Spring Valley Sun, February 3, 1955
Mrs. Marie Folden
Mrs. Marie Folden was born in Lille Elvedahlen, Norway, Nov. 13, 1861 to Lars and Marie Jacobson. She came to America with her parents in 1867, at the age of 5, to Spring Lake, Pierce County, Wisconsin.
She was united in marriage to Peter Folden in 1885. They lived at Wilson and Glenwood City, then moved to a farm in Spring Lake in 1893, which has since been her home. A year and a half ago, she was hospitalized for two months with a bronchial infection. She then stayed with her daughter for several months. Later, after a short stay at her home, she was taken to the Lutheran Nursing Home in Mondovi, where she died Jan. 27 1955, at the age of 93 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband in November 1933, and also by two daughters, Gena and Libbie. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Lena Ryan, Glenwood City; and one son, Henry, at home, and one daughter, Mrs. Harold Bishop of Park Rapids; three grandsons, Rollie Bishop, Park Rapids; Howard Bishop, St. Paul; and Paul Bishop. LaMesa, CA.; together with four great grandchildren.
Services for Mrs. Folden were held from the Spring Lake Lutheran Church on Monday, Jan. 31st with burial in Spring Lake Cemetery. Rev. Carsten Smeby, officiated.
Contributed by Joe Waddell