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Thora Lou Eiken[1]

Female 1926 - 2011  (84 years)


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  • Name Thora Lou Eiken 
    Born 6 Sep 1926  Spring Grove, Houston, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Jun 2011  La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 2 Jul 2011  Money Creek Cemetery, Money Creek, Houston, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • LA CRESCENT, Minn. — Loving mother and wife, Thora Lou (Eiken) Doblar, 84, of La Crescent, Minn., passed away on June 27, 2011, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis.
      Thora Lou was born on Sept. 6, 1926, in Spring Grove, Minn., the youngest child of the late Henry Eiken and Clarinda (Jensen) Eiken. She attended Public Schools in the Spring Grove area, then earned a teaching degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Following graduation, Thora Lou taught school for a short time. In 1950, she married Ralph Doblar of Money Creek, Minn. Ralph and Thora Lou, along with their four children, celebrated sixty years of marriage last October. In the late 1960's, Thora opened her own day care center on the family farm in Money Creek. She continued to care for children for almost thirty years. She was the subject of a feature article in the local newspaper because of her extra-ordinary ability to care for and nurture so many fortunate children over the years. Thora Lou was a member of the Money Creek United Methodist Church for over sixty years. Thora Lou is preceded in death by four brothers ;and one grandson. She is survived by her husband; four children; sister; grandchildren. There will be a memorial service for Thora Lou at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Houston with the Rev. Jim Strom officiating. Burial will be in the Money Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Houston Public Library, children's section.

      Of Money Creek, MN on 7 Mar 2006 [2, 3]
    Person ID I5770  Mindrum
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2011 

    Father Henry Eiken,   b. 28 Mar 1886, Houston Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1965  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Clarinda Marie Jensen,   b. 15 Mar 1886, Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1984, Houston Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 31 May 1909  Norway Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3944  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2011 
    Family ID F4044  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

    2. [S5287] Thora Lou Doblar obituary, LaCrosse Tribune.com, 30 Jun 2011.

    3. [S704] Wallace Eiken obituary, Caledonia, MN Argus, 7 Mar 2006.