Descendants of Ingeborg Fredriksdatter Mundale

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

      1.  Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale  (Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born January 06, 1849 in Mundal, Fjaerland, Balestrand fylke, Sogn district, Norway, and died December 13, 1925 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.  She married Christian Gunnerius Larsen Lillestrand July 07, 1877 in Elk Grove Lutheran Church, Northwood, Worth County, IA, son of Lars Lillestrand and Kristine Gulbrandsdatter.  He was born February 06, 1854 in Maridalen, Norway, and died February 20, 1938 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

 

Notes for Ingeborg Fredriksdatter Mundale:

The following information, primarily provided by Kay A. (Lillestrand) Leahy, appeared in the 1975 edition of the Mundale-Mondale Clan by Lester and Maria Mondale:

      Ingebrog Fredricksdatter Mundale (oldest child of Frederick) was born in Norway, 6 JAN 1849, in the district of Bergen, probably in the vacinity of Vangsnes, Sogn.  Her mother's maiden name was Martha Lidal.

      From Kay Leahy: "The story my mother (Elizabeth Christensen Lillestrand) remembers Grandma "Emma" (Ingeborg) telling about her birth is that her father was from royalty and her mother was not, so they were forbidden to marry.  Her mother (Martha Lidal) was apparently a very beautiful girl and person. ...My mother (Elizabeth Lillestrand) thinks that Ingeborg came to the United States with her father (Frederick Person Vangsnes) and the rest of his other family, Brita, Frederick, Ole and Hans in 1856."  (Brita took Ingeborg into her household and cared for her as one of her own.)

      "(Ingeborg) spoke of a half-brother in Norway, on her mother's side.  This makes me think that she was with her mother until just before she came over here.  If she were seven, she would have been old enough to remember her mother and brother.  She said that her father always claimed her as his child but if he were of royal blood, maybe he couldn't have her with him until he did come to the United States."

      "Ingeborg was a quiet and reserved person with an air of aristocracy; she was also a very loving person.  My mother (Elizabeth Lillestrand) said she was an ideal mother-in-law, a good cook, and was always one to help in times of illness. She had home remedies that my mother still uses today (item written about 1974).  My remembrance of her is of someone I dearly loved amd who dearly loved me" (p. 25).

 

Birth information from church records; name of parents from same source.

 

Burial info from Earl Lillestrand info received 2 APR 2000.

 

Earl H. Lillestrand 18 MAY 2000 in correspondence dated 11 MAY 2000, corrected place of birth and noted that Fylke=county.

 

Earl notes that Ingeborg was delivered in Mundal and baptized there by her father, Fredrik.  Earl believes the fact that Ingeborg was born and baptized in Mundal was suppressed for many years, but he didn't elaborate on that point. He said it is unclear how long Martha Jonsdatter Lidal stayed after the child was born; it seems likely that Ingeborg stayed in Mundal until the family emigrated in 1856.  The family migrated to the Scandanavian-like frontier of Wisconsin, settling in Puckawa, Marquette County, on the banks of the Fox River.

      Five years later, the family would move to SE Minnesota.  Little is known about Ingeborg until her marriage (See notes on marriage.).  

 

Received Mary Donohue of Hillside Cemetery:

      The plots for Christian and Ingeborg are in Section I. (The owner of their lot is listed as Louis Lillestrand--Earl's dad.  Earl said that when Ingeborg died, his dad only had money for one plot.  Christian raised quite a fuss about only buying one plot, and it appears that Louis did buy the other plot shortly after Ingeborg was buried.) 

      Section I is along the eastern edge of the cemetery.  To find the graves, stand at the SE corner of the section.  Walk 8 rows into the section (travelling east), and then walk to the north to the 23rd and 24th graves (the next set of graves will run in a row perpendicular to the row of graves where Christian and Ingeborg are buried.  Do not go further north than the large stone for Johnson, which lies to the NE of these graves.

      Name: Ingeborg Lillestrand

      Cemetery: Hillside Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN

      Date Buried: 17 DEC 1925

      Age: 76

      Lot: N1/2 349

      Section: I   

      Grave: 2 (4'6"F*)

      Interment No.: 12375

            *It appears that the cemeter is marked off in 12'x30' sections, each of which accommodates 8 graves.  And I think the 4'6" relates to the measure from the edge of the plot to the center of the grave.

 

More About Ingeborg Fredriksdatter Mundale:

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN

 

Notes for Christian Gunnerius Larsen Lillestrand:

Lillestrand was a family name assumed by Christian Larson.  In an E-mail from Madeline Gallup (received 22 APR 2000), Lars Larson Lillestrand may have been the first to use Lillestrand.  Lillestrand means "Little Shore."  The homestead where Christian was born now lays in ruins.  The foundation of the house was still visible, and a milkhouse was still standing in 1970s.

 

In correspondence dated 11 MAY 2000. Earl Lillestrand notes that Christian Gunnerius Larsen did not adopt the gardsnavn (farm name) at the same time as the others in the family did.  Because he was unaware of the difference, he did not find his name when searching records.  He continues to look into the matter. 

 

DOB of 6 FEB 1854 received from Earl H. Lillestrand 14 SEPT 2000; DOD 20 FEB 1938, same source.

 

Burial at Hillside Cemetery in Minneapolis confirmed by Earl Lillestrand in letter dated 28 AUG 2000. DOD from same note. Earl incorrectly notes that the graves are not contiguous.  At the time Ingeborg died, Christian Lillestrand had neither money nor insurance--Earl says his dad was "Lucky Pierre"; he was barely able to scrape together enough for a minimal funeral.  Only one lot could be purchased with Ingeborg died, something Christian Lillestrand was very displeased about, and another bought at the time Christian, himself, died.

 

From notes on FAMILY GROUP SHEET received from Earl H. Lillestrand 14 SEPT 2000:

      Little is known about Christian's boyhood at Lillestrand (a farm on the eastern shore of Maridalsvatnet--Mary's Valley Lake--on the outskirts of Christiana (now Oslo), Norway.  It's a good bet that Christian worked as a farmhand as well as learning the skills of a millwright (as his father was the manager of a saw mill).  At 15, Christian accompanied his step-mother, sister Caroline and half-brother Herman to the US, debarking in Quebec and meeting up with his father and sister Karen.  While the other members of the family appear on the 1870 Census for Madison Township in IA, Christian does not.  It is believed that he married Ingeborg Fredriksdatter Mundale in Decorah, IA.  It is known that he made two failed attempts at homesteading in the vacinity of what is now Bottineau, ND before settling in Minneapolis, MN, where he worked as a carpenter.

 

Received Mary Donohue of Hillside Cemetery:

      Hillside Cemetery can be reached by taking 35W to Stinson Blvd.  Take Stinson Blvd north to HWY # 88; turn right.  Entrance will be on left about a block from the Stinson.

      The plots for Christian and Ingeborg are in Section I. (The owner of their lot is listed as Louis Lillestrand--Earl's dad.  Earl said that when Ingeborg died, his dad only had money for one plot.  Christian raised quite a fuss about only buying one plot, and it appears that Louis did buy the other plot shortly after Ingeborg was buried.) 

      Section I is along the eastern edge of the cemetery.  To find the graves, stand at the SE corner of the section.  Walk 8 rows into the section (travelling east), and then walk to the north to the 23rd and 24th graves (the next set of graves will run in a row perpendicular to the row of graves where Christian and Ingeborg are buried.  Do not go further north than the large stone for Johnson, which lies to the NE of these graves.

      Name: Christian Lillestrand

      Cemetery: Hillside Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN

      Date Buried: 20 APR 1938

      Age: 85

      Lot: N1/2 349

      Section: I   

      Grave: 1 (1'6"F*)

      Interment No.: 20455

            *It appears that the cemetery is marked off in 12'x30' sections, each of which accommodates 8 graves.  And I think the 4'6" relates to the measure from the edge of the plot to the center of the grave.

 

Note: According to info from Earl, it appears that Christian married Ingeborg while using Larsen as his last name; only later did he adopt Lillestrand as his father and siblings had.  Earl suspects that Christian entered the USA either as a stowaway or as a disserter (after hiring on as part of ship's crew).

 

Census Data:

Ancestry.com, Iowa Census, 1838-70, 17 JUN 2001:

Year: 1870 

Surname: LARSEN

Given Name (s): CHRISTIAN

County: Allamakee

State: IA

Page: 277

Township or Other Info: Makee Township

Record Type: Federal Population Schedule

Database: IA 1870 Federal Census Index

ID#: IA018212155

 

 

DOD/Place of death taken from (verified using)

Minnesota Historical Society, Minnesota Death Certificates, 1908-1946, accessed 23 JUL 2001:

DOD: 20 FEB 1938 

County of Death:  Hennepin

Cert ID#: 1938-MN-018358

 

More About Christian Gunnerius Larsen Lillestrand:

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN

 

Marriage Notes for Ingeborg Mundale and Christian Lillestrand:

On 2 JUN 2001, while visiting with Earl H. Lillestrand in MN, he mentioned that he suspected our mutual ancestor, Christian Lillestrand, had married using the name Larsen.  It is known that Christian started using Lillestrand after he entered the US, much later than did his father and siblings.  Following up on that suspicion, I found the following:

 

Ancestry.com, Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900, 17 JUN 2001:

Name: LARSEN, CHRISTIAN

Spouse: FREDRICKSDATER, INGEBER 

Marriage Date: 23 Jun 1877

County: Worth

State:  IA

 

The previous listing for this marriage was: 1876 in Decorah, Winneshiek County, IA.  Decorah would be about 60 miles east of the county seat of Worth County (Northwood).  And it is a pretty fair distance to travel back in the late 1870s.

 

On 28 JUL 2001, At the Mundale-Mondale Reunion, Frost, Faribault County, MN, Earl Lillestrand showed me the Worth County Marriage record for Christian Larsen and Ingeborg Fredricksdater.  The name Mundahl was written above Ingeborg's name at the end of the space for her name.  Earl also tracked down the church records for the now defunct Elk Grove Lutheran Church, Northwood, Worth County, IA.  The records were in Norwegian.

 

Worth Marriage Register Book 1 #368 Date of License: 23 JUN 1877; Date of Marriage 7 JUL 1877; Return of Certificate: 9 JUL 1877; solemnized by LUTHERAN MINISTER.

 

Elk Grove Lutheran Church (Northwood, Worth County, IA) Record. Anno 188 (unclear what this date indicates):  #9, Dare: 7/7 Names of Groom and Bride: Christian Larsen and Ingeborg Mundal; Ages: 23 and 27*; Groom's Parents: Lars Larsen and Christine Gulbrandt; Bride's Parents: Fredrik Pedersen and Martha Johnsdatter.

*If age is correct, Ingeborg would have been born in 1850 instead of 1849.

 

(The following is based on notes received from Earl Lillestrand, 7 AUG 2001.) After Christian and Ingeborg married, there is no clear record of their movements.  Earl Lillestrand now thinks his father, Louis, the couple's oldest child, was born in Northwood, Worth County, IA. If true, the couple was in northern IA for at least one year.  They moved north to Bricelyn by 17 OCT 1880, where their second child, Karl, was born.  Between Karl's birth and 1882, the family moved to the area near Bottineau, ND, where Christian tried to homestead.  Minnie (Wilhemina) was born 31 JAN 1883--probably in MN.  So, it is assumed that the farm failed and they returned to the east.  It is known that the family moved to Mankato, MN by 1888.  A picture of Minnie and her mother, known as Emma, was taken there, as was the last of the children, Arthur, on 26 JAN 1888.  Christian used Minnie's name to obtain a second homestead in ND.  But that venture, too, appears to have failed.  The family would eventually move to Minneapolis where Christian worked as a carpenter.

 

More About Christian Lillestrand and Ingeborg Mundale:

Marriage: July 07, 1877, Elk Grove Lutheran Church, Northwood, Worth County, IA

     

Children of Ingeborg Mundale and Christian Lillestrand are:

+     2              i.   Louis Ferdinand7 Lillestrand, born May 12, 1878 in Northwood, Worth County, IA; died May 07, 1952 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

+     3              ii.   Karl Bernard Lillestrand, born October 17, 1880 in Bricelyn, Faribault County, MN; died August 18, 1942 in Mound, Hennepin County, MN.

       4             iii.   Wilhelmina Charlotte "Minnie" Lillestrand, born January 31, 1883 in probably  MN; died February 02, 1970 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

 

Notes for Wilhelmina Charlotte "Minnie" Lillestrand:

From SSDI (ANCESTRY.COM accessed 19 MAY 2000): for MINNIE LILLESTRAND

SSN: 468-14-1065 (issued MN 1956); last residence: 55404 Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN

DOB: 31 JAN 1883; DOD: FEB 1970

 

Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, Minneapolis: BLK 8; Section 724; Grave 6.

 

Minnie was a tall, thin woman.  She and her cousin Myrtle Noreen often visited Karl Lillestrand's widow, Elizabeth (Christensen Lillestrand) Vant in Columbia Heights.  As kids, we called the pair "Minnie Mouse" and "Myrtle Turtle."  I remember that Aunt Minnie snored.  And that she had an infectious laugh.--RMLeahy, 8 AUG 2001.

 

More About Wilhelmina Charlotte "Minnie" Lillestrand:

Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN

 

+     5             iv.   Arthur Lillestrand, born January 26, 1888 in Mankato, MN; died August 31, 1931 in Upsala, Stearns County, MN.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

      2.  Louis Ferdinand7 Lillestrand (Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born May 12, 1878 in Northwood, Worth County, IA, and died May 07, 1952 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.  He married Margaret Madge Powers April 06, 1904 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN, daughter of Nicholas Powers and Julia Cody.  She was born October 18, 1877 in Shieldsville, MN, and died October 29, 1967 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

 

Notes for Louis Ferdinand Lillestrand:

Received Mary Donohue of Hillside Cemetery:

      A large, black marble monument is in Section H. Section K (west side of road) is kitty-corner from H.  Plot 61 is is mid-way north to south in the section.  In Section Q, to the south, a large marker for Bisset lines up with a row of trees that runs north to south in section K.  Counting from the south, Louis is near the 3rd tree.

      Name: Louis F. Lillestrand

      Cemetery: Hillside Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN

      Date Buried: 7 MAY 1952

      Age: 73

      Lot: SW1/4 61

      Section: K

      Grave: 1 (1'6"F)

      Interment No.: 28838

 

From notes received from Earl Lillestrand, 7 AUG 2001: Louis was a stock manager for General Metalware Company of Minneapolis.  Woodworking was his life-long hobby.

 

Place of birth changed to Northwood, Worth County, IA from Mitchell, IA by Earl Lillestrand in note received 8 AUG 2001.

 

More About Louis Ferdinand Lillestrand:

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN

 

Notes for Margaret Madge Powers:

Name of mother from Earl H. Lillestrand, received 14 SEPT 2000.

 

Received Mary Donohue of Hillside Cemetery:

      A large, black marble monument is in Section H. Section K (west side of road) is kitty-corner from H.  Plot 61 is in the fourth row of graves from the eastern edge, about 2/3rds of the way down the row moving to the south.

      Name: Margaret M. Lillestrand

      Cemetery: Hillside Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN

      Date Buried: 31 OCT 1967

      Age: 89

      Lot: SW1/4 61

      Section: K

      Grave: 2 (4'6"F)

      Interment No.: 38743

 

Obituary courtesy of Hillside Cemetery (Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN), received 15 JUN 2001:

Lillestrand, Margaret M., age 89, of 2710- Kyle Avenue No., formerly of 928 18 1/2 Ave, NE, on Sunday.  Beloved mother of Mrs. Randolph (Bernice) Gabrys, Lake Nebaaamon, Wisc. & Lt.  Col. Earl  H. Lillestrand, USMC, Springfield, Va., 2 granddaughters, Mrs. Donald Barros, Duluth, Minn., Randy Gabrys , Lake Nebaaamon, Wisc., & great grandchild, Robbin Barros, Duluth.  Services 9:15 a.m., Tuesday at the O. E. Larsen Chapel, 2801 Central Ave., NE.  Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Tuesday, Ascension Catholic Church, 1723 Bryant Ave. No.  Interment Hillside Cemetery.  Visitation after 8 p.m. Monday. (last line(s) of notice cut off in copy received)

 

More About Margaret Madge Powers:

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN

 

More About Louis Lillestrand and Margaret Powers:

Marriage: April 06, 1904, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN

     

Children of Louis Lillestrand and Margaret Powers are:

       6              i.   Earl Howard8 Lillestrand, born April 18, 1917 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.  He married Dorothea Miller Scholljegerdes May 16, 1942 in Coronado, CA; born July 10, 1917 in Waseca, MN.

 

Notes for Earl Howard Lillestrand:

U S Marine Corps, 1940-1972. Retired as Lt. Col.  He received a certificate as a Senior Logistics Engineer from the Air Force Logistics Command and was gratduated from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.  After leaving the military, he worked for Sperry Univac for 10 years as a systems engineer before retiring for a second time.He was a consulting liogistics engineer for Honeyweell for 5 years.  From 1966-1987, he was a member of the society of logistics engineers, serving in various capacities: chapter chairman, district director, and international director.

  Since returning to MN in 1972, Earl has been a member of the retired officers association, and has served as chapter president of MN.  His hobbies are woodworking, photography, genealogy, fishing and he sings 2nd bass in the Norwegian Glee Club of Minneapolis.

 

Notes for Dorothea Miller Scholljegerdes:

Served as a nurse in USN, 1941-42, Great Lakes, IL, Naval Training Station.  As a registered nurse, Dorothy has practiced in hospitals in MN, IL, and CA and volunteered at Bethesday Naval Hospital and the Veterans Administrative Medical Center in Minneapolis.  She is an avid gardner, conservationist and photgrapher, and has received many distinguished awards at local and national photo salons.

 

More About Earl Lillestrand and Dorothea Scholljegerdes:

Marriage: May 16, 1942, Coronado, CA

 

+     7              ii.   Bernice Doris Lillestrand, born October 15, 1918 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN; died April 04, 1990 in Lake Nebagamon, Douglas County, WI.

 

 

      3.  Karl Bernard7 Lillestrand (Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born October 17, 1880 in Bricelyn, Faribault County, MN, and died August 18, 1942 in Mound, Hennepin County, MN.  He married Elizabeth Johanna Christensen January 15, 1918 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN, daughter of Hans Christensen and Catherine Schmidt.  She was born November 13, 1895 in Savanna, IL, and died January 05, 1995 in Arden Hills, Ramsey County,  MN.

 

Notes for Karl Bernard Lillestrand:

While some of the information found in the descendant listings for Karl Lillestrand comes from the works of Lester and Maria Mondale and a follow up from Earl H. Lillestrand (3 APR 2000), most of the information found here comes from individuals within this line of the family.  Contributions of specific individuals has been referenced in the notes below.

 

From Earl H. Lillestrand, received 14 SEPT 2000: Karl Lillestrand received only 4 years of formal schooling, but became quite well-read.  When he was a lad, a doctor friend of the family wanted to take Karl on as an apprentice, but his mother thought him too young to leave home.  Karl worked as a farmer most of his life.

 

Gene Pool Records, Ancestry.com, accessed 21 SEPT 2000 gives place of death as Lake Minnetonka, MN.

 

The following brief description of Karl Lillestrand was received from his daughter, Betty Daniels, 21 NOV 2000: "He was a very hard working man and had a fruit farm and always had a large garden at the place at the lake (Lake Minnetonka) in Mound, MN.  His education was limited, but he was so well read and aware of everything.  He realized the importance of a good education and always encouraged us and was able to help us with our school work.  He had Rheumatic Fever as a child which left him with a bad heart.  He died at the age of 59."

 

Summit Park (Cemetery) is a small cemetery on the eastern edge of Wayzata, Hennepin County, MN.  The cemetery is on the south side of MN 12 east of Long Lake.  The graves of Karl (Lillestrand) and Elizabeth (Christensen Lillestrand Vant) are about 2/3 of the way up the hill along the road as it circles along the east side of the cemetery.  The marker is in the second row from the road, and, with any luck, it is graced with a bleeding heart and day lillies (planted 3 JUN 2001) by Jody and Dave Filipi, Bob and Cheryl Leahy, and Mike, Marcia and Christian Regan.

 

DOD/Place of death taken from (verified using)

Minnesota Historical Society, Minnesota Death Certificates, 1908-1946, accessed 23 JUL 2001:

DOD:  18 AUG 1942

County of Death: Hennepin

Cert ID#: -MN-005657

 

More About Karl Bernard Lillestrand:

Burial: Summit Park, Wayzata, Hennepin County, MN

 

Notes for Elizabeth Johanna Christensen:

SSDI Ancestry.com 22 MAY 2001:

ELIZABETH VANT

  SSN 473-26-7320 Residence:  55126  Saint Paul, Ramsey, MN

  Born 13 Nov 1895  

  Died 5 Jan 1995 Issued:  MN (Before 1951)

 

 

According to Kay Leahy, Henry Gosch, Jr., was guardian to all of the Christensen girls.

 

Elizabeth Christensen went to live with Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Friis in Lake Benton, MN.

Andrew Friis was an uncle to Hans Friis Christensen (the brother of his mother, Marie Dorthea Friis).

 

Jørn Frost-Knudsen (in information received 30 JUN 2000) writes: "For many years there was no contact among the six girls, except for Elizabeth and Marie Dorothy.  They met at least once a year when the Friis siblings met at Søren Mikkelsen's in Tyler, MN for Christmas. Sometimes Lizzie also spent summers in Tyler.  At the age of 18, she moved away from the Friis family and finally finds out where her other sisters lived."

 

Elizabeth (Christensen) Lillestrand married Irel G. Vant in 1945, after the death of her first husband, Karl Bernard Lillestrand (1942).  And she was known to my brothers and sisters and me as Gramma Vant.  Gramma Vant was fun.  She enjoyed life and she wanted everyone around her to enjoy it, too.

      When I was very little, the family packed up for two weeks in the summer and headed for Minneapolis.  Back then, Irel Vant was still working (he ran a trucking company), and he got up early.  Gramma got up even earlier to get breakfast going for him.  All of us kids would be asleep in the living room.  Gramma would make her way into the kitchen and turn the light on over the sink.  Then she would turn the tap on the get water for coffee.  That was my cue to get up.  I would step over brothers and sisters and make my way to the kitchen, and I would watch Gramma chop potatoes and cook pork chops or bacon.  When the coffee was ready, she would give each of us some in a big mug.  And we would sit and watch the sky brighten and drink our coffee.  We whispered some, but not much, because Gramma didn't want us to wake anybody else up--although I don't know how any of them slept through frying bacon and percolating coffee.  Once Grampa Vant got up, everyone else did, too.  Grampa Vant didn't know how to do things quietly....

      Gramma Vant's two major cooking tasks for us were lefse and her little dinner rolls.  I'm afraid the secret to her dinner rolls left the earth with her.  I've never been able to duplicate them, and Jody tried to figure out the recipe by watching Gramma whip them up and was never able to get the exact recipe.

      After Grampa Vant retired, they travelled more.  And they played a lot of cards.  Thirty-one and cribbage were favorites. 

      One of Gramma Vant's greatest abilities was in sewing.  She could whip out dresses and shirts faster than anybody I ever saw.  She made almost every dress I ever saw her wear until she was well into her nineties. 

      In the last year or so of her life, I think her biggest disappointment was her loss of sight.  Not only because she could no longer see the people around her, but because she could no longer work her word puzzles.  When Gramma wasn't sewing or cooking, you could pretty much bet she would have a puzzle book and a pencil in hand (--RMLeahy).

 

From Jody (Leahy Filipi): "I am not sure when I first heard the story about Gramma Vant's dad.  All I know is that it was one of the things that made me see Grandma as a true survivor... not just physically, but emotionally, spiritually and all ways, she seemed to be able to rise above what ever circumstances life sent her way." (Received 31 JAN 2001)

 

 

More About Elizabeth Johanna Christensen:

Burial: Summit Park, Wayzata, Hennepin County, MN

 

More About Karl Lillestrand and Elizabeth Christensen:

Marriage: January 15, 1918, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN

     

Children of Karl Lillestrand and Elizabeth Christensen are:

+     8              i.   Inger Elizabeth8 Lillestrand, born February 27, 1919 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

+     9              ii.   Katherine Alvina Lillestrand, born February 24, 1921 in Mound, Hennepin County, MN; died May 28, 1987 in Omaha, Douglas County, NE.

 

 

      5.  Arthur7 Lillestrand (Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born January 26, 1888 in Mankato, MN, and died August 31, 1931 in Upsala, Stearns County, MN.  He married Alice Anderson November 1909, daughter of Nels Anderson and Emma Martinson.  She was born January 08, 1888 in St. Paul, Ramsey County, MN, and died June 03, 1976 in Little Falls, Morrison County, MN.

 

Notes for Arthur Lillestrand:

Owned and operated the Lillestrand Grocery in Upsala, MN until his death in 1931.  His wife continued to operate the store after his death; it was subsequently run by son, Willard "Bud" Lillestrand.

 

DOD/Place of death taken from (verified using)

Minnesota Historical Society, Minnesota Death Certificates, 1908-1946, accessed 23 JUL 2001:

DOD:  31 AUG 1931

County of Death: Stearns

Cert ID#: 1931-MN-014524

 

Notes for Alice Anderson:

From SSDI (ANCESTRY.COM accessed 19 MAY 2000):

SSN: 475-42-7166 (issued MN 1956); last residence: 56345 Little Falls, Morrison, MN

DOB: 8 JAN 1888; DOD: JUN 1976

 

More About Arthur Lillestrand and Alice Anderson:

Marriage: November 1909

     

Children of Arthur Lillestrand and Alice Anderson are:

+     10             i.   Ethel E.8 Lillestrand, born July 05, 1912 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

+     11            ii.   Florence A. Lillestrand, born October 23, 1917 in Alkabo, ND.

+     12           iii.   Willard A. Lillestrand, born December 05, 1919 in Alkabo, ND; died 2000.

+     13           iv.   Fern R. Lillestrand, born April 04, 1928 in Upsala, Morrison County,  MN.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

      7.  Bernice Doris8 Lillestrand (Louis Ferdinand7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born October 15, 1918 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN, and died April 04, 1990 in Lake Nebagamon, Douglas County, WI.  She married Rudolph Frank "Rudy" Gabrys October 15, 1943 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN, son of John Gabrys and Katherine LNU.  He was born October 10, 1918 in Willimantic, CT, and died December 22, 1988 in Duluth, MN.

 

Notes for Bernice Doris Lillestrand:

Death date/place and burial from Earl Lillestrand info received 2 APR 2000.

 

SSDI Ancestry.com 7 AUG 2001:

BERNICE GABRYS

  SSN 472-01-9938 Residence:  54849  Lake Nebagamon, Douglas, WI

  Born 15 Oct 1918

  Died Apr 1990 Issued:  MN (Before 1951)

 

 

More About Bernice Doris Lillestrand:

Burial: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, St. Paul, MN

 

Notes for Rudolph Frank "Rudy" Gabrys:

Corrected DOD/Place of death from

SSDI Ancestry.com 7 AUG 2001:

RUDY GABRYS

  SSN 391-10-4655 Residence:  54849  Lake Nebagamon, Douglas, WI

  Born 10 Oct 1918

  Died 22 Dec 1988 Issued:  WI (Before 1951)

 

Worked as a stock manager for General Metalware Co, Minneapolis, MN.  Woodworking was his life-long hobby.

 

More About Rudolph Frank "Rudy" Gabrys:

Burial: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, St. Paul, MN

 

More About Rudolph Gabrys and Bernice Lillestrand:

Marriage: October 15, 1943, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN

     

Children of Bernice Lillestrand and Rudolph Gabrys are:

+     14             i.   Bonnie Lynette9 Gabrys, born April 19, 1946 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

       15            ii.   Randy Nanette Gabrys, born March 12, 1959 in Robbinsdale, Ramsey County, MN.  She married Ross Axelson in Lake Nebagamon, Douglas County, WII.

 

Notes for Ross Axelson:

Name from Earl Lillestrand info received 2 APR 2000.

 

More About Ross Axelson and Randy Gabrys:

Marriage: Lake Nebagamon, Douglas County, WII

 

 

      8.  Inger Elizabeth8 Lillestrand (Karl Bernard7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born February 27, 1919 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.  She married Dr. Marshall Everette Daniels May 03, 1941 in Chicago, Cook County, IL, son of Samuel Daniels and Mary Erickson.  He was born July 21, 1913 in Chicago, Cook County, IL.

 

Notes for Inger Elizabeth Lillestrand:

Betty has had business training and helped Marshall with his practice for many years.

 

Notes for Dr. Marshall Everette Daniels:

Marshall earned a degree in architecture from Armour (now Illiois) Instituteof Technology; he also has a degree in optometry from the Illinois School of Optometry and practiced in Rockford, IL until retirement. He and his wife went on several missions, including Ecuador.

 

More About Marshall Daniels and Inger Lillestrand:

Marriage: May 03, 1941, Chicago, Cook County, IL

     

Children of Inger Lillestrand and Marshall Daniels are:

+     16             i.   Marcia Lynn9 Daniels, born August 28, 1943 in Chicago, Cook County, IL.

+     17            ii.   Dr. Thomas Allen Daniels, born June 12, 1946 in Chicago, Cook County, IL.

+     18           iii.   Rev. Richard Everett Daniels, born December 06, 1947 in Rockford, Winnebago County, IL.

 

 

      9.  Katherine Alvina8 Lillestrand (Karl Bernard7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born February 24, 1921 in Mound, Hennepin County, MN, and died May 28, 1987 in Omaha, Douglas County, NE.  She married Dr. James Joseph Leahy August 10, 1946 in Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX, son of Justin Leahy and Anna Spellman.  He was born February 27, 1920 in Butternut, Ashland County, WI, and died February 19, 1978 in Omaha, Douglas County, NE.

 

Notes for Katherine Alvina Lillestrand:

Personal knowledge and Omaha World Herald obit.

 

The Kay Leahy I remember was hard working and willing to help anyone and everyone in any way she could.  She worried about others far more than she worried about herself.  One of the projects she became quite involved in after her husband died was the funeral support services of her church.  At the time of her husband's death, the church did not provide as much support to the families as it does now, and I think my mother would be proud of the difference she made in that area of the church's ministry.

      In the kitchen, Mom was a gadget person.  I once told her I was going to invent the electric fork for her, which I thought was hysterically funny at the time (I think I was a freshman in High School--so I was pretty impressed with everything I did then).  She didn't think much of that idea, but she did like her other toys: She had special dishes for every conceivable kind of food preparation, and mechanical devices to help with the same.  There was the noodle maker and salad spinner, the electric juicer, the dehydrater, the magic meal sealer....  And all of the toys were marvelous to behold, but they sure took up a lot of room in the kitchen.  When I came home from college on breaks, the counters would be covered with the contraptions.  And, I would make the mistake of putting them away.  The next morning, she needed almost everything brought back out for some project or another.  What she needed was a bigger kitchen.  If she had had the space, I think my mother would have gladly catered any function anyone wanted to put on.  Mom's forte was dessert: cookies, cakes and pastries (we won't mention the prune torte, as every cook is entitled to a few items that don't quite make the grade...).

      The one thing I would have wished for Mom was more forgiving sense of self.  She didn't share my dad's ability to find humor in the things she did.  That may be my remembering her more after Dad died that before.  I don't think she was ever really happy after Dad died (--RMLeahy).

 

Christened Alvina Katerhine.  Graduated from nursing school with that name.  New birth certificate issued with name Katherine Alvina. 

Birth Certificate for Katherine Alvina Lillestrand

Mound Village, Hennepin County, State of Minnesota

Births for 1921 Recorded 2 MAR 1921 by William McFarland

*Note: Birth Record amended 29 JULY 1946 by R, L, Brown, Deputy Clerk, District Court, 4th Judicial District, Hennepin County, MN

(originally named Alvina Katherine; known thereafter as Kay A.)

 

ssn: 476-10-5967

 

Academic, Military and Professional information

-Member National Honor Society, South High School, Minneapolis (MN) Public Schools, 26 MAY 1937

-Graduated from South High School, Minneapolis (MN) Public Schools, 17 JUN 1938 (diploma)

-Graduated from St. Andrew's Hospital School of Nursing, 1943

-Minnesota Board of Nursing, Registered Nurse, 9 DEC 1943 (#21484; issued to Katherine Alvina Lillestrand)

-American Red Cross Nursing Service, American Red Cross Nurse, 7 FEB 1944 (#148,830; issued to Alvina Katherine Lillestrand)

-Served in ETO as Army nurse: England and France: 78th Field Hospital 22 MAR 1945-23 JUL 1946 (EAME Theatre Ribbon, 2 Oversears Service Bars, Victory Medal; rank 2nd Lt, 22 MAR 1945; promoted to 1st Lt., 4 JUN 1946 (note, papers in the possession of Jody Leahy Filipi, oldest daughter of Kay Leahy, show that there was some confusion in the promotion process with duplicate promotion orders given 27 JUN 1946).

-Separation Record, Army of the United States (serial # N 794 979; rank 1st Lt.)

-Received a BS in nursing from the College of St. Francis in Joliet, IL.

-Attended the University of MN.

-Attended College of St. Mary's, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, 1962-1964.

-State of Nebraska, Professional Registered Nurse, 7 NOV 1978 (#33944)

-Completed course work through St. Anthony's in Minneapolis, MN

 

____________________

Katherine A. "Kay" Leahy

 

LEAHY--Katherine A. (Kay), age 66 years. Widow of the late Dr. James J. Leahy. Survived by her daughters, Mrs. David (Jody) Filipi, Mrs. David (Janet) Janda, Marcia Leahy, all of Omaha; sons, Dr. James D., Overland Park, KS, Lt. Commander Kevin B., San Diego, CA, Dr, Robert M., Levelland, TX, David S., Omaha; mother, Mrs. Elizabeth J. Vant; sister, Mrs. Marshall (Betty) Daniels, Mound, MN; 6 grandchildren.

 

Services, Mon, 8:00 AM, Westside Chapel to St. Pius X Church at 8:30 AM. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. Rosary Sun, 8 PM, Westside Chapel. Memorials to St. Pius X Church, for Kay Leahy, no flowers.

 

John A. Gentleman

Westside Chapel

72nd & Western Avenue, 391-1664

 

--from Omaha World Herald, 31 MAY 1987

[courtesy of Jody (Leahy) Filipi.

____________________

 

 

More About Katherine Alvina Lillestrand:

Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, NE

 

Notes for Dr. James Joseph Leahy:

Personal knowledge and Omaha World Herald obit.

 

The James Leahy I remember was a passionate man with many diverse interests.  In football, he liked the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears and, of course, the Fighting Irish of the University of Notre Dame.  And he disliked teams with an equal intensity, such as the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers.  We had a natural rivalry with the Cornhuskers.  He always told me I didn't know any better.  And I always rooted against the Bears just to give him a hard time.  It was more fun to watch a game when we didn't root for the same teams.

      When I was in high school, Dad and I, and Gramma Vant, when she was in town, would often share a late night cup of coffee and maybe something to go with it (especially when Gramma Vant was in town).  We would half-listen to the news and Johnny Carson, and talk.  The one thing I learned from him is that nothing should be taken too seriously.  That philosophy probably explains why he was so gentle and compassionate.  And why he could laugh at himself with such ease.  And those are the qualities in him I most admire and try (yes, I do try) to emulate.

      Dad said the Irish like to tease those they love.  And he liked to tease all of his children and his wife and his parents and in-laws.  He always did it with a twinkle in his eye.  And I think he hoped we would learn to laugh at ourselves, too (--RMLeahy).

 

Birth Certificate for James Joseph Leahy

State of Wisconsin, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Records

Registered No. 17 County of Ashland, Village of Butternut

Filed 1 MAR 1920 by A. Besse

 

Death Certificate for James J. Leahy

Certificate of Death No: 63538

Omaha-Douglas County Health Department Vital Statistics Section Recorded 22 FEB 1978

by W. R. Jacobson, Registrar

Cause of Death: Acute Myocardial Infarction

 

SSN 395-14-3861

 

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James J. Leahy, MD

 

Rite Wednesday for James Leahy

 

Services for Dr. James J. Leahy, an associate professor of family practice at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine will be at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday in St. Pius X Church.

 

Leahy, 57, of 5718 Seward St., died Sunday, following a heart attack.

 

Survivors include his wife, Kay; sons Kevin, of Oahu, Hawaii, James, Robert and David; daughters, Mrs. David Filipi, Janet and Marcia; and mother, Mrs. Ann Leahy, all of Omaha.

 

The rosary will be recited at 7:30 tonight at Hoffman Mortuary. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

 

--from Omaha World Herald, 21 FEB 1978

[from papers saved by Mrs. Anne C. Leahy,

courtesy of Jody (Leahy) Filipi]

 

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Former Area Physician Died

 

      We just received word that a well-known former resident of this area passed away on February 19, 1978.

      Dr. James J. Leahy, also known to many as "Doctor Jim," died suddenly on Sunday in Omaha, Nebraska.  He suffered a sudden heart attack at his home and was rushed to the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he died.

      A rosary service was held on the evening of February 21.  Dr. Leahy was buried on February 22 in the Calvary Cemetery of Omaha.

      Dr. Leahy was born in Butternut, Wisonsin on February 27, 1920.  He attended St. Anthony's grade school in Park Falls and was a graduate of St. Thomas Military Academy and Notre Dame University.  He received his MD training at Northwestern in Chicago.  During World War II, he served for two years in the Army Medical Corps, first at Fort Sam Houston in Texas and later in Japan.  While in Texas, he married Kay Lillestrand of Minneapolis on August 10, 1945.  Following his discharge, Dr. and Mrs. Leahy moved to Park Falls where he practiced for 12 years with his father, Dr. Justin D. Leahy.  In 1959, they moved to Omaha, where he was involved in private practice until 1975.  He then took a position with the University of Nebraska Medical Center in the Department of Family Practice.

      Surviving are his wife, Kay; children: James, Joan (Mrs. David Filipi), Kevin, Robert, David, Janet and Marcia, all of Omaha; two grandchildren, Paul and Scott; his mother, Ann (sic) C. Leahy and brother, J. Robert Leahy.

      Dr. Leahy was a member of the American Academy of Family Practice, the American Medical Association, the Nebraska Medical Association, the Greater Omaha Medical Society and the Knights of Columbus-Park Falls Council.

 

--from the Park Falls Herald, March 1978

(courtesy of Jody Leahy Filipi, from the papers of Anne C. Leahy)

 

* * *

 

Leahy--James J. MD, age 57 yrs. of 5718 Seward.  Survivors, wife, Kay, sons, Kevin of Oahu, Hawaii, James, Robert and David. Daughters, Mrs. David (Joan) Filipi, Janet and Marcia, all Omaha. 2 grandchildren, mother, Mrs. Anne Leahy, Omaha.  Brother, J. Robert of Rice Lake, Wisc.

      Mass St. Pius the Tenth Church, Wed. 11:15 AM.  Interment Calvary.  Memorials acceptable to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, c/o Dr. Rigby.

      Leo A. Hoffmann

24th and Dodge St. 342-3900

 

--from the Omaha World Herald 22 Feb 1978

(courtesy of Jody Leahy Filipi, from the papers of Anne C. Leahy)

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Academic, Military and Professional Information

-Reserve Officers' Training Corps, Junior Division, St. Thomas Military Academy, Cadet Captain, 11 OCT 1937

-Graduated from St. Thomas Military Academy, St. Paul, MN 4 June 1938 (diploma)

-Graduated from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 10 MAY 1942 (diploma)

-Reserve Corps of the Army, 12 MAy 1943 (rank: private; serial # 16172843

Report of Separation, 12 JUN 1945 (Good Conduct Medal, 28 MAR 1945; rank: private first class: reason for separation: to accept commission as 1st Lt MC AUS)

-Graduated from Northwestern University--Evanston-Chicago (IL) School of Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine 13 June 1945 (diploma)

-Graduated from Northwestern University--Evanston-Chicago (IL) School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine 17 March 1946 (diploma)

Entry into active duty, 25 APR 1946, Medical Officer, General Duty 3100 (rank: captain; serial # 0478647)

-5th Basic Course for Medical Department Officers (15 JUL 1946-7 SEPT 1946: # 2237)

-Internship, Milwaukee County Hospital (Milwaulkee, WI) completed 31 MAR 1946 (letter)

-Orders to report to Madigan General Hospital, Tacoma, WA on 15 APR 1946 received 16 APR 1946, temporary 10-week assignment.

-Service outside the US: 10 OCT 1946-12 DEC 1947 (82nd Field Artillery Battalion, Sitama, Gumma, Japan: Diagnosed and treated all types of medical and surgical patients, conducted routine sick calls and physical inspections of military personnel.  Maintained all pertinent medical administrative records.  Also served as division medical inspector of Headquarters 1st Cavalry Division, Japan.)

Promotion to Captain: 28 MAY 1947

-Report of Separation, 26 DEC 1947, Camp Stoneman, CA (decorations: World War II Victory Medal; Army of Occupation Medal--Japan; note: other miscellaneous military papers in possession of Jody (Leahy) Filipi, oldest daughter of James J. Leahy).

-Certification of Licensure, State of Wisconsin, 26 JAN 1948 (#101220) Written Board Exam Score Average: 85.8%

-Certificate of Licensure, State of Wisconsin, 24 AUG 1959 (#13438)

-Certificate of Ability, State of Nebraska, 1 Sept 1959 (#4850)

-Nebraska Medical License, 1 Sept 1959 (#10,431)

Honorable Discharge, Reserve Commissioned Officer of the Army, 9 FEB 1962 (rank: major)

-He practiced medicine in Park Falls, WI and in Omaha, NE

-Charter Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians, Sept 1972

-Member American Society of Contemporary Medicine and Surgery, 30 June 1975

-Served as a professor on the faculty of the University of Nebraska School of Medicine, Department of Family Practice, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, 1975-1978.

(Note: diplomas and certificates in possession of Jody (Leahy) Filipi, oldest daughter of James J. Leahy.)

 

More About Dr. James Joseph Leahy:

Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, NE

 

Marriage Notes for Katherine Lillestrand and James Leahy:

Marriage License # 172730 State of Texas, County of Bexar

Applied for 8 AUG 1946; Recorded 13 AUG 1946

 

Certificate of Marriage from U S Army

(no numbers to identify it)

 

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Lillestrand-Leahy

 

      The Post Chapel at Fort Sam Houston, Texas was the scene of a very pretty wedding Saturday, August 10 [1946], when at 10:30 Major McEnirny, Chaplain of the Medical Corps of the 9th Army, read the rites in which Miss Katherine Lillestrand, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. J. M. (sic, I. G.) Vant of Minneapolis, became the bride of Lt. James J. Leahy, son of Sr. and Mrs. J. D. Leahy of this city.

      To the strains of the Lohengrin Wedding March the bride approached the altar on the arm of Mr. Vant who gave her in marriage.  She was attired in  an Autralian green suit with a hat and veil to match and her flowers were white orchids.

      Mrs. I. J. Laconik served as the matron of honor for the bride.  She was attired in a deep purple suit with a hat to match and wore lavender orchids.

      Lt. Leahy selected Lt. I. J. Laconik, a classmate at Notre Dame, as his best man and guests were ushered to their places by Lts. George Porter and Thomas Boldt.

      On the main altar, before which the double ring service was read, were large vases of white asters, white gladioli, and tuberoses and huge baskets of the same flowers were on either side of the chancel rail.  During the ceremony, a soloist sang Schubert's "Ave Maria" and the organ played softly throughout the service.

      After the ceremony, the bridal party proceeded to the Mangor Hotel, where the young couple received the congratulations of their friends.  At noon, a wedding breakfast was served to 20 guests in the Rennaissance Room.  The breakfast table was beautifully decorated  with white flowers, huge silver candelabra with white tapers and as a cenbterpiece, a large wedding cake.

      Mrs. Leahy is a graduate of St. Andrew's Hospital, Minneapolis, and spent a year and a half at Wesley Hospital in Chicago before entering service as a Lieutenant in the ANC.  She was in service sixteen months, fourteen of which were spent overseas, and returned from France the latter part of June, when she received her discharge.

      Lt. leahy is a graduate of St. Thomas Military Academy, receiving his bachelor of Science degree from Notre Dame and his Doctor of Medicine from Northwestern.  He is now stationed temporarily at Brooks General Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, and the young couple will reside in San Antonio until Lt. Leahy receives a new assignment.

 

--From the Park Falls Herald, 10 AUG 1946

(courtesy of Jody Leahy Filipi, from the papers of Anne C. Leahy)

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More About James Leahy and Katherine Lillestrand:

Marriage: August 10, 1946, Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX

     

Children of Katherine Lillestrand and James Leahy are:

+     19             i.   Dr. James David9 Leahy, born October 17, 1948 in Park Falls, Price County,  WI; died October 15, 1999 in Overland Park, Johnson County, KS.

+     20            ii.   Joan Elizabeth Leahy, born November 29, 1950 in Park Falls, Price County,  WI.

+     21           iii.   Kevin Bernard Leahy, born April 12, 1952 in Park Falls, Price County, WI.

       22           iv.   Dr. Robert Marshall Leahy, born December 21, 1953 in Park Falls, Price County, WI.  He married Cheryl Fincannon May 30, 1992 in Levelland, Hockley County, TX; born May 24, 1950 in Lubbock, Lubbock County, TX.

 

Notes for Dr. Robert Marshall Leahy:

Birth certificate, Wisconsin State Board of Health, state birth # 148-53-88176, state filing date 7 JAN 1954

 

Baptismal Certificate, St. Anthony's Church, Park Falls, Price County, WI, 31 JAN 1954

 

First Holy Communion Certificate, St. Cecilia's Cathedral, Omaha, Douglas County, NE, 29 OCT 1961

 

Eighth Grade Diploma, St. Cecilia School, Omaha, Douglas County, NE, 28 MAY 1968

 

High School Diploma, Omaha Creighton Prep, Douglas County, NE, 22 MAY 1972

 

Bachelor's Degree, Hastings College, Hastings, Adams County, NE, 16 MAY 1976

 

Master's Degree, TESOL, University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale, Carbondale, Jackson County, IL, AUG 1977

 

Master's Degree, Linguistics, University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale, Carbondale, Jackson County, IL, MAY 1979

 

Ph.D., Psychology, University of Texas Tech, Lubbock, Lubbock County, TX, 20 DEC 1986

 

Outstanding Young Men of America, 1986

 

Who's who in American Education, 1989-90

 

Retired from teaching (professor of psychology) South Plains College, 1997. 

 

Currently working on the great American novel.

 

Notes for Cheryl Fincannon:

Birth Certificate, Texas Department of Health/Bureau of Vital Statistics, registrar's file # 85, state file # 66679, recorded 12 JUN 1950

 

Marriage Notes for Robert Leahy and Cheryl Fincannon:

Marriage License # 7313, issued 12 MAY 1992, 4:15 PM, returned and filed 2 JUN 1992, recorded 2 JUN 1992 in Book 12, Page 236 Marriage Records of Hockley County, TX

 

 

More About Robert Leahy and Cheryl Fincannon:

Marriage: May 30, 1992, Levelland, Hockley County, TX

 

+     23            v.   David Shawn Leahy, born November 30, 1957 in Park Falls, Price County, WI.

+     24           vi.   Janet Anne Leahy, born January 24, 1959 in Park Falls, Price County, WI.

+     25           vii.   Marcia Kay Leahy, born April 25, 1966 in Omaha, Douglas County, NE.

 

 

      10.  Ethel E.8 Lillestrand (Arthur7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born July 05, 1912 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.  She married Kenneth Nelson August 27, 1938 in Upsala, MN, son of John Nelson and Caroline Bodine.  He was born April 12, 1912 in Upsala, MN.

 

Notes for Ethel E. Lillestrand:

Ethel and her husband farmed near Burtrum, MN, until they retired; she also worked as a cook at Camp Lebanon.

 

More About Kenneth Nelson and Ethel Lillestrand:

Marriage: August 27, 1938, Upsala, MN

     

Children of Ethel Lillestrand and Kenneth Nelson are:

+     26             i.   Karen A.9 Nelson, born May 30, 1940 in Little Falls, MN.

+     27            ii.   Wesley K. Nelson, born August 03, 1941 in Little Falls,MN.

+     28           iii.   Lloyd A. Nelson, born December 10, 1942 in Little Falls, MN.

 

 

      11.  Florence A.8 Lillestrand (Arthur7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born October 23, 1917 in Alkabo, ND.  She married (1) David L. Kasell April 18, 1942 in Ann Arbor, MI, son of Carl Kasell and Mae.  He was born March 02, 1921 in Henning, MN, and died July 15, 1977 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.  She married (2) Manfred Shodeen November 07, 1979 in IA, son of Olaf Shodeen and Anna Pearson.  He was born March 22, 1909 in Upsala, Morrison County, MN, and died November 05, 1995 in Upsala, Morrison County, MN.

 

Notes for David L. Kasell:

Parents' names received from Earl H. Lillestrand, 14 SEPT 2000.  In Earl's notes, the following additional info is found: One time realtor, at the time of his death, David Kasell worked for Perkins Restaurants advising on restaurant locations.

 

More About David Kasell and Florence Lillestrand:

Marriage: April 18, 1942, Ann Arbor, MI

 

Notes for Manfred Shodeen:

Date of death  from Earl Lillestrand info received 2 APR 2000.

 

SSDI Ancestry.com 4 JAN 2001:

SSN 318-03-3522

 

More About Manfred Shodeen and Florence Lillestrand:

Marriage: November 07, 1979, IA

     

Children of Florence Lillestrand and David Kasell are:

+     29             i.   Darlene M.9 Kasell, born January 24, 1943 in Little Falls, MN.

+     30            ii.   Joan M. Kasell, born November 11, 1944 in Little Falls, MN.

 

 

      12.  Willard A.8 Lillestrand (Arthur7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born December 05, 1919 in Alkabo, ND, and died 2000.  He married Esther Martson August 01, 1941 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN, daughter of Jacob Martson and Johannah Pesola.  She was born July 21, 1921 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

 

Notes for Willard A. Lillestrand:

Owned and operated Lillestrand Grocery in Upsala, MN.  He was a member of the Village Council, a director of the Upsala Farmers State Bank, a member of the Lions Club, a trustee of the Community Covenant Church and a past councilman of the Boy Scouts of America.  He also served as a volunteer fireman.

 

More About Willard Lillestrand and Esther Martson:

Marriage: August 01, 1941, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN

     

Children of Willard Lillestrand and Esther Martson are:

+     31             i.   Ward W.9 Lillestrand, born September 14, 1942 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

+     32            ii.   Daniel Lillestrand, born November 26, 1943 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

 

 

      13.  Fern R.8 Lillestrand (Arthur7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born April 04, 1928 in Upsala, Morrison County,  MN.  She married (1) Walter Patrick Clear, Jr. January 05, 1947 in Spokane, WA, son of Walter Patrick and Mary Gaspar.  He was born June 21, 1928 in Carroll, IA, and died September 14, 1973 in Iola, KA.  She married (2) Frank J. Socha February 03, 1977 in Omaha, NE.  He was born February 20, 1919, and died September 03, 1982 in Omaha, NE.  She married (3) Jim Heins February 2000.  He was born November 20, 1925 in Upsala, Morrison County, MN, and died December 12, 2000 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

 

More About Walter Clear and Fern Lillestrand:

Marriage: January 05, 1947, Spokane, WA

 

Notes for Frank J. Socha:

SSDI accessed on Ancestry.com 21 SEPT 2000:

SSN: 508-05-3994 LKR: Council Bluffs, Pattowatamie County, IA.

DOB from this source.

 

More About Frank Socha and Fern Lillestrand:

Marriage: February 03, 1977, Omaha, NE

 

Notes for Jim Heins:

Spelling of last name corrected by Fern (Lillestrand) Heins, received 28 AUG 2001.  Place of birth based on comment in the note from Fern.

 

SSDI, Ancestry.com, 30 AUG 2001:

JAMES HEINS

  SSN 469-30-4559 Residence:  55403  Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN

  Born 20 Nov 1925  

  Died 12 Dec 2000 Issued:  MN (Before 1951)

 

 

More About Jim Heins and Fern Lillestrand:

Marriage: February 2000

     

Children of Fern Lillestrand and Walter Clear are:

+     33             i.   Brenda F.9 Clear, born April 21, 1948 in Spokane, WA.

+     34            ii.   Steven P. Clear, born October 04, 1950 in St. Cloud, MN.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

      14.  Bonnie Lynette9 Gabrys (Bernice Doris8 Lillestrand, Louis Ferdinand7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born April 19, 1946 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.  She married (1) Donald Gilbert Baros February 27, 1965 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.  He was born May 23, 1945 in Blooming Prairie, MN.  She married (2) Dean Saul Aft. 1966. 

 

Notes for Donald Gilbert Baros:

Last name may be spelled BARROS. Spelling used her from Earl H. Lillestrand, received 14 SEPT 2000.

 

Donald Baros has an engineering degree from Brown Institute in Minneapolis; he works for Northwest Telephonies Products of Minneapolis.

 

More About Donald Baros and Bonnie Gabrys:

Divorce: Emporia, KS

Marriage: February 27, 1965, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN

 

More About Dean Saul and Bonnie Gabrys:

Marriage: Aft. 1966

     

Child of Bonnie Gabrys and Donald Baros is:

       35             i.   Robert Paul10 Baros, born May 05, 1966 in Duluth, MN.

 

 

      16.  Marcia Lynn9 Daniels (Inger Elizabeth8 Lillestrand, Karl Bernard7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born August 28, 1943 in Chicago, Cook County, IL.  She married Craig Gunnar Kronholm August 21, 1965 in St. Paul, MN, son of Gunnar Kronholm and Elna Holm.  He was born June 20, 1943 in Crookston, MN.

 

Notes for Marcia Lynn Daniels:

Marcia suffered from polio when she was a child.

 

Marcia graduated from Bethel College in St. Paul, MN, 1966.

 

Notes for Craig Gunnar Kronholm:

Graduated from Bethel College in St. Paul, MN.  Former banker.

 

More About Craig Kronholm and Marcia Daniels:

Marriage: August 21, 1965, St. Paul, MN

     

Children of Marcia Daniels and Craig Kronholm are:

       36             i.   Ross Gunnar10 Kronholm, born March 12, 1977 in St. Paul, MN.

       37            ii.   Leah Nan Kronholm, born August 30, 1982 in Pusan, Korea.

 

Notes for Leah Nan Kronholm:

Adopted daughter.  Birth date corrected from 1981 using Earl Lillestrand info received 2 APR 2000.

 

       38           iii.   Scott Craig Kronholm, born November 09, 1983 in St. Paul, MN.

 

 

      17.  Dr. Thomas Allen9 Daniels (Inger Elizabeth8 Lillestrand, Karl Bernard7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born June 12, 1946 in Chicago, Cook County, IL.  He married Nicola Ellen Branca September 07, 1968 in Rockford, Winnebago County, IL, daughter of Harry Branca and Betty Larson.  She was born November 13, 1949 in Rockford, Winnebago County, IL.

 

Notes for Dr. Thomas Allen Daniels:

Thomas graduated from Rockford College, Rockford, IL, and from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; he has done post-graduate work in orthodontics and practices this specialty in Rockford, IL.

 

Notes for Nicola Ellen Branca:

Information on the ancestry of Nicola (Branca) Daniels received from same 27 MAR 2000. Middle name from Nicola (Branca) Daniels 26 APR 2000.

 

More About Thomas Daniels and Nicola Branca:

Marriage: September 07, 1968, Rockford, Winnebago County, IL

     

Children of Thomas Daniels and Nicola Branca are:

       39             i.   Aimee Kristine10 Daniels, born April 26, 1974 in St. Paul, MN.

       40            ii.   Ryan Marshall Daniels, born August 19, 1976 in St. Paul, MN.  He married Nicole Grace Woodard August 07, 1999 in Marilla, New York (near Niagara Falls); born January 15, 1977.

 

Notes for Ryan Marshall Daniels:

DOB correction from Nicola (Branca) Daniels 26 APR 2000.

 

Notes for Nicole Grace Woodard:

Information on the ancestry of Nicole Grace (Woodard) Daniels received from Nicola (Branca) Daniels 27 MAR 2000.  DOB from Nicola (Branca) Daniels 26 APR 2000.

 

More About Ryan Daniels and Nicole Woodard:

Marriage: August 07, 1999, Marilla, New York (near Niagara Falls)

 

       41           iii.   Brett Thomas Daniels, born November 04, 1983 in Rockford, Winnebago County, IL.

 

 

      18.  Rev. Richard Everett9 Daniels (Inger Elizabeth8 Lillestrand, Karl Bernard7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born December 06, 1947 in Rockford, Winnebago County, IL.  He married Nicolette Leann Weber August 05, 1972 in Greeley, CO, daughter of Richard Weber and Geraldine Stroh.  She was born April 29, 1951 in Greeley, CO.

 

Notes for Rev. Richard Everett Daniels:

Place of birth from Earl Lillestrand info received 2 APR 2000.

 

Dick graduated from both Trinity College (BA) and Loyola College in Chicago, IL (MA) in counseling.  He has a Doctor of Ministry from Bethel College.  He currently ministers in the Twin Cities area.

 

Dick was ordained as a Baptist minister on 23 MAY 1976 at Temple Baptist Church, Rockford, Winnebago County, IL

 

Notes for Nicolette Leann Weber:

Nikki graduated from Trinity College in Chicago, IL.

 

More About Richard Daniels and Nicolette Weber:

Marriage: August 05, 1972, Greeley, CO

     

Children of Richard Daniels and Nicolette Weber are:

       42             i.   Andrea Lanae10 Daniels, born March 02, 1977 in St. Paul, MN.

 

Notes for Andrea Lanae Daniels:

Middle name may be spelled LINAE.

 

       43            ii.   Troy Richard Daniels, born September 28, 1979 in St. Paul, MN.

       44           iii.   Krista LeAnn Daniels, born January 31, 1983 in St. Paul, MN.

 

Notes for Krista LeAnn Daniels:

Graduated from Mounds View High School, Shoreview, Ramsey County, MN, JUN 2001.

 

 

      19.  Dr. James David9 Leahy (Katherine Alvina8 Lillestrand, Karl Bernard7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born October 17, 1948 in Park Falls, Price County,  WI, and died October 15, 1999 in Overland Park, Johnson County, KS.  He married Marjorie Ann Cartella August 07, 1971 in Kansas City, MO, daughter of Joseph Cartella and Grace Capra.  She was born October 21, 1952 in Kansas City, Jackson County, MO.

 

Notes for Dr. James David Leahy:

Personal correspondence and Kansas City Star obit from 17 OCT 1999.

 

Graduated from Creighton Prep, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, 1967.

Graduated from Creighton University, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, 1970.

Served four years in the Army: stationed in Mineral Wells, TX. and Fort Knox, KY.

Graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, 197?: MA psychology.

Graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical School, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, 1979 Residency: Reconstructive Plastic Srugery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Johnson County, Kansas.

 

He practiced medicine in Overland Park, Johnson County, KS.

____________________

In Memoriam

 

James D. Leahy, MD

 

Dr. James D. Leahy, 50, Overland Park, KS, died Friday, October 15, 1999 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, October 18, at Church of the Ascension, 9510 W. 127th, Overland Park, KS; burial in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, where a Rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. at D. W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS, 66210. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Rockhurst High School or to Medical Missions Foundation c/o the funeral home.

 

Dr. Leahy was born October 17, 1948, in Park Falls, WI, the son of Dr. James J. and Katherine (Lillestrand) Leahy. He attended Creighton University in Omaha, NE, where he received his B.A. and then received his M. D. from the University of Nebraska. He served his residency in general and plastic surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center and had a private practice in Overland Park, KS, for 15 years. Dr. Leahy was a member of the Church of the Ascension, active coach in the Blue Valley Junior Athletic Association, traveled overseas with the Medical Missions Foundation and was an Eagle Scout. Dr. Leahy also served in the United States Army. He married Marjorie A. (Cartella) Leahy on August 7, 1971, in Kansas City, MO. She survives of the home. Other survivors include three sons, Paul J. Leahy, and fiancé Juli Paugh, Eric J. Leahy, all of Overland Park, KS, and Scott J. Leahy, and his wife Jami (Nelson) Leahy, of Phoenix, AZ; three brothers, Kevin Leahy, of New London, CT, Robert Leahy, of Carrollton, TX, and David Leahy, of Omaha, NE; three sisters, Jody Filipi, Janet Janda, and Marcia Regan, all of Omaha. He is also survived by Dr. Bruce and Mary Ann (Cartella) Cappo, of Overland Park, KS; and many loving relatives and friends. (Arrangements: D. W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel)

 

The Kansas City Star // October 17, 1999 // Section B, page 7

 

* * *  

 

IN MEMORIUM

James David Leahy, M.D. (1948-1999)

 

On October 15, 1999, the Medical Missions Foundation lost a loyal and valuable member of its surgical team, Dr. Jim Leahy. It was a sudden and shocking loss, for he was such a young, dedicated and talented physician.

 

In 1996, Dr. Jim Leahy was the only plastic surgeon on the Foundation's inaugural medical mission to the Philippines. Dr. Leahy not only reconstructed birth defects in poverty-stricken children, he performed the best possible operations for the best possible results. Again in 1997 and 1998, the children of Guatemala and Vietnam respectively were the recipients of his care and attention. As we go to Bohol, Philippines on November 4, 1999, we will miss him deeply.

 

Jim's dedication to his family and his work had far-reaching implications. He brought his son, Paul, now a medical student at KU medical Center, on both Medical Missions Foundation's Missions, instilling in him his own selfless, caring nature. Jim was a fun person to be with and a marvel to work with," Armi Holcomb, R. N. recalls. "Jim stayed past midnight to care for a Filipino girl after surgery, missing an official party given in our honor."

 

Dr. John Romito, another member of the team remembers Jim, "He was a sincere, giving, caring, and devoted person. He always prepared himself well for his patients' care."

 

Upon his passing, Jim's wife, Margie, sons Paul, Scott and Eric, and daughter-in-law, Jami, designated the Medical Missions Foundation as a recipient of memorials in lieu of flowers. The donations will be matched by the Foundation to create an endowment fund known as "The James D. Leahy, M. D., Travel Grant Fund." Proceeds from the fund will allow nurses to attend future missions to the impoverished countries that Jim visited and served. Donations are still being accepted for this Fund.

 

received from Medical Missions Foundation

912 Burning Tree Drive

Kansas City, MO 64145

6 November 1999

____________________

 

More About Dr. James David Leahy:

Burial: Johnson County Memorial Park, Overland Park, Kansas

 

More About James Leahy and Marjorie Cartella:

Marriage: August 07, 1971, Kansas City, MO

     

Children of James Leahy and Marjorie Cartella are:

       45             i.   Paul James10 Leahy, born February 13, 1973 in Fort Knox,  Hardin County, KY.  He married Juli Jo Paugh June 10, 2000 in Independence, KS; born October 11, 1970 in Wichita, KS (Wesley Hospital).

 

Notes for Paul James Leahy:

Academic and Professional:

-Graduated from Rockhurst HS, Kansas City, MO, 1991

-BA from Kansas U, Lawrence, KS, 1995

-MA from U of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, 1997

-Medical Student, U of KS Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, 1998-present

(Information received from Juli Paugh Leahy 20 NOV 2000)

 

Notes for Juli Jo Paugh:

Academic and Professional:

-Graduated from Independence HS, Independence, KS, 1989

-BA from Kansas U, Lawrence, KS, 1993

-MPA from U of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, 1999

-Currently employed as Assistant to the Vice-Provost for Research/Dean, School of Graduate Studies in the Office of Graduate Faculties and Research, U of Missouri-Kansas City

(Information received from Juli Paugh Leahy 20 NOV 2000)

 

More About Paul Leahy and Juli Paugh:

Marriage: June 10, 2000, Independence, KS

 

       46            ii.   Scott Justin Leahy, born October 14, 1976 in Omaha, Douglas County, NE.  He married Jami Lynn Nelson July 10, 1999 in Overland Park, Johnson County, KS; born January 20, 1977 in Fulton, MO.

 

Notes for Scott Justin Leahy:

Academic and Professional:

-Graduated from Rockhurst High School (Kansas City, MO) in 1995.

-Graduated summa cum laude from Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS) with degree in electrical engineering in 1999.

-Currently working as an electrical engineer for Motorola in Chandler, AZ.

-Currently pursuing master's degree from Stanford University through online education.

(Received from Jami Nelson Leahy 26 NOV 2000)

 

Notes for Jami Lynn Nelson:

Information for Jami Nelson Leahy's family taken from information originally pre- pared by W. O. Nelson, 26 JUL 1980; updated 27 JUN 1993; updated 21 SEPT 1999 ; information provided by Jami Nelson Leahy 1 OCT 1999.

 

Academic and Professional:

-Graduated from Hiawatha High School (Hiawatha, KS) in 1995 (valedictorian).

-Graduated summa cum laude from Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS) with degrees in public relations and print journalism in 1998.

-Currently working as a public relations specialist for Valley Lutheran Medical Center and Lutheran Heart Hospital in Mesa, AZ.

(Received from Jami Nelson Leahy 26 NOV 2000)

 

More About Scott Leahy and Jami Nelson:

Marriage: July 10, 1999, Overland Park, Johnson County, KS

 

       47           iii.   Eric Joseph Leahy, born October 13, 1979 in Kansas City, Johnson County, KS.

 

 

      20.  Joan Elizabeth9 Leahy (Katherine Alvina8 Lillestrand, Karl Bernard7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born November 29, 1950 in Park Falls, Price County,  WI.  She married Dr. David Hillman Filipi November 28, 1975 in Omaha, Douglas County, NE, son of Paul Filipi and Frances Archer.  He was born January 08, 1949 in Omaha, Douglas County, NE.

 

Notes for Joan Elizabeth Leahy:

Personal correspondence, OCT 1999

 

Joan Elizabeth has been called Jody since mid 1960's.

 

Graduated from Cathedral High School, Omaha, Dounglas County, Nebraska, 1968.

Graduated from University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, 1973: MA in Speech Pathology.

Graduated from Bethel Seminary, St. Paul, Ramsey County, MN, JUN 2001; Master of Divinity

 

Jody is a past-president of the Nabraska's children's chorus.

 

 

Notes for Dr. David Hillman Filipi:

David graduated from Benson High in Omaha.

He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he also went to Medical School.

He completed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE.

He is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice, and he practices medicine in the Omaha, NE area.

 

More About David Filipi and Joan Leahy:

Marriage: November 28, 1975, Omaha, Douglas County, NE

     

Children of Joan Leahy and David Filipi are:

       48             i.   Kristin Brita10 Filipi, born September 12, 1978 in Omaha, Douglas County, NE.

 

Notes for Kristin Brita Filipi:

Kristin goes by the name Krys. 

 

From an early age, she appeared in several theatrical productions in Omaha.

 

Krys graduated from the University of Michigan, Spring 2001.

 

       49            ii.   James Bohdan Filipi, born February 09, 1983 in Omaha, Douglas County, NE.

 

Notes for James Bohdan Filipi:

James goes by the name Jay.  The middle name, Bohdan, is pronounced Boke-don; it's Czech for Theodore.

 

Awarded Eagle Scout 17 NOV 1998 (ceremony 7 MAR 1999).

Graduated from HS, Omaha, Douglas County, NE, Spring 2001.

 

 

      21.  Kevin Bernard9 Leahy (Katherine Alvina8 Lillestrand, Karl Bernard7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born April 12, 1952 in Park Falls, Price County, WI.  He married Judith Marie Ryan August 07, 1976 in Sacramento, Sacramento County, CA, daughter of William Ryan and Josephine Arnott.  She was born July 06, 1954 in Denver, Denver County,  CO.

 

Notes for Kevin Bernard Leahy:

Kevin was born on Easter Sunday.

 

Personal correspondence, OCT 1999.

 

Wisconsin Birth Certificate

Kevin Bernard Leahy

#148-52-44308 Park Falls, Price County, Wisconsin

 

Graduated from Creighton Prep, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, 1970.

Graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BS in engineering.

Graduated from the University of California with a MS.

ROTC Scholarship.  Career Navy: Nuclear Submarine Commander, Commandant of Submarine Training Base.

 

Retired Navy.  Now works in private, corporate sector in Omaha, NE.

 

Notes for Judith Marie Ryan:

Year of Birth/Place of Birth corrected 9 FEB 2000; info received from Judith Ryan Leahy 8 FEB 2000.

 

Colorado Birth Certificate

Judith Marie Ryan

#105-54-20521 Denver, Denver County, Colorado

 

Marriage Notes for Kevin Leahy and Judith Ryan:

Marriage License Registry:

#65622 Sacramento, Sacramento County, CA

marriage date: 7 AUG 1976

 

Place of Marriage corrected 20 JUN 2000; info received from Judy Ryan Leahy in letter dated 11 JUN 2000.

 

More About Kevin Leahy and Judith Ryan:

Marriage: August 07, 1976, Sacramento, Sacramento County, CA

     

Children of Kevin Leahy and Judith Ryan are:

       50             i.   James Thomas10 Leahy, born September 04, 1988 in Ft. Belvior, VA.

 

Notes for James Thomas Leahy:

Place of Birth corrected 9 FEB 2000; info received from Judith Ryan Leahy 8 FEB 2000.

 

       51            ii.   Michelle Elizabeth Leahy, born July 03, 1990 in Bremerton, WA.

 

Notes for Michelle Elizabeth Leahy:

Place of Birth corrected 9 FEB 2000; info received from Judith Ryan Leahy 8 FEB 2000.

 

 

      23.  David Shawn9 Leahy (Katherine Alvina8 Lillestrand, Karl Bernard7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born November 30, 1957 in Park Falls, Price County, WI.  He married Karen Sue Lydick May 26, 1984 in Omaha, Douglas County,  NE, daughter of John Lydick and Joyce Langenegger.  She was born July 18, 1958 in Oakland, NE.

 

Notes for David Shawn Leahy:

Personal knowledge; personal correspondence.

 

Graduated from Creighton Prep, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, 1976.

Graduated from University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.

 

David currently works as an auto mechanic in Omaha, NE.

 

Notes for Karen Sue Lydick:

Karen works for the Marriott Corp. in Omaha.

 

Marriage Notes for David Leahy and Karen Lydick:

Date corrected from 16 MAY to 26 MAY; correction received from David S. Leahy 21 NOV 2000.

 

More About David Leahy and Karen Lydick:

Marriage: May 26, 1984, Omaha, Douglas County,  NE

     

Children of David Leahy and Karen Lydick are:

       52             i.   Sean David10 Leahy, born May 01, 1988 in Omaha, Douglas County, NE.

       53            ii.   Siobhan Elaine Leahy, born February 16, 1991 in Omaha, Douglas County, NE.

       54           iii.   Shane Ryan Leahy, born May 04, 1993 in Omaha, Douglas County, NE.

 

 

      24.  Janet Anne9 Leahy (Katherine Alvina8 Lillestrand, Karl Bernard7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born January 24, 1959 in Park Falls, Price County, WI.  She married David Allen Janda August 10, 1985 in Omaha, Douglas County,  NE, son of John Janda and Constance Turnbow.  He was born December 01, 1957 in Omaha, Douglas County, NE.

 

Notes for Janet Anne Leahy:

Personal knowledge; personal correspondence.

 

Graduated from Marian High School, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.

Graduated from the College of Saint Mary's, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska (business administration)

 

Janet works for the Marriott Corp. in Omaha.

 

Notes for David Allen Janda:

David works for Ameristar in Omaha.

 

More About David Janda and Janet Leahy:

Marriage: August 10, 1985, Omaha, Douglas County,  NE

     

Children of Janet Leahy and David Janda are:

       55             i.   Megan Siobhan10 Janda, born November 17, 1986 in Omaha, Douglas County, NE.

       56            ii.   Kyle David Janda, born June 20, 1990 in Omaha, Douglas County, NE.

 

 

      25.  Marcia Kay9 Leahy (Katherine Alvina8 Lillestrand, Karl Bernard7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born April 25, 1966 in Omaha, Douglas County, NE.  She married Michael Robert Regan June 03, 1989 in Omaha, Douglas County, NE, son of Michael Regan and Carolyn Jones.  He was born September 24, 1962 in Council Bluffs, IA.

 

Notes for Marcia Kay Leahy:

Personal knowledge; personal correspondence.

 

Graduated from Marian High School, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, 1984

Graduated from Hastings College, Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska, 1988 (Music/English Education)

 

Marcia currently teaches at St. Bernard's Catholic School in Omaha, NE.

 

Marcia K. Leahy:

Birth Certificate: #268683

Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

Omaha-Douglas County Health Department

Vital Statistics Section

DOB: 25 APR 1966

Registrar: O. D. Lyman, received May 3, 1966

 

Notes for Michael Robert Regan:

Information on Michael Regan's ancestry from Marcia Leahy Regan 11 SEPT 1999.

 

Michael R. Regan: 

Birth Certificate: #114-62-44858

DOB: 24 SEPT 1962

Council Bluffs, Iowa

State of Iowa

Bureau of Vital Statistics 

Registrar: Myrtle Filingham, received 4 OCT 1962

 

Marriage Notes for Marcia Leahy and Michael Regan:

Michael R. Regan and Marcia K. Leahy

Wedding License: #01-89-1460

Omaha,  Douglas County, Nebraska  

 

More About Michael Regan and Marcia Leahy:

Marriage: June 03, 1989, Omaha, Douglas County, NE

     

Child of Marcia Leahy and Michael Regan is:

       57             i.   Christian Michael10 Regan, born November 21, 1990 in Omaha, Douglas County, NE.

 

Notes for Christian Michael Regan:

Christian M. Regan: 

Birth Certificate: #126-483861  

Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

Omaha-Douglas County Health Department

Vital Statistics Section

DOB: 21 NOV 1990

Registrar: Daniel J. Worthing, M.P.H., received 12 DEC 1990

 

 

      26.  Karen A.9 Nelson (Ethel E.8 Lillestrand, Arthur7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born May 30, 1940 in Little Falls, MN.  She married George Shindler December 30, 1961 in Upsala, MN, son of George Shindler and Vlasta Ryzak.  He was born October 01, 1939 in Virginia, MN.

 

More About George Shindler and Karen Nelson:

Marriage: December 30, 1961, Upsala, MN

     

Children of Karen Nelson and George Shindler are:

       58             i.   Michael10 Shindler, born October 03, 1965.  He married Jeanne LNU.

 

Notes for Jeanne LNU:

Name from Earl Lillestrand info received 2 APR 2000.

 

       59            ii.   Wendy Shindler, born December 17, 1967.  She married Ray Bjorseth in Emporia, KS.

 

More About Ray Bjorseth and Wendy Shindler:

Marriage: Emporia, KS

 

 

      27.  Wesley K.9 Nelson (Ethel E.8 Lillestrand, Arthur7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born August 03, 1941 in Little Falls,MN.  He married Judi Greiner April 15, 1967 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN, daughter of George Greiner and Ellen Wenzel.  She was born June 08, 1946 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

 

Notes for Wesley K. Nelson:

Graduate of Western Bible School in Denver, CO; Evangelistic Pastor for Open Air Campaigners.

 

Notes for Judi Greiner:

Names of parents received from Earl H. Lillestrand 13 NOV 2000.

 

More About Wesley Nelson and Judi Greiner:

Marriage: April 15, 1967, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN

     

Children of Wesley Nelson and Judi Greiner are:

       60             i.   John W.10 Nelson, born March 04, 1968.

       61            ii.   Kathi A. Nelson, born June 08, 1969.  She married Don Graffam June 13, 1998.

 

Notes for Don Graffam:

Last name originally spelled GRIFFAM, as found in Lester and Maria Mondale's book; GRAFFAM spelling from Earl H. Mondale, received 14 SEPT 2000.

 

Marriage Notes for Kathi Nelson and Don Graffam:

Date received from Earl H. Lillestrand 13 NOV 2000.

 

More About Don Graffam and Kathi Nelson:

Marriage: June 13, 1998

 

+     62           iii.   Kristi K. Nelson, born July 24, 1970.

 

 

      28.  Lloyd A.9 Nelson (Ethel E.8 Lillestrand, Arthur7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born December 10, 1942 in Little Falls, MN.  He married (1) Judy Richards June 15, 1963 in Rapid City, SD, daughter of Edgar Richards and Ilo Youngblood.  She was born February 17, 1943 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN, and died 1995.  He married (2) Zellie Chen Aft. 1995. 

 

More About Lloyd Nelson and Judy Richards:

Marriage: June 15, 1963, Rapid City, SD

 

More About Lloyd Nelson and Zellie Chen:

Marriage: Aft. 1995

     

Child of Lloyd Nelson and Judy Richards is:

+     63             i.   Cary H.10 Nelson, born October 10, 1963.

 

 

      29.  Darlene M.9 Kasell (Florence A.8 Lillestrand, Arthur7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born January 24, 1943 in Little Falls, MN.  She married Edward Pagel October 03, 1967 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN, son of LaVern Pagel and Marian Aaker.  He was born October 27, 1942 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

 

Marriage Notes for Darlene Kasell and Edward Pagel:

In info from Earl Lillestrand received 3 APR 2000 a partial wedding date of 3 OCT is given.  Year of marriage, 1967, received from Florence (Lillestrand) Shodeen, 25 AUG 2001.

 

More About Edward Pagel and Darlene Kasell:

Marriage: October 03, 1967, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN

     

Children of Darlene Kasell and Edward Pagel are:

+     64             i.   Daniel10 Pagel, born February 18, 1968.

+     65            ii.   Rebecca Pagel, born October 28, 1969.

 

 

      30.  Joan M.9 Kasell (Florence A.8 Lillestrand, Arthur7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born November 11, 1944 in Little Falls, MN.  She married (1) Dean Grandlund January 08, 1963 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.  He was born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.  She married (2) Deane Ries March 06, 1970 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN, son of Clayton Ries and Grace Anderson.  He was born April 05, 1938 in Brea, CA, and died June 14, 1988.

 

More About Dean Grandlund and Joan Kasell:

Divorce: Bef. 1970

Marriage: January 08, 1963, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN

 

Notes for Deane Ries:

DOD from Florence (Lillestrand) Shodeen, 25 AUG 2001.

 

SSDI, Ancestry.com, 30 AUG 2001:

D RIES

  SSN 567-46-2975 

  Born 5 Apr 1938     

  Died 15 Jun 1988 Issued:  CA (1952)

 

 

More About Deane Ries and Joan Kasell:

Marriage: March 06, 1970, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN

     

Children of Joan Kasell and Dean Grandlund are:

+     66             i.   Lori L. Grandlund10 Ries, born July 27, 1963 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

+     67            ii.   Scott L. Grandlund Ries, born February 10, 1967.

 

     

Child of Joan Kasell and Deane Ries is:

       68             i.   Eric10 Ries, born October 21, 1971 in Salem, OH.

 

Notes for Eric Ries:

Place of birth from Florence (Lillestrand) Shodeen, 25 AUG 2001.

 

 

      31.  Ward W.9 Lillestrand (Willard A.8, Arthur7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born September 14, 1942 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.  He married Sandra Kay Gobernatz August 30, 1969 in Upsala, MN, daughter of Adam Gobernatz and Violet Bloxom.  She was born August 12, 1951 in Grey Eagle, MN.

 

Notes for Ward W. Lillestrand:

Salesman for Stewart Sandwich Co.

 

More About Ward Lillestrand and Sandra Gobernatz:

Marriage: August 30, 1969, Upsala, MN

     

Children of Ward Lillestrand and Sandra Gobernatz are:

       69             i.   Kimberly10 Lillestrand, born February 18, 1971.

       70            ii.   Amy Marie Lillestrand, born June 29, 1973.  She married Robert Mertens August 21, 1998.

 

More About Robert Mertens and Amy Lillestrand:

Marriage: August 21, 1998

 

 

      32.  Daniel9 Lillestrand (Willard A.8, Arthur7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born November 26, 1943 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.  He married Diane Elizabeth Hawkins August 02, 1969 in Wauwatossa, WI, daughter of George Hawkins and Betty Neighbors.  She was born November 17, 1947 in Highland Park, IL.

 

Notes for Daniel Lillestrand:

Finance Administrator, Bucyrus Erie Co.

 

Notes for Diane Elizabeth Hawkins:

Attended U of WI-Green Bay.

 

More About Daniel Lillestrand and Diane Hawkins:

Marriage: August 02, 1969, Wauwatossa, WI

     

Children of Daniel Lillestrand and Diane Hawkins are:

       71             i.   Dana10 Lillestrand, born May 27, 1971.

       72            ii.   Dinah Diane Lillestrand, born January 30, 1974 in Brookfield, WI.

       73           iii.   Dean Lillestrand.

 

 

      33.  Brenda F.9 Clear (Fern R.8 Lillestrand, Arthur7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born April 21, 1948 in Spokane, WA.  She married Mark Martin January 01, 1977 in Iola, KS, son of Ira Martin and Mary Mason.  He was born February 19, 1940 in Oran, MO.

 

More About Mark Martin and Brenda Clear:

Marriage: January 01, 1977, Iola, KS

     

Children of Brenda Clear and Mark Martin are:

       74             i.   Matthew Leonard10 Martin, born October 23, 1977 in Emporia, KS.

       75            ii.   Bryan Patrick Martin, born September 18, 1979 in Emporia, KS.

 

 

      34.  Steven P.9 Clear (Fern R.8 Lillestrand, Arthur7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born October 04, 1950 in St. Cloud, MN.  He married (1) Barbara Burk February 28, 1970 in Iola, KS, daughter of Wilfred Burk and Mildred Wyssmann.    He married (2) Janet M. Hatch October 06, 1978 in Iola, KS, daughter of Robert Hardin and Mamie Miller.  She was born February 09, 1946 in Centralia, KS.

 

More About Steven Clear and Barbara Burk:

Divorce: June 22, 1978

Marriage: February 28, 1970, Iola, KS

 

More About Steven Clear and Janet Hatch:

Divorce: 1981

Marriage: October 06, 1978, Iola, KS

     

Children of Steven Clear and Barbara Burk are:

+     76             i.   Michelle S.10 Clear, born September 12, 1970 in Iola, KS.

+     77            ii.   Dana M. Clear, born September 01, 1973 in Iola, KS.

       78           iii.   Wyatt Clear, born June 14, 1975 in Iola, KS.

       79           iv.   Monica Clear, born September 07, 1976 in Iola, KS.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

      62.  Kristi K.10 Nelson (Wesley K.9, Ethel E.8 Lillestrand, Arthur7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born July 24, 1970.  She married Jim Hogan.  He was born in Emporia, KS.

     

Children of Kristi Nelson and Jim Hogan are:

       80             i.   Amanda11 Hogan, born May 22, 1994 in Emporia, KS.

       81            ii.   Kenneth Hogan, born April 15, 1996 in Emporia, KS.

 

 

      63.  Cary H.10 Nelson (Lloyd A.9, Ethel E.8 Lillestrand, Arthur7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born October 10, 1963.  He married Pauline LNU May 30, 1992. 

 

More About Cary Nelson and Pauline LNU:

Marriage: May 30, 1992

     

Children of Cary Nelson and Pauline LNU are:

       82             i.   Travis11 Nelson, born May 16, 1993 in Emporia, KS.

 

Notes for Travis Nelson:

Place of birth received from Earl H. Lillestrand 13 NOV 2000.

 

       83            ii.   Jacob Nelson, born May 24, 1998 in Emporia, KS.

 

Notes for Jacob Nelson:

Place of birth received from Earl H. Lillestrand 13 NOV 2000.

 

 

      64.  Daniel10 Pagel (Darlene M.9 Kasell, Florence A.8 Lillestrand, Arthur7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born February 18, 1968.

     

Child of Daniel Pagel is:

       84             i.   Geoffrey11 Pagel, born November 1994 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

 

Notes for Geoffrey Pagel:

DOB/place of birth from Florence (Lillestrand) Shodeen, 25 AUG 2001.

 

 

      65.  Rebecca10 Pagel (Darlene M.9 Kasell, Florence A.8 Lillestrand, Arthur7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born October 28, 1969.  She married Tim Hall.  He was born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

     

Children of Rebecca Pagel and Tim Hall are:

       85             i.   Breanna11 Hall, born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

 

Notes for Breanna Hall:

Place of birth from Florence (Lillestrand) Shodeen, 25 AUG 2001.

 

       86            ii.   Brandon Hall, born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

 

Notes for Brandon Hall:

Place of birth from Florence (Lillestrand) Shodeen, 25 AUG 2001.

 

       87           iii.   Blake Hall, born March 29, 2000 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

 

Notes for Blake Hall:

DOB/place of birth from Florence (Lillestrand) Shodeen, 25 AUG 2001.

 

 

      66.  Lori L. Grandlund10 Ries (Joan M.9 Kasell, Florence A.8 Lillestrand, Arthur7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born July 27, 1963 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.  She married William Hanson Abt. 1983.  He was born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

 

Notes for Lori L. Grandlund Ries:

Last name corrected by Florence (Lillestrand) Shodeen, 25 AUG 2001.

 

Marriage Notes for Lori Ries and William Hanson:

Places of birth from Florence (Lillestrand) Shodeen, 25 AUG 2001. 

 

More About William Hanson and Lori Ries:

Marriage: Abt. 1983

     

Child of Lori Ries and William Hanson is:

       88             i.   Joshua11 Hanson, born Abt. February 15, 1985 in Buffalo, MN.

 

Notes for Joshua Hanson:

Partial DOB (15 FEB) from Florence (Lillestrand) Shodeen, 25 AUG 2001.  Year is approximate.  Place of birth from Florence, same source.

 

 

      67.  Scott L. Grandlund10 Ries (Joan M.9 Kasell, Florence A.8 Lillestrand, Arthur7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born February 10, 1967.  He married Melissa Pinkerton. 

 

Notes for Scott L. Grandlund Ries:

Last name corrected by Florence (Lillestrand) Shodeen, 25 AUG 2001.

 

Notes for Melissa Pinkerton:

Last name from Florence (Lillestrand) Shodeen, 25 AUG 2001.

     

Children of Scott Ries and Melissa Pinkerton are:

       89             i.   Zachary11 Ries, born in CA.

       90            ii.   Eric Ries.

 

 

      76.  Michelle S.10 Clear (Steven P.9, Fern R.8 Lillestrand, Arthur7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born September 12, 1970 in Iola, KS.  She married John Cragg. 

     

Children of Michelle Clear and John Cragg are:

       91             i.   Shane11 Cragg, born July 10, 1987.

 

Notes for Shane Cragg:

DOB from Fern (Lillestrand) Heins, 28 AUG 2001.

 

       92            ii.   Dillon Cragg, born March 12, 1992.

 

Notes for Dillon Cragg:

Name/DOB from Fern (Lillestrand) Heins, 28 AUG 2001.

 

 

      77.  Dana M.10 Clear (Steven P.9, Fern R.8 Lillestrand, Arthur7, Ingeborg Fredriksdatter6 Mundale, Fredrik Pedersen Vangsnes5 Mundal, Per Bendiksen4 Vangsnes, Bendik Olsson3, Ola Pederson2, Per1 Brekke) was born September 01, 1973 in Iola, KS.  She married Clinton Schmelzle October 1998. 

 

Marriage Notes for Dana Clear and Clinton Schmelzle:

Information on this family from Fern (Lillestrand) Heins, 28 AUG 2001.

 

More About Clinton Schmelzle and Dana Clear:

Marriage: October 1998

     

Child of Dana Clear and Clinton Schmelzle is:

       93             i.   Austin Robert11 Schmelzle, born April 08, 2000.