Louise Jondall

Louise Jondall

BORN: February 27, 1883, in Story County, Iowa.

DIED: March 6, 1968 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, Iowa

AGED: 85 years, 8 days

BURIED: Crown Hill Cemetery, Ruthven, Palo Alto County, Iowa


FATHER: Lars Larson Jondall born March 8, 1848, in Norway

MOTHER: Elizabeth Togersdatter Sabae born February 10, 1855, in Norway


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MARRIAGE: to Henry J. Wilcox on December 19, 1908, in Ruthven, Palo Alto County, Iowa



Louise Jondall was born in Story County on February 27, 1883. She was my mother's favorite aunt. She married Henry Wilcox on December 19, 1908 in Ruthven, Iowa. They never had any children.

My one memory of Aunt Louise is from one Sunday morning in the early 1960s. We were visiting my mother's brother, Chris Larson, in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Mom said she wanted to go visit Aunt Louise, who lived in Ruthven, just west of Emmetsburg. We weren't leaving to go back to Ames until the afternoon, so I drove her to Ruthven. When we arrived, I remember Aunt Louise was sitting in a rocker in her living room, listening to a sermon on the radio. It seemed so peaceful in her home. We stayed and visited for an hour or so and then left. I never saw Aunt Louise again. She died on March 6, 1968, while I was serving in Viet Nam.

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