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 Lake Bronson - Elvera Hams, 100, of Lake Bronson, died at the Northwest Medical Center in Thief River Falls on Saturday, September 3, 2005.
 Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, September 8, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Lake Bronson. Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Lake Bronson. Visitation will be held at the Adamson-Austin-Hughes Funeral Home in Hallock on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m ., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., with Rev. Theresa Kraft presiding. Casket bearers will be Elvera’s grandchildren.
 Elvera Pearson was born in Lancaster on October 16, 1904, the daughter of Swan and Emma Pearson. She attended country school there and lived her entire life in Kittson County. Elvera married Ray Madsen in 1933 and moved to Lake Bronson. They were well known as owners of Madsen’s Cafe. Ray died in a plane crash in 1949. She also worked at the Community Creamery and Vagle’s Nursing Home.
 In 1954, she married Forrest Hams. He died in 1986. Elvera liked to keep busy crocheting doilies, making rag rugs and quilt tops. She was able to stay in her own home until 2003, when she moved into CNC Nursing Home in Thief River Falls. She loved to play cards and bingo.
 Survivors include sons, Harvey (Anita) Madsen of Longville; Darrell (Janice) Madsen of Apple Valley, Calif.; a daughter, Verna (Fred) Hartman of Thief River Falls; a daughter-in-law, Jean Madsen of St. Cloud; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
 She was preceded in death by both husbands; a son, Russell; two brothers and two sisters. A00003B2005SP07
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