|Elmer Kolseth, 75|
|Written by TRF Times|
Plummer - Elmer Kolseth, 75, died on Saturday, September 11, 2004 at his home in Wyandotte Township, Pennington County.
A private funeral service will be held with burial following at the Clearwater Cemetery in rural Pennington County, according to his wishes. Casket bearers included Ray Novak, Dan Helle, Stewart Peterson, Alex Wald, Harvey Hazeman and Steve Helle. Honorary casket bearers included his grandchildren.
Elmer Christ Kolseth was born on June 27, 1929 to Peter and Sarah (Magnuson) Kolseth in Wyandotte Township, Pennington County. He was baptized in the Lutheran Faith and confirmed at St. Pauli Lutheran. He attended District 125 Country School in Wyandotte Township and graduated from Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls in 1948. Elmer grew up on the family farm, leaving to work in Chicago at International Harvester from 1956 to 1960.
Elmer was united in marriage to Linda Carolyn Iverson on September 26, 1959. Elmer continued to farm and also worked at Arctic Cat Enterprises from 1967 to 1976. Elmer also owned and operated Dale’s Grocery Store in Oklee, with his son, from 1986-1988. He farmed all of his life, and for several years with his son Dale.
Elmer loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed hunting, but his greatest joy came from farming. In his early years he also liked playing his accordion for dances.
Elmer is survived by his wife Linda, four children: Janice (Bob) Johanning, Dale (Carol) Kolseth, Brenda (Randy) Brekkestran, Melissa (Duane) Parsley all of Plummer; eight grandchildren; one sister, Marie Gross of Chicago, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother Carl.