|Birth: ||Apr. 10, 1890|
Hordaland fylke, Norway
|Death: ||Jan. 1, 1956|
Olal Berge Dies Unexpectedly
The unexpected passing of Olai Berge, 65, came as a shock to his many friends in
Grand Marais, Minnesota, on New Years day. He was apparently recovering nicely
from an operation of Dec. 23, and even
his family and his attending doctor had no warning that the end was near. The
doctor had checked him at 5 p.m. and had talked to him, and everything : seemed
about as expected, and a half hour later he died. He was at the Veterans
Hospital in Minneapolis.
Funeral services were held January 5, 1956 at the Congregational
Church with Rev. S. P. Symmonds officiating at 2 p.m. Burial was at Poplar Grove
Mr. Berge was born in Hardanger, Norway, April 10, 1890 and came to the United
States in 1909. He settled in Chinook, Montana, where he spent much of his
youth, and where he was married July 30, 1827 to Williamina Laing.
He served in World War I two years, serving in France as a corporal. He then
entered the United States Customs Service in which he still served at his death.
He had served in that branch for 29 years.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the American Legion.
In July, 1947, he came to Grand Marais with his family and they lived there
since. Survivors are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Wesley Hedstrom, one son,
William, and one sister, Tjorbjorng, in Bardanger,
Pallbearers were Earl Savard, Thomas Eckel, Sr., Owen Ostroot, Al Almlie, Alfred
Fenstad and Carl Hedstrom. Herbert Hedstrom sang several hymns, and Mrs. R. A.
Bent was the organist.
Liberty County Times, Chester, MT, 12 Jan 1956
Poplar Grove Cemetery
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