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Mrs. Hilma Theodora Norelius Stolt


Hilma Theodora Stolt daughter of Andrew and Christine Norelius was born at Vasa, Minn. May 8, 1861,. Died at Kiron, Iowa, July 25, 1935.
She came with her parents from Swede Bend, Iowa to Crawford county in June of 1870 and grew to womanhood on the home place in old Kiron.
On September 19, 1878 she was united in marriage to John A. Stolt at the parental Norelius home.
To this union five sons and one daughter were born, namely: William T. of Canada, Frank, deceased, Ina, deceased. George, of Casper, Wyoming, John, of West Allis , Wis, and Dewey of Rapid City, S. D.
She also leaves 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, three brothers and one sister, viz: Adolph Norelius, Sturgis S. D., Mrs. Betty Nordell, Galva, Francis and Albert Norelius, Kiron.
Her husband preceded her in death March 24, 1924. After his death she made her home with her children in Sioux City until the fall of 1929 when she came to Kiron which has since been her home, among her old friends and brothers.
In her early teens she was converted and baptized in the Baptist faith, and was a member of the local church. During her last residence here she has been affiliated with the Free Mission church and took an active part in the church activities.
Her early married life was spent on a farm in this locality, later they were stewards at the Crawford county home for two years, they lived for a while in Denison and in Arthur, removing from the latter place to Corsica, S. D. where they lived a number of years, then to Kulm, N. D. for a time, then to Draper, S. D. . From Draper the family moved to Underwood S. D. at which place the husband died.
During the last months of her illness, her sons, George and Dewey, were in attendance,. Dewey being at her bedside at the time of her death. From the time she became bedfast until the time of her passing, she was most tenderly cared for by Mrs. Maude Larson, who faithfully ministered to her every need and want.
Mrs. Stolt was of a sunny and cheerful disposition and made friends readily with all whom she came in contact wherever she lived.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Ev. Free church, with Rev Faugerstrom in charge. Two beautiful hymns were sung in duet by Myrtle and Ellen Nelson. The pallbearers were Quinten and Ralph Norelius, E. A. Norelius, E. B. Nordell, C. E. Morton and H. L Ward. She was laid to rest beside her parents in the Kiron cemetery.
Relatives from a distance who attended the funeral, were: Mrs. Betty Nordell, Mr. and Mrs. Carlberg of Galva, Mrs. Margaret Stewart of Kansas City, Mo. George Stolt of Casper, Wyoming, Dewey Stolt of Rapid City, S. D., Mrs. Wes Svede of Des Moines, Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Morton and Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Norelius of Denison. Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Nordell of Omaha.

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