Maria Solem

F, b. 11 March 1880, d. 26 May 1880
Father*Anders Gudbrandsen Solem b. 12 Dec 1840, d. 29 Apr 1900
Mother*Helena Seth Bakken b. 13 Apr 1849, d. 29 Apr 1929
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 March 1880Maria Solem was born on 11 March 1880.
She was the daughter of Anders Gudbrandsen Solem and Helena Seth Bakken.
Death26 May 1880Maria Solem died on 26 May 1880.

Maria Solem

F, b. 12 May 1882
Father*Anders Gudbrandsen Solem b. 12 Dec 1840, d. 29 Apr 1900
Mother*Helena Seth Bakken b. 13 Apr 1849, d. 29 Apr 1929
Life EventDateDescription
Birth12 May 1882Maria Solem was born on 12 May 1882 at South Dakota also reported as May 1885.
She was the daughter of Anders Gudbrandsen Solem and Helena Seth Bakken.
Census DateLocationDescription
20 June 1900Spink, Union, South DakotaMaria Solem was listed as a daughter in Helena Seth Bakken's household on the 1900 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED340. Dwelling 146-147.

Gina Solem

F, b. 16 February 1884
Father*Anders Gudbrandsen Solem b. 12 Dec 1840, d. 29 Apr 1900
Mother*Helena Seth Bakken b. 13 Apr 1849, d. 29 Apr 1929
Life EventDateDescription
Birth16 February 1884Gina Solem was born on 16 February 1884.
She was the daughter of Anders Gudbrandsen Solem and Helena Seth Bakken.

Johanna Solem

F, b. 10 November 1888, d. 22 September 1964
Father*Anders Gudbrandsen Solem b. 12 Dec 1840, d. 29 Apr 1900
Mother*Helena Seth Bakken b. 13 Apr 1849, d. 29 Apr 1929
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name20 January 1909As of 20 January 1909,her married name was Severson.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth10 November 1888Johanna Solem was born on 10 November 1888 at Beresford, Union, South Dakota.
She was the daughter of Anders Gudbrandsen Solem and Helena Seth Bakken.
Marriage20 January 1909Johanna Solem married Ingvald Severson on 20 January 1909.
Death22 September 1964Johanna Solem died on 22 September 1964 at Clackamas, Oregon, at age 75.1
Census DateLocationDescription
20 June 1900Spink, Union, South DakotaJohanna Solem was listed as a daughter in Helena Seth Bakken's household on the 1900 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.2
1920Township 14 Range 7, Butte, South DakotaJohanna Solem was listed as wife in Ingvald Severson's household on the 1920 Census at Township 14 Range 7, Butte, South Dakota.3
3 April 1930Newell, Butte, South DakotaJohanna Solem was listed as wife in Ingvald Severson's household on the 1930 Census at Newell, Butte, South Dakota.4

Children of Johanna Solem and Ingvald Severson

Citations

  1. [S272] Oregon Death Index, 1903-98 (published), certificate 12229.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED340. Dwelling 146-147.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED19. Dwelling 46.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED10-5. Dwelling 35.

Henry Solem

M, b. 10 December 1891, d. 14 September 1930
Father*Anders Gudbrandsen Solem b. 12 Dec 1840, d. 29 Apr 1900
Mother*Helena Seth Bakken b. 13 Apr 1849, d. 29 Apr 1929
Life EventDateDescription
Birth10 December 1891Henry Solem was born on 10 December 1891 at South Dakota.
He was the son of Anders Gudbrandsen Solem and Helena Seth Bakken.
Marriagebefore 1930Henry Solem married Janie (?) before 1930.
Death14 September 1930Henry Solem died on 14 September 1930 at age 38.
Census DateLocationDescription
20 June 1900Spink, Union, South DakotaHenry Solem was listed as a son in Helena Seth Bakken's household on the 1900 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.1
2 May 1910Emmet, Union, South DakotaHenry Solem was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.2
1930Quanah, Hardeman, TexasHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Quanah, Hardeman, Texas.3

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED340. Dwelling 146-147.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED431. Dwelling 98.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Quanah, Hardeman, Texas; Roll: T626_2340; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 1; Image: 0651.

Henning Emanuel Westin

M, b. 27 February 1912, d. August 2003
Father*Hans Westin b. 10 Jan 1886
Mother*Anna Olson b. c 1891
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHenning Emanuel Westin was also known as H. Henning.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth27 February 1912Henning Emanuel Westin was born on 27 February 1912 at Alcester, Union, South Dakota.
He was the son of Hans Westin and Anna Olson.
Marriage17 July 1941Henning Emanuel Westin married Hazel Maezella Waddell, daughter of Ray Vine Waddell and Emma L. Zeiman, on 17 July 1941 at Alcester, Union, South Dakota.
Divorce1949Henning Emanuel Westin and Hazel Maezella Waddell were divorced in 1949.
Marriage16 February 1958Henning Emanuel Westin married Selma Josephine Lykken, daughter of Sigvold Olsen Lykken and Betsy Larson, on 16 February 1958.
BurialAugust 2003Henning Emanuel Westin was buried in August 2003 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Alcester, Union, South Dakota.
DeathAugust 2003He died in August 2003 at age 91.

George E. Goetschius

M, b. circa 1886, d. 1959
Father*John W. Goetschius b. 1851
Mother*Cerina (?) b. c 1860
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1886George E. Goetschius was born circa 1886 at Red Willow, Nebraska.
He was the son of John W. Goetschius and Cerina (?).
Marriagecirca 1910George E. Goetschius married Louisa J. Rogers circa 1910.
Death1959George E. Goetschius died in 1959.
Census DateLocationDescription
5 April 1930Kampeska, Codington, South DakotaGeorge E. Goetschius was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Kampeska, Codington, South Dakota.1

Children of George E. Goetschius and Louisa J. Rogers

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED15-10. Dwelling 30.

Louisa J. Rogers

F, b. May 1886, d. after April 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLouisa J. Rogers was also known as Louise.
Married Namecirca 1910As of circa 1910,her married name was Goetschius.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthMay 1886Louisa J. Rogers was born in May 1886 at Newell, Buena Vista, Iowa.
Marriagecirca 1910She married George E. Goetschius, son of John W. Goetschius and Cerina (?), circa 1910.
Deathafter April 1930Louisa J. Rogers died after April 1930.
Census DateLocationDescription
5 April 1930Kampeska, Codington, South DakotaLouisa J. Rogers was listed as wife in George E. Goetschius's household on the 1930 Census at Kampeska, Codington, South Dakota.1

Children of Louisa J. Rogers and George E. Goetschius

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED15-10. Dwelling 30.

Leona M. Goetschius

F, b. circa 1915
Father*George E. Goetschius b. c 1886, d. 1959
Mother*Louisa J. Rogers b. May 1886, d. a Apr 1930
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1915Leona M. Goetschius was born circa 1915 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of George E. Goetschius and Louisa J. Rogers.
Census DateLocationDescription
5 April 1930Kampeska, Codington, South DakotaLeona M. Goetschius was listed as a daughter in George E. Goetschius's household on the 1930 Census at Kampeska, Codington, South Dakota.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED15-10. Dwelling 30.

Beth Goetschius

F, b. circa 1917
Father*George E. Goetschius b. c 1886, d. 1959
Mother*Louisa J. Rogers b. May 1886, d. a Apr 1930
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1917Beth Goetschius was born circa 1917 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of George E. Goetschius and Louisa J. Rogers.
Census DateLocationDescription
5 April 1930Kampeska, Codington, South DakotaBeth Goetschius was listed as a daughter in George E. Goetschius's household on the 1930 Census at Kampeska, Codington, South Dakota.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED15-10. Dwelling 30.

William Goetschius

M, b. circa 1921
Father*George E. Goetschius b. c 1886, d. 1959
Mother*Louisa J. Rogers b. May 1886, d. a Apr 1930
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1921William Goetschius was born circa 1921 at Iowa.
He was the son of George E. Goetschius and Louisa J. Rogers.
Census DateLocationDescription
5 April 1930Kampeska, Codington, South DakotaWilliam Goetschius was listed as a son in George E. Goetschius's household on the 1930 Census at Kampeska, Codington, South Dakota.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED15-10. Dwelling 30.

James Goetschius

M, b. 27 March 1925, d. August 1984
Father*George E. Goetschius b. c 1886, d. 1959
Mother*Louisa J. Rogers b. May 1886, d. a Apr 1930
Life EventDateDescription
Birth27 March 1925James Goetschius was born on 27 March 1925 at Minnesota.
He was the son of George E. Goetschius and Louisa J. Rogers.
DeathAugust 1984James Goetschius died in August 1984 at age 59.
Census DateLocationDescription
5 April 1930Kampeska, Codington, South DakotaJames Goetschius was listed as a son in George E. Goetschius's household on the 1930 Census at Kampeska, Codington, South Dakota.1
  • James Goetschius obtained US Social Security Card at Iowa; last benefit Gold Beach, Curry, Oregon.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED15-10. Dwelling 30.

Rudie R. Rezek

M, b. 11 December 1918, d. 31 March 2001
Father*Joseph Rezek b. c 1881
Mother*Anna (?) b. c 1888
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRudie R. Rezek was also known as Rudolph.
Name VariationRudie R. Rezek was also known as Rudy R.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 December 1918Rudie R. Rezek was born on 11 December 1918.
He was the son of Joseph Rezek and Anna (?).
Marriage17 May 1948Rudie R. Rezek married Helen Leola Charlson, daughter of John Charlson and Hilda Wevik, on 17 May 1948 second marriage.
Death31 March 2001Rudie R. Rezek died on 31 March 2001 at age 82.
BurialApril 2001He was buried in April 2001 at St Francis Cemetery, Wahoo, Nebraska, Service Info.: S1 US COAST GUARD WORLD WAR II.
  • Rudie R. Rezek obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence Wahoo, Saunders, Nebraska.

Alvin Oliver Johnson

M, b. 11 August 1915, d. 31 July 1918
Father*Olaf M. Johnson b. 22 Feb 1883, d. 10 May 1945
Mother*Anna Wevik b. 16 Oct 1892, d. 15 Jan 1945
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAlvin Oliver Johnson was also known as Oliver.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 August 1915Alvin Oliver Johnson was born on 11 August 1915 at Union, South Dakota.
He was the son of Olaf M. Johnson and Anna Wevik.
Death31 July 1918Alvin Oliver Johnson died on 31 July 1918 at Union, South Dakota, at age 2.

William Alexander Gray

M, b. 26 December 1918
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage24 MarchWilliam Alexander Gray married Lucille Marcella Wevik, daughter of John Almer Wevik and Lillian Dorothea Fickbohm, on 24 March.
Birth26 December 1918William Alexander Gray was born on 26 December 1918.

Arvid John Wevik

M, b. 3 June 1936, d. 1 August 1988
Father*John Almer Wevik b. 8 May 1896, d. 20 Aug 1953
Mother*Lillian Dorothea Fickbohm b. 23 Nov 1900, d. 5 Sep 1959
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationArvid John Wevik was also known as A. J.
NicknameArvid John Wevik also went by the name of Pete.
Name VariationArvid John Wevik was also known as John Arvid.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth3 June 1936Arvid John Wevik was born on 3 June 1936.
He was the son of John Almer Wevik and Lillian Dorothea Fickbohm.
Marriage22 June 1957Arvid John Wevik married Constance Catharine Campagna, daughter of James Frank Campagna and Pauline Jerele, on 22 June 1957 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
Death1 August 1988Arvid John Wevik died on 1 August 1988 at age 52 also reported as Aug. 15, 1988.
Burialafter 1 August 1988He was buried after 1 August 1988 at River Valley Memorial Gardens, West Dundee, Kane, Illinois.
  • Arvid John Wevik obtained US Social Security Card at Illinois; last residence not specified.

Child of Arvid John Wevik and Constance Catharine Campagna

Jack Earl Greene

M, b. 29 May 1911, d. November 1987
Father*Warren Greene
Mother*Mary (?)
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJack Earl Greene was also known as Green.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJack Earl Greene married Viola Wilma Wilson, daughter of Virgil Martin Wilson and Olga Louise Wevik.
Birth29 May 1911Jack Earl Greene was born on 29 May 1911 at Michigan.
He was the son of Warren Greene and Mary (?).
DeathNovember 1987Jack Earl Greene died in November 1987 at age 76.

Loretta Adeline Wevik

F, b. 26 May 1931, d. 21 March 2004
Father*Ole O. T. Wevik b. 9 Mar 1907, d. 6 Aug 1974
Mother*Anna Christina Hansen b. 20 Apr 1906, d. Jan 1994
Loretta Wevik 1949 senior portrait Beresford High School, Beresford, Union, SD
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name22 December 1950As of 22 December 1950,her married name was Swanstrom.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth26 May 1931Loretta Adeline Wevik was born on 26 May 1931.
She was the daughter of Ole O. T. Wevik and Anna Christina Hansen.
Death21 March 2004Loretta Adeline Wevik died on 21 March 2004 at age 72 Loretta Swanstrom, age 72, of Yankton, went home to be with her Lord Jesus on Sunday, March 21, 2004, after a three-year struggle with ALS (Lou Gehirig's Disease). A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastors Shane Van Dorin and Dr. Jack Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Brooklyn Cemetery in Beresford, South Dakota. Visitation is from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the Ray, Cantrell & Wintz Funeral Home in Yankton with the family present from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pallbearers are Mark Swanstrom, Chris Swanstrom, Joe Morman, Matthew Cameron, Phil Wiebe, and Ethan Hall. Honorary pallbearers are Ryan Swanstrom, Jake Swanstrom, Dan Morman, Tim Morman, Caleb Cameron, Daniel Cameron, David Cameron and Jordan Wiebe. Loretta was born May 26, 1931 in Davenport, Iowa, to Ole and Anna (Hansen) Wevik. She spent her childhood in Beresford where she attended and graduated from school. She attended Augustana College and Moody Bible Institute. She married Donald Swanstrom on December 22, 1950. They lived in various states in the Midwest, including Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and South Dakota. Loretta invited Jesus Christ to be her personal Savior in 1973. He did a remarkable work in her life, and she joyfully served Him for many years playing piano, teaching Sunday School, serving on various boards and committees, and leading ladies' Bible studies. She also taught piano lessons, did counseling, and served on the Advisory Council for Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska. She had a wonderful gift of hospitality and enjoyed inviting others to share her excellent cooking. Most of all, she enjoyed studying God's word and spending time with her family. Those who will cherish her memory are her husband, Don; five children: Seth (Becky) Swanstrom of Yankton; Mary (Don) Morman of Missoula, Montana; Pam (Bill) Cameron of Juneau, Wisconsin; Sarah (Doug) Wiebe of Lincoln, Nebraska; and Sandra (Blake) Hall of Omaha, Nebraska; 22 grandchildren: Mark, Chris, Ryan, and Jacob Swanstrom; Joe, Dan, Tim and Christine Morman, Laura Rehbein, and Sarah Neal; Matthew, Caleb, Christine, Daniel, Susanna and David Cameron; Phillip, Jordan and Hannah Wiebe; and Amy, Ethan and Stefanie Hall; two great-grandchildren: Ainsley Swanstrom and Devion Rehbein; two sisters: Betty (Wendell) Holmes of Omaha and Suzanne Young of Jerseyville, Illinois; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Burialafter 21 March 2004She was buried after 21 March 2004 at Brooklyn Cemetery, Beresford, Lincoln, South Dakota.
  • Loretta Adeline Wevik graduated in 1949 at Beresford High School, Beresford, Union, South Dakota.

Merwin D. Lykken

M, b. 17 August 1932, d. 28 January 1998
Adoptive father*Louis Lykken b. 18 Oct 1905, d. 16 Jun 1973
Adoptive mother*Agnes Una Myers b. 5 Mar 1907, d. 25 Dec 2002
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMerwin D. Lykken was also known as Mervin D.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth17 August 1932Merwin D. Lykken was born on 17 August 1932 at Iowa.
He was the son of Louis Lykken and Agnes Una Myers.
Marriage16 February 1952Merwin D. Lykken married Jeanette S. Tripe, daughter of John E. Tripe, on 16 February 1952 at Contra Costa, California.
Death28 January 1998Merwin D. Lykken died on 28 January 1998 at age 65.
Census DateLocationDescription
1940Berkeley, Alameda, CaliforniaMerwin D. Lykken was listed as an adopted son in Louis Lykken's household on the 1940 Census at Berkeley, Alameda, California.1
  • Merwin D. Lykken obtained US Social Security Card at California; last residence Carson City, Carson City, Nevada.

Citations

  1. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Berkeley, Alameda, California; Roll: T627_190; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 1-156.

Myren Lynn Anderson

M, b. 2 February 1933, d. 30 March 2000
Father*Alvin Joel Anderson b. 5 Nov 1903, d. 24 Mar 1974
Mother*Abbie Oliva Lykken b. 4 Dec 1909, d. 10 Aug 1990
Myren Lynn Anderson 2000
Life EventDateDescription
Birth2 February 1933Myren Lynn Anderson was born on 2 February 1933 at Beresford, South Dakota.
He was the son of Alvin Joel Anderson and Abbie Oliva Lykken.
Marriage27 December 1951Myren Lynn Anderson married Beverley (?) on 27 December 1951.
Death30 March 2000Myren Lynn Anderson died on 30 March 2000 at Texas at age 67 Myren Lynn Anderson, 67, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at the North Hills Hospital in North Richland Hills, Texas.

He was born Feb. 2, 1933, in Beresford. He attended the Star rural school and grew up in the area.

He married Beverley on Dec. 27, 1951, in rural Beresford. The couple farmed in the Alcester, Akron and Beresford areas until 1971, when they moved to Beresford. He worked in construction, as a heavy equipment operator. He moved to Hawarden, Iowa, in 1975, and spent his winters in Hurst, Texas. He also worked in construction in Texas.

He was a past member of the Roseni Lutheran Church in rural Beresford and a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Hurst.

Survivors include his wife, three daughters, six grandchildren, and two brothers.

Services begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Roseni Lutheran Church in rural Beresford with burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Alcester.

Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. today at the Wass Funeral Home in Alcester with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. Carol Bosworth Midwest.
Myren Lynn Anderson funeral card 2000
Census DateLocationDescription
1940Emmet, Union, South DakotaMyren Lynn Anderson was listed as a son in Alvin Joel Anderson's household on the 1940 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.1

Citations

  1. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Emmet, Union, South Dakota; Roll: T627_3869; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 64-11.

Fay Lovera Savey

F, b. 6 June 1915, d. 31 October 2006
Father*Ernest Phillip Savey b. 7 Jul 1892, d. 17 Feb 1966
Mother*Dottie Cynthia Demarius Moore b. 2 Oct 1892, d. Sep 1987
Fay Lovera (Savey) Lykken 2006
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name3 September 1932As of 3 September 1932,her married name was Lykken.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth6 June 1915Fay Lovera Savey was born on 6 June 1915 at Sargent, North Dakota.
She was the daughter of Ernest Phillip Savey and Dottie Cynthia Demarius Moore.
Marriage3 September 1932Fay Lovera Savey married Salmer L. Lykken, son of Lars Olsen Lykken and Ovidia Nordgaard, on 3 September 1932 at Pennington, South Dakota, County of Residence: Pennington. Post Office: Rapid City.1
Death31 October 2006Fay Lovera Savey died on 31 October 2006 at Rapid City, South Dakota, at age 91 Fay L. Lykken, 91, of Rapid City, passed away on Tues., Oct. 31, 2006, at a local nursing home. Fay Lovera Savey was born on June 6, 1915, in Sargent County, North Dakota. In 1923, her family moved to Rapid City, South Dakota. Fay graduated from Rapid City High School in 1932. She married Salmer (Sam) Lykken on September 3, 1932. Their first child, a son, died shortly after birth. There were 5 more children born to the union. Fay and her family have lived in Hill City and Rapid City, SD, and in Tecumseh, MI. Fay and Sam lived in New Smyrna Beach, FL, for many of their retirement years. Sam died in 2000, just a few months before their 68th anniversary. Fay began attending Black Hills Teachers College in Spearfish, SD, after most of her family was raised. She graduated with honors and went on to teach in the Rapid City Schools for 15 years. Fay taught at General Beadle School, Garfield, E.B. Bergquist and most of the time at Pinedale Elementary School. Fay and Sam were members of the United Methodist Church in Rapid City and of Coronado Community First United Methodist Church in New Smyrna Beach, FL, where she remained active until 2002. In 2002 Fay sold her Florida home and moved back to Rapid City. Fay lived at Echo Ridge, first in the Lodge and later in the Manor. She was living at Fountain Springs Health Center when she died. Fay was preceded in death by her husband, Sam; her parents, Dottie and Ernest Savey; and three sons, David Lee, Nicholas Lynn and Gary Lee. Also preceding her in death were her sister, Ilamae Savey Edwards, and her brother, Don Savey. Survivors include: daughters: Janet Fay (Lawrence) Solano of Rapid City; Marlene Kay (Conrad) Bowman of Broadview Heights, OH; a son: Douglas Glen (Marcie) of Big Spring, Texas, and Gary's widow, Catherine Lykken, of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Surviving siblings include Olive (Ted) Jacobs, Rapid City; and Clyde (Sybil) Savey, New Smyrna Beach, FL. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Fay started quilting the first year of her marriage when her mother-in-law taught her to quilt. Fay made a quilt for her and her husband as their own Christmas gift, while her mother-in-law worked on the other gift quilts. Fay began quilting full time following her retirement. She has made and given away many quilts. She designed and made a "Family Quilt" telling the story of the Sam and Fay Lykken Family. Fay was a charter member of the Ocean View Nursing Home Auxiliary in Florida. Fay also volunteered as an aide in the New Smyrna Beach schools. She continued to volunteer until shortly before her move to South Dakota in 2002. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel at Pine Lawn Memorial Park, on Monday, November 6 at 1 p.m. with Sister Susan Pohl officiating. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to The Hospice of the Hills or the American Cancer Society.
Funeral card of Fay Lovera (Savey) Lykken 2006
Burial6 November 2006She was buried on 6 November 2006 at Pine Lawn Memorial Park, Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota.
Census DateLocationDescription
30 January 1920Harlem, Sargent, North DakotaFay Lovera Savey was listed as a daughter in Ernest Phillip Savey's household on the 1920 Census at Harlem, Sargent, North Dakota.2
21 April 1930Rapid City, Pennington, South DakotaFay Lovera Savey was listed as a daughter in Ernest Phillip Savey's household on the 1930 Census at Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota.3
1935State Census, Hill City Ward 10, Pennington, South DakotaFay Lovera Savey appeared on the census of 1935 at State Census, Hill City Ward 10, Pennington, South Dakota.
1940Hill City, Pennington, South DakotaShe was listed as wife in Salmer L. Lykken's household on the 1940 Census at Hill City, Pennington, South Dakota.4
  • Fay Lovera Savey obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence New Smyrna Beach, Volusia, Florida.

Children of Fay Lovera Savey and Salmer L. Lykken

Citations

  1. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED152. Dwelling 22.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED52-22. Dwelling 328.
  4. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Hill City, Pennington, South Dakota; Roll: T627_3865; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 52-71.

Gary Lee Lykken

M, b. 9 October 1938, d. 8 May 1998
Father*Salmer L. Lykken b. 17 Jun 1912, d. 5 Apr 2000
Mother*Fay Lovera Savey b. 6 Jun 1915, d. 31 Oct 2006
Gary Lee Lykken 1998
Life EventDateDescription
Birth9 October 1938Gary Lee Lykken was born on 9 October 1938 at Rapid City, South Dakota.
He was the son of Salmer L. Lykken and Fay Lovera Savey.
Death8 May 1998Gary Lee Lykken died on 8 May 1998 at Steamboat Springs, Colorado, at age 59 Gary Lee Lykken funeral card 1998.
Gary Lee Lykken funeral card 1998
Gary Lee Lykken funeral card 1998 - cover
Census DateLocationDescription
1940Hill City, Pennington, South DakotaGary Lee Lykken was listed as a son in Salmer L. Lykken's household on the 1940 Census at Hill City, Pennington, South Dakota.1

Citations

  1. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Hill City, Pennington, South Dakota; Roll: T627_3865; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 52-71.

Nicholas Lynn Lykken

M, b. 19 June 1945, d. May 1973
Father*Salmer L. Lykken b. 17 Jun 1912, d. 5 Apr 2000
Mother*Fay Lovera Savey b. 6 Jun 1915, d. 31 Oct 2006
Life EventDateDescription
Birth19 June 1945Nicholas Lynn Lykken was born on 19 June 1945.
He was the son of Salmer L. Lykken and Fay Lovera Savey.
DeathMay 1973Nicholas Lynn Lykken died in May 1973 at age 27.
  • Nicholas Lynn Lykken obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence not specified.

Janet Fay Lykken

F, b. 20 August 1934, d. 3 December 2006
Father*Salmer L. Lykken b. 17 Jun 1912, d. 5 Apr 2000
Mother*Fay Lovera Savey b. 6 Jun 1915, d. 31 Oct 2006
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name11 November 1954As of 11 November 1954,her married name was Solano.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth20 August 1934Janet Fay Lykken was born on 20 August 1934 at South Dakota.
She was the daughter of Salmer L. Lykken and Fay Lovera Savey.
Death3 December 2006Janet Fay Lykken died on 3 December 2006 at age 72 Janet Fay Solano died at home on Sunday evening, December 3, 2006, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Janet was born on August 20, 1934, in Rapid City, South Dakota, to Salmer and Fay (Savey) Lykken. Growing up, she lived in Hill City, Tecumseh, Michigan, and Rapid City. She graduated from Rapid City High School in 1952 and from the National School of Business in 1953. She then worked as a bookkeeper at Knecht Lumber Company. She married Lawrence Solano on November 11, 1954. From this union, six children were born. Janet was always a supportive, loving wife. Janet was multi-talented and held three careers throughout her life. First she stayed at home and raised six active children. Once all the children were in school, she worked for the Rapid City Public School System Food Service Program for 25 years. After retirement, Janet kept busy as a Hospice volunteer, a Rapid City Public Library volunteer, and even took up the piano. She was a member of the School Nutrition Association of South Dakota (past president), Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and the Catholic Daughters of America. Janet is predeceased by her parents, Salmer and Fay Lykken, and her brothers, Nicholas and Gary. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 52 years, Lawrence Solano, her sons Daniel (Carolyn), David (Karen), Rapid City, and daughters, Diane (Tom) Wickham, Fontana, CA, Marie (John) Varvel, Valerie (Shane) Olney and Laurie Solano, Rapid City. Her 11 grandchildren who Janet cherished are Nathan, Scott, John, Jennifer, Angela, Todd, Aaron, T.J., Miranda, Colton, and Carter. She is also survived by her sister, Marlene (Conrad) Bowman, Broadview Heights, OH, her brother Douglas (Marcie) Lykken, Big Spring, Texas, and her sister-in-law, Catherine Lykken, Steamboat Springs, CO. Janet was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who encouraged all to love one another. She influenced the many lives she touched as she was a caring, accepting, and compassionate person. Her family was the most important part of her life. She especially enjoyed supporting all of her children and grandchildren in their activities. She also took pleasure in going out for breakfast and visiting with friends over a cup of coffee. Christian Wake Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Osheim-Catron Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help with Rev. Michel Mulloy presiding. Interment will be at the Black Hills National Cemetery.
Janet Fay (Lykken) Solano funeral card 2006
Burial8 December 2006She was buried on 8 December 2006 at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, South Dakota.
Census DateLocationDescription
1935State Census, Hill City Ward 10, Pennington, South DakotaJanet Fay Lykken appeared on the census of 1935 in the household of Fay Lovera Savey at State Census, Hill City Ward 10, Pennington, South Dakota.
1940Hill City, Pennington, South DakotaJanet Fay Lykken was listed as a daughter in Salmer L. Lykken's household on the 1940 Census at Hill City, Pennington, South Dakota.1

Citations

  1. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Hill City, Pennington, South Dakota; Roll: T627_3865; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 52-71.

Carl Olson Evjen

M, b. March 1865, d. after April 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationCarl Olson Evjen was also known as Olson Carl Olson Evjen was Carl Olson until he went through immigration and they said there were too many Olsons so he took the area in Norway that he came from.
Name VariationCarl Olson Evjen was also known as Earl.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthMarch 1865Carl Olson Evjen was born in March 1865 at Norway.
Marriagecirca 1891He married Helmine J. Christopherson circa 1891.
Deathafter April 1930Carl Olson Evjen died after April 1930.
Census DateLocationDescription
25 June 1900Spink, Union, South DakotaCarl Olson Evjen was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.1
15 January 1920Emmet, Union, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.2
22 April 1930Emmet, Union, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.3
  • Carl Olson Evjen immigrated in 1886.

Children of Carl Olson Evjen and Helmine J. Christopherson

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED340. Dwelling 169.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED250. Dwelling 39.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-10. Dwelling 133.

Helmine J. Christopherson

F, b. May 1872, d. after April 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHelmine J. Christopherson was also known as Danielson.
Name VariationHelmine J. Christopherson was also known as Helmina.
Name VariationHelmine J. Christopherson was also known as Gjorgine.
Name VariationHelmine J. Christopherson was also known as Minnie J.
Married Namecirca 1891As of circa 1891,her married name was Evjen.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthMay 1872Helmine J. Christopherson was born in May 1872 at South Dakota.
Marriagecirca 1891She married Carl Olson Evjen circa 1891.
Deathafter April 1930Helmine J. Christopherson died after April 1930.
Census DateLocationDescription
25 June 1900Spink, Union, South DakotaHelmine J. Christopherson was listed as wife in Carl Olson Evjen's household on the 1900 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.1
20 April 1910Emmet, Union, South DakotaHelmine J. Christopherson was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.2
15 January 1920Emmet, Union, South DakotaShe was listed as wife in Carl Olson Evjen's household on the 1930 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.3
22 April 1930Emmet, Union, South DakotaHelmine J. Christopherson was listed as wife in Carl Olson Evjen's household on the 1930 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.4
  • Helmine J. Christopherson had 4 with 4 living in 1900 children.
  • She had 8 with 7 living in 1910 children.

Children of Helmine J. Christopherson and Carl Olson Evjen

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED340. Dwelling 169.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED431. Dwelling 20.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED250. Dwelling 39.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-10. Dwelling 133.

Marvin Evjen

M, b. 13 June 1907, d. 22 October 1991
Father*Carl Olson Evjen b. Mar 1865, d. a Apr 1930
Mother*Helmine J. Christopherson b. May 1872, d. a Apr 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMarvin Evjen was also known as Morgan.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth13 June 1907Marvin Evjen was born on 13 June 1907 at Union, South Dakota.1
He was the son of Carl Olson Evjen and Helmine J. Christopherson.
Marriage14 September 1935Marvin Evjen married Ethelyn Simpson, daughter of John A. Simpson and Nellie Stoen, on 14 September 1935 at Union, South Dakota.2
Death22 October 1991Marvin Evjen died on 22 October 1991 at age 84.
Census DateLocationDescription
20 April 1910Emmet, Union, South DakotaMarvin Evjen was listed as a son in Helmine J. Christopherson's household on the 1910 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.3
15 January 1920Emmet, Union, South DakotaMarvin Evjen was listed as a son in Carl Olson Evjen's household on the 1920 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.4
22 April 1930Emmet, Union, South DakotaMarvin Evjen was listed as a son in Carl Olson Evjen's household on the 1930 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.5

Citations

  1. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota, State File Number: 21949 (unknown file date).
  2. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED431. Dwelling 20.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED250. Dwelling 39.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-10. Dwelling 133.

Ethel Harriet Evjen

F, b. 20 July 1913, d. 18 May 1985
Father*Carl Olson Evjen b. Mar 1865, d. a Apr 1930
Mother*Helmine J. Christopherson b. May 1872, d. a Apr 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name25 November 1936As of 25 November 1936,her married name was Gamberg.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth20 July 1913Ethel Harriet Evjen was born on 20 July 1913 at South Dakota.
She was the daughter of Carl Olson Evjen and Helmine J. Christopherson.
Marriage25 November 1936Ethel Harriet Evjen married James LuVern Gamberg on 25 November 1936 at Minnehaha, South Dakota.
Death18 May 1985Ethel Harriet Evjen died on 18 May 1985 at age 71.1
Census DateLocationDescription
15 January 1920Emmet, Union, South DakotaEthel Harriet Evjen was listed as a daughter in Carl Olson Evjen's household on the 1920 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.2
22 April 1930Emmet, Union, South DakotaEthel Harriet Evjen was listed as a daughter in Carl Olson Evjen's household on the 1930 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.3

Child of Ethel Harriet Evjen and James LuVern Gamberg

Citations

  1. [S184] Beresford Republic Newspaper, June 6.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED250. Dwelling 39.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-10. Dwelling 133.

Myrtle G. Evjen

F, b. 10 February 1915, d. 3 November 1998
Father*Carl Olson Evjen b. Mar 1865, d. a Apr 1930
Mother*Helmine J. Christopherson b. May 1872, d. a Apr 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name26 December 1936As of 26 December 1936,her married name was Hammer.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth10 February 1915Myrtle G. Evjen was born on 10 February 1915 at South Dakota.
She was the daughter of Carl Olson Evjen and Helmine J. Christopherson.
Marriage26 December 1936Myrtle G. Evjen married Elmer Hammer on 26 December 1936 at Union, South Dakota.
Death3 November 1998Myrtle G. Evjen died on 3 November 1998 at age 83.1
Census DateLocationDescription
15 January 1920Emmet, Union, South DakotaMyrtle G. Evjen was listed as a daughter in Carl Olson Evjen's household on the 1920 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.2
22 April 1930Emmet, Union, South DakotaMyrtle G. Evjen was listed as a daughter in Carl Olson Evjen's household on the 1930 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.3

Citations

  1. [S184] Beresford Republic Newspaper, Nov 12.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED250. Dwelling 39.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-10. Dwelling 133.

Elmer Hammer

M, b. circa 1910
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1910Elmer Hammer was born circa 1910.
Marriage26 December 1936He married Myrtle G. Evjen, daughter of Carl Olson Evjen and Helmine J. Christopherson, on 26 December 1936 at Union, South Dakota.