Annette Otilda Strand

F, b. 21 December 1896, d. 8 December 1955
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnnette Otilda Strand was also known as Nettie.
Name VariationAnnette Otilda Strand was also known as Anette.
Married Name21 December 1916As of 21 December 1916,her married name was Toraason.
  • Annette Otilda Strand was born on 21 December 1896 at Wisconsin.
  • She married Lynn Mendolph Toraason, son of Thorvold Toraason and Agnette Austad, on 21 December 1916.
  • Annette Otilda Strand died on 8 December 1955 at age 58 Mrs. Lynn Toraason, 58, died early Thursday, December 8, in her home in the Town of Preston after a long illness. She became ill last July and after seeking medical and surgical care did not regain her health. Anette (Nettie) Otilda Strand was born December 21, 1896 in Ettrick Township, a daughter of the late Peter Strand and Louise Leque Strand. She was the oldest of four children. She was baptized and confirmed in the North Beaver Creek Lutheran church by the Rev. Ole Gulbrandson. She was married December 21, 1916 to Lynn Toraason who survives her and the couple since their marriage have resided on the Toraason farm in the Town of Preston. Other survivors are two sons, Lyman and Richard, Blair; three daughters, Mrs. Norman (Lennice) Thompson, Blair; Mrs. Ruth Reeves, Blair who has been caring for her mother at home and Mrs. Eldon Friede, Whitehall; two sisters, Mrs. John Hellekson and Mrs. Goodwin Nelson, both of Blair; a brother, Palmer Strand, Milwaukee, and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Zion Lutheran church Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. E.E. Olson officiating. Pallbearers were six nephews, Otto Odegaard, Paul Hellekson, David Strand, Gale Toraason, Thomas Toraason Jr. and Robert Burt. Mrs. A.J. Sather and Mrs. F.W. Herreid sang “My God and I” and “The Lord is My Shepherd,” with Mrs. Lawrence Holven at the organ. Burial was in the church cemetery. Gibson-Frederixon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Children of Annette Otilda Strand and Lynn Mendolph Toraason

Lyman Paul Toraason

M, b. 27 May 1920, d. 8 March 2009
Father*Lynn Mendolph Toraason b. 31 Dec 1893, d. 26 Mar 1972
Mother*Annette Otilda Strand b. 21 Dec 1896, d. 8 Dec 1955
  • Lyman Paul Toraason was born on 27 May 1920 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Lynn Mendolph Toraason and Annette Otilda Strand.
  • Lyman Paul Toraason died on 8 March 2009 at Wisconsin at age 88 Lyman Paul Toraason, 88, of Blair died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at Grand View Care Center in Blair. Lyman was born May 27, 1920, in rural Blair to Lynn and Annette (Strand) Toraason. He married Lorraine Thompson on Oct. 17, 1945, in Blair. Lyman was employed with Northern States Power Co. for 36 years, retiring as a lineman in charge on Jan. 1, 1985. Lyman is survived by his wife, Lorraine; three children, Ronald (Cynthia) Toraason of Sammamish, Wash., Diane Toraason of Berlin, Wis., and Larry (Dana) Toraason of Slinger, Wis; five grandchildren, Brian, Lindsay, Erik, Inger and Claire Toraason; and two sisters, Ruth Reeves of Hartford, Wis., and Donna (Eldon) Friede of Blair. In addition to his parents, Lyman was preceded in death by a sister- and brother-in-law, Lennice (Norman) Thompson. Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Zion Lutheran Church, with burial in the church cemetery, both in Blair. Pastor Mark Kvale will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday, March 14, from 11 a.m. until time of services at the church. Jack Funeral Home in Blair is assisting the family with arrangements. CORRECTION: Lyman P. Toraason — A surviving brother, Richard (Carol) Toraason of Blair, was inadvertantly omitted from Lyman P. Toraason’s obituary published Wednesday.

Ruth Thelma Toraason

F, b. 6 July 1926, d. 26 January 2014
Father*Lynn Mendolph Toraason b. 31 Dec 1893, d. 26 Mar 1972
Mother*Annette Otilda Strand b. 21 Dec 1896, d. 8 Dec 1955
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Reeves.
  • Ruth Thelma Toraason was born on 6 July 1926 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Lynn Mendolph Toraason and Annette Otilda Strand.
  • Ruth Thelma Toraason died on 26 January 2014 at Wisconsin at age 87 Ruth Thelma Reeves, 87, of Hartford, formerly of Blair, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Hartford Health Care Center in Hartford. Ruth was born July 6, 1926, in Whitehall to Lynn and Annette (Strand) Toraason. She attended Blair schools and was baptized and confirmed in Zion Lutheran Church in Blair. Ruth went to nurses training at Ancker Hospital in St. Paul. Ruth was married to and divorced from Irving Reeves. Ruth worked in Labor and Delivery at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire prior to her retirement from Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse where she worked for 27 years. Ruth was an accomplished seamstress and sewed clothing for herself, friends and family. She would look in a department store window, draw the picture of a dress or outfit she liked and would go home and design the same outfit by piecing together patterns to look similar. Ruth also enjoyed shopping and had an eye for a good sale. Ruth loved her grandchildren dearly and enjoyed spending time with them. Her last years were spent living with her daughter and family in Hartford under the care of her daughter, Linda. She enjoyed watching church services on Sunday morning from Bethel Church on television, since she was mostly confined to home due to her health issues. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Linda (Moody) Bragg of Hartford; three grandchildren, Jason Bragg of Cedarburg, Tanya Bragg of Hartford and Tami (Jason) Kramer of Woodstock, Ga; two great-grandchildren, Joseph Thomas Kramer and Jenna Marie Kramer both of Woodstock; a brother, Richard (Carol) Toraason of Blair; a sister, Donna (Eldon) Friede of Blair; many cousins, nieces and nephews and in addition, her very special friend, Viv (Eddie) Walleser of La Crosse. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by a sister, Lennice (Norman) Thompson of Ettrick; and a brother, Lyman (Lorraine) Toraason of Blair. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in Blair Lutheran Church West with burial in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, both in Blair. Pastor Barbara Bruneau will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be designated to the Blair Lutheran West or Bethel Lutheran Church (TV services). Jack Funeral Home in Blair is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lennice Toraason

F, b. circa 1918, d. before 2009
Father*Lynn Mendolph Toraason b. 31 Dec 1893, d. 26 Mar 1972
Mother*Annette Otilda Strand b. 21 Dec 1896, d. 8 Dec 1955
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Thompson.

Children of Lennice Toraason and Norman Thompson

Norman Thompson

M, d. before 2009

Children of Norman Thompson and Lennice Toraason

Agnette Austad

F, b. circa 1853, d. after 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAgnette Austad was also known as Agnetta.
Married NameHer married name was Toraason.
  • Agnette Austad married Thorvold Toraason.
  • Agnette Austad was born circa 1853 at Norway.
  • She died after 1930 at USA.
     Agnette Austad immigrated in 1867.

Children of Agnette Austad and Thorvold Toraason

Thorvold Toraason

M, d. before 1930
  • Thorvold Toraason was born at Norway.
  • He married Agnette Austad.
  • Thorvold Toraason died before 1930.

Children of Thorvold Toraason and Agnette Austad

Albert Toraason

M, b. circa 1884
Father*Thorvold Toraason d. b 1930
Mother*Agnette Austad b. c 1853, d. a 1930

Ruth H. (?)

F, b. circa 1903
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1930As of before 1930,her married name was Toraason.

Nancy L. Thompson

F, b. 10 August 1938, d. 13 September 2009
Father*Norman Thompson d. b 2009
Mother*Lennice Toraason b. c 1918, d. b 2009
  • Nancy L. Thompson was born on 10 August 1938.
  • She was the daughter of Norman Thompson and Lennice Toraason.
  • Nancy L. Thompson died on 13 September 2009 at Wisconsin at age 71 Nancy L. Thompson, age 71, of Ettrick passed away Sept. 13, 2009, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. She was born Aug. 10, 1938, to Norman and Lennice (Toraason) Thompson. She attended the Beach School and graduated from Blair High School with the class of 1956. She was a loyal employee of Trempealeau County for more than 40 years, retiring in 1997. She served as a Deputy County Clerk and worked for the Unified Board and the Trempealeau County Superintendent of Schools. Following retirement she worked part time for John's One Stop in Ettrick and for the Trempealeau County Shopper. Nancy was a dedicated member of North Beaver Creek Lutheran Church and served as a Sunday school teacher for small children for many years. She was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and the Blair-Taylor Wildcats. She volunteered with Trempealeau County Senior Services and knit many layettes for missions. She knit sweaters for many new babies and shared with others the flowers she grew in her garden. Although she was not a mother, she gained much joy from mothering other people, especially her nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and nephews. In recent weeks she continued to spend happy times with the latest generation, playing hide-and-seek and board games, and faithfully attending their birthday parties and activities. She remembered the birthdays of many relatives, neighbors and former co-workers by sending cards, baked and brought meals to those who were ill or grieving, and drove elderly friends to the grocery store and appointments. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Sally Anderson. She is survived by a sister, Leatrice (Ron) Guenther; brother-in-law, Don (Gerda) Anderson; two nieces, Leann (Kevin) Hagen and Kristin (Tim) Brantner; three nephews, John (Jessica) Anderson, Rodney (Melissa) Guenther and Rory Guenther; four grand-nieces; and six grand-nephews; and many relatives and friends. Services for Nancy will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the North Beaver Creek Faith Lutheran Church. Pastor Liz Albertson will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. today (Tuesday, Sept. 15) at the Jack Funeral Home in Blair, and also one hour prior to the services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The love she radiated to others will live on for generations.

Sally Thompson

F, d. before 2009
Father*Norman Thompson d. b 2009
Mother*Lennice Toraason b. c 1918, d. b 2009
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Anderson.

Agnus Olson

M

Child of Agnus Olson and Alice Bue

Alice Bue

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Olson.

Child of Alice Bue and Agnus Olson

Lillian Beatrice Olson

F, b. 16 January 1943, d. 19 July 2011
Father*Agnus Olson
Mother*Alice Bue
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name5 May 2001As of 5 May 2001,her married name was Byers.
  • Lillian Beatrice Olson was born on 16 January 1943 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Agnus Olson and Alice Bue.
  • Lillian Beatrice Olson died on 19 July 2011 at Wisconsin at age 68 Lillian Beatrice Byers, 68, of La Crosse, formerly of Blair died on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse. Lillian was born Jan. 16, 1943, to Agnus and Alice (Bue) Olson in Blair. She was baptized and confirmed a child of God, in First Lutheran Church in Blair. Lillian attended elementary school and graduated from Blair High School in 1961. She attended beautician school in Eau Claire and was trained and worked as a nurses aide in the Grand View Care Center in Blair. She married the love of her life, John Byers, on May 5, 2001, in the First Presbyterian Church in La Crosse where they were dedicated parishioners. Ten years of God Blessed Life was shared by the couple. John was blessed with infinite patience coping with Lillians multiple health problems and she subsequently resided at the Hillview Health Care Center, receiving precious care at the facilities over the past year. Lilly was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; a stepsister, Jean Byom; a stepbrother, Phillip Folkedahl; and a sister-in-law, Mary Myers. Lillian is survived by her husband, John; four sisters, Betty (Raul) Suarez of Rolling Meadows, Ill., Carol (Richard) Toraason of Blair, Roseann (Elwood) Knutson of Kenosha, and Anita (Jim) Goplin of Osseo, Wis; a stepsister, Beverly (Bob) Modahl of Galesville; and a sister-in-law, Nora Richardson of Florida. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, in the First Presbyterian Church in La Crosse with Pastor Taylor Haley officiating. Burial will be in the Rest Haven Cemetery in Blair at a later date. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. May the Almighty welcome a dedicated servant with a heavenly reunion. The Jack Funeral Home in Blair is assisting the family with arrangements.

Edward Brown Cunningham

M

Norman Watrud

M, d. 27 December 1984
  • Norman Watrud married Sylvia Doescher in April 1949.
  • Norman Watrud died on 27 December 1984.

Child of Norman Watrud and Sylvia Doescher

Sylvia Doescher

F, b. 5 April 1925, d. 31 December 2009
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameApril 1949As of April 1949,her married name was Watrud.
  • Sylvia Doescher was born on 5 April 1925.
  • She married Norman Watrud in April 1949.
  • Sylvia Doescher died on 31 December 2009 at Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, at age 84.

Child of Sylvia Doescher and Norman Watrud

Jacob Lee

M, b. 25 December 1854, d. 28 June 1927
Census DateLocation
1880Grant, Story, IowaJacob Lee was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Grant, Story, Iowa.1
1900Union, Story, IowaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Union, Story, Iowa.2

Children of Jacob Lee and Cordelia Macy

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Grant, Story, Iowa; Roll: 365; Family History Film: 1254365; Page: 282A; Enumeration District: 203; Image: 0024.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Story, Iowa; Roll: 460; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0126; FHL microfilm: 1240460.

Ethelwell Lee

F, b. October 1882
Father*Jacob Lee b. 25 Dec 1854, d. 28 Jun 1927
Mother*Cordelia Macy b. 28 Dec 1858, d. 20 Feb 1937
Census DateLocation
1900Union, Story, IowaEthelwell Lee was listed as a daughter in Jacob Lee's household on the 1900 Census at Union, Story, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Story, Iowa; Roll: 460; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0126; FHL microfilm: 1240460.

John Lee

M, b. August 1884
Father*Jacob Lee b. 25 Dec 1854, d. 28 Jun 1927
Mother*Cordelia Macy b. 28 Dec 1858, d. 20 Feb 1937
Census DateLocation
1900Union, Story, IowaJohn Lee was listed as a son in Jacob Lee's household on the 1900 Census at Union, Story, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Story, Iowa; Roll: 460; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0126; FHL microfilm: 1240460.

Edna Lee

F, b. January 1886
Father*Jacob Lee b. 25 Dec 1854, d. 28 Jun 1927
Mother*Cordelia Macy b. 28 Dec 1858, d. 20 Feb 1937
Census DateLocation
1900Union, Story, IowaEdna Lee was listed as a daughter in Jacob Lee's household on the 1900 Census at Union, Story, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Story, Iowa; Roll: 460; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0126; FHL microfilm: 1240460.

Lucy Lee

F, b. January 1888
Father*Jacob Lee b. 25 Dec 1854, d. 28 Jun 1927
Mother*Cordelia Macy b. 28 Dec 1858, d. 20 Feb 1937
Census DateLocation
1900Union, Story, IowaLucy Lee was listed as a daughter in Jacob Lee's household on the 1900 Census at Union, Story, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Story, Iowa; Roll: 460; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0126; FHL microfilm: 1240460.

Effey Lee

F, b. September 1889
Father*Jacob Lee b. 25 Dec 1854, d. 28 Jun 1927
Mother*Cordelia Macy b. 28 Dec 1858, d. 20 Feb 1937
Census DateLocation
1900Union, Story, IowaEffey Lee was listed as a daughter in Jacob Lee's household on the 1900 Census at Union, Story, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Story, Iowa; Roll: 460; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0126; FHL microfilm: 1240460.

Katie Lee

F, b. July 1891
Father*Jacob Lee b. 25 Dec 1854, d. 28 Jun 1927
Mother*Cordelia Macy b. 28 Dec 1858, d. 20 Feb 1937
Census DateLocation
1900Union, Story, IowaKatie Lee was listed as a daughter in Jacob Lee's household on the 1900 Census at Union, Story, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Story, Iowa; Roll: 460; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0126; FHL microfilm: 1240460.

Maud Lee

F, b. January 1896
Father*Jacob Lee b. 25 Dec 1854, d. 28 Jun 1927
Mother*Cordelia Macy b. 28 Dec 1858, d. 20 Feb 1937
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMaud Lee was also known as Maude.
Census DateLocation
1900Union, Story, IowaMaud Lee was listed as a daughter in Jacob Lee's household on the 1900 Census at Union, Story, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Story, Iowa; Roll: 460; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0126; FHL microfilm: 1240460.

Laura Lee

F, b. circa 1879
Father*Jacob Lee b. 25 Dec 1854, d. 28 Jun 1927
Mother*Cordelia Macy b. 28 Dec 1858, d. 20 Feb 1937
Census DateLocation
1880Grant, Story, IowaLaura Lee was listed as a daughter in Jacob Lee's household on the 1880 Census at Grant, Story, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Grant, Story, Iowa; Roll: 365; Family History Film: 1254365; Page: 282A; Enumeration District: 203; Image: 0024.

John Richard Astley

M, b. 18 October 1900, d. 26 March 1993
  • John Richard Astley was born on 18 October 1900 at Iowa.
  • He married Gladys Marie DeLong, daughter of Leonard Frank DeLong and Fanny Clara Macy, on 17 June 1925 at Des Moines, Polk, Iowa.
  • John Richard Astley died on 26 March 1993 at Polk, Iowa, at age 92.
  • He was buried after 26 March 1993 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa.

Gladis Finch

F, b. November 1895
Father*George Henry Finch b. 11 Nov 1861, d. 13 Feb 1920
Mother*Amelia May Haseltine b. May 1874, d. a Jan 1920

Lafyett Finch

M, b. June 1899
Father*George Henry Finch b. 11 Nov 1861, d. 13 Feb 1920
Mother*Amelia May Haseltine b. May 1874, d. a Jan 1920
Census DateLocation
2 January 1920Lone Rock, Richland, WisconsinLafyett Finch was listed as a son in George Henry Finch's household on the 1920 Census at Lone Rock, Richland, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Lone Rock, Richland, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2013; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 195; Image: 52.

Lawrence Finch

M, b. circa 1903
Father*George Henry Finch b. 11 Nov 1861, d. 13 Feb 1920
Mother*Amelia May Haseltine b. May 1874, d. a Jan 1920
Census DateLocation
2 January 1920Lone Rock, Richland, WisconsinLawrence Finch was listed as a son in George Henry Finch's household on the 1920 Census at Lone Rock, Richland, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Lone Rock, Richland, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2013; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 195; Image: 52.