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 Alma Amalie Guttersen

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Alma Amalie Guttersen

Birth
Norway
Death
12 May 1966 (aged 100)
Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
Burial
Lake Crystal, Blue Earth County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID
147880624 View Source

Mrs. Alma Amalie [Pettersen] Guttersen, 100-year-old writer and publisher of women's and religious articles, died Thursday.

Mrs. Guttersen was co-editor of the book, "Norse American Women," a collection and poetry of 100 prominent women. She also compiled and edited the book, "Granville, Tales, and Tall Spins From a Flier's Diary," the letters and diary of her son, Lt. Granville Guttersen, who died in service in 1919. On her 100th birthday, which she celebrated in October of 1965, she was still active in writing stories and religious articles by dictation. She was totally blind.

Born in Namsos, Norway, she had moved here a year ago from Forest Grove, Oregon, where she was a member of the Methodist Church. She was a past matron of the Eastern Star and Gold Star Mothers of St. Paul, Minnesota. She helped to found the Red Cross unit and the Goodwill Industries Auxiliary in St. Paul.

Surviving include two daughters, Mrs. Gyda Plette, St. Petersburg; Mrs. Myrtle Lee, Forest Grove; a son, Leslie, Okinawa

Mrs. Alma Amalie [Pettersen] Guttersen, 100-year-old writer and publisher of women's and religious articles, died Thursday.

Mrs. Guttersen was co-editor of the book, "Norse American Women," a collection and poetry of 100 prominent women. She also compiled and edited the book, "Granville, Tales, and Tall Spins From a Flier's Diary," the letters and diary of her son, Lt. Granville Guttersen, who died in service in 1919. On her 100th birthday, which she celebrated in October of 1965, she was still active in writing stories and religious articles by dictation. She was totally blind.

Born in Namsos, Norway, she had moved here a year ago from Forest Grove, Oregon, where she was a member of the Methodist Church. She was a past matron of the Eastern Star and Gold Star Mothers of St. Paul, Minnesota. She helped to found the Red Cross unit and the Goodwill Industries Auxiliary in St. Paul.

Surviving include two daughters, Mrs. Gyda Plette, St. Petersburg; Mrs. Myrtle Lee, Forest Grove; a son, Leslie, Okinawa


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