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James Orley Austad[1]

Male 1908 - 1996  (87 years)


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  • Name James Orley Austad 
    Born 23 Nov 1908  Bratsberg, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 May 1996  Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried 21 May 1996  Grandview Memorial Gardens, Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Rochester, MN
      The funeral for James O. Austad will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Zumbro Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Lester J. Horntvedt officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.
      Mr. Austad, 87, of Rochester, a former motel operator, died Thursday (May 16, 1996) at St. Marys Hospital after a brief illness.
      Born Nov. 23, 1908, in Bratsberg, rural Fillmore County, he later moved to Milaca, Minn., and lived there until 1932. On Dec. 5, 1932, he married Eldora Hellerud in Mabel and they lived in Harmony until moving to Rochester in 1954. Mr. Austad was a cab driver and motel operator here before moving to Minneapolis in 1966. He then worked in the maintenance department at Lutheran Deacon's Hospital until his retirement in 1974, when they returned to Rochester.
      Survivors include his wife; a daughter; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Otis of Sun City, Ariz. A son and a daughter preceded him in death.
      Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Vine Funeral Home.
      Memorials are suggested to Zumbro Lutheran Church. [3]
    Person ID I4458  Mindrum
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2012 

    Father George J. Austad,   b. 18 Feb 1879,   d. 26 Feb 1945, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Tilla Overland,   b. 30 Oct 1880,   d. 27 Jul 1953, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 8 Jun 1907  Bratsberg, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eldora Kathryne Hellerud,   b. 19 Sep 1911, Choice, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 2001, Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1932  Mabel, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Blaine Gerald Austad,   b. 17 Apr 1933,   d. 11 Aug 1990, Olmsted Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Delores Marlene Austad,   b. 17 Aug 1934,   d. 13 Apr 1991, Hennepin Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     3. Elaine Ruth Austad,   b. 21 Jan 1949, Winona Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 2018, Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F3137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Austad, James and Eldora Hellerud
    Austad, James and Eldora Hellerud
    Austad, Eldora Hellerud, Elaine (Corey) and James
    Austad, Eldora Hellerud, Elaine (Corey) and James

  • Sources 
    1. [S48] Overland Family History, Audrey Overland, Lorna Anderson, 1986.

    2. [S111] Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002, www.ancestry.com.

    3. [S630] James O. Austad obituary, Rochester, MN Post-Bulletin online, 17 May 1996.

    4. [S6395] Minnesota, Births and Christenings Index, 1840-1980, www.ancestry.com.

    5. [S631] Eldora K. Austad obituary, Rochester, MN Post-Bulletin online, 23 Feb 2001.