Obituaries (5)

Special Note
Over a period of ten years, beginning in 1928, five members of the
Tveit family passed away: a daughter, the father, grandmother, mother
and grandfather.
The surviving three children would live into the late 1990s.

Thursday, June 14, 1928

Arlene Tveit Dies After Long Illness

Arlene Tveit, 17 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arne Tveit of Troy township, died at the home of her parents last Sunday morning. She had been troubled with heart trouble for several years.

Arlene was a student in the Eagle Grove high school and was forced to drop her studies last year because of ill health.

Obituary (June 28, 1928)
(By Rev. Severtson)

Arlene Tveit, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arne Tveit, was born in Troy township, Wright county, Iowa, on February 11, 1911, and died at her parents’ home Sunday morning, shortly after 6 o’clock, June 10, 1928, at the age of 17 years, 3 months and 30 days.

Arlene was baptised into Christ April 2, 1911. She was instructed in Christianity and witnessed the good confession May 9, 1926. She has been in somewhat poor health for some years and was confined to her bed for about seven months before her death. All possible medical aid was sought but it was of no avail. She bore her suffering patiently and found comfort in Jesus.

She is survived by her two parents, two sisters, Beatrice and Mildred, also by one brother, Leslie, together with a large number of friends and relatives.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the home and from the East Side Lutheran church. Burial was made in the Rose Hill cemetery.


February 14, 1929


Hospital Treatment At Iowa City Failed to Benefit Wright County Farmer.

Buried Monday.

Arne Tveit died in the university hospital at Iowa City Friday. He had been in poor health for the past two or three years and every effort possible was made to relieve his sufferings. He was a good neighbor and a good friend to all his acquaintances. There is universal regret over his passing among his acquaintances. The sympathy of all is extended the bereaved widow, children and relatives.

(By the Rev T. J. Severtson)

Arne Tveit was born in Norway, Europe, August 5, 1882 and died at the hospital in Iowa City Feb 8, 1929, aged 46 years, six months, and three days.

He came with his parents to the U. S. A. to Etterick, Wis., in 1883, where they lived for six years, coming to Humboldt county, Iowa, to near Thor in 1889. It was there his mother and two sisters and two brothers passed away, leaving Arne and his father alone.

He was married to Miss Anne Larson in 1907 and farmed in Troy township until a few years ago, when they moved to the present home. Four children were born to this union, Beatrice, Mildred, Arlean and Leslie. Arlean died June 10, 1928, the three remain together with Mrs. Tveit, mourn the loss of a kind father and husband. He is also survived by his father Lars Tveit of Eagle Grove.

His health began to fail about five years ago. He has sought medical aid very diligently, but it seemed no permanent help could be found for him. During his long sickness though we believe he found the aid of the Savior Christ Jesus. That help shall not fail him.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the home and 2 o’clock from the East Side Lutheran church. Burial was made in the Rose Hill cemetery.


Thursday October 5, 1933

Obituary of Mrs. Lars Tveit
(By Rev. Severtson)

Bertha Hansen was born at Lete, Kvinnherad, Norway, October 6, 1852, and died at her home on North Wright Street, Eagle Grove, Iowa, October 2, 1933, at the age of 80 years, 11 months, and 26 days. She was baptized Into Christ, received instruction and confessed her Christian faith.

In 1876 she came to the U. S. A., to Story county, Iowa, where she was united in marriage to Jens Larson October 31, 1878. In 1884 Mr. and Mrs. Larson came to Wright county, to Troy township, where she lived until in 1909. Mr. Larson passed away from this life on January 4, 1892. To this union six children were born, viz: Chris Larson, Britt; Hans Larson, Clarion; Mrs. W. H. Spangler and Mrs. A. E. Spangler, Nels Larson and Mrs. Arne Tveit, all of Eagle Grove.

On June 10, 1910 she was married to Lars Tveit. Mr. and Mrs. Tveit lived at Thor for a number of years, coming to Eagle Grove in 1920, where they have since lived. She is now survived by her husband, Lars Tveit, and the six above named children, also by twenty-three grand children and 7 great grandchildren, together with a number of near relatives and a large circle of friends. As far as is known she still has a sister living in Norway.

Mrs. Tveit was a quiet, unassuming character, very conscientious in her living. As we knew her, she was much devoted to her Christian faith, she loved her Savior, Jesus Christ, heartily. She enjoyed good health during her entire life, failing slightly during the last few years. Her final sickness was of a short duration.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the home at 1:30 o’clock and from the church at 2 o’clock. The remains were carried to the last resting place by six of her grandsons: Emory, Marvin and Bernard Spangler, Leslie Tveit and Norris and Harold Larson.


Thursday July 16, 1936

Mrs. Anna Tveit Died Thursday

Mrs. Anna Tveit, 45, well known Troy township woman, died Thursday afternoon at the Lutheran hospital, Ft. Dodge, after a short illness. Mrs. Tveit had submitted to a minor operation Thursday morning and died a few hours later. She is survived by three children, Leslie at home, Mrs. Morse Nielsen, residing in the Head Grove community, and Mrs. Ed Campbell of Clarion.

Obituary of Mrs. Arne Tveit.

Anna Christine Larsen was born October 27th, 1890, in Troy Township, Wright county, Iowa, to the parents Jens and Bertha Larsen, and passed away from this life at Fort Dodge, Iowa, Thursday July 9th, 1936, at the age of 45 years, 8 months and 12 days.

She was baptized into Christ, received instruction and confessed her christian faith in her youth. In 1907 she united in marriage to Arne Tveit, and lived on their farm in Troy Township for several years, later moving to the present home.

Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Tveit, viz-Beatrice, Mildred, Arlean and Leslie. Arlean passed away June 10th, 1928, and Mr. Tveit passed away February 8th, 1929. She is now survived by the three children viz-Mrs.Morse Nielsen, Mrs. Ed Campbell, and Leslie Tveit, by two grand-children and by her aged step father Mr. Lars Tveit, whom she cared for after her mother passed away, as long as she was able. She is also survived by three brothers, Chris Larsen of Britt, Iowa, Hans and Nels Larson of Eagle Grove and by two sisters, Mrs. Elias Spangler and Homer Spangler both of Eagle Grove.

Mrs. Tveit was a courageous honest and friendly lady. Her lot in life was not so easy. For a longer period her home had a goodly share of sickness, but Mr. Tveit and Arlean suffered for several years. A double responsibility was therefore placed on Mrs. Tveit, but she bore her lot heroically, she managed her home and farm successfully. She loved her God and her Savior tenderly, and was a faithful worshipper at the church services, she was at the worship last Sunday morning.

Funeral Services were held Saturday afternoon from the home and from the Eagle Grove Evangelical Lutheran church. Burial was made in the family lot at the Rose Hill Cemetery.


Thursday July 14, 1938

Obituary of Lars A. Tveit

Lars A. Tveit was born on the farm Tveit in Hardanger, Norway, Oct. 22, 1851, and passed away from this life at the home of Mrs. Chris Larson, near Britt, Iowa, July 7, 1938, at the age of 86 years, eight months and 15 days. He was baptlzed into Christ, received instruction and confessed his Christian faith in his youth.

He was united in marriage to Martha Busteheim and came to the United States. She died at Thor, Iowa, Feb 9, 1907. Five children were born to this union, three boys and two girls, three of these preceding their father. Carl died leaving a daughter now Mrs. Myrtle Walgren of Fort Dodge, and Arnie died leaving three children now Mrs. Mildred Campbell, Clarion, Mrs. Beatrice Nielsen, Eagle Grove and Leslie Tveit, Eagle Grove.

On June 10, 1911, Mr. Tveit was married to Mrs. Bertha Larson and lived at Thor for a number of years, coming to Eagle Grove in 1920 where Mrs. Tveit passed away Oct. 2, 1933. Since that time Mr. Tveit has lived with Mrs. Arne Tveit and then went on to live with Chris Larson near Britt where he died. There are four Larson children to mourn his departure, Nels and Hans Larson and Mrs. Homer and Mrs. Elias Spangler, all of Eagle Grove. He is also survived by 24 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Mr. Tveit was a kind and friendly man, glad and thankful to God for his grace and salvation in Christ Jesus. He was satisfied with the lot which befell him in life. May God bless his memory.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 9th and burial was made in the Rose Hill Cemetary.

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