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Olive Gertrude Mindrum[1]

Female 1920 - 2020  (99 years)


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  • Name Olive Gertrude Mindrum 
    Born 14 Nov 1920  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sources 502, 6395, 8146 (misstates date as 13 Nov 1920), 8160 (Roll F, page 275, line 317)
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 12 Dec 1920  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, witnesses Johannes Overland, Oscar Anfindsen and K., Alethe Overland
    Confirmation 27 Aug 1935  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Highland Prairie Lutheran Church
    Died 9 Jul 2020  Manchester, Hillsboro, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Olive Gertrude Mindrum Bailey died in Manchester, New Hampshire July 9, 2020 at the age of 99. She was born in Norway Township, Minnesota on November 14, 1920, daughter of Otto and Olga (Overland) Mindrum. She graduated from Rushford High School in 1938. On July 16, 1940 she married Merlin Johnson in Norway Township. That marriage ended in divorce. On February 22, 1952, she married Edward Lee Bailey and they raised a daughter, Jeanine, and a son, Edward, Jr. in West Liberty, Iowa City and Cedar Falls, Iowa. Edward, Sr. died in 1974. Olive moved to Amherst, Massachusetts in 1980 and Manchester, New Hampshire in 1997, to be nearer to her children. She lived the last years of her life at the Maple Leaf Health Care Center in Manchester. Olive was kind, caring, funny and gifted in so many ways. She shared her love of music, playing the piano for family sing-alongs and singing with her children and grandchildren. Family members relied on her remarkable memory to connect with ancestors and family history that came alive as she recounted. Olive delighted in learning about the lives of her family, friends and caregivers. She always made it clear to people that she was interested in them and cared about who they were. She treasured the stories they shared with her. She remained optimistic, positive and caring even as aging created a more limited life. Olive embraced life with humor, curiosity, wisdom and enthusiasm. She left behind a circle of family, friends and caregivers who feel richer and blessed for having known and loved her. Olive is survived by her daughter, Jeanine Mindrum (husband Michael Barlow) of Westborough, Massachusetts and son Edward Bailey, Jr., (wife Barbara Widger) of Manchester, grandson Peter Widger (wife Kenyon) of Nashua, and grandson Niels Widger (wife Colleen) of Dover, great grandchildren Malcolm Widger and Evelyn Widger, sister Dagny Isberg of Humboldt, Iowa, brother Ordell Mindrum (Susan) of Hooper, Utah, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Norman Mindrum, and a great granddaughter, Sayge Widger. The family would like to thank the staff at Maple Leaf Health Care Center for the kind and loving care that they gave to Olive. Burial took place in Fairview Cemetery in Cedar Falls, Iowa on July 23. There will be no public service. Contributions in Olive‚Äôs memory can be made to the Macular Degeneration Association, https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/macularhope

      1940 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway, Olive Mindrum, maid, 19, education H4, born MN, maid private family, in home of Tilla R. Sandness

      Mrs. Merlin Johnson, living in West Liberty, IA, 1949 [4, 5]
    Person ID I1200  Mindrum
    Last Modified 24 Jul 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, 6
    • 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 Merlin Sealerd Johnson,   b. 15 Jan 1917, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1962  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 16 Jul 1940  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, witnesses Erlin Lewis and Dagny Mindrum
    Divorced Bef 1952 
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Edward Lee Bailey,   b. 23 Jan 1917, Sibley, Osceola, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1974, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1952 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F36  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, Baptisms, page 178, line 29.

    3. [S8146] Ministerialbog for Highland Prairie, Elstad og Newburg Menigheder i Fillmore Co. Staten Minnesota North America, Paabegyndt 1872, Confirmations, page 366.

    4. [S6455] 1940 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Norway, Enum. Dist. 23-24, sheet 6A.

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

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

    7. [S8146] Ministerialbog for Highland Prairie, Elstad og Newburg Menigheder i Fillmore Co. Staten Minnesota North America, Paabegyndt 1872, Marriages, page 418, line 5.