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Don Oftedahl (#46879927)
 member for 8 years, 5 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Walworth County Wisconsin. I gained an interest in cemeteries early in life from attending Memorial Day services at Oakwood Cemetery in Sharon, Wisconsin. I was amazed at all the lives, and the stories they represented. This interest was enhanced when my eighth grade teacher, Bill Grieg, required us to study the history of Sharon.
I was a church-planting missionary in the fundamental, independent, Baptist field for over twenty years until health sidelined my wife and me. We now live in Watauga, Texas to be near our two daughters and their six children. I have always been interested in local history, and enjoy strolling cemeteries to discover new stories. I look forward to doing so until the Lord calls me Home!
My personal family interests center on the following families: Oftedahl (Oftedal)(see, Mortenson, Ryan, Bjerning, Gebhart, Taylor, Smith, and Nethercutt.
If you have anything to add or correct in any of my listings, please feel free to contact me.
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Eleanor Morrison Lawson
Morrison, Hill, Lyda, Jones,Justus and many more
Don, I want to thank you so much for helping others through your work with Find A Grave. You and others have made it possible for me (and others in my condition) to visit cemeteries and see our extended families grave sites. I visited physically when I started my genealogy journey but now because of health and age am unable to do so. I hope you won't mind my making copies of your photos for my family files on Ancestry and Family Tree Maker. I am trying so very hard to get all I can on them so that my descendants and others can see their heritage. Thank you again for helping us. God bless you as you do this mighty mission.
Eleanor Morrison Lawson
Added by Eleanor Morrison Lawson on May 14, 2015 3:50 PM
P. Mazankowski
Robert Cramer
I requested a photo of Robert's headstone, but was told I needed to get the plot number. This morning I called the cemetery and was told he was in Garden of Roses, block 246, Lot C, space 4. P Mazankowski
Added by P. Mazankowski on Apr 20, 2015 11:39 AM
Terri Snyder Satchwell
RE: Robert Snider
Mr. Flannigan has record books for all the cemeteries in the county. He was kind enough to check Smithfield for some of my family. He was reading from the cemetery records. Someone has recently added a photo to Robert's memorial and the stone reads 1902. I thought it may have been hard to read if it was broken at the time it was transcribed as it looks to have been recently repaired. The crack runs right along the area where the date is. He also noted that his information was right next to Minnie Snider(I added her to the cemetery) who also died in 1902. The record said she died in childbirth, leading him to believe that Robert was her son. The records stated that she is the wife of I. C. Snider (Isaac). I was just trying to be helpful and pass along some information that was given to me.
Added by Terri Snyder Satchwell on Oct 17, 2014 9:27 AM
Mary Bob McClain
Would you please link Inez Hunt to her father
Bud Kelly 57893456
Added by Mary Bob McClain on May 25, 2014 10:39 AM
Macy Myrick
Lavicia Bell Duncan FAG 34497145
Thank you for the transfer.

Kindest Regards, Macy Myrick
Added by Macy Myrick on Dec 15, 2013 7:55 AM
Macy Myrick
Samuel Duncan FAG 34497209
Thank you for the transfer.
Kindest Regards, Macy Myrick
Added by Macy Myrick on Dec 13, 2013 6:57 AM
Ronna Johnstone
Thank You

Thanks for the transfer. It means alot.

Added by Ronna Johnstone on Nov 04, 2013 8:00 AM
RE: Staff Sgt. Ernest Oftendahl
Yes, it would be ok to transfer Staff seg. Oftedahl's burial site to me. His mother Alice is my Grandmother Pearl Covel sister.

Thank you Don
Added by Jim on May 24, 2013 2:00 PM
Staff Sgt. Ernest Oftendahl
You left a flag on his gravesite. Thank you.

Parents were Frederick Conrad Oftendahl and Alice Leona Compton. Alice is my grandmother Pearl Covel's sister. Are you related to them?

Jim Covel
Added by Jim on May 21, 2013 6:36 PM
Taylor Ancestry Hunter
Mary Taylor
Thanks Don
Added by Taylor Ancestry Hunter on May 06, 2013 9:48 AM
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