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Nels Marten Svendgard
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Birth: May 13, 1896
Washington County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Dec. 9, 1965
Dodge County
Nebraska, USA

Note: The family last name spelling is Svendgaard, although some later family descendants dropped the Scandinavian "double a".
(Acknowledgement to Washington County Nebraska Genealogical Society for archive of following obituaries)
This account is from his funeral service folder:
In memory of NELS M. SVENDGARD, Born, May 13, 1896, Kennard, Nebraska - Entered into Rest, December 9, 1965, Fremont, Nebraska
Services held, 2:00 P.M., Sunday, December 12, 1965, First Congregational Church, Arlington, Nebraska
Clergyman, Rev. Leo B. Zillig, Arlington, Nebraska
Music, “In The Garden;” “Beyond the Sunset;” David Svendgard, Soloist; Cynthia Svendgard, Organist
Place of interment, Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Nebraska
CASKET BEARERS, George Franks, Leonard Thompson, Grover Wilkins, Ralph Motley, Ralph Hayne, Fred Klug
Enterprise 16 Dec 1965
Nels Svendgaard Services Were Held On Sunday
Services for Nels M. Svendgard, 69, were held Sunday, 2 p.m. at the Arlington Congregational Church, with Rev. Leo Zillig officiating. He died Thursday night at Dodge County Community Hospital Annex.
Mr. Svendgard was born near Blair May 13, 1896, and had lived in the Arlington community most of his life. He retired from the Arlington Telephone Co. in 1960.
He was married on Aug. 13, 1919 to Emma Thielfoldt, who survives.
Other survivors include daughters, Mrs. Sterling Plugge, of Arlington; Mrs. Curtis Behrendt of Herman; brother, Andrew of Blair; sisters, Mrs. Peter Stricklett and Mrs. Roy Follen of Blair, Mrs. Lloyd Brown of Arlington and Mrs. Carl Andersen of Burbank, Calif.
A memorial fund has been established for the Arlington Congregational Church.
Burial was in the Arlington Cemetery.
Reckmeyer Funeral Home in Arlington was in charge of arrangements.
Casket bearers were, George Franks, Leonard Thompson, Grover Wilkins, Ralph Motley, Ralph Hayne and Fred Klug.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 12/16/1965
Family links: 
  Peter Andrew Svendgaard (1861 - 1943)
  Emma Marie Jensen Svendgaard (1868 - 1944)
  Emma Thielfoldt Svendgard (1898 - 1996)*
  Frances Mardell Svendgaard Behrendt (1921 - 2004)*
  Ruth I. Svendgard Plugge (1923 - 2010)*
  Infant Svendgard (1926 - 1926)*
  Sena Fredricka Svendgard Andersen (1886 - 1965)*
  Alfred A Svendgaard (1891 - 1901)*
  Elizabeth Evelyn Svendgaard Andersen (1893 - 1986)*
  Nels Marten Svendgard (1896 - 1965)
  Andrew George Svendgard (1898 - 1974)*
  Odessa Svendgaard Brown (1901 - 1989)*
  Alvin John Svendgard (1903 - 1962)*
  Goldie Gladys Irene Svendgaard Follen (1906 - 1999)*
  Pearl Eulala Svendgaard Stricklett (1909 - 2004)*
*Calculated relationship
Arlington Cemetery
Washington County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Section Q, Lot 9
Maintained by: S. Wardell
Originally Created by: Lloyd Donahoo
Record added: Nov 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44851168
Nels Marten Svendgard
Added by: Lloyd Donahoo
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