|Birth: ||Mar. 15, 1861, Norway|
|Death: ||Nov. 17, 1937|
South Dakota, USA
Edward J. Borstad
Funeral services were held on Sunday for Edward J. Borstad, who passed away on Wednesday, November 17th, at his home in Dell Rapids, suffering from a heart ailment. Mr. Borstad had not been well for some time, but his passing came rather unexpectedly early Wednesday morning of last week,
Mr. Borstad had been a resident of this community for more than fifty years. He was born March 15, 1861, at Stordalen, Trondhjem, Norway, coming to this country when a young man of twenty-one years of age, in the spring of 1882. Since that time he has lived continually in this community. He was married March 15th, 1887, to Christine Kjaer. For a few years they made their home west of Dell Rapids, later moving to town where he had since followed his trade of stone mason and building contractor. He did considerable concrete work, having several large contracts in this part of the state.
He was the father of 12 children, three of whom died in early childhood. Three sons died several years ago. Arthur at the age of 29, William, 28, and Tillman at the age of 23. His wife passed away Oct. 15, 1929.
On September 10, 1930, he was married to Alice B. Gergart, who with six sons and daughters survive. The children are: Emil Johnson, Dell Rapids; Emma Jacke, Ida, (Mrs. N.U. Haward); Nellie (Mrs. E.M. Kelly) and Greta Schmidt of Minneapolis; E. Hjalmer Johnson of Lake Benton, Minn. He is also survived by three brothers and two sisters, Neilborg Borstad and Ole J. Paulson Dell Rapids and Olaf Borstad of Athabaska, Canada. The sisters are: Mrs. Annie Anderson of Dell Rapids and Mrs. Gunder Olson of Ortley, S.D. There are also seven grandchildren.
Mr. Borstad will be missed in Dell Rapids where he has taken an active interest in public affairs for many years. For more than thirteen years he had been a member of the city council and has been interested in other enterprises for the betterment of the community.
The funeral services were held at the home at 2:30 o'clock and at the Lutheran Church of which he was a member at 3:00. The pastor, Rev. Ole M. Odland officiated. The body was laid to rest in the family lot in the dell Rapids Cemetery.
Dell Rapids Tribune November 25, 1937
Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co., SD
John P. Borstad (1826 - 1897)
Engeborg Eriksdatter Borstad (1836 - 1925)
Christina Kjaer Borstad (1863 - 1929)
Emil John Johnson (1887 - 1962)*
Harlan Alvin Borstad (1899 - 1905)*
Edward Clifford Borstad (1903 - 1905)*
Helen Cecel Borstad (1905 - 1909)*
Dell Rapids Cemetery
South Dakota, USA
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Record added: Nov 04, 2008
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