Dr Christian S. Reimestad

Dr Christian S. Reimestad

Death 29 Aug 1921 (aged 54)
Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 28, Lot 19 Center
Memorial ID 75315350 · View Source
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Arrived in Brainerd in 1896.

      Dr. C. S. Reimestad has located in Branerd and has taken office rooms in the Columbian block. (Brainerd Dispatch, 10 July 1896, p. 4, c. 3)

Christian S. Reimestad married Mary Amanda Doran on September 4, 1900 in Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota.

Christian S. Reimestand married Judith E. Kjellquist on October 27, 1910 in Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota.

Crow Wing County Coroner in 1899.

•See John E. Pryde.
•See Wallace Beane.
•See Peter M. Lagerquist.

         DR. C. S. REIMESTAD
                         CALLED TO REWARD

       Well Known Physician of Brainerd
           Meets Death as the Result of
                         an Accident


       Produced Fracture at Base of Skull
            Which Developed Into Blood
                     Clot on the Brain

      Death came to Dr. C. S. Reimestad, well known practicing physician of Brainerd, as the result of an accident deemed trivial at the time. He passed away at 2 o'clock Sunday morning.
      As told by Dr. R. A. Beise, one of the physicians called later in consultation, about six weeks ago Dr. Reimestad was making a call in the country and passed through a wet kitchen floor. He slipped and struck the back of his head on a floor plank. He complained of a headche for a day or two and then went about his work and being of a strong, robust nature, kept on his feet.
      Dr. Reimestad, said Dr. Beise, always abhored trivial complaints and never gave way to any slight indisposition. About a week ago, on the evening of August 23, he was nauseated and his wife wished him to call a doctor, but he said it was only a bilious spell.
      On August 24 he took to his bed, but the symptoms did not appear alarming as he was only nauseated and complained of a headache. Not until Friday afternoon, August 26, did his condition arouse concern and his wife became alarmed and against Dr. Reimestad's wish she called Dr. Beise.
      Dr. Beise saw immediately that something serious ailed him and took him to Northwestern hospital where a consultation of Drs. Nicholson, Ide, Courtney, Shillington and Beise was called. It was there discovered that Dr. Reimestad had a fracture at the base of the skull. Everything possible that medical science knew was done to save him.
      On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. his condition appeared improved, but after that hour he became unconscious and gradually failed until he passed away at 2 o'clock Sunday morning.
      A postmortem examination revealed that the original diagnosis of fracture was correct and that it had caused a hemorrhage, resulting in a blood clot on the brain.
                  Born in Norway
      Dr. Reimestad was born in Norway on June 26, 1867 and came to this country at an early age, taking his entire professional education in America. He graduated from the University of Minnesota and began the practice of medicine in Brainerd in 1896 after having served as attending physician at the State Soldiers Home. Dr. Reimestad had made for himself an outstanding position as a specialist in internal medicine. He was associated with the newly formed Northwestern Medical & Surgical Association, Inc. hospital staff as such a specialist.
      In Brainerd he also served a period as health officer during the strenuous days of the dread influenza epidemic.
      He endeared himself to the people of the city and county to such an extent that the general consensus of opinion is that his place as a doctor will be difficult to fill.
      The doctor was highly respected by the medical profession and was regarded as an authority in his line. He was a member of the Upper Mississippi Valley Medical Association, the State Medical Association and the American National Medical Association.
         Belonged to Many Fraternities
      The doctor was a member of many fraternities. He belonged to the Masons, the Modern Woodmen of America, the Ancient Order of United Workmen, the Independent Order of Foresters, the Scandinavian American Fraternity.
                  Relatives Surviving
      He leaves a wife and three children, Sarah, Clarence and Clement. A brother, George Reimestad, is assistant attorney general of North Dakota and lives at Bismarck, N. D. A sister died recently and a brother, Theodore, a famous singer, passed away about a year ago.
                  Funeral on Tuesday
      On account of the First Congregational church being closed for renovation, the funeral service will be held at the First Methodist church. The Rev. Phil Sheridan, D. D., of Faribault formerly the pastor of the Reimestad family, will officiate.
      The remains will be taken to the church at 11 o'clock on Tuesday and will lie in state until 2 o'clock, the hour of the service.
      The active pallbearers will be Charles D. Johnson, John Carlson, A. G. Trommald, Mons Mahlum, Ben S. Armstrong and R. J. Hartley.
      The medical profession will act as honorary pallbearers. (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 29 August 1921, p. 5, c's. 1 & 2)

                     IN MEMORIAM

      Men while they live are subject to the appraisal of their fellows. When death supersedes life that estimate finds form.
      Perhaps such a view is truest when it comes from those who know best the character and works of him whose life is done
      The unwarned passing of Doctor C. S. Reimestad leaves a void in the professional life of this community. He was skilled in the science of medicine; he was devoted to its practice. He had been a co-worker in the upbuilding of what he had conceived to be a means for the expression of his talents to the end of the greatest good.
      We join with all those to whom he was known in a humble recognition of loss and of sorrow.
            The Northwestern Medical
                  and Surgical Association


      A. O. U. W. members. You are requested to meet at the Methodist church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon to attend the funeral of our late brother, C. S. Reimestad.
                               MASTER WORKMAN

                     AMERICAN FRATERNITY

      Members are requested to meet at the Odd Fellows hall on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock to attend the funeral of our late brother, Dr. C. S. Reimestad. Those having cars are urged to take brothers with them.
(Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 29 August 1921, p. 5, c. 2) [Contributed by John Van Essen]

Date of Death: 28 AUG 1921
County of Death: CROW WING
CERTID# 1921-MN-002762

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Christian S. Reimestad (26 Jun 1867–29 Aug 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75315350, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by A. Nelson (contributor 47143984) .