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Norman Christian Mindrum

Norman Christian Mindrum[1]

Male 1917 - 1995  (77 years)

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  • Name Norman Christian Mindrum 
    Born 11 Sep 1917  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 21 Oct 1917  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, witnesses M/M Ole Engrav, Orney Mindrum, Letta Overland
    Confirmation 14 Aug 1932  Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    HEAL Cause of death: Subarachnoid hemorrhage due to ruptured basilar tip aneurysm. Contributing cause: aortic stenosis  [8
    Died 6 Jun 1995  Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9
    Buried 10 Jun 1995  Oak Grove Cemetery, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Notes 
    • Norman C. Mindrum, 77, the first chief executive officer of the National 4-H Council, served in various executive capacities in its Chicago and Chevy Chase, Md., offices. A resident of Downers Grove, he died Tuesday in the University of Illinois Hospital. The 4-H is in an international youth organization that offers educational programs and community service opportunities for more than 5 million young people in rural and urban areas. Mr. Mindrum, who was born on a farm near Rushford, Minn., earned a bachelor of science degree in agriculture from the University of Minnesota. He later received a master's degree in education from the University of Maryland. After working as a school teacher in Minnesota, he became a county agricultural agent in Winona County, Minn. In 1950, he was named assistant 4-H leader in that state. Three years later, he was named executive director of the 4-H Foundation in Chevy Chase, Md. Mr. Mindrum developed the National 4-H Center located there as a force in training and research for young people. In 1958, he was named executive director of the National 4-H Service Committee in Chicago. In 1976, he engineered the merger of the service committee and the National 4-H Foundation, whose work had increasingly overlapped. The newly created organization became the National 4-H Council, and he was appointed its chief executive officer and, later, its president. Mr. Mindrum retired in 1982. He was a former member of the board of directors of the Sears Roebuck Foundation and of the executive committee of the National Safety Council. He was also on the board of the Erickson Institute in Chicago. Mr. Mindrum also was on the High School District 99 Board of Education in Downers Grove. He was a vestryman and warden for St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Downers Grove. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; four sons; 10 grandchildren; two sisters; and a brother. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Toon Funeral Home, 4920 Main St., Downers Grove. A memorial service for Mr. Mindrum will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday in St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1125 Franklin St., Downers Grove.



      Completing his course in the college of agriculture, Norman C. Mindrum was a graduate of the University of Minnesota at the end of the winter quarter. His father, Otto Mindrum, and his sister, Dagny, attended the exercises Thursday.

      1920 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway Township, Otto Mindrum 32 years old, house rented, farmer, wife Olga age 29, son Norman age 2

      1930 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway Township, Otto Mindrum, owns home, owns radio, age 43, first married age 28, born MN, farmer, not a veteran, with wife Olga, 40, first married age 25, born MN, children Norman 12, Olive 9, Dagny 6, parents Peter Olson 83, Oline Olson 82

      1940 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway, Otto C. Mindrum, owns farm valued $3,000, 53, widower, education 8, born MN, committee man AAA, wage 1400, son Norman C., 22, education C3, born MN, office assistant, wage 220, daughter Dagny E., 15, education H1, born MN [11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16]
    Person ID I1195  Mindrum
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2014 

    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  [17, 18
    • 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 Alice Dorothy Eggen,   b. 31 May 1919, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 2005, Downers Grove, DuPage, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1943  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jon Lowell Mindrum,   b. 11 Feb 1947, Winona, Winona, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 2015, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F394  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Mindrum, Norman C.
    Mindrum, Norman C.
    Norman Mindrum in "letter-sweater" outside of Rushford High School, Rushford, Minnesota
    Mindrum Family
    Mindrum Family
    L-R, Norman, Olive, Dagny, Olga
    Mindrum, Norman
    Mindrum, Norman
    Overland Family Members
    Overland Family Members
    Back: Olga Mindrum, Lena Overland, Johannes Overland
    MIddle: Olive Mindrum, Hannah Berg?, Gina Overland holding Dagny Mindrum, Steinar Overland, Letta Overland, Emily Gilbertson, Theresa Overland
    Front: Lloyd Overland, Norman Mindrum
    Overland, Lettie, Gina, Steinar, Norman and Otto Mindrum
    Overland, Lettie, Gina, Steinar, Norman and Otto Mindrum
    Mindrum, Norman
    Mindrum, Norman
    Mindrum, Norman
    Mindrum, Norman
    Mindrum, Norman and Dorothy
    Mindrum, Norman and Dorothy
    Mindrum, Norman High School Graduation
    Mindrum, Norman High School Graduation
    Mindrum, Norman Confirmation Class
    Mindrum, Norman Confirmation Class
    Norman in back row, second from right
    Mindrum, Norman
    Mindrum, Norman
    Mindrum, Norman and Dorothy Eggen
    Mindrum, Norman and Dorothy Eggen
    Mindrum, Norman
    Mindrum, Norman
    Mindrum, Norman
    Mindrum, Norman
    Mindrum, Norman and Conrad Eggen
    Mindrum, Norman and Conrad Eggen
    Mindrum, Norman and Dorothy
    Mindrum, Norman and Dorothy
    Mindrum, Norman and Dorothy Eggen
    Mindrum, Norman and Dorothy Eggen
    Eggen, James Wedding Day
    Eggen, James Wedding Day
    L-R, Norman Mindrum, James Eggen, Thelma Ukkestad, Dorothy Eggen
    Mindrum, Norman
    Mindrum, Norman
    Norman Mindrum reading newspaper on picnic near Rushford with Dorothy Eggen. Note portable phonograph on left.
    Eggen, Dorothy and Norman Mindrum at University of Minnesota Senior Prom
    Eggen, Dorothy and Norman Mindrum at University of Minnesota Senior Prom
    Front L-R, Dorothy Eggen, Bethel Klima, Phyllis Chase
    Rear L-R, Norman Mindrum, Tom Keppen, Sy Jablonski
    Eggen Family Sunday Dinner
    Eggen Family Sunday Dinner
    L-R, Dorothy Eggen, Norman Mindrum, Nellie James, Carrie Eggen, Ruth Ukkestad, Thelma Ukkestad, Conrad Eggen at bottom center. Picture taken by James Eggen.
    MIndrum, Norman at home on farm, HIghland Prairie, Minnesota
    MIndrum, Norman at home on farm, HIghland Prairie, Minnesota
    MIndrum, Norman
    MIndrum, Norman
    Mindrum, Norman C.
    Mindrum, Norman C.
    Mindrum, Norman with 1942 Chevrolet
    Mindrum, Norman with 1942 Chevrolet
    Norman traded in his 1930 Model A Ford and paid $600 for this used 1942 Chevrolet, the last model year that was made until the war was over.
    Mindrum, Olga Overland with son, Norman
    Mindrum, Olga Overland with son, Norman
    Mindrum, Otto with son Norman in family's first car, a 1919 Chevrolet Model 490
    Mindrum, Otto with son Norman in family's first car, a 1919 Chevrolet Model 490
    Olson, Peter M., with grandson, Norman Mindrum
    Olson, Peter M., with grandson, Norman Mindrum
    Peter Olson wearing a "driver's coat," probably in anticipation of the eight-mile trip to Rushford that would take most of the day. Note sleigh in the background.
    Overland and Mindrum Families
    Overland and Mindrum Families
    L-R, Steinar Overland, Peter M. Olson, Oline Olson, Gina Overland, Lettie Overland, Olga Overland Mindrum. In front, Norman Mindrum with his first dog, Phillip.
    Mindrum, Otto with son, Norman
    Mindrum, Otto with son, Norman
    Anfinson and Mindrum Families
    Anfinson and Mindrum Families
    L-R, rear: Peter M. Olson, Oline Olson, Oscar Anfinson, Gina Mindrum Anfinson
    L-R front: Norman Mindrum, Olga Overland Mindrum, Ralph Anfinson, Olaf Anfinson
    Mindrum Children at Christmas
    Mindrum Children at Christmas
    L-R, Dagny, Olive, Norman
    Highland Prairie Church Christmas Program
    Highland Prairie Church Christmas Program
    Olive Mindrum, front center in dark dress. Norman Mindrum two rows behind Olive to the left.
    MIndrum, Norman with hunting pals
    MIndrum, Norman with hunting pals
    L-R, Hans Magelsen, George Overland, Norman Mindrum, and Norman's hunting dog, Tip.
    MIndrum, Otto and Norman
    MIndrum, Otto and Norman
    Mindrum, Otto and Norman, reverse
    Mindrum, Otto and Norman, reverse
    Text: This is a picture of our wood pile. We ought to have plenty of wood this year.
    Mindrum and Overland families
    Mindrum and Overland families
    Olga Mindrum, Oline Olson, Gina Overland, Steinar Overland, Norman Mindrum, Lettie Overland, Peter M. Olson at the steering wheel of the car
    Mindrum, Norman C.
    Mindrum, Norman C.
    Passport Photo
    Mindrums and Anfinsons
    Mindrums and Anfinsons
    L-R, unk, unk, Gina and Olaf Anfinson, unk, Norman, Olga, Otto and Olive Mindrum
    Mindrum gathering in Anfinson front yard
    Mindrum gathering in Anfinson front yard
    Rear: Olga, unk, unk, Peter, Edward, Caroline, Gina, unk; middle: Otto, Norman, Julianna, Oline, Ralph and Olaf; front: Arnold, Eleanor, Emma, James, Orney

    Documents
    Mindrum, Norman birth certificate
    Mindrum, Norman birth certificate
    Mindrum, Norman C., Certificate of Confirmation
    Mindrum, Norman C., Certificate of Confirmation
    Mindrum, Norman C., passport page 1
    Mindrum, Norman C., passport page 1
    Mindrum, Norman C., passport pages 2-3
    Mindrum, Norman C., passport pages 2-3
    Mindrum, Norman C., passport page 4
    Mindrum, Norman C., passport page 4
    Mindrum, Norman and Dorothy Eggen marriage license
    Mindrum, Norman and Dorothy Eggen marriage license
    Mindrum, Norman and Dorothy Eggen marriage record
    Mindrum, Norman and Dorothy Eggen marriage record
    Mindrum, Norman baptism record
    Mindrum, Norman baptism record
    Mindrum, Norman birth record
    Mindrum, Norman birth record
    Mindrum, Norman burial record
    Mindrum, Norman burial record
    Mindrum, Norman confirmation record
    Mindrum, Norman confirmation record
    Mindrum, Norman C. career summary
    Mindrum, Norman C. career summary

    Headstones
    Mindrum, Norman and Dorothy
    Mindrum, Norman and Dorothy
    Eggen and Mindrum Headstones
    Eggen and Mindrum Headstones

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

    2. [S6395]

    3. [S16] Social Security Death Index.

    4. [S8160] Fillmore County Birth Records, 1870-1921, Fillmore County Historical Society, Fountain, Minnesota, Roll F, page 265, line 1.

    5. [S8146] Ministerialbog for Highland Prairie, Elstad og Newburg Menigheder i Fillmore Co. Staten Minnesota North America, Paabegyndt 1872, Baptisms, p. 174, line 25.

    6. [S7768]

    7. [S8146] Ministerialbog for Highland Prairie, Elstad og Newburg Menigheder i Fillmore Co. Staten Minnesota North America, Paabegyndt 1872, Confirmations, p. 364.

    8. [S110]

    9. [S8142] Book 3, Burials, page 120.

    10. [S8142] Book 3, Burials, page 121.

    11. [S79]

    12. [S7842]

    13. [S7865]

    14. [S70] 1920 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway Township, Enum. Dist. 28, sheet 8A.

    15. [S388] 1930 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway Township, District 23, sheet 4B.

    16. [S6456] 1940 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway, Enum. Dist. 23-24, sheet 7B.

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

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