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Peter G. THOMPSON

Stordahl - Dell Rapids Twp. Cemetery
Minnehaha County,
South Dakota

Peter
Birth: Jun. 6, 1868
Zumbrota
Goodhue County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 1936
Northfield
Rice County
Minnesota, USA

Many Attend Funeral of Pioneer

P.G. Thompson, pioneer of Minnehaha County died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Chauncey Larson of Northfield, Minnesota. Friday morning, November 6, 1936, after several weeks of illness.

On June 6, 1968, Mr. Thompson was born to Mr. and Mrs. Gunder Thompson at Zumbrota in Goodhue County, Minnesota. He came with his parents to Dakota Territory in a very early day, making the trip with oxen. It took them three weeks to make the trip before they reach the land they homesteaded two and a half-miles south of Dell Rapids. He later took this trip by automobile and then by airplane and the trek that once had taken 21 weary days to travel slipped by in a few hours.

On the 19th January, 1895, he was married to Carrie Mae Scotvold of Centerville. Two children were born to them, Mrs. Dan C. Scramstad (Alvira) of Edmonton, Canada; Mrs. Chauncey Larson (Mildred) of Northfield, Minnesota.

Mr. Thompson's health began to fail a few months ago and although all that human skill could do was done for him but without avail. He was confined to his bed for three weeks. He had many warm friends who marveled at his cheerfulness and the bright smile with which she greeted all who came to his bedside will never be forgotten. When it was made known to him that he could not live his courageous did not fail him nor did his faith in his Savior wavier for he was ready to go and look forward to the last hour to come.

Surviving are the widow and two daughters; four grandchildren, Dorothy Mae Scramstad, student at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota; Parnell and Donna Scramstad and Audrey Larson; two sisters, Mrs. Olaf Lyng and Mrs. Annie Thoreson of Dell Rapids.

Funeral services were conducted at Northfield on Sunday and in the Dell Rapids Church on Tuesday by the Rev. L.M. Stavig of Northfield. "Den store hvide flok" was sung by Prof. E.M. Akre and two hymns were song by quartet composed of Mrs. Alma Brakke,, Mrs. Gust Kringen, Pro. Akre and Alfred Paulson.
Interment took place in the old Stordahl Cemetery, close to his boyhood home where his parents and relatives are at rest.

Pallbearers were: Art Thompson, Elmer Thompson, G.M. Berge, Lloyd Richardson, Andrew Anderson and Lewis Anderson.

Friends and relatives from out of town attending the funeral services were: Mr. and Mrs. Iver Groseth, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Groseth, Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Blake and daughter, Shirley of Centerville, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Rud, Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Vickerman, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Martin, Mrs. Alex Johnson, Mrs. George Nehrman, Andrew Norstad, Olga Thompson and Mrs. Russell Raines of Sioux Falls; Ole Jermstad of Brookings; Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Locke of Flandreau; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson, Elmer Thompson of Colman; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Thompson of Kanawha, Iowa; Walter Thoreson of Menno; and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lyng of Baltic.

Dell Rapids Tribune November 12, 1936 Dell Rapids, Minnehaha, South Dakota



Birth: Sep. 14, 1867
Melhus kommune
Sør-Trøndelag fylke, Norway
Death: Mar. 31, 1938
Northfield
Rice County
Minnesota, USA

Former Dell Rapids Woman is Dead

Mrs. P.G. Thompson, a former Dell Rapids resident, died on Thursday, March 31, at her home of her daughter, Mrs. Chauncey Larson in Northfield, Minnesota. She had not been in the best of health for a number of years. Recently she had, however, been improved.

Funeral services were held in Northfield at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, in St. John's Lutheran Church, with the pastor, Rev. L.M. Stavig in charge. The remains were brought to Dell Rapids Monday. Rev. Stavig came from Northfield to preach the funeral sermon here. He also paid respect to the late P.G. Thompson, which was very consoling to the family. Rev. Ole M. Odland and Rev. Stovig shared the comforting services held at the Oluf Lyng home and at the Lutheran Church on Monday afternoon. Mrs. Thompson's brother, Evangelist Enoch Scotvold of Minneapolis also spoke at the service, which was the fulfillment of a promise he'd given his sister at her request some time ago, when she asked that he not talk about her at her funeral service, but to talk to the living. This Bible reference was from her sister, Mrs. John Hansen, and was taken from Luke, chapter 12; verse 4 - "Be ye therefore ready also: For the Son of Many Cometh at an Hour When Ye Think Not."

Mrs. Ole M. Odland saying, "Just As I Am Without One Plea" at the home and "Den Store Hvide Flok" at the church. "The Old rugged Cross" and "Jesus Lover of My Soul" were song by Mrs. Odland, Mrs. alma Brakke, Alfred Paulson and E.C. Johnson. These were the same hymns which were also at the funeral services of Mr. Thompson.

Karen May, daughter of Lars Olsen Scotvold and his wife Marit, is born in Nelhus, Norway, September 14, 1867. She came to America with her parents at the age of eight and settled there Centerville, South Dakota.

On January 19, 1895 Mr. and Mrs. Thompson were married. They made the Dell Rapids vicinity their home until July, 1929, when they moved to Northfield to make their home with her daughter, Mildred, and her family.

Committal rights were held in Stordahl Cemetery beside Mr. Thompson, who died on November 6, 1936.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elvira Scramstad of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Mrs. Mildred Larson of Northfield; four grandchildren, Audrey Louise Larson; Dorothy Mae, Parnell Thompson, Donna Louise Scramstad; two brothers, Louis Scotvold of Ontario, Canada; Enoch of Minneapolis; and one sister, Mrs. John Hansen of Camrose, Alberta, Canada; she was preceded in death by her twin brother, John, a year ago. She also leaves a niece, Mrs. O.O. Blake, a daughter of her brother, John, of Centerville; a cousin, Iver Groseth, brother to the late China missionary Ida Groseth and Mrs. Martin Rude of Sioux Falls.
Honorary pallbearers: U.S. Earls, Chris Paulson, Iver Anderson, Chris Johnson. Active pallbearers: art Thompson, Leonard Holman, Harry Dieson, Lloyd Richardson, Gill Berge, Louis Anderson.

Dell Rapids Tribune April 7, 1938 Dell Rapids, Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Contributed on 6/8/09 by dellsfig68
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