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Kvam, Ingerid M. / The Skalet family : ancestors and descendants of Sever and Malla Skalet

Sever and Malla Skalet,   pp. 7-26 PDF (6.5 MB)

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On Tuesday, August 5, 1958, Maurice came home from working at the Brick yard in
Madison, and found Malla had died of a heart attack. Her obituary appeared in the Dane
County News on Friday, August 15, 1958, and printed the following article: Dorothea
Venden Skalet was born May 6, 1881 in Valdres, Norway. She was baptized in the Bruflat
Kirke in Norway. At the age of six months she came to America with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Martin Venden who settled in Adams Township, Green County, Wisconsin, later
coming to the town of Vermont. She was confirmed in the Vermont Lutheran Church by the
Rev. S. Gunderson on May 31, 1896. On May 23, 1908, she was united in marriage to Sever
Skalet in the Vermont Lutheran Church. Mrs. Skalet was a member of the Vermont
Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid where she was honored with a Life Membership pin a few
years ago. She was a kind and devoted Christian mother-at all times considering the welfare
of others. She passed away at her home in Black Earth, August 5, 1958 at the age of 77 years
and 3 months. Funeral services were held on Friday, August 8 at 2:30 p.m. in the Vermont
Lutheran Church with the Rev. O.S. Solberg officiating. The pallbearers were Paul and Carl
Mahoney, and Kenneth Corcoran of Madison; Jorgen Greve of Mount Horeb and Nels
Goderstad of Black Earth. Music was provided by Mrs. Joseph Dybdahl and Mrs. Richard
Goderstad. Burial was in the Vermont Lutheran cemetery. We are in our Father's hand;
Wisely led at His command, By His grace and to His pleasure, We His keeping gladly
treasure. In the name of Christ, our Lord.
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