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Christian Larson Brusletten
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1853
Akershus fylke, Norway
Death: Jul. 29, 1925

Hundreds of friends from the vicinity of Kenyon and from nearby communities paid last to C. L. Brusletten, pioneer Kenyon merchant, at funeral services yesterday. Ceremonies were held at the home with Rev. Svennungsen of Kenyon officiating. Rev. Simundson of Hanska, Rev. Lunde of Armstrong, Ia., and Rev. John Bergh of St. Paul officiated at services conducted at Gol church. Mr. Brusletten was laid to rest at Gol cemetery, Kenyon. Honorary pallbearers were J. C. E. Holman, Dr. E. H. Marshall, Arthur Finseth, John Wing, O. C. Sands, E. H. Bakko and A. Gunhus, directors of the Citizens' State bank; A. C. Gunderson and G. A. Flom, members of the board of education, and C. A. Fosness of Montevideo, an old political friend. Active pallbearers were G. K. Bowers of Mt. Horeb, Wis., K. Colby of Forest City, Iowa, and B. K. Danielson, Henry Sathrum, G. P. Gunhus and O. G. Gunhus of Kenyon. Besides his wife Mr. Brusletten is survived by two sons, Dr. Leonard C. Brusletten of Faribault and Ingram Brusletten of St. Paul. He also leaves four brothers and two sisters. Born in Ness, Norway, in 1853, Mr. Brusletten came to the United States with his parents as a small child in 1859. The family settled in Kenyon. As a young man he worked for Mueller Bros., a Faribault store. He attended school at Madison, Wis., where he received his business training. He entered business at Kenyon in 1879, continuing actively until two weeks previous to his death. Mr. Brusletten was the only living incorporator of the Citizens State bank of Kenyon and had been president of the institution for 20 years. He also held a directorship in the Nerstrand and Wanamingo banks. He was active in public life and served 16 years as postmaster of Kenyon, village treasurer two terms, member of the board of education for the past 22 years, representative in the Minnesota Legislature, 1895 to 1899, and food administrator for Kenyon during the World War. Until his retirement from political life 20 years ago he was a factor in Third district politics. The death of Mr. Brusletten occurred Wednesday, July 29, after less than a month's illness.

Family links: 
  Lars Aslaksen Brusletten (1823 - 1904)
  Ingri Halvorsdtr Dokken Brusletten (1822 - 1900)
  Theodora O. Gunhus Brusletten (1856 - 1882)
  Mary Agnes Brusletten (1867 - 1941)
  Milo Lewis Brusletten (1892 - 1908)*
  Christian Larson Brusletten (1853 - 1925)
  Syver L. Brusletten (1856 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
Gol Lutheran Church Cemetery
Goodhue County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Cynthia Krueger
Record added: Jun 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91135285
Christian Larson Brusletten
Added by: DaveVangsness
Christian Larson Brusletten
Added by: DaveVangsness
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