Clara <I>Olson</I> Oakland

Clara Olson Oakland

Death 25 Apr 1966 (aged 73)
La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Hegg, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 155950408 · View Source
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Mrs. Odell (Clara) Oakland, Blair, died Monday (April 25, 1966) at Lutheran Hospital, Lacrosse, after an illness of many months.

She was born in Gulbrandsdalen, Norway, August 13, 1892, and came to the United States in 1913. She had been reared by Mr. and Mrs. Andreas Morken of Harpefoss from the age of four through confirmation. She then worked for the local pastor for two years and at the old people’s home in Hundorp for three years before coming to this country.

On June 3, 1915 she was married to Odell Oakland. They lived on the Oakland homestead in North Beaver Creek until his death in 1958.

Mrs. Oakland then moved to Blair and built a house there for her retirement. She was active in her church and community, serving as Ladies’ Aid president in the days when she often had to walk the three miles to the meetings.

She is survived by three daughters,
1. Alice (Mrs. Matt Baker) of Wausau;
2. Christine (Mrs. Joseph Nelsestuen) of LaCrosse (1916-2008)
3. (Inez Clarice)Lucinda (Mrs. Hans Morken) of rural Ettrick (1906-1997)
nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by one brother, Oluf Olson of Ettrick. Her other brother, Emil, died at Kathryn, North Dakota in January of this year.

The funeral was at Faith Lutheran church in North Beaver Creek at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. L.H. Jacobson officiated. The pallbearers were Ernest Arneson, Lars Hoheim, Leland Torkelson, Basil Finch, Jesse Lee and Norman Anderson. Mrs. Elvin Rogness and Mrs. Orrin Bue sang.


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  • Added: 12 Dec 2015
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