Agathe R. (Alsaker) Hilde

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Date of Death: March 6, 1942


Agathe Alsaker Hilde was born in Elde, Norfjord, Norway, on March 8, 1855, and passed to her rest at her home near Camp Lake, Minnesota, on March 6, 1942, lacking only two days of having attained the advanced age of eighty-seven. At the age of twenty she came to this country, and on July 29, 1880, she was united in marriage to Iver O. Hilde, one of the veteran colporteurs in the State of Minnesota. Two children came to bless this home: Mrs. L. S. Gunderson, who has cared faithfully for her aged parents through the declining years of their lives; and Raymond R. Hilde of Seaside, Oregon. In 1893 she was baptized and joined the Seventh-day Adventist church at Gilchrist. Of this church she was a loyal member until her death. Those who participated at the funeral services were: Elders H. V. Reed, David Gulbrandson, and C. Edwardson. Special music was furnished by members of the Scandinavian Tabernacle Church of Minneapolis. To her it was ever given to serve at the front of the line, but she always toiled faithfully in her place of quiet obscurity. Those who knew her best recognized that she grave willingly of her "two mites" to those less fortunate than she; and of her it may be said, "She hath done what she could."

C. Edwardson - Northern Union Outlook, May 26, 1942 

A Pleasant Occasion - On Sunday, March 13, the Gilchrist church met in the home of Brother and Sister Iver Hilde, near Camp Lake, in honor of their birthdays. Sister Hilde was eighty-three on March 8 and Brother Hilde was eighty-eight on March 10. A program was given in the afternoon consisting of prayer, songs, and short talks, after which lunch was served. Brother and Sister Hilde are of the old pioneers in the truth. Brother Hilde is well known as he has been active in colporteur work for about half a century, and has not yet retired from missionary work, as he is using his time by sending out papers and writing missionary Letters. They are both fairly well and rejoicing in the truth. He attends Sabbath school regularly and sometimes he walks. May God continue to bless them through the rest of their life's journey.

Mr. & Mrs. Ole T. Jacobson - Northern Union Outlook, March 22, 1938

A Remarkable Birthday Occasion - On March 10 the members of the Gilchrist church gathered at the home of Brother and Sister Hilde to celebrate their ninetieth and eighty-fifth birthdays, respectively. Talks were given paying tribute to the help and inspiration this aging couple have been to the conference, the church, and in the community. There are doubtless few laborers who have scattered as much literature in this state as has Brother Hilde. Sister Hilde, working in a more quiet way, has ably filled her place among the group who stay by "the stuff" thus enabling others to do the more aggressive work. We were sorry that Brother and Sister Lockert, because of an effort elsewhere, could not remain with us for the gathering. May the Lord continue to richly bless our faithful Brother and Sister Hilde.

Mrs. C. Edwardson - Northern Union Outlook, March 19, 1940

Source: Northern Union Outlook

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