Gurtie Sonderup, 1893-1924

Obituary - Gurtie Sonderup was born October 29, 1893, at Wolbach, Nebr., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rasmus Petersen. She passed away on January 23, 1924, in her home at Logan after but a day’s illness. She died at the age of 30 years, 2 months and 25 days. At the age of twenty-two she was married to Henry Sonderup and for the eight years until her death they lived a happy and blessed life. To this union were born four girls and one boy who died shortly after birth. When she felt that death was drawing near and her husband stood at her bed-side weeping, she spoke as a trusting child, "Angels will soon come and take me home." And soothingly at the last, "Done (sic) cry, Henry, God will be with you and help you." She always lived as one of God’s children and was ever eager to further the kingdom of God. As a mother she was kind and devoted to her children, and she was a true, faithful and self-denying wife. Her place in the home is empty now. She leaves to mourn her death, her husband, Henry Sonderup, four daughters, Gladys, seven; Agreta, five; Lois, four; and Rhoda, one year old; her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Rasmus Petersen, two sisters, Dora and Alice, Mrs. George Jacobsen,and four brothers, Emil, Einar, Henry and Raymond, all of whom will always hold her in loving remembrance as one who never gave cause for sorrow or trouble. Besides these she leaves a host of relatives and friends who have come to love her because of her quiet and unpretentious disposition. Deep sympathy for the bereaved family is felt by the whole community. The funeral was held at the St. Peter’s Lutheran church at Logan, Sunday afternoon, January 27, where her pastor, Rev. J. Magnusen officiated assisted by Rev. J. Chris. Petersen, Rev. Barton and C. Stensen. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery near the church. Card of Thanks - It is with sincere gratitude that we wish to express our appreciation of the sympathy and many kindnesses shown toward us in our recent bereavement, and likewise for the many beautiful flowers. Henry Sonderup and children, Rasmus Petersen and family, W. M. Sonderup and daughters, Chr. Sonderup and family, Mr. and Mrs. George Jacobsen, Michael Sonderup and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 31, 1924

Henry Sonderup – October 26, 1965

Funeral services for Henry Sonderup were held in the Trinity Lutheran Church at Wolbach on Friday, October 29, 1965 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Leo R. Nielsen officiating.

The congregation sang, “Beautiful Saviour”, Mr. Edwin Kolar, Edwin Kolar Jr., Francis Kolar and Roger Kolar sang “What a Friend we Have in Jesus” and “Children of the Heavenly Father”, accompanied by Mrs. Leo r. Nielsen, organist.

Pallbearers were Dale Sonderup, Virgil Stonestreet, Milton Enevoldsen, Robert Petersen, Gerald Oakeson and Merle Sonderup. Interment was in the North Logan Cemetery.

Jacobsen Funeral Home of St. Paul was in charge of the arrangements.

Henry Sonderup, son of Wilhelm and Elsie Sonderup was born May 15, 1888 near Wolbach. He departed this life on Tuesday morning, October 26, 1965 at the age of 77 years, five months and 11 days at the St. Paul Community Hospital.

Henry received his education in the rural schools and grew to manhood in the Wolbach area. He was united in marriage to Gurtie Pedersen in 1916 and to this union were born four daughters and a son. The couple farmed near Wolbach. Mrs. Sonderup died in 1924.

Mr. Sonderup was married to Eva Petersen on September 5, 1940 at Wolbach. The couple farmed in the North Logan area of Howard County until his retirement and continued to make their home on the farm.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church at Wolbach.

Survivors in addition to his widow include four daughters, Mrs. Gladys Hansen of Lewis, IA, Mrs. Agnetha Pennington of Alhambra, CA, Mrs. Lois Hansen of Dickson, Alberta, Canada and Mrs. Rhoda Christensen of Wolbach; three sisters, Mrs. Theodore Petersen and Mrs. Andrew Enevoldsen both of Dannebrog and Mrs. Emma Rasmussen of Cairo; one brother, Michael Sonderup of Blair; 24 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his first wife and his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son and three brothers.

Printed in The Photograph November 3, 1965 St. Paul, NE

Eva Kirsten Petersen-Sonderup – December 26, 169

Funeral services for Eva K. Sonderup were held in the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in St. Paul on Monday, December 29, 1969 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Elton Walth officiating.

Mrs. Dale Johnson, soloist, sang “Beautiful Saviour” and “Children of the Heavenly Father” accompanied by Mrs. Alfred Johnson, organist.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Berggren, Melvin Sperling, Einer Pedersen, Harold Rasmussen, Stanley Sonderup and Ivan Rasmussen. Interment was in the North Logan Cemetery.

Jacobsen Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

Eva Kirsten Sonderup was born July 9, 1895 at Bennet, the daughter of Lars and Anna Petersen. She died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Oscar Oakeson, near St. Paul at the age of 74 years, 5 months and 17 days, while on a holiday visit Friday morning, December 26, 1969.

At the age of seven Eva came with her parents to Howard County, where she received most of early education. On September 5, 1940, she was married to henry Sonderup at Wolbach, where they made their home on a farm. Mr. Sonderup died in 1965. Mrs. Sonderup moved to St. Paul in 1967.

Mrs. Sonderup was a baptized and confirmed member of the Lutheran Church, and was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at St. Paul.

Survivors include four step-daughters: Mrs. Gladys Hansen of Brayton, IA; Mrs. Agnetha Pennington of Alhambra, CA; Mrs. Lois Hansen of Fairfield, CA, and Mrs. Rhoda Christensen of Wolbach; one sister, Mrs. Oscar Oakeson of St. Paul; one brother, Verner Petersen of Grand Island; 24 step-grandchildren and 14 step-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two brothers.

Printed in The Photograph December 31, 1969 St. Paul, NE