1922 at Union, South Dakota.
She was the daughter of Emil Fred Klemme and Anna Marie Lykken.
Baptism2 July 1922Lu Ida Olive Klemme was baptized on 2 July 1922.
Marriage19 December 1942She married Olaf Robert Abrahamson, son of Ole Andreas Abrahamson and Anna Mathiasdatter Eide, on 19 December 1942 at Brule Creek Church, Elk Point, Union, South Dakota, County of Residence: Union. Post Office: Burbank;
Prominent Spink Couple Married Last Saturday - Pretty Church Ceremony Unites Miss Lu Ida Klemme and Mr. Olaf Abrahamson - Nuptial promises were exchanged by Lu Ida Klemme daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Klemme, and Olaf Abrahamson, son of Mrs. Ole Abrahamson, Dec. 19th, at 6:00 o'clock in the Brule Creek Lutheran church, Rev. D. L. Jacobson performing the ceremony. The church was decorated in the bride's colors, white and blue. Marjorie Klemme, sister of the bride, Nona Mae Abrahamson, niece of the groom, and Norma Jean Abrahamson, cousin of the groom, attended the bride. The groom was attended by Philip Abrahamson, Luverne Klemme, and Carter Twedt. The wedding party entered to strains of Lohengrin's Wedding March. Nona Mae Abrahamson entered, carrying a bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums tied with a pink bow. Her dress was a floor length blue satin and chiffon. Marjorie Klemme followed carrying a bouquet of white chrysanthemums tied with a pink bow. Her dress was a floor length blue chiffon and taffeta. The bridesmaids were met at the front of the church by Luvern Klemme and Philip Abrahamson. Norma Jean Abrahamson, flower girl, preceding the bride, strewed flower petals on the white carpeted aisle. She was met by Carter Twedt, ringbearer, and they took their place before the maid of honor. Norma Jean's dress was a floor length white cotton Swiss, trimmed with pink rosebuds. The bride entered carrying a bouquet of pink roses tied with a blue bow. She was attired in a floor-length gown of ivory pan satin and wore a full-length veil. She was met by the groom and they proceeded to the altar. The song, "I Love You Truly," was sung by Mrs. L. S. Twedt. The marriage vows were exchanged in a single ring ceremony, after which Mrs. Twedt sang "Because." The wedding party left the altar with the playing of "A Midsummer's Night Dream." The reception was held at the bride's home, immediately following the ceremony. A two course dinner was served to the following friends and relatives: Mr. and Mrs. Emil Klemme and family, Mrs. Ole Abrahamson, Rev. and Mrs. Douglas Jacobson, Miss Rachel Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Klemme, Mr. and Mrs. Ola Lykken and family, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Anderson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Andrews and family, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Abrahamson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Abrahamson, Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Twedt, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Solbue, Mr. and Mrs. Selmer Larson, Miss Dorothy Hofland, Miss Ruth Lykken, Miss Edith Zetterland, Miss Ardis Stoen, Miss Evelyn Clostergaard, Mr. and Mrs. Art Abrahamson and family, Misses Judith and Olive Wevik, and Mrs. And Mrs. Lars Lykken.1
Olaf and LuIda Wedding-Colorized
Olaf and LuIda Wedding
LuIda Klemme and Olaf Abrahamson wedding party-Colorized
LuIda Klemme and Olaf Abrahamson wedding party
LuIda Klemme and Olaf Abrahamson wedding 19 Dec 1942
Wedding announcement of LuIda Klemme and Olaf Abrahamson - 19 Dec 1942
Marriage record of Olaf Abrahamson and LuIda Klemme 19 Dec 1942 - Union county, SD
Death21 May 2017Lu Ida Olive Klemme died on 21 May 2017 at Ft. Collins, Colorado, at age 94 LuIda Abrahamson, age 94, of Fort Collins, Colorado, formerly of Union County South Dakota and Akron, Iowa, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Brookdale Assisted Living Center in Fort Collins, after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, rural Elk Point, South Dakota. Reverend Steve Martens will officiate. Burial will follow in Brule Creek Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 12:00 p.m. until service time on Wednesday at he church. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

LuIda Olive Abrahamson was born May 25, 1922 near Nora, South Dakota to Emil and Anna Klemme. She was baptized July 2, 1922 at Peace Lutheran Church in Alcester, South Dakota and confirmed in 1936 in Brule Creek Lutheran Church by Rev. W.I. Aamoth. LuIda lived her early years on a farm near Spink, South Dakota. She married Olaf Abrahamson January 19, 1942, and they resided on the family farmstead until 1971, when they moved to Akron, Iowa. Olaf passed away on January 30, 1987 at their home in Akron. LuIda later moved to Fort Collins in 1999.

LuIda taught school for 26 years, retiring in 1984. She attended Southern State Teacher’s College, Morningside University and graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1970. She had been a member of Brule Creek Lutheran Church since 1929. She served as Sunday School teacher and superintendent for many years and also as Ladies Aid officer. She was a past member of Union County Extension Club for several years serving as chairman for 2 years. She also was member of Women’s Federated Club, Lions, Senior Citizens Club, Golf Club and card clubs.

She enjoyed traveling, having been in 48 of the 50 states plus Mexico and Canada. Teaching school was a pleasure for her. After teaching eight grades in a rural one-room school for several years and then several years in Akron Community Schools she would always say, “I never had a student whom I did not like.” She also enjoyed sports on TV, puzzles of all kinds, playing cards and reading. Most of all she enjoyed her family for which she was forever thankful. She would often say, “Thank you Lord for a wonderful family.”

LuIda is survived by her three sons James (Ceecy), Larry (LeAnn), and Curtis (Janene); ten grandchildren: Daniel, Deborah (Naoshi), David (Karen), Robert (Megan), Ryan (Tina), Marie, Collin (Heather), Timothy (Heather), Thomas (Adrianna), Tytus (Caroline); and 17 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Marge Flados of Harlingen, Texas, and several nieces and nephews.

LuIda is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Olaf; her younger sister, Agnes Kinsley; brother-in-law, Berdell Kinsley; brother, Laverne Klemme; sister-in-law, LaVonne Klemme, and brother-in-law, Norman Flados.
Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, Iowa) 28 May 2017 - LuIda (Klemme) Abrahamson obituary
Burial31 May 2017She was buried on 31 May 2017 at Brule Creek Cemetery, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
Olaf and LuIda (Klemme) Abrahamson tombstone - Brule Creek Cemetery, SD
Census DateLocationDescription
1925South Dakota State Census, South DakotaLu Ida Olive Klemme appeared on the census of 1925 in the household of Emil Fred Klemme at South Dakota State Census, South Dakota.
8 April 1930Spink, Union, South DakotaLu Ida Olive Klemme was listed as a daughter in Emil Fred Klemme's household on the 1930 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.2
1935South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South DakotaLu Ida Olive Klemme appeared on the census of 1935 in the household of Emil Fred Klemme at South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
29 April 1940Spink, Union, South DakotaLu Ida Olive Klemme was listed as a daughter in Emil Fred Klemme's household on the 1940 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota; living next door to Ole Abraham (Abrahamson).3
1945South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South DakotaLu Ida Olive Klemme appeared on the census of 1945 in the household of Olaf Robert Abrahamson at South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
  • LuIda and Olaf farmed the Abrahamson family farm until Olaf retired in 1979. LuIda has taught school for 21 years, eleven of these years were in the Akron school system. Olaf and LuIda have lived in Akron since 1971. LuIda is a charming and vigorous individual. Her home displays her artful handwork. She spends her winters in Harlingen, Texas. In July 1990, she graciously hostessed a picnic for the 50th Elk Point High School Class Reunion.
  • Lu Ida Olive Klemme attended school in September 1932 at Pleasant Hill School, Akron, Plymouth, Iowa, (listed in newspaper).
    Akron Register Tribune October 6, 1932 - Pleasant Hill School enrollment list
  • She was confirmed on 31 May 1936 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Elk Point, Union, South Dakota.
    LuIda Klemme - confirmation 1936 Brule Creek Lutheran Church
    1936 confirmation class Brule Creek Lutheran Church Elk Point SD-Colorized
    1936 confirmation class Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Elk Point, SD
    Brule Creek Church Records - Union, SD - Confirmation of LuIda Olive Klemme 31 May 1936
  • In July 1937 at LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa, attended the Klemme family reunion.
  • She graduated in 1940 at Elk Point High, Elk Point, Union, South Dakota.
    Elk Point High School - Class of 1940 - Elk Point Union SD - including LuIda Klemme-Colorized
  • In 1942 picture of descendants of Abraham and Anna Gjytri Olson; cursive writing is from LuIda (Klemme) Abrahamson.
    Descendants of Abraham and Anna Gjytri Olson - 1942-Colorized
  • She was a North Spink School District 59 - Teacher LuIda Klemme in 1942.
    North Spink School District 59 - Teacher LuIda Abrahamson - 1942
    North Spink School District 59 - established in 1881
    North Spink School District 59 - student list by Teacher LuIda Abrahamson - 1942
    LuIda (Klemme) Abrahamson teacher at North Spink School District 59 in 1942
  • Circa November 1944 4 generations portrait: Standing: LuIda (Klemme) Abrahamson, Anna (Lykken) Klemme, Emil Klemme
    Seated: Lars Lykken, Lena (Frahm) Klemme holding great-grandson Jim Abrahamson, H F Klemme.
  • Photo of Emil Klemme family (Agnes, LuIda, Leverne, Marge, Anna, Emil) from the 1940s.
  • Family Photo of Olaf & LuIda Abrahamson with their three sons Larry, James, and Curtis.
    Olaf and LuIda Abrahamson with their three sons-Colorized
    Olaf and LuIda Abrahamson with their three sons
  • In 1949 Abrahamson extended family photo
    - Babe, Art and Martin Abraham, Jerry, Marie Olsen, LuIda, Rachel Olsen, Larry, Curt, Jim.
    Abrahamsons 1949 - Babe, Art and Martin Abraham, Jerry, Marie Olsen, LuIda, Rachel Olsen, Larry, Curt, Jim
  • She was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Berdell LeRoy Kinsley and Agnes Fern Klemme on 28 May 1949 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Spink, Union, South Dakota; Berdell Kinsley and Agnes Klemme wedding announcement; County of Residence: Union.4,1
  • In July 1949 at LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa, attended the Klemme family picnic.
  • Lu Ida Olive Klemme was listed as wife in Olaf Robert Abrahamson's household on the 1950 Census at Spink Twp, Union, South Dakota; surname listed as Abraham.5
  • On 18 June 1950 picture of descendants of Abraham and Anna Gjytri Olson; cursive writing is from LuIda (Klemme) Abrahamson.
    Descendants of Abraham and Anna Gjytri Olson - 18 June 1950-Colorized
  • On 17 August 1952 at Lykken reunion, Akron, Plymouth, Iowa, The 13th annual Lykken reunion was held Sunday, August 17, at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Emil Klemme at Akron.
    Following the business meeting games were played and a social time was enjoyed.
    Those attending from this vicinity included: Mr. And Mrs. Olof Abrahamson and sons and Mr. And Mrs. August Anderson of Akron; Mr and Mrs. Leonard Wevik and Gloria of Remsen.
    Mr. And Mrs. Emil Engelbrecht, Mr and Mrs. John Engelbrecht and Mr. And Mrs. Ernest Charlson and children of Le Mars.6
  • On 28 July 1957 at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa, attended Klemme Picnic family reunion.
  • In April 1958 at Union, South Dakota, Mrs Olaf Abrahamson (LuIda Klemme) honored as Union County Rural Homemaker.
    The Independent (Hawarden, Iowa) 03 Apr 1958 - Mrs Olaf Abrahamson (LuIda Klemme) honored as Union County Rural Homemaker
  • Lu Ida Olive Klemme obtained a degree in May 1970 at University of South Dakota-Vermillion, Vermillion, South Dakota, In May 1970, LuIda graduated from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota with a bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.7
    Lemars Daily Sentinel May 26, 1970 - LuIda Abrahamson earns education degree from University of South Dakota
  • She was a LuIda Abrahamson new teacher at Akron Community Schools in October 1970 at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.
    Akron (IA) Register Tribune October 22, 1970 - LuIda Abrahamson new teacher at Akron Community Schools
  • In June 1973 at Akron, Iowa, Family guests to Olaf Abrahamson home.
    Akron Register Tribune June 28, 1973 - Family guests to Olaf Abrahamson home
  • On 1 June 1975 at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa, attended Klemme family reunion.
    Akron Register Tribune June 19, 1975 - Klemme reunion
  • In 1983 portrait of LuIda and Olaf Abrahamson.
    LuIda and Olaf Abrahamson 1983
  • In December 1990 photo of siblings LuIda Abrahamson, Leverne Klemme, Marge Flados, Agnes Kinsley.
    Siblings LuIda Abrahamson, Leverne Klemme, Marge Flados, Agnes Kinsley - Dec 1990
  • In 2004.
    LuIda Abrahamson - Brule Creek Lutheran Church 2004
  • In 2006 Cousins LuIda Abrahamson, Leverne Klemme, Elna Solbue, Gene Lykken.
    Cousins LuIda Abrahamson, Leverne Klemme, Elna Solbue, Gene Lykken 2006

Citations

  1. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-15. Dwelling 45.
  3. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 18. ED64-16. Sheet 6b.
  4. [S7] "Anna Klemme Journal Sequel,", pg 53.
  5. [S423] U.S. Federal Census 1950 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Enumeration District: 64-16; Description: Spink township. Sheet 5.
  6. [S289] Iowa, Lemars Semi Weekly Sentinel (Le Mars, Iowa), 1952 August 29 - Lykken + Klemme - reunion.
  7. [S7] "Anna Klemme Journal Sequel,", pg 37.

Emil Fred Klemme

M, b. 3 November 1895, d. 30 December 1975
Father*Henry Fritz Klemme b. 18 Apr 1866, d. 14 Jul 1945
Mother*Magdalena Catharina Dorothea Maria Sophia Frahm b. 22 Jan 1870, d. 29 Jun 1958
Emil Klemme - portrait-Colorized
Emil Klemme
Emil Klemme
Emil Klemme - from family portrait
Emil Klemme circa 1945
Emil Klemme - Portrait - older
Emil Fred Klemme signature 1942
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEmil Fred Klemme was also known as Emil Fritz.
NicknameEmil Fred Klemme also went by the name of Emo.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth3 November 1895Emil Fred Klemme was born on 3 November 1895 at Marion, Marion, Kansas.
He was the son of Henry Fritz Klemme and Magdalena Catharina Dorothea Maria Sophia Frahm.
Baptism9 February 1896Emil Fred Klemme was baptized on 9 February 1896.
Marriage26 November 1919He married Anna Marie Lykken, daughter of Lars Olsen Lykken and Ovidia Nordgaard, on 26 November 1919 at Roseni Lutheran Church, Beresford, Union, South Dakota, "So this is when Anna Marie Lykken became Mrs. Emil Klemme. We were married on the 26th of November, 1919 at three o'clock in the afternoon. The bridesmaids were Olga Wevick, Goldie Newbold, and Clara Klemme. The men attendants were Ole Lykken, Arthur Lykken, and Ray Klemme." County of Residence: Union.1,2
Emil Klemme and Anna Lykken wedding 26 Nov 1919-Colorized
Emil Klemme and Anna Lykken wedding 26 Nov 1919
Brule Creek Church Records - Union, SD - Marriage of Anna Lykken and Emil Klemme
Marriage record of Emil Klemme and Anna Lykken 26 Nov 1919 Union county, SD
Death30 December 1975Emil Fred Klemme died on 30 December 1975 at Vermillion, Clay, South Dakota, at age 80 Emil Fred Klemme obituary; from leukemia which he had for 20 years; had ulcers, suffered depression and arthritis drove him nearly suicidal as a young man.
Akron Register Tribune January 8, 1976 - Emil Fred Klemme obituary
Emil F Klemme funeral card 1975
Burial3 January 1976He was buried on 3 January 1976 at Brule Creek Cemetery, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
Anna M and Emil F Klemme tombstone
Census DateLocationDescription
14 June 1900Johnson, Plymouth, IowaEmil Fred Klemme was listed as a son in Henry Fritz Klemme's household on the 1900 Census at Johnson, Plymouth, Iowa.3
1905State Census, Plymouth, IowaEmil Fred Klemme appeared on the census of 1905 in the household of Henry Fritz Klemme at State Census, Plymouth, Iowa.
20 April 1910Spink, Union, South DakotaEmil Fred Klemme was listed as a son in Henry Fritz Klemme's household on the 1910 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.4
1915South Dakota State Census, South DakotaEmil Fred Klemme appeared on the census of 1915 in the household of Henry Fritz Klemme at South Dakota State Census, South Dakota.
24 January 1920Emmet, Union, South DakotaEmil Fred Klemme was listed as a Brother-in-Law in Ole L. Lykken's household on the 1920 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota; living next door to Richard Ronan.5
1925South Dakota State Census, South DakotaEmil Fred Klemme appeared on the census of 1925 at South Dakota State Census, South Dakota.
8 April 1930Spink, Union, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.6
1930 US Census - Spink, Union, SD ED64-15 - Klemme, Emil F
1935South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South DakotaHe appeared on the census of 1935 at South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
29 April 1940Spink, Union, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota, living next door to Ole Abraham (Abrahamson).7
1940 Census Spink Union SD ED64-16 Abraham, Ole + Klemme, Emil
1945South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South DakotaHe appeared on the census of 1945 at South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
  • Farmed and lived on 80 acres inherited from his dad.
  • Circa 1900 Klemme family photo including H F Klemme family.
  • Emil Fred Klemme was confirmed on 20 March 1910 at Peace Lutheran Church, Alcester, South Dakota, "Emil was confirmed in the Peace Luteran Church up by Alcester. It was a German Lutheran congregation, where they went to church and were members."8
  • On 5 June 1917 at WWI Registration, Union, South Dakota.
    WWI Registration Card for Emil Fred Klemme - SD - 05 June 1917
  • He was a groomsman at the wedding of Hilda Johanna Sommervold and Elmer Jacob Klemme on 7 November 1917 at Beresford, Union, South Dakota; Elmer Klemme and Hilda Sommervold marriage announcement.2
  • Emil Fred Klemme began military service in July 1918 Anna Lykken visited Emil before he left Camp Dodge, Iowa for duty at Jacksonville, Florida. He was in Florida until his discharge. He had the flu at the time his company went overseas and so was not sent to Europe.9
  • In 1919 military photo - WWI.
    Emil Klemme - WWI army photo - 1919
    Emil Klemme - WWI army photo - 1919-Colorized
  • He ended Army military service in January 1919.
  • In October 1924 Emil Klemme loses hand in corn sheller.
    Huron Evening Huronite October 30, 1924 - Emil Klemme loses hand in corn sheller
  • In November 1936 at Plymouth, Iowa, Thanksgiving guests at the H F Klemme home.
  • In July 1937 at LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa, attended the Klemme family reunion.
    Lemars Globe Post July 26, 1937 - Klemme family reunion
  • On 27 April 1942 at WWII Registration Card, Union, South Dakota, reported missing 3 fingers off of right hand.
    WWII Registration Card for Emil Fred Klemme - SD - 27 Apr 1942
    WWII Registration Card for Emil Fred Klemme - SD - 27 Apr 1942 - registrars report
  • Circa November 1944 4 generations portrait: Standing: LuIda (Klemme) Abrahamson, Anna (Lykken) Klemme, Emil Klemme
    Seated: Lars Lykken, Lena (Frahm) Klemme holding great-grandson Jim Abrahamson, H F Klemme.
  • In November 1944 Emil and Anna (Lykken) Klemme 25th wedding anniversary.
    Akron Register Tribune November 30, 1944 - Emil and Anna (Lykken) Klemme 25th wedding anniversary
  • Photo of Emil Klemme family (Agnes, LuIda, Leverne, Marge, Anna, Emil) from the 1940s.
    Emil Klemme family - Agnes LuIda Leverne Marge Anna Emil - 1940s-Colorized
    Emil Klemme family - Agnes, LuIda, Leverne, Marge, Anna, Emil - 1940s
  • In July 1949 at LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa, attended the Klemme family picnic.
  • He was listed as the head of a family on the 1950 Census at Spink Twp, Union, South Dakota.10
    1950 US Census ED64-16 Spink Twp, Union, SD - Klemme, Emil and Abraham, Olaf
  • On 17 August 1952 at Lykken reunion, Akron, Plymouth, Iowa, The 13th annual Lykken reunion was held Sunday, August 17, at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Emil Klemme at Akron.
    Following the business meeting games were played and a social time was enjoyed.
    Those attending from this vicinity included: Mr. And Mrs. Olof Abrahamson and sons and Mr. And Mrs. August Anderson of Akron; Mr and Mrs. Leonard Wevik and Gloria of Remsen.
    Mr. And Mrs. Emil Engelbrecht, Mr and Mrs. John Engelbrecht and Mr. And Mrs. Ernest Charlson and children of Le Mars.11
    13th annual Lykken family reunion 28 Aug 1952 The Independent (Hawarden, IA)
    Akron Register Tribune September 4, 1952 - Klemme Family Reunion hosted by Emil and Anna (Lykken) Klemme
  • He and Anna Marie Lykken lived on 17 August 1952 at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.
  • Emil Fred Klemme obtained US Social Security Card at Iowa.
  • On 8 July 1962 at Akron, Iowa, Klemme Reunion 08 July 1962.
    Lemars Daily Sentinel July 20, 1962 - Klemme Reunion 08 July 1962
  • On 28 November 1969 at Elk Point, South Dakota, Mr and Mrs Emil Klemme celebrated 50th wedding anniversary.
    Akron Register Tribune November 27, 1969 - Emil and Anna (Lykken) Klemme 50th wedding anniversary
    Akron Register Tribune December 4, 1969 - Emil and Anna (Lykken) Klemme 50th wedding anniversary
  • On 28 June 1973 at Family visitors to Ole Lykken home.
    Family visitors to Ole Lykken home 28 June 1973 The Independent (Hawarden, IA)
  • On 30 June 1974 at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa, 90 family members attended the annual Klemme Reunion.
    Akron Register Tribune July 11, 1974 - Klemme Reunion 30 June 1974
  • In 1976 photo of Emil and Anna (Lykken) Klemme from Brule Creek Lutheran Church.
    Emil and Anna (Lykken) Klemme - Brule Creek Lutheran Church 1976
  • On 1 June 1975 at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa, attended Klemme family reunion.
  • In November 1975 at at the Olaf Abrahamson home, Akron, Iowa, Emil Klemme 80th birthday dinner.
    Akron Register Tribune November 6, 1975 - Emil Klemme 80th birthday dinner

Children of Emil Fred Klemme and Anna Marie Lykken

Citations

  1. [S8] "Anna Klemme Journal,", pg 29.
  2. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Sheet 6B. ED109. Dwelling 116.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Pg. 1B. ED 430. #12, 13.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED250, Sheet 5B, dwelling 84.
  6. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-15. Dwelling 45.
  7. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 18. ED64-16. Sheet 6b.
  8. [S8] "Anna Klemme Journal,", pg 33.
  9. [S8] "Anna Klemme Journal,", Pg 27.
  10. [S423] U.S. Federal Census 1950 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Enumeration District: 64-16; Description: Spink township. Sheet 5.
  11. [S289] Iowa, Lemars Semi Weekly Sentinel (Le Mars, Iowa), 1952 August 29 - Lykken + Klemme - reunion.

Anna Marie Lykken

F, b. 15 May 1899, d. 12 December 1990
Father*Lars Olsen Lykken b. 5 Mar 1868, d. 5 Apr 1946
Mother*Ovidia Nordgaard b. 2 May 1872, d. 15 Nov 1943
Anna Lykken Klemme-Colorized
Anna Lykken Klemme
Anna Lykken on wedding day 26 Nov 1919
Anna Lykken Klemme - from family portrait
Anna Lykken Klemme circa 1945
Anna Lykken Klemme - Portrait
Anna (Lykken) Klemme - Brule Creek Lutheran Church 1983
Anna Lykken (age 13)
Anna Lykken on wedding day 26 Nov 1919-Colorized
Name TypeDateDescription
NicknameAnna Marie Lykken also went by the name of Annie.
Married Name26 November 1919As of 26 November 1919,her married name was Klemme.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 May 1899Anna Marie Lykken was born on 15 May 1899 at Beresford, Union, South Dakota, also reported as Alcester.
She was the daughter of Lars Olsen Lykken and Ovidia Nordgaard.
Baptism4 June 1899Anna Marie Lykken was baptized on 4 June 1899 at Rosine Norsk Evangelisk Luthersk Menigheg (Roseni Lutheran Congregation), Beresford, Union, South Dakota.
Baptism of Anna Marie Lykken - Roseni Lutheran Congregation, Beresford, Union, SD - 02 Jun 1899
Marriage26 November 1919She married Emil Fred Klemme, son of Henry Fritz Klemme and Magdalena Catharina Dorothea Maria Sophia Frahm, on 26 November 1919 at Roseni Lutheran Church, Beresford, Union, South Dakota, "So this is when Anna Marie Lykken became Mrs. Emil Klemme. We were married on the 26th of November, 1919 at three o'clock in the afternoon. The bridesmaids were Olga Wevick, Goldie Newbold, and Clara Klemme. The men attendants were Ole Lykken, Arthur Lykken, and Ray Klemme." County of Residence: Union.1,2
Emil Klemme and Anna Lykken wedding 26 Nov 1919-Colorized
Emil Klemme and Anna Lykken wedding 26 Nov 1919
Brule Creek Church Records - Union, SD - Marriage of Anna Lykken and Emil Klemme
Marriage record of Emil Klemme and Anna Lykken 26 Nov 1919 Union county, SD
Death12 December 1990Anna Marie Lykken died on 12 December 1990 at from stomach cancer, Hawarden, Iowa, at age 91 Anna (Lykken) Klemme obituary.3
Anna (Lykken) Klemme obituary
Argus-Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) 14 Dec 1990 - Anna Marie (Lykken) Klemme obituary
Burialafter 12 December 1990She was buried after 12 December 1990 at Brule Creek Cemetery, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
Anna M and Emil F Klemme tombstone
Census DateLocationDescription
19 June 1900Beresford, Prairie Twp, Union, South DakotaAnna Marie Lykken was listed as a daughter in Lars Olsen Lykken's household on the 1900 Census at Beresford, Prairie Twp, Union, South Dakota.4
1905State Census, South DakotaAnna Marie Lykken appeared on the census of 1905 in the household of Lars Olsen Lykken at State Census, South Dakota.
2 May 1910Emmet, Union, South DakotaAnna Marie Lykken was listed as a daughter in Lars Olsen Lykken's household on the 1910 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.5
1915South Dakota State Census, South DakotaAnna Marie Lykken appeared on the census of 1915 in the household of Lars Olsen Lykken at South Dakota State Census, South Dakota.
24 January 1920Emmet, Union, South DakotaAnna Marie Lykken was listed as a Sister in Ole L. Lykken's household on the 1920 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota; living next door to Richard Ronan.6
1925South Dakota State Census, South DakotaAnna Marie Lykken appeared on the census of 1925 in the household of Emil Fred Klemme at South Dakota State Census, South Dakota.
8 April 1930Spink, Union, South DakotaAnna Marie Lykken was listed as wife in Emil Fred Klemme's household on the 1930 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.7
1935South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South DakotaAnna Marie Lykken appeared on the census of 1935 in the household of Emil Fred Klemme at South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
29 April 1940Spink, Union, South DakotaAnna Marie Lykken was listed as wife in Emil Fred Klemme's household on the 1940 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota; living next door to Ole Abraham (Abrahamson).8
1945South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South DakotaAnna Marie Lykken appeared on the census of 1945 in the household of Emil Fred Klemme at South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
  • Portrait of Anna Lykken Klemme with brothers John and Ole.
    Anna Lykken Klemme with brothers John and Ole-Colorized
    Anna Lykken Klemme with brothers John and Ole
  • Circa 1913 photo of Lykken sisters Anna (age 13), Agnes (age 11), Abbie (age 5).
    Lykken sisters Anna 13 Agnes 11 Abbie 5-Colorized
    Lykken sisters Anna (13), Agnes (11), Abbie (5)
  • Anna Marie Lykken was confirmed on 28 September 1913 at Roseni Church "Sixty-seven years ago on the 28th of September I was confirmed at the Roseni Church. That would be 1913, and I was 14 years old at the time. I remember that day real well. I wore a white viole dress and I had a redvelvet hood to wear that fall."9
  • Circa 1918 portrait of Lars and Ovidia (Nordgaard) Lykken family.
    Back row: Louis, Anna Marie, John, Arthur
    Front row: Ole, Lars, Salmer, Ovidia (Nordgaard), Abbie Oliva.
  • In November 1936 at Plymouth, Iowa, Thanksgiving guests at the H F Klemme home.
  • In July 1937 at LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa, attended the Klemme family reunion.
  • Circa November 1944 4 generations portrait: Standing: LuIda (Klemme) Abrahamson, Anna (Lykken) Klemme, Emil Klemme
    Seated: Lars Lykken, Lena (Frahm) Klemme holding great-grandson Jim Abrahamson, H F Klemme.
  • In November 1944 Emil and Anna (Lykken) Klemme 25th wedding anniversary.
    Akron Register Tribune November 30, 1944 - Emil and Anna (Lykken) Klemme 25th wedding anniversary
  • Photo of Emil Klemme family (Agnes, LuIda, Leverne, Marge, Anna, Emil) from the 1940s.
    Emil Klemme family - Agnes LuIda Leverne Marge Anna Emil - 1940s-Colorized
    Emil Klemme family - Agnes, LuIda, Leverne, Marge, Anna, Emil - 1940s
  • In July 1949 at LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa, attended the Klemme family picnic.
  • She was listed as wife in Emil Fred Klemme's household on the 1950 Census at Spink Twp, Union, South Dakota.10
  • Circa 1952 paralyzed at age 53 on left side following surgery to remove a brain tumor.
  • Anna Marie Lykken and Emil Fred Klemme lived on 17 August 1952 at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.
  • On 17 August 1952 at Lykken reunion, Akron, Plymouth, Iowa, The 13th annual Lykken reunion was held Sunday, August 17, at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Emil Klemme at Akron.
    Following the business meeting games were played and a social time was enjoyed.
    Those attending from this vicinity included: Mr. And Mrs. Olof Abrahamson and sons and Mr. And Mrs. August Anderson of Akron; Mr and Mrs. Leonard Wevik and Gloria of Remsen.
    Mr. And Mrs. Emil Engelbrecht, Mr and Mrs. John Engelbrecht and Mr. And Mrs. Ernest Charlson and children of Le Mars.11
    13th annual Lykken family reunion 28 Aug 1952 The Independent (Hawarden, IA)
    Akron Register Tribune September 4, 1952 - Klemme Family Reunion hosted by Emil and Anna (Lykken) Klemme
  • On 8 July 1962 at Akron, Iowa, Klemme Reunion 08 July 1962.
    Lemars Daily Sentinel July 20, 1962 - Klemme Reunion 08 July 1962
  • Anna Marie Lykken obtained US Social Security Card at Iowa.
  • On 28 November 1969 at Elk Point, South Dakota, Mr and Mrs Emil Klemme celebrated 50th wedding anniversary.
    Akron Register Tribune November 27, 1969 - Emil and Anna (Lykken) Klemme 50th wedding anniversary
    Akron Register Tribune December 4, 1969 - Emil and Anna (Lykken) Klemme 50th wedding anniversary
  • On 29 March 1973 Social engagements of Ole Lykken family including visiting Mrs. Emil Klemme in the hospital.
    Social engagements of Ole Lykken family 29 Mar 1973 The Independent (Hawarden, IA)
  • On 28 June 1973 at Family visitors to Ole Lykken home.
  • In 1976 photo of Emil and Anna (Lykken) Klemme from Brule Creek Lutheran Church.
    Emil and Anna (Lykken) Klemme - Brule Creek Lutheran Church 1976
  • On 15 May 1975 Anna (Lykken) Klemme birthday celebration.
    Akron (IA) Register Tribune May 15, 1975 - Anna (Lykken) Klemme birthday celebration
  • On 1 June 1975 at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa, attended Klemme family reunion.
  • In November 1975 at at the Olaf Abrahamson home, Akron, Iowa, Emil Klemme 80th birthday dinner.
    Akron Register Tribune November 6, 1975 - Emil Klemme 80th birthday dinner
  • In August 1976 John Lykken, Mrs Abbie Anderson and Mrs Lewis Satter were Friday visitors of Mrs Emil Klemme.
  • In 1982 Anna (Lykken) Klemme published two memoirs: My Life As I Remember It (1971), and Sequel To My Life As I Remember It (1982).
  • In 1989 Anna (Lykken) Klemme - Brule Creek Lutheran Church 1989.
    Anna (Lykken) Klemme - Brule Creek Lutheran Church 1989

Children of Anna Marie Lykken and Emil Fred Klemme

Citations

  1. [S8] "Anna Klemme Journal,", pg 29.
  2. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  3. [S184] Beresford Republic Newspaper, Vol. 97, 1990, Dec 20.
  4. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Sheet 15B. Dwelling 282. ED 332.
  5. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED431. Sheet 7B. Dwelling 99.
  6. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED250, Sheet 5B, dwelling 84.
  7. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-15. Dwelling 45.
  8. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 18. ED64-16. Sheet 6b.
  9. [S7] "Anna Klemme Journal Sequel,", pg 24.
  10. [S423] U.S. Federal Census 1950 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Enumeration District: 64-16; Description: Spink township. Sheet 5.
  11. [S289] Iowa, Lemars Semi Weekly Sentinel (Le Mars, Iowa), 1952 August 29 - Lykken + Klemme - reunion.

Leverne Harold Klemme

M, b. 22 September 1920, d. 16 November 2007
Father*Emil Fred Klemme b. 3 Nov 1895, d. 30 Dec 1975
Mother*Anna Marie Lykken b. 15 May 1899, d. 12 Dec 1990
Laverne H Klemme 2000-03-26
Laverne H Klemme
Leverne Klemme - from family portrait
Leverne Klemme - Dec 1942
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLeverne Harold Klemme was also known as Luverne.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth22 September 1920Leverne Harold Klemme was born on 22 September 1920 at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.
He was the son of Emil Fred Klemme and Anna Marie Lykken.
Baptism4 October 1920Leverne Harold Klemme was baptized on 4 October 1920.
Marriage3 May 1944He married LaVonne Jean Hornstein, daughter of Clarence Nicholas Hornstein and Cecelia A. Fields, on 3 May 1944 at Fort Worth, Texas, Leverne Klemme and LaVonne Hornstein marriage announcement.
Lemars Semi Weekly Sentinel May 30, 1944 - Leverne Klemme and LaVonne Hornstein marriage announcement
Death16 November 2007Leverne Harold Klemme died on 16 November 2007 at age 87 Leverne H. Klemme, 87, of Akron passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at Akron Care Center in Akron.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, rural Elk Point, S.D., with the Rev. Jared Rakness officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, with military rites conducted by American Legion, Hoschler Post 186 of Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today, with the family present after 5:30 p.m., and a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home-Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the services on Monday at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

Leverne Harold Klemme was born Sept. 22, 1920, on the family farm near Nora, S.D., the son of Emil and Anna (Lykken) Klemme. He was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith. He attended Nora Country School and later, Pleasant Hill Country School. He attended high school in Elk Point and graduated from Elk Point High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on Jan. 30, 1943. He served our country during World War II as an instructor pilot for B-24s and B-32s at Tarrant Field in Fort Worth, Texas.

While stationed in Texas, he was united in marriage to LaVonne Hornstein on May 6, 1944. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 20, 1946. Following his discharge, they returned to Union County, S.D., and farmed near Spink.

On May 2, 1951, Leverne was called back to service. He was an aircraft commander for B-29s stationed in San Antonio, Texas. He and his crew of 10 men were assigned to Yakota Air Force base in Tokyo, Japan. He and his bombing crew flew 35 missions over Korea, seven of which were as a lead bomber. Together, he and his crew flew more than 300 combat hours in Korea. On Feb. 1, 1953, he was honorably discharged as a captain. For his service to our country, he was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the Air Medal with one Cluster.

After returning from the Korean Conflict, he and LaVonne farmed near Union Creek, S.D., for 12 years. Later, they moved to the family farm of his parents near Spink, S.D. He and LaVonne farmed there for more than 33 years. In 1999, they moved to their home in Akron.

Leverne was very active in church and community works. He was a longtime member of Brule Creek Lutheran Church, where he served on church council and was past church treasurer and council president. He was president of the Brule Creek Cemetery Board. He was a 50-year member of the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 in Akron, where he was past commander and post historian. He also served as chairman of the School Board for Union County, S.D. District 33. He served as president of the Cattle Feeder Association and served on the Union County Extension Board. He was past president of the Union County Farm Bureau and former vice president for the state of South Dakota Farm Bureau. He was a member of the Akron Lion's Club.

Leverne enjoyed reading books about the Civil War era. He was very proud of his service to his country. He wrote and published a book about his military history during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed assembling and collecting models of the planes that he flew during his military service. He also enjoyed listening to big band music from the '40's and photography. But most all he enjoyed the times spent with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife of more than 63 years, LaVonne of Akron; a son, Glen Klemme and his wife, Vicki of Sioux Falls, S.D; a daughter, Donna Swanson and her husband, Verdell of Alcester, S.D; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, LuIda Abrahamson of Akron and Marjorie Flados of Harlingen, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Agnes Kinsley; and a daughter-in-law, Donna Rae Klemme.
Argus-Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) 19 Nov 2007 - Leverne H Klemme obituary
Burialafter 16 November 2007He was buried after 16 November 2007 at Brule Creek Cemetery, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
Laverne H Klemme tombstone
LaVonne J and Leverne H Klemme tombstone
Census DateLocationDescription
1925South Dakota State Census, South DakotaLeverne Harold Klemme appeared on the census of 1925 in the household of Emil Fred Klemme at South Dakota State Census, South Dakota.
8 April 1930Spink, Union, South DakotaLeverne Harold Klemme was listed as a son in Emil Fred Klemme's household on the 1930 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.1
1935South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South DakotaLeverne Harold Klemme appeared on the census of 1935 in the household of Emil Fred Klemme at South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
29 April 1940Spink, Union, South DakotaLeverne Harold Klemme was listed as a son in Emil Fred Klemme's household on the 1940 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota; living next door to Ole Abraham (Abrahamson).2
1945South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South DakotaLeverne Harold Klemme appeared on the census of 1945 in the household of Emil Fred Klemme at South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
  • Leverne Harold Klemme was a Farmer on the farm that H. F Klemme bought in 1912.
  • Leverne Harold Klemme is active in Farm Bureau on the state level and is a veteran of W.W. II and Korean Conflict where he served as a B-29 pilot.
  • He witnessed Lu Ida Olive Klemme attending school in September 1932 at Pleasant Hill School, Akron, Plymouth, Iowa; (listed in newspaper).
  • Leverne Harold Klemme was confirmed on 27 May 1934 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Union, South Dakota.
    Leverne Klemme - confirmation 1934 Brule Creek Lutheran Church
    1934 confirmation class Brule Creek Lutheran Church Elk Point SD-Colorized
  • In July 1937 at LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa, attended the Klemme family reunion.
  • He witnessed the marriage of Lu Ida Olive Klemme and Olaf Robert Abrahamson on 19 December 1942 at Brule Creek Church, Elk Point, Union, South Dakota; County of Residence: Union. Post Office: Burbank;
    Prominent Spink Couple Married Last Saturday - Pretty Church Ceremony Unites Miss Lu Ida Klemme and Mr. Olaf Abrahamson - Nuptial promises were exchanged by Lu Ida Klemme daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Klemme, and Olaf Abrahamson, son of Mrs. Ole Abrahamson, Dec. 19th, at 6:00 o'clock in the Brule Creek Lutheran church, Rev. D. L. Jacobson performing the ceremony. The church was decorated in the bride's colors, white and blue. Marjorie Klemme, sister of the bride, Nona Mae Abrahamson, niece of the groom, and Norma Jean Abrahamson, cousin of the groom, attended the bride. The groom was attended by Philip Abrahamson, Luverne Klemme, and Carter Twedt. The wedding party entered to strains of Lohengrin's Wedding March. Nona Mae Abrahamson entered, carrying a bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums tied with a pink bow. Her dress was a floor length blue satin and chiffon. Marjorie Klemme followed carrying a bouquet of white chrysanthemums tied with a pink bow. Her dress was a floor length blue chiffon and taffeta. The bridesmaids were met at the front of the church by Luvern Klemme and Philip Abrahamson. Norma Jean Abrahamson, flower girl, preceding the bride, strewed flower petals on the white carpeted aisle. She was met by Carter Twedt, ringbearer, and they took their place before the maid of honor. Norma Jean's dress was a floor length white cotton Swiss, trimmed with pink rosebuds. The bride entered carrying a bouquet of pink roses tied with a blue bow. She was attired in a floor-length gown of ivory pan satin and wore a full-length veil. She was met by the groom and they proceeded to the altar. The song, "I Love You Truly," was sung by Mrs. L. S. Twedt. The marriage vows were exchanged in a single ring ceremony, after which Mrs. Twedt sang "Because." The wedding party left the altar with the playing of "A Midsummer's Night Dream." The reception was held at the bride's home, immediately following the ceremony. A two course dinner was served to the following friends and relatives: Mr. and Mrs. Emil Klemme and family, Mrs. Ole Abrahamson, Rev. and Mrs. Douglas Jacobson, Miss Rachel Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Klemme, Mr. and Mrs. Ola Lykken and family, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Anderson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Andrews and family, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Abrahamson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Abrahamson, Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Twedt, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Solbue, Mr. and Mrs. Selmer Larson, Miss Dorothy Hofland, Miss Ruth Lykken, Miss Edith Zetterland, Miss Ardis Stoen, Miss Evelyn Clostergaard, Mr. and Mrs. Art Abrahamson and family, Misses Judith and Olive Wevik, and Mrs. And Mrs. Lars Lykken.3
  • Photo of Emil Klemme family (Agnes, LuIda, Leverne, Marge, Anna, Emil) from the 1940s.
  • Leverne Harold Klemme was an usher at the wedding of Berdell LeRoy Kinsley and Agnes Fern Klemme on 28 May 1949 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Spink, Union, South Dakota; Berdell Kinsley and Agnes Klemme wedding announcement; County of Residence: Union.4,3
  • Leverne Harold Klemme was listed as the head of a family on the 1950 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.5
  • In January 1969 is mentioned in article about Dr Norman D Flados is featured speaker at livestock feeders banquet.
  • On 30 June 1974 at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa, 90 family members attended the annual Klemme Reunion.
  • In November 1975 at at the Olaf Abrahamson home, Akron, Iowa, Emil Klemme 80th birthday dinner.
  • In 1976.
    Leverne and Lavonne (Hornstein) Klemme - Brule Creek Lutheran Church 1976
  • As of 1983, Leverne Harold Klemme's address was RR #2, Akron, Iowa; but they live in southeastern South Dakota.
  • In 1983.
    Laverne and LaVonne Klemme - Brule Creek Lutheran Church 1983
  • In December 1990 photo of siblings LuIda Abrahamson, Leverne Klemme, Marge Flados, Agnes Kinsley.
    Siblings LuIda Abrahamson, Leverne Klemme, Marge Flados, Agnes Kinsley - Dec 1990
  • In 2006 Cousins LuIda Abrahamson, Leverne Klemme, Elna Solbue, Gene Lykken.
    Cousins LuIda Abrahamson, Leverne Klemme, Elna Solbue, Gene Lykken 2006

Child of Leverne Harold Klemme and LaVonne Jean Hornstein

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-15. Dwelling 45.
  2. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 18. ED64-16. Sheet 6b.
  3. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  4. [S7] "Anna Klemme Journal Sequel,", pg 53.
  5. [S423] U.S. Federal Census 1950 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-16.

LaVonne Jean Hornstein

F, b. 6 January 1924, d. 14 August 2016
Father*Clarence Nicholas Hornstein b. 18 Sep 1898, d. Dec 1964
Mother*Cecelia A. Fields b. 8 Feb 1902
Lavonne Klemme
LaVonne J Klemme 2000-03-26
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name3 May 1944As of 3 May 1944,her married name was Klemme.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth6 January 1924LaVonne Jean Hornstein was born on 6 January 1924 at Platte, South Dakota.
She was the daughter of Clarence Nicholas Hornstein and Cecelia A. Fields.
Marriage3 May 1944LaVonne Jean Hornstein married Leverne Harold Klemme, son of Emil Fred Klemme and Anna Marie Lykken, on 3 May 1944 at Fort Worth, Texas, Leverne Klemme and LaVonne Hornstein marriage announcement.
Lemars Semi Weekly Sentinel May 30, 1944 - Leverne Klemme and LaVonne Hornstein marriage announcement
Death14 August 2016LaVonne Jean Hornstein died on 14 August 2016 at age 92 Lavonne Klemme, 92, of Hawarden, Iowa, formerly of Akron, Iowa passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden.

A Memorial Service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 19, 2016 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church in rural Elk Point, South Dakota with Pastor Steve Martens officiating. A visitation with the family present will be from 9:30 a.m. until the start of the service at the church. Burial will be at Brule Creek Lutheran Cemetery in rural Elk Point, South Dakota.
Burial19 August 2016She was buried on 19 August 2016 at Brule Creek Cemetery, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
LaVonne J and Leverne H Klemme tombstone - Brule Creek Cemetery, SD
Census DateLocationDescription
2 April 1930Platte, Charles Mix, South DakotaLaVonne Jean Hornstein was listed as a daughter in Clarence Nicholas Hornstein's household on the 1930 Census at Platte, Charles Mix, South Dakota.1
  • LaVonne Jean Hornstein was listed as wife in Leverne Harold Klemme's household on the 1950 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.2
  • In November 1975 at at the Olaf Abrahamson home, Akron, Iowa, Emil Klemme 80th birthday dinner.
  • In 1976.
    Leverne and Lavonne (Hornstein) Klemme - Brule Creek Lutheran Church 1976
  • In 1983.
    Laverne and LaVonne Klemme - Brule Creek Lutheran Church 1983

Child of LaVonne Jean Hornstein and Leverne Harold Klemme

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED22. Dwelling 19.
  2. [S423] U.S. Federal Census 1950 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-16.

Glen Owen Klemme

M, b. 21 July 1949, d. 18 July 2019
Father*Leverne Harold Klemme b. 22 Sep 1920, d. 16 Nov 2007
Mother*LaVonne Jean Hornstein b. 6 Jan 1924, d. 14 Aug 2016
Glen Klemme
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 July 1949Glen Owen Klemme was born on 21 July 1949 at Akron, Iowa.
He was the son of Leverne Harold Klemme and LaVonne Jean Hornstein.
Baptism11 September 1949Glen Owen Klemme was baptized on 11 September 1949.
Marriage13 May 1972He married Donna Rae Johnson, daughter of Walter John Johnson, on 13 May 1972 at Christ Lutheran Church, LeMars, Iowa.
Death18 July 2019Glen Owen Klemme died on 18 July 2019 at Brainerd, Minnesota, at age 69 Glen Klemme of Akron, Iowa, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society – Woodland in Brainerd, Minnesota.

Memorial Service will be 3:00 p.m., Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron, Iowa. Arrangements are with Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron.

Glen Klemme was born on July 21, 1949, to Leverne and LaVonne (Hornstein) Klemme of Akron. Glen attended country school until eighth grade, Akron High School, and then the University of South Dakota at Springfield, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. After graduation, he started farming with his father near Spink, South Dakota. In 1972, he married Donna Johnson from Le Mars, Iowa. They had three children – Jodi, Deacon and Kendal. During this time he was active in: coaching football and softball, was a member of the Hoyt School District board, and was a Spink Achiever 4-H leader.

After losing his eyesight, Glen shifted careers to social work with the State of South Dakota in Elk Point. He enjoyed carpentry, gardening, coaching, grilling and fishing with Jay. After the death of Donna, Glen moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and married Vicki Prahm in 2004. They enjoyed cooking and gardening together and were active in the Zion Lutheran Church. They were also Minnesota sports fans – cheering for the Twins and Vikings. Glen continued to work in social work until his stroke in 2007. The couple has lived in Brainerd, Minnesota, for the last three years.

Glen is survived by his wife, Vicki Klemme; children: Jodi Klemme (Carlos) of Saudi Arabia, Deacon Klemme (Kendra) of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Kendal Zoeller (Matt) of Sioux Falls; step-children: Jeremy Prahm (Alicia) of Baxter, Minnesota and Jessie Miles (Dennis) of Houston, Texas; grandchildren: Mya Zoeller, Annika and Axel Klemme, and Walter, Maggie and Oscar Prahm; and sister, Donna Swanson (Verdel) of Akron.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents, Leverne and LaVonne Klemme; and his wife, Donna Klemme (Johnson).
  • Blind.
  • Glen Owen Klemme was a Farmer in Union County, South Dakota.
  • He was listed as a son in Leverne Harold Klemme's household on the 1950 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.1
  • Glen Owen Klemme was confirmed on 16 December 1962.
  • As of 1983, Glen Owen Klemme's address was RR #2, Akron, Iowa.

Citations

  1. [S423] U.S. Federal Census 1950 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-16.

Donna Rae Johnson

F, b. 12 December 1950, d. 20 January 2002
Father*Walter John Johnson b. 22 Dec 1918, d. 15 Mar 1975
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name13 May 1972As of 13 May 1972,her married name was Klemme.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth12 December 1950Donna Rae Johnson was born on 12 December 1950 at LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa.
She was the daughter of Walter John Johnson.
Baptism17 December 1950Donna Rae Johnson was baptized on 17 December 1950.
Marriage13 May 1972She married Glen Owen Klemme, son of Leverne Harold Klemme and LaVonne Jean Hornstein, on 13 May 1972 at Christ Lutheran Church, LeMars, Iowa.
Death20 January 2002Donna Rae Johnson died on 20 January 2002 at auto accident, Akron, South Dakota, at age 51 AKRON, S.D. -- Donna R. Klemme, 51, of Akron died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron, Iowa, with the Rev. Sonja Brucklacher officiating. The family will be present from 6 p.m. until service time at the church. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are under the direction of Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron, Iowa.

Donna was born Dec. 12, 1950, to Walter and Helen (Ohlrichs) Johnson. She graduated from Le Mars (Iowa) High School. She attended Spencer School of Business in Spencer, Iowa, for one year.

She married Glen Klemme on May 13, 1972, at Christ Lutheran Church in Grant Township, Iowa. The couple had three children, Jodi, Deacon and Kendal. Donna was employed with Union County Electric for 18 years.

She was a member of the Akron chapter of the P.E.O. She enjoyed cross stitching, working in the yard and her flowers beds.

Donna is survived by her husband, Glen; a daughter, Jodi Klemme of Vermillion, S.D; a son and his wife, Deacon and Kendra Klemme of West St. Paul, Minn; a daughter and her husband, Kendal and Matthew Zoeller of Watertown, S.D; a granddaughter, Mya Zoeller; and her mother, Helen Johnson of Morningside Manor in Alcester, S.D.

Donna was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Kathleen Ohlrichs and Martin and Lena Johnson; and her father, Walter.

~Source: The Sioux City Journal.
Donna (Johnson) Klemme funeral card 2002
Burialafter 20 January 2002She was buried after 20 January 2002 at Brule Creek Cemetery, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
Donna and Glen Klemme tombstone
  • Donna Rae Johnson was confirmed on 14 June 1964.

Norman D. Flados

M, b. 2 January 1923, d. 13 October 2006
Father*Ole Ludwig Flados b. 5 Nov 1891, d. 8 Dec 1958
Mother*Una Missouri Flournoy b. 9 Jun 1893, d. 31 May 1945
Norman Flados - US Navy - WWII - Pacific Theater of Operations
Norman D Flados
Life EventDateDescription
Birth2 January 1923Norman D. Flados was born on 2 January 1923 at Nacona, Texas.
He was the son of Ole Ludwig Flados and Una Missouri Flournoy.
Death13 October 2006Norman D. Flados died on 13 October 2006 at age 83 Norman Flados, resident of Palm Valley, passed away on October 13, 2006 at the age of 83. He was born on January 2, 1923 in Nocona, Texas to Ole and Una Flados; they and his siblings, Richard and Dorthea Flados have preceded him in death.

After graduation from Nocona High School he attended the University of Texas at Austin and in 1943 was granted an NROTC commision in the U.S. Navy. During World War II he served in surface craft and after the war as a member of the Submarine Service.

In 1946 he married Marjorie Klemme of Elk Point, South Dakota and they lived in port cities on the East Coast, West Coast and Panama during the nine years he served in the Navy. After leaving the Service he received a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Texas followed by a second Bachelor of Science Degree and a Ph.D. in Plant Science from Texas A&M University at College Station.

During his career as a college professor he taught biological and plant sciences at Sam Houston State University, Midwetern College in Denison, Iowa and at California State College in Bakersfield, California.

He has maintained farming interests in the Valley since 1950, and has made his home in the Harlingen area since 1975. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where he had served as a Church Elder. In the past he served as faculty advisor/mentor to the Kappa Alpha fraternity and was a member of Sigma Xi, scientific honorary fraternity. In recent years he enjoyed membership in the Rhinos, a local discussion group of learned fellows.

A scholarly man he was a devoted husband, caring father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marjorie Flados; his children, Fara Jones (Joe) of Palm Valley, Mark Flados (Deb) of Austin, Texas, John Flados of Houston, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 602 Morgan Boulevard, Harlingen, Texas on Tuesday, October 17th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bill Reagan officiating.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, those desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 602 Morgan Boulevard, Harlingen, Texas or the charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home.
Census DateLocationDescription
8 April 1930Henrietta, Clay, TexasNorman D. Flados was listed as a son in Ole Ludwig Flados's household on the 1930 Census at Henrietta, Clay, Texas.1
  • On 23 January 1954 at Texas Norman D Flados awarded degree from Texas A&M University.
    The Eagle (Bryan, Texas) 24 Jan 1954 - Norman D Flados awarded degree from Texas AandM University
  • In January 1969 Dr Norman D Flados is featured speaker at livestock feeders banquet.
    The Independent (Hawarden, Iowa) 03 Apr 1969 - Dr Norman D Flados is featured speaker at livestock feeders banquet
  • In 1983 Norman is a Navy veteran of W. W. II, a graduate of the University of Texas and Texas A&M with a doctorate in Plant Pathology. His is presently working in Real Estate.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED39-1. Dwelling 44.

Agnes Fern Klemme

F, b. 28 December 1928, d. 20 January 1998
Father*Emil Fred Klemme b. 3 Nov 1895, d. 30 Dec 1975
Mother*Anna Marie Lykken b. 15 May 1899, d. 12 Dec 1990
Agnes Klemme - 1940s-Colorized
Agnes Klemme
Agnes Kinsley - Dec 1990
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name28 May 1949As of 28 May 1949,her married name was Kinsley.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth28 December 1928Agnes Fern Klemme was born on 28 December 1928 at Union, South Dakota.
She was the daughter of Emil Fred Klemme and Anna Marie Lykken.
Marriage28 May 1949Agnes Fern Klemme married Berdell LeRoy Kinsley, son of Dell Kinsley and Berniece Irene Figert, on 28 May 1949 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Spink, Union, South Dakota, Berdell Kinsley and Agnes Klemme wedding announcement; County of Residence: Union.1,2
Lemars Semi Weekly Sentinel June 14, 1949 - Berdell Kinsley and Agnes Klemme wedding announcement
Akron Register Tribune June 9, 1949 - Berdell Kinsley and Agnes Klemme wedding announcement
Marriage record of Berdell Kinsley and Agnes Klemme 28 May 1949 - Union county, SD
Death20 January 1998Agnes Fern Klemme died on 20 January 1998 at McAllen, Texas, at age 69 Press & Dakotan, Yankton, South Dakota, January 27, 1998
SPRINGFIELD -- Agnes Klemme Kinsley, 69, of Springfield died Jan. 20, 1998, in McAllen, Texas. Memorial services are at 10 a.m. Friday at the United Church of Christ, Springfield, with the Rev. Howard Campbell officiating. Burial is in the Springfield Cemetery. The Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home, Springfield, is in charge of arrangements.
***
Agnes Kinsley, 69, of Springfield died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, in McAllen, Texas.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at United Church of Christ in Springfield, with the Rev. Howard Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Springfield cemetery. The Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Springfield in handling local arrangements.
Mrs. Kinsley was born Dec. 28, 1928, in Union County near Alcester, S.D., the daughter of Emil and Anna Klemme. She received a baccalaureate degree from Southern State Teacher's College in Springfield and taught for several years in the local rural schools.
She married Berdell Kinsley of Mission, S.D., on May 28, 1949. The couple taught in the Dallas and Gregory schools and spent eight years with the Bureau of Indian Affairs teaching in Lower Brule, HeDog and Alaska. She received a master's degree from the University of South Dakota and served as clinical psychologist for the Todd County Schools.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters and their husbands, Lesley and Ron Gebhart of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Deborah and Jim Lauer of Ainsworth, Neb; a son and his wife, Kermit and Virginia of Orange, Texas; eight grandchildren, Libby and Nicolas Gebhart, Megan, Aaron, Alissa and Jason Lauer and Melissa and Justin Kinsley; a brother and his wife, Leverne and LaVonne Klemme of West Akron, S.D; and two sisters, Lulda Abrahamson of Akron, Iowa, and Marjorie and her husband, Norman Flados, of Harlingen, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Agnes (Klemme) Kinsley obituary - Sioux City Journal, Jan 27, 1998
The Monitor (McAllen, Texas) 22 Jan 1998 - Agnes (Klemme) Kinsley obituary
Agnes (Klemme) Kinsley funeral card 1998
Burialafter 20 January 1998She was buried after 20 January 1998 at Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Bon Homme, South Dakota.
Census DateLocationDescription
8 April 1930Spink, Union, South DakotaAgnes Fern Klemme was listed as a daughter in Emil Fred Klemme's household on the 1930 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.3
1935South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South DakotaAgnes Fern Klemme appeared on the census of 1935 in the household of Emil Fred Klemme at South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
29 April 1940Spink, Union, South DakotaAgnes Fern Klemme was listed as a daughter in Emil Fred Klemme's household on the 1940 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota; living next door to Ole Abraham (Abrahamson).4
1945South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South DakotaAgnes Fern Klemme appeared on the census of 1945 in the household of Emil Fred Klemme at South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
  • Agnes Fern Klemme obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota.
  • In July 1937 at LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa, attended the Klemme family reunion.
  • Photo of Emil Klemme family (Agnes, LuIda, Leverne, Marge, Anna, Emil) from the 1940s.
  • In November 1975 at at the Olaf Abrahamson home, Akron, Iowa, Emil Klemme 80th birthday dinner.
  • She obtained a degree in August 1976 Agnes Klemme Kinsley earns education degree from University of South Dakota.
    Mission Todd County (SD) Tribune August 5, 1976 - Agnes Klemme Kinsley earns education degree from University of South Dakota
  • She was a school psychologist for Todd County. in 1983 at Todd, South Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S7] "Anna Klemme Journal Sequel,", pg 53.
  2. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-15. Dwelling 45.
  4. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 18. ED64-16. Sheet 6b.

Berdell LeRoy Kinsley

M, b. 18 October 1925, d. 11 April 2005
Father*Dell Kinsley b. 5 Jul 1893, d. 24 Nov 1973
Mother*Berniece Irene Figert b. 28 Oct 1894, d. 18 Jul 1967
Berdell LeRoy Kinsley 2005
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBerdell LeRoy Kinsley was also known as LeRoy.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 October 1925Berdell LeRoy Kinsley was born on 18 October 1925 at Murdo, South Dakota.
He was the son of Dell Kinsley and Berniece Irene Figert.
Marriage28 May 1949Berdell LeRoy Kinsley married Agnes Fern Klemme, daughter of Emil Fred Klemme and Anna Marie Lykken, on 28 May 1949 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Spink, Union, South Dakota, Berdell Kinsley and Agnes Klemme wedding announcement; County of Residence: Union.1,2
Lemars Semi Weekly Sentinel June 14, 1949 - Berdell Kinsley and Agnes Klemme wedding announcement
Akron Register Tribune June 9, 1949 - Berdell Kinsley and Agnes Klemme wedding announcement
Marriage record of Berdell Kinsley and Agnes Klemme 28 May 1949 - Union county, SD
Death11 April 2005Berdell LeRoy Kinsley died on 11 April 2005 at St. Michael's Hospital, Tyndall, South Dakota, at age 79 Berdell L. Kinsley, 79, of Springfield died Monday, April 11, 2005, at St. Michael's Hospital in Tyndall.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 15, 2005, at the United Church of Christ in Springfield. Inurnment will be at the Springfield Cemetery with military honors.

Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home of Springfield is in charge of the arrangements.

Berdell Leroy Kinsley, son of Dell and Bernice (Figert) Kinsley, was born October 18, 1925, at Murdo, SD. He died Monday, April 11, 2005, at St. Michael's Hospital in Tyndall, SD, after a courageous battle with cancer. Berdell attained the age of 79 years, five months and 24 days.

Berdell attended rural Highland School near Murdo. The family later moved to a farm near Mission, SD, where he graduated from high school in 1943. Berdell enlisted immediately in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in April of 1946.

Berdell met his wife-to-be, Agnes Klemme, at Southern State College in Springfield, where they both graduated with degrees in education, soon after their marriage in May of 1949. They taught in various schools instate, including He Dog Indian School, Fort Thompson, and Lower Brule. They continued with the BIA in Alaska at the isolated Eskimo villages of Eek and Kalskag, where the the family raised their own Huskies for winter travel. After five years in Alaska, they returned to South Dakota, teaching first at Oglala on the Pine Ridge Reservation and eventually in Todd County, where they remained in education until retiring in 1989. They moved to Springfield in 1991. Agnes died January 20, 1998. Berdell remarried in March of 1999 to Maxine Schuurmans and they built a home together in Springfield, which they have shared for six years.

Grateful for sharing his life are wife, Maxine; his children: Lesley (Ron) Gebhart of Fairbanks, AK, Deborah (Jim) Lauer of Ainsworth, NE, and Kermit (Virginia Kinsley of Orange, TX; grandchildren: Libby and Nick Gebhart, Alissa Lauer Johnson, Jason Lauer, Megan (Ryan) Lauer Killion, Aaron Lauer, and Melissa and Justin Kinsley; and three great grandchildren. Berdell is remembered with love as well by sisters: Wanda (Ted)Schubauer of Valentine, NE and Edith (Calvin) Neiss of Rapid City; and brother-in-law, Leverne (Lavonne) Klemme of Akron, IA; sisters-in-law: Lulda Klemme Abrahamson of Akron, IA and Marge (Norman) Flados of Harlingen, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Berdell will be missed as well by the acquired extended Schuurmans family: Jim (Vicki) Schuurmans, Bernie (Terri) Schuurmans, Kay (Larry) Mehlhaff, Rick (Carol) Schuurmans, Jane Clem and Tom (Beth) Schuurmans and their families.

Berdell was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Agnes, and three sisters: Mavis Kinsley Wiedman, Mildred Kinsley Davenport, and Antha Kinsley Furry.
Berdell LeRoy Kinsley funeral card 2005
Berdell LeRoy Kinsley funeral card 2005 - cover
Burial15 April 2005He was buried on 15 April 2005 at Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, South Dakota.
Census DateLocationDescription
18 April 1930Highland, Jones, South DakotaBerdell LeRoy Kinsley was listed as a son in Dell Kinsley's household on the 1930 Census at Highland, Jones, South Dakota.3
  • In November 1975 at at the Olaf Abrahamson home, Akron, Iowa, Emil Klemme 80th birthday dinner.
  • Berdell LeRoy Kinsley was a Superintendent of Transportation & Housing for Todd County Schools at Mission, South Dakota. in 1983.

Citations

  1. [S7] "Anna Klemme Journal Sequel,", pg 53.
  2. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED38-9. Dwelling 31.