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Don Oftedahl (#46879927)
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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.
Also feel free to use any of the photos I've posted without asking permission.
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Messages left for Don Oftedahl (62)[Leave Message]
Abby Streight Birdwell
Stella Elizabeth Dahl Tibbs
I finally got the edit correct. Tibbs was the last and 2nd husband, but she is buried with 1st husband, Clarence P Dahl in Our Saviors. Info from death certificate. Thanks.
Added by Abby Streight Birdwell on Feb 15, 2017 3:14 PM
Wayne Duncan
Mamie Kalil Duncan # 30748649
Thank you so very much for transferring my Aunt Mamie to me as caretaker.
Wayne Duncan
Added by Wayne Duncan on Oct 02, 2016 5:23 PM
Mary Christian
Frances J Christian
Some information to add to her bio:
Children: Lewis Olan Christian, Jr., Mary Anne Christian, John Edwin Christian, and David Martin Christian
Parents: Ichabod Benton Christian and Mary Ethel Haire Jimeson
Grandchildren: Ichabod Benton Christian, Catherine Ann Christian Rasberry, Earnest Lynn Christian, Jason Edwin Christian, John Edwin Christian, Jr., Jennifer Renee Christian, Shane Peace Christian, Cassandra Christian

Since most of the people in the Whites Chapel Cemetery are related by blood or marriage, you might enjoy looking through a book that should be found in the library at Grapevine concerning the families of the Grapevine/Keller area. I can't remember the title of the book but am sure a librarian can get it for you. The families are the settlers of the area and their decedents.
Added by Mary Christian on Jun 29, 2015 8:28 AM
Mary Ann Tarkington Johnson
RE: JAck & Lena Howell
MAry Ann
Added by Mary Ann Tarkington Johns... on Jun 28, 2015 6:59 AM
Mary Ann Tarkington Johnson
JAck & Lena Howell
May I have permission to add their photo to my family tree. Your name and date will be shown
Mary Ann
Added by Mary Ann Tarkington Johns... on Jun 21, 2015 4:17 AM
Sandra Scott
Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth
I wonder if I may have your permission to use your cemetery photo on my family website. Check it out at This is how I'd be using the photos and obituaries I find on Find A Grave, with 'used with permission' in the caption.

Thank you.
Sandra Scott
Added by Sandra Scott on Jun 12, 2015 10:49 PM
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
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