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Lars L Ask
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Birth: Oct. 29, 1818
Death: Mar. 27, 1903

Again we are called upon to record the death of another of our respected citizens. This time it is Lars L. Ask, who was stricken with grip some time ago, and on account of his advanced age, could not withstand its ravages. His spirit took its departure, Friday, March 27, at the ripe old age of 84 years, 2 months and 28 days.

Lars L. Ask was born at Heggen, Ringeriget, Norway, October 29, 1818. Among the rugged hills of his native country he grew to maturity. At the Heggen church he was married to Toline Olsdatter Formo. In April 1851, they arrived at Rock Prairie, Wisconsin, which they made their home for two years. Then they jouneyed on westward and took up their home in the then sparcely inhabited region of Highland Prairie, Minnesota. After a sojourn of seven years here, they returned to Norway to spend a year, then returned to Highland Prairie, where they remained until 1869, when they came to Mitchell county and settled on the farm where they resided until the time of his death.

A loving wife, three sons and four daughters are left to mourn his loss.

Of the children, the daughters are Mary, the eldest, wife of Ole Hangerud, of Nox Mills, Wisconsin, Lizzie, wife of Rasmus Vigness, of Grafton, N.D., Anna, wife of Gilbert Gilbertson, of this place, and Carrie, wife of Olaus Krogstad. The sons are Andrew of Salem, Oregon and Ole and Anton, who live south of here.

The funeral was held last Sunday. Rev. M.E. Waldeland went down to the home and held services at 10:30 as Mrs. Ask is sick with pneumonia, and services were held again in the church at 1:00. The remains were laid to rest in the N.L. cemetery at this place.

Research Credit: Karen L. Robertson
Photos courtesy of Sandra Stromley Bell 
Family links: 
  Toline Olsdatter Formo Ask (1821 - 1903)*
  Maren Torena Ask Haugerud (1846 - 1928)*
  Ole Larsen Ask (1849 - 1930)*
  Annie Kristine Ask Gilbertson (1851 - 1924)*
  Andreas Ask (1854 - 1927)*
  Karen Ask Krogstad (1856 - 1938)*
  Anton L Ask (1860 - 1953)*
  Lisa Ask Vigness (1862 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
First Lutheran Cemetery
Saint Ansgar
Mitchell County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Roll
Record added: Oct 22, 2009
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Lars L Ask
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Lars L Ask
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