Iver F. Ekstrom, age 103, of Bismarck, died Friday, March 18, 1988 at the Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center of Bismarck. Funeral services were held Monday, March 21, at 10 a.m. at the Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center Chapel, Bismarck, with Rev. John H. Nicolai officiating. Interment was at Riverview Cemetery, Washburn. Eleanor Aune was the organist. Iver Frederick Ekstrom was born Dec. 20, 1884 in Sweden to Alfred and Anna (Olson) Ekstrom. He came to the United States with his parents when he was nine years old and they first made their home in Bismarck. They later moved to Washburn where Iver grew up. As a young man, he worked for his father in a blacksmith shop and then later worked at the Washburn Milling Co. where his father was chief engineer. He married Louise Bjorn in 1920 near Sanger, ND. (They first lived at Alsen, ND, where he operated a blacksmith shop for 5 years.) They then moved to Bismarck where he worked as an area mechanic and blacksmith. She died in 1958. He has been a resident of the nursing home for the past 12 years. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church at Bismarck. He loved music and had musical talents in playing many instruments. When he was 12 years old, he played cornet, and was the youngest member of a local Washburn band that was started by his father. Survivors include two sisters: Freda Hughart, Hawthorne, Nev., and Lennie Gibbs, Hawthorne, Nev., and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, five brothers and nine infant children who died at birth. Arrangements were by Goetz Funeral Home, Washburn. (The Leader-News, Washburn, N. Dak., Thursday, March 24, 1988, p. 4.)
Ivar Fredrik, b. 20 dec 1884, Högbo, Gävleborg, Sweden; parents: Johan Alfred Ekström & Anna Lisa Persdotter; Swedish Church Records Archive; Johanneshov, Sweden; Sweden, Indexed Birth Records, 1880-1920; GID Number: 100021.58.24700; Roll/Fiche Number: SC-1105; Volume: :816; Year Range: 1884. Viewed on Ancestry.com.
U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Iver F. Ekstrom; last residence: Bismarck, Burleigh, North Dakota, USA; Born 20 Dec 1883; Died 18 Mar 1988
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