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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth27 May 1920Lyman Paul Toraason was born on 27 May 1920 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Lynn Mendolph Toraason and Annette Otilda Strand.
Death8 March 2009Lyman 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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth6 July 1926Ruth Thelma Toraason was born on 6 July 1926 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Lynn Mendolph Toraason and Annette Otilda Strand.
Death26 January 2014Ruth 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.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageLennice Toraason married Norman Thompson.
Birthcirca 1918Lennice Toraason was born circa 1918 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Lynn Mendolph Toraason and Annette Otilda Strand.
Deathbefore 2009Lennice Toraason died before 2009.

Children of Lennice Toraason and Norman Thompson

Norman Thompson

M, d. before 2009
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageNorman Thompson married Lennice Toraason, daughter of Lynn Mendolph Toraason and Annette Otilda Strand.
Deathbefore 2009Norman Thompson died 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.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAgnette Austad married Thorvold Toraason.
Birthcirca 1853Agnette Austad was born circa 1853 at Norway.
Deathafter 1930She died after 1930 at USA.
  • Agnette Austad immigrated in 1867.

Children of Agnette Austad and Thorvold Toraason

Thorvold Toraason

M, d. before 1930
Life EventDateDescription
BirthThorvold Toraason was born at Norway.
MarriageHe married Agnette Austad.
Deathbefore 1930Thorvold 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
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1884Albert Toraason was born circa 1884 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Thorvold Toraason and Agnette Austad.
Marriagebefore 1930Albert Toraason married Ruth H. (?) before 1930.

Ruth H. (?)

F, b. circa 1903
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1930As of before 1930,her married name was Toraason.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1903Ruth H. (?) was born circa 1903 at Wisconsin.
Marriagebefore 1930She married Albert Toraason, son of Thorvold Toraason and Agnette Austad, before 1930.

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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth10 August 1938Nancy L. Thompson was born on 10 August 1938.
She was the daughter of Norman Thompson and Lennice Toraason.
Death13 September 2009Nancy 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.
Life EventDateDescription
Sally Thompson was the daughter of Norman Thompson and Lennice Toraason.
Deathbefore 2009Sally Thompson died before 2009.

Agnus Olson

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAgnus Olson married Alice Bue.

Child of Agnus Olson and Alice Bue

Alice Bue

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Olson.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAlice Bue married Agnus 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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth16 January 1943Lillian Beatrice Olson was born on 16 January 1943 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Agnus Olson and Alice Bue.
Death19 July 2011Lillian 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
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageApril 1949Norman Watrud married Sylvia Doescher in April 1949.
Death27 December 1984Norman 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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 April 1925Sylvia Doescher was born on 5 April 1925.
MarriageApril 1949She married Norman Watrud in April 1949.
Death31 December 2009Sylvia 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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth25 December 1854Jacob Lee was born on 25 December 1854 at Illinois also reported as Dec 1853.
Marriage1877He married Cordelia Macy, daughter of George Alfred Macy and Sarah Ann Thompson, in 1877.
Death28 June 1927Jacob Lee died on 28 June 1927 at Story, Iowa, at age 72.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
BirthOctober 1882Ethelwell Lee was born in October 1882 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Jacob Lee and Cordelia Macy.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
BirthAugust 1884John Lee was born in August 1884 at Iowa.
He was the son of Jacob Lee and Cordelia Macy.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJanuary 1886Edna Lee was born in January 1886 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Jacob Lee and Cordelia Macy.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJanuary 1888Lucy Lee was born in January 1888 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Jacob Lee and Cordelia Macy.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
BirthSeptember 1889Effey Lee was born in September 1889 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Jacob Lee and Cordelia Macy.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJuly 1891Katie Lee was born in July 1891 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Jacob Lee and Cordelia Macy.
Census DateLocationDescription
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.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJanuary 1896Maud Lee was born in January 1896 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Jacob Lee and Cordelia Macy.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1879Laura Lee was born circa 1879 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Jacob Lee and Cordelia Macy.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 October 1900John Richard Astley was born on 18 October 1900 at Iowa.
Marriage17 June 1925He married Gladys Marie DeLong, daughter of Leonard Frank DeLong and Fanny Clara Macy, on 17 June 1925 at Des Moines, Polk, Iowa.
Death26 March 1993John Richard Astley died on 26 March 1993 at Polk, Iowa, at age 92.
Burialafter 26 March 1993He 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
Life EventDateDescription
BirthNovember 1895Gladis Finch was born in November 1895 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of George Henry Finch and Amelia May Haseltine.

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
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJune 1899Lafyett Finch was born in June 1899 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of George Henry Finch and Amelia May Haseltine.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1903Lawrence Finch was born circa 1903 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of George Henry Finch and Amelia May Haseltine.
Census DateLocationDescription
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.

Blanch Finch

F, b. circa 1905
Father*George Henry Finch b. 11 Nov 1861, d. 13 Feb 1920
Mother*Amelia May Haseltine b. May 1874, d. a Jan 1920
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1905Blanch Finch was born circa 1905 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of George Henry Finch and Amelia May Haseltine.
Census DateLocationDescription
2 January 1920Lone Rock, Richland, WisconsinBlanch Finch was listed as a daughter 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.