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Dagny Elizabeth Mindrum[1]

Female 1924 - 2020  (95 years)


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  • Name Dagny Elizabeth Mindrum 
    Born 13 Nov 1924  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Source 8146, Baptisms, page 178, line 78
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 14 Dec 1924  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Source 8146 - Baptisms, page 178, line 78, Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, witnesses Jorgen Overland, Borghild Magelssen, William Magelssen
    Confirmation 27 Aug 1939  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Highland Prairie Lutheran Church
    Died 24 Aug 2020  Humboldt, Humboldt, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Dagny Isberg passed away August 24, 2020, at Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care in Humboldt, Iowa, at the age of 95.
      Dagny Elizabeth Mindrum was born to Otto C. and Olga Overland Mindrum on November 13, 1924, at the family’s farm home near Highland Prairie, Minn. She was one of three children.
      Dagny attended grade school at Sandness School in rural Highland Prairie and graduated from high school in Rushford, Minn. She attended Winona State Teachers College and was awarded a B.S. degree. Throughout her professional career, Dagny was employed as a junior and senior high social studies teacher in Conroy, Blairstown and Humboldt, Iowa.
      Dagny married Max L. Olson on August 15, 1948. Three children were born to this union: Sue, Don and Doug. Following her retirement in 1983, Dagny was united in marriage to Styrk Isberg, moved to Rushford, Minn., and became stepmother to Styrk’s five children: Grant, Anita, Reid, Kristi and Kathy.
      Dagny enjoyed music throughout her life, participating in church choirs and barbershop chorus and quartets. She belonged to Silver Sisters, Women’s Club, Reading Club, United Methodist Women, church circles, Understanding Sisters and Red Hats.
      Dagny also enjoyed needlework, reading, travel, all things Norwegian and spending time with friends.
      She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouses, a brother, Norman Mindrum; and her sister, Olive Bailey.
      Dagny is survived by her children Sue (Mike) Frederick of Phoenix, Ariz., Don (Pam) Olson of Humboldt, Iowa, and Doug (Julie) Olson of Waukee, Iowa; her stepchildren Grant (Peggy) Isberg of Seattle, Wash., Anita (Tim) Anderson of Minneapolis, Minn., Reid Isberg of West End, Routan, Kristi Isberg of St. Paul, Minn., and Kathy Isberg (Aarron Glenna) of Bloomington, Minn.; a brother, Ordell (Susan) Mindrum of Hooper, Utah; six grandchildren: Carly (Frank) Singleton, Kyle Frederick, Cody (Marta) Olson, Kyle (Morgan) Olson, Rachel (Devin) Smith and Joanna (Jeff) Murnan; six step-grandchildren: Lisa (Zach) Robtoy, Katie Isberg, Paul (Lindsay) Anderson, Clark Anderson, Nathan Glenna and Landon Glenna; and 15 great-grandchildren.
      Dagny’s cremated remains will be inurned in a private service at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church Cemetery near Rushford, Minn. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
      In remembrance of Dagny, those that wish, may make a contribution to Faith United Methodist Church, the Humboldt Public Library or the Humboldt County Hospice Foundation, all of Humboldt, Iowa.

      Roses in pink and white with swainsona and baby's-breath were
      in the shower bouquet carried by Miss Dagny E. Mindrum, daughter of Otto C. Mindrum, 769 West King street, for her marriage to Max L. Olson, Conroy. Iowa, son of Herman Olson, Los Angeles, Calif., Sunday evening. Lighted candles in candelabra and gladioli decorated the Highland Prairie Lutheran church for the ceremony performed by the Rev. N. S. Magelssen at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Mrs. Magelssen, organist, played the wedding music and Merlin Johnson, West Liberty, Iowa, brother-in-law of the bride, sang "At Dawning" and "I Love You Truly." The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. Merlin Johnson, West Liberty, as matron of honor and Miss Anna Lou Olson, Conroy, Iowa, sister of the bridegroom, and Miss Audrey Overland, Winona, sister of the bride, as bridesmaids. Robert Olson, Marengo, Iowa, was his brother's best man. Groomsmen were Norman C. Mindrum, Lewiston, brother of the bride, and Kenneth P. Olson, Minneapolis. White satin made on tailored lines with a tiny Peter Pan collar and pin tucks extending from the bodice into the hipline of the skirt to suggest a bustle in back, was worn by the bride. The sleeves were long and fitted and the full skirt which extended in a train, was worn over a hoop. The bride's imported illusion veil was arranged in hat effect with ruffles around the crown. Her matron of honor wore coral colored taffeta with a matching veil arranged in hat effect. Miss Olson was in aqua taffeta and Miss Overland in yellow taffeta. Their veils also simulated hats, and matched their gowns. The attendants carried colonial bouquets in pastel colors. A wedding reception was held in the church parlors after the ceremony. Gladioli decorated the room and the wedding cake centered the bridal table. Guests included (he bridegroom's father, Mr. Olson, Los Angeles; Miss Winifred Engelbert, Conroy; Mrs. Robert Olson, Russell Olson and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Olson, Marengo; Miss Winifred Olson, Iowa City, Iowa, and Mrs. Kenneth Olson, Minneapolis. When the couple left on a two week trip to Yellowstone National park, the bride wore an aqua linen suit and brown and white accessories. She attended Rushford High school and Winona State Teachers college, and has been teaching at the Blairstown, Iowa, High school. Mr. Olson attended Conroy High school, and served for three years as a lieutenant in the Army Air Corps. He is now attending the University of Iowa. Mrs. William Meyer, Winona, and Miss Eileen Dahl, Peterson, entertained at parties for the bride-elect. The wedding rehearsal was held at the church Saturday evening.

      Mrs. Max Olson, living in Iowa City, IA, 1949
      Alternate marriage date to Max Olson: 15 Aug 1948 [3, 4, 5, 6, 7]
    Person ID I1121  Mindrum
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2020 

    Father Otto Christian Mindrum,   b. 17 Mar 1887, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1949, Winona, Winona, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Olga Eleanora Overland,   b. 3 Dec 1890, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1935, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1915  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    • Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, witnesses Melvin Mindrum and Lettie Overland.
    Photos
    Mindrum gathering
    Mindrum gathering
    Rear: Lettie Overland, Dagny Mindrum, Gina Anfinson, Olive Mindrum, Otto Mindrum, Margit Mindrum, Norman Mindrum, Olaf Anfinson, Palmer Mindrum, Ralph Anfinson; Palmer's children, rear: Paul, Alf; front: Frieda, Ellert, Arne, Ellen
    Family ID F403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Max Leland Olson,   b. 28 Nov 1924, Conroy, Iowa, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 2016, Cambridge, Story, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 15 Aug 1948  Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Divorced 1981 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Styrk Gilbert Isberg,   b. 23 Jan 1922, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1989, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1983  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F274  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Mindrum GEDCOM file imported on 25 Jan 1999 from Addy Monsen.

    2. [S8146] Ministerialbog for Highland Prairie, Elstad og Newburg Menigheder i Fillmore Co. Staten Minnesota North America, Paabegyndt 1872, Confirmations, page 368.

    3. [S8928] Dagny Isberg Obituary, Fillmore County Journal, 25 August 2020.

    4. [S8777] Olson/Mindrum wedding, Winona Republican-Herald, 16 Aug 1948, p. 13.

    5. [S47] Otto C. Mindrum obituary, LaCrosse Tribune, 27 Mar 1949, p. 3.

    6. [S100] Esther Dance genealogical records, copied at Ordell Mindrum’s home, Roy, Utah, September 2002.

    7. [S8146] Ministerialbog for Highland Prairie, Elstad og Newburg Menigheder i Fillmore Co. Staten Minnesota North America, Paabegyndt 1872, 1948, line 11.

    8. [S8146] Ministerialbog for Highland Prairie, Elstad og Newburg Menigheder i Fillmore Co. Staten Minnesota North America, Paabegyndt 1872, Marriages, page 408, line 5.

    9. [S338] Minnesota Marriage Collection, 1958-2001, www.ancestry.com.

    10. [S8126] Email from Dagny Isberg, 25 Jun 2014.