Ingeborg Karoline (Alsaker) Hilde

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Date of Death: September 10, 1943


Ingeborg Karoline Alsaker Hilde was born in Nordfjord, Norway, on November 24, 1858, and died at Williston, North Dakota, on September 10, 1943, at the age of 84 years. She was the sixth of seven children born to Rasmus and Marie Alsaker. Her father, one brother, and one sister died in Norway. At an early age she came to this country where she, together with her mother, two brothers, and two sisters settled at Benson, Minnesota.

In 1876 she was united in marriage with Lars O. Hilde. To this union fifteen children were born, ten of whom are living. They are: Mrs. Mason Smith, Larimore, North Dakota; Mrs. L. L. Van Allen, Bremerton, Washington; Ole and Alvin Hilde, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Alfred Hilde, Snoqualmie, Washington; Mrs. L. W. Fletcher, Sebastopal, California; Elmer Hilde, Grenora, North Dakota; Leonard Hilde, Auburn, Washington; and Mrs. H. T. Leen, Wheelock, North Dakota. Five children preceded her in death. They were: Emma, age 10; Rosie, age 5 months; Roudina, age 21; Rynart, age 40; and Ludvig, age 31. Mr and Mrs. Hilde moved to Wheelock, North Dakota, in 1903, where they have since made their home.

Mr. Hilde died April 22, 1937. Mrs. Hilde has been in poor health for four years, and August 15, she had the misfortune to fall and fracture her left hip, which injury resulted in her death on September 10. For a year and one-half previous to her accident she had made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Mason Smith at Larimore, North Dakota, but at the time of the accident she was in her home at Wheelock, having gone there to spend the summer.

Mrs. Hilde, together with her husband, joined the Gilchrist Seventh-day Adventist church in Swift County, Minnesota, almost sixty years ago, and both continued to be faithful members. She was a kind and loving wife and mother, and although she had many duties to perform, was never too tired to teach her children the word of God. She also spent much time taking care of the sick in the neighborhood and spreading gospel literature. Her faith in God and His goodness never wavered.

She leaves to mourn her ten children, forty-seven grandchildren, and twenty-two great-grandchildren, also a host of other relatives and friends. Words of comfort were spoken by the writer, and she was laid to rest to await the call of the Life-giver, by the side of her husband in the cemetery at Wheelock, North Dakota.

Source: M. S. Krietzky - Northern Union Outlook, November 23, 1943

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