|Birth: ||Dec. 13, 1888|
Black Hawk County
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 1944|
Lake Benton News
10 19 1944 Page 4
Mrs. Sofus Black Rites on Saturday
Mrs. Sofus Black, who had been of ill health for a long time, and who the past few months suffered a great deal, passed away at her home in Diamond Lake, Thursday morning, October 12th.
Christine Lund was born at Cedar Falls, Ia., December 13 1888. Here she was baptized and later confirmed in the Lutheran Church at Fredsville, Ia., Together with her parents she came to Lake Benton in March, 1904. On February 23, 1910, she was united in marriage to Mr. Sofus Black, at the Danish Lutheran church. She was a faithful Christian member of this church until her death. She passed away at her home, following a lingering illness, at the age of 55 years, 9 months and 29 days.
She leaves to mourn the loss of a wife and mother, her husband, Sofus Black, two children, Laverne, Mrs. George Botsford of Lake Benton, and Clarene of Medford, Ore; two grandchildren, Cleon Botsford and Constane Black; also her mother, Mrs. Peter Lund of Lake Benton; two brothers, John Lund of Lake Geneva, Wis., and Sam Lund of Lake Benton, and several nieces and nephews. Her father and one brother, Hans Lund, preceded her in death.
Last rites were conducted by Rev. Eilert C. Nielsen, at the home on Saturday afternoon; and at the Danish Lutheran church. Interment was made in the Diamond Lake cemetery. The many beautiful flowers, gifts to missions, and the attendane of a host of friends were a fitting tribute to a friend who will be missed, not only by those near and dear to her, but to many in the community.
Relatives from away who attended the funeral were the Misses Clara and Ethel Black, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Johnson and Curtis of Minneapolis; Mrs John Lund, Mr. and Mrs Ira Beck and family of Lake Geneva, Wis.; L.P. Lund, an uncle of Newell, Ia., Mr. and Mrs Ingvald Hanson and family and Miss Joyce Lund, a niece of Willmar; Miss Lola Gedosch of Paynesville, Minn.
Larence Black of Medford, Ore. visited his mother only a short time ago but was unable to attend the last rites, and John Lund also visited here while Mrs. Black was at the Hendricks hospital.
Diamond Lake Cemetery
Plot: Row 5, Lot 45B, Grave 3W
Created by: Chris Wimmer
Record added: Sep 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30027702
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