1879 - 1975 (96 years)
||Skeim, Anna Sophia |
||28 Jun 1879
||Decorah, Winneshiek, Iowa, USA 
||18 Aug 1975
||Princeton, Mille Lacs, Minnesiota, USA 
||Concordia Cemetery, Fertile, Polk, Minnesota, USA 
||18 Mar 2017 |
||Duckstad, Brown J., b. Dec 1865, Norway , d. 26 Oct 1934, Fertile, Polk County, Minnesota, USA (Age ~ 68 years) |
|+||1. Duckstad, John Herman, b. 6 Apr 1899, Fertile, Polk County, Minnesota, USA , d. 17 Jan 1970, Moorhead, Clay, Minnesota, USA (Age 70 years)|
||18 Mar 2017 |
|Born - 28 Jun 1879 - Decorah, Winneshiek, Iowa, USA
|Child - Duckstad, John Herman - 6 Apr 1899 - Fertile, Polk County, Minnesota, USA
|Died - 18 Aug 1975 - Princeton, Mille Lacs, Minnesiota, USA
|Buried - - Concordia Cemetery, Fertile, Polk, Minnesota, USA
- [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 3), 18 Mar 2017.
From Find A Grave Memorial# 57732101
Anna Sophia Skeim Duckstad
Birth: Jun. 28, 1879
Death: Aug. 18, 1975
Mille Lacs County
Pioneer resident of Fertile, Mrs. Brown Duckstad, died
Mrs. Brown Duckstad, an active pioneer of the Fertile community, died Aug. 18, 1975 at Elim Nursing Home in Princeton, MN, at the age of 96.
Anna Sophia was the oldest of nine children of Mr. and Mrs. John Skeim, born in Decorah, Iowa on June 28, 1879. The family and her uncle Adolph moved to Twin Valley, where they lived on a farm. At the age of 17, Mrs. Duckstad went to Moorhead to study dress design.
She worked in her profession for many years in Moorhead. She married Brown Duckstad of Fertile in 1901. Mr. Duckstad was the 6th postmaster of Fertile, seving from 1898 to 1907. He served on the Fertile City Council in 1891, 1895, '96, 1900=01m and 1912. He founded Fertile Hardware Store about 1899 and vice president of the First State Bank of Fertile from 1914-147.
Mrs. Duckstad had always been very active in community activities in Fertile, and was chairman of the Red Cross Chapter during the First World War and in 1918, and the Charity Sewing Circle of Concordia Lutheran Church for more than 20 years. She was an active member of Concordia Church.
Mrs. Duckstad was on the the Building Committee of Concordia Lutheran Church. She was a Gold Star Mother, having lost a son, Bennie, in World War I.
Several years ago she suffered a fractured hip and had to curtail her community activities. Since her accident she had been a resident of several convalescent homes, until recently when she began to fail in health. She had been a resident at Elm Nursing Home in Princeton, MN.
She is survived by five children: Norman Duckstad, Princeton, MN; Valborg, Seattle; Paul, Fairfax, MN; Mrs. Sylvia Quie, Farmington, MN; Mrs.Eleanor Vine, Menomonie, WI; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; a brother, Norman Skeim, Princeton, MN; 2 sisters, Mrs. Victor Selberg of Fertile; Mrs. Estelle Murry of Bismark ND and another brother, Guy Skeim of Fertile.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Walter and three children, John Benjamin (Bennie), Lisa Steps and John (Johnny).
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Concordia Lutheran Church of Fertile with Rev. Ralph Tellefsen and Rev. G. W. Tolo of Moorhead officiating.
Johannas J Skeim (1853 - 1916)
Nikkolina Gravin Skeim (1856 - 1943)
Brown J Duckstad (1865 - 1934)*
John Herman Duckstad (1899 - 1970)*
Norman Brown Duckstad (1903 - 1994)*
Valborg Duckstad (1906 - 1992)*
Walter Skeim Duckstad (1908 - 1963)*
Anna Sophia Skeim Duckstad (1879 - 1975)
Albert Melvin Skeim (1889 - 1956)*
Estelle Margrette Skeim Murry (1891 - 1987)*
Enanda H Skeim Sellberg (1896 - 1984)*
Maintained by: P Wilson Foley
Originally Created by: Maureen
Record added: Aug 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57732101
Researched by Ted Smith