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Mable Inunda Berge

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Wisconsin, USA
Death: November 04, 1966 (68)
Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, USA
Place of Burial: Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Michael Johanneson Berge and Julia Jakobsdatter Grefsheim
Wife of Emil Gerhard Thorstad
Mother of Paul Berge Thorstad; Private and Howard Marvin Thorstad
Sister of Joseph Cornelius Berge; Agnes Thelma Berge; Margaret S Berge; John Merrill Burlin Berge; Arthur Jerome Berge and 1 other

Managed by: Dana Marie Kelly
Last Updated:

About Mable Inunda Berge

GEDCOM Note

Attended Whitewater Normal School in 1918.

Wisconsin State Journal April 1, 1920:

ATTEND DEERFIELD WEDDING Miss Monona Swerig, 710 East Johnson street, a stenographer in the tax commission, acted as bridesmaid at the wedding of Miss Amanda Soberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Soberg of Deerfield, to Joseph Hoel, son of M. O. G. Hoel, at the Synod church in Deerfield Saturday night. The bride wore a gown of white georgette over white satin and Miss Swerig wore blue crepe de chine. Miss Petra Hoel, sister of the groom, Mabel Berge and Ruth Swerig acted as bridesmaids and wore gowns of pink crepe de chine. Newell Soberg, brother of the bride was best man.

Taught at Thompson school near Stoughton in 1922.

Capital Times October 11, 1923:

The Tabitha society gave Mr. and Mrs. Emil Thorstad a shower Saturday and presented them with a set of silver spoons. Mrs. Thorstad was formerly Mabel Berge, a daughter of Mrs. M. Berge.

Taught at West Koshkonong school in 1946.

Taught at Liberty school in 1961.

was organist at Deerfield Lutheran church

Mrs. Thorstad DEERFIELD - Mrs. Mable Thorstad, 68, Rt. 1, Deerfield, died Friday in a Madison hospital.

The former Mable Berge was born at Deerfield. She was married to Emil Thorstad at Deerfield in 1923. He died in 1962. She was a school teacher in the Deerfield area more than 25 years, and retired in 1963. She was a member of Deerfield Lutheran Church, its women of the church, and the Deerfield American Legion auxiliary.

A Madison survivor is a sister, Mrs. Knute Spilde, 4603 Schofield st.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Leonard Anderson, Deerfield; two sons, Howard and Paul, both of Rt. 1, Deerfield; a brother, Arthur, Deerfield; and two sisters, Mr. Margaret Hagen, Rt. 1, Deerfield, and Mrs. Gus Aaholm, Sheboygan; and nine grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Deerfield Lutheran Church. Friends may call at Holzhuter funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday.

Mrs. Thorstad DEERFIELD - Mrs. Mable Thorstad, 68, Rt. 1, Deerfield, died Friday (November 4, 1966) in a Madison hospital after a long illness.

A Madison survirot is a sister, Mrs. Knute Spilde, 4603 Schofield st.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Deerfield Lutheran Church. Friends may call at Hozhuter funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday.

Christmas Memories By Patti Thorstad Hoffland Ive been thinking of memories growing up and since I am the oldest grandchild maybe I remember a few different things. I remember going to Grandmas Christmas programs at Liberty and Jargo schools and singing with my stuffed Rudolphs. I loved all of the plays that she did and especially loved when Grandpa dressed up as Santa. He would really make Grandma blush. When they lived in the big house, they always decorated outside around doorways with Christmas lights. I used those lights when we lived in Cambridge and also for a few years here. I also remember Grandma having the neat little village on the buffet in the dining room. I think thats why I also have a village on my hutch at Christmas. On Christmas Eve for a few years we would go first to Selma and Tinkas and then up to Grandma & Grandpas. One year, Selma and Tinka had taken a branch, painted it white and then decorated it. I remember it looking very festive.

Christmas Eve By Donna Thorstad Johnson Christmas Eve at Grandma and Grandpas was another tradition of good food and exchanging gifts. Always the teacher and efficient lady, Grandma would have us wait for the dishes to be done before we could have our gift exchange. Patti and I can remember Grandma letting us have a thimble full of Mogen David wine before dinner. The Christmas Eve tradition continued for many years after our Grandparents were gone when we started a rotation of hosting at the 3 families. As the next generation came we switched to the summer reunion we continue to have. No matter how small of a group we have attending, it is always fun to catch up and share memories, my favorite part of our Thorstad reunions. Whether its looking and laughing at the old pictures Lois brings or talking about our Grandparents and the infamous Selma and Tinka. When Liberty School was going to be razed, many of us went to the little event they had for a last look around. We all agreed it had shrunk over the years. When I hear Silver Bells I always think of Grandma playing it on the piano at Liberty School. The Christmas programs she put on were wonderful. Even before I went to school there we would go to her programs and it took a long time to realize that Santa sounded a lot like Grandpa.

Grandma Mabel By Jane Thorstad Kelly When we spent the night at Grandma Mabels she would let us make a tent out of TV trays. We always watched Lawrence Welk and Dairyland Jubilee. (We still watch Lawrence Welk on Saturday.) In the morning Grandma made us pancakes. They were always a little burned but we loved them anyway. Grandma Mabel taught school at Liberty. She only substituted in later years. One day she got to school and went about her morning duties as usual. She later went to the bathroom and realized she had forgotten to put on her underwear. Up until then it hadnt been a problem but that was all she thought about the rest of the day. Grandma Mabel loved to have fresh black raspberries but you had to wear a straw hat, long sleeved shirts and slacks. My mom hated to go along but if we were to have any jam or sauce she better pick the berries.

Grandma Mabel By Patti Thorstad Hoffland In the summer when Grandma was getting ready for the next school year, she would have poster boards on her dining room table. She would make all sorts of charts for different subjects using animal crackers, little plastic horses, etc. She had such neat ideas to inspire kids. She also had this mimeograph book that she would make copies of papers for her students to work on. I remember the purple jelly-like material that she had to put each sheet on and all of the purple fingertips. She really put a lot of work into her teaching. I know thats what inspired me to become a teacher.

GEDCOM Note

Attended Whitewater Normal School in 1918.

Wisconsin State Journal April 1, 1920:

ATTEND DEERFIELD WEDDING Miss Monona Swerig, 710 East Johnson street, a stenographer in the tax commission, acted as bridesmaid at the wedding of Miss Amanda Soberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Soberg of Deerfield, to Joseph Hoel, son of M. O. G. Hoel, at the Synod church in Deerfield Saturday night. The bride wore a gown of white georgette over white satin and Miss Swerig wore blue crepe de chine. Miss Petra Hoel, sister of the groom, Mabel Berge and Ruth Swerig acted as bridesmaids and wore gowns of pink crepe de chine. Newell Soberg, brother of the bride was best man.

Taught at Thompson school near Stoughton in 1922.

Capital Times October 11, 1923:

The Tabitha society gave Mr. and Mrs. Emil Thorstad a shower Saturday and presented them with a set of silver spoons. Mrs. Thorstad was formerly Mabel Berge, a daughter of Mrs. M. Berge.

Taught at West Koshkonong school in 1946.

Taught at Liberty school in 1961.

was organist at Deerfield Lutheran church

Mrs. Thorstad DEERFIELD - Mrs. Mable Thorstad, 68, Rt. 1, Deerfield, died Friday in a Madison hospital.

The former Mable Berge was born at Deerfield. She was married to Emil Thorstad at Deerfield in 1923. He died in 1962. She was a school teacher in the Deerfield area more than 25 years, and retired in 1963. She was a member of Deerfield Lutheran Church, its women of the church, and the Deerfield American Legion auxiliary.

A Madison survivor is a sister, Mrs. Knute Spilde, 4603 Schofield st.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Leonard Anderson, Deerfield; two sons, Howard and Paul, both of Rt. 1, Deerfield; a brother, Arthur, Deerfield; and two sisters, Mr. Margaret Hagen, Rt. 1, Deerfield, and Mrs. Gus Aaholm, Sheboygan; and nine grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Deerfield Lutheran Church. Friends may call at Holzhuter funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday.

Mrs. Thorstad DEERFIELD - Mrs. Mable Thorstad, 68, Rt. 1, Deerfield, died Friday (November 4, 1966) in a Madison hospital after a long illness.

A Madison survirot is a sister, Mrs. Knute Spilde, 4603 Schofield st.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Deerfield Lutheran Church. Friends may call at Hozhuter funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday.

Christmas Memories By Patti Thorstad Hoffland Ive been thinking of memories growing up and since I am the oldest grandchild maybe I remember a few different things. I remember going to Grandmas Christmas programs at Liberty and Jargo schools and singing with my stuffed Rudolphs. I loved all of the plays that she did and especially loved when Grandpa dressed up as Santa. He would really make Grandma blush. When they lived in the big house, they always decorated outside around doorways with Christmas lights. I used those lights when we lived in Cambridge and also for a few years here. I also remember Grandma having the neat little village on the buffet in the dining room. I think thats why I also have a village on my hutch at Christmas. On Christmas Eve for a few years we would go first to Selma and Tinkas and then up to Grandma & Grandpas. One year, Selma and Tinka had taken a branch, painted it white and then decorated it. I remember it looking very festive.

Christmas Eve By Donna Thorstad Johnson Christmas Eve at Grandma and Grandpas was another tradition of good food and exchanging gifts. Always the teacher and efficient lady, Grandma would have us wait for the dishes to be done before we could have our gift exchange. Patti and I can remember Grandma letting us have a thimble full of Mogen David wine before dinner. The Christmas Eve tradition continued for many years after our Grandparents were gone when we started a rotation of hosting at the 3 families. As the next generation came we switched to the summer reunion we continue to have. No matter how small of a group we have attending, it is always fun to catch up and share memories, my favorite part of our Thorstad reunions. Whether its looking and laughing at the old pictures Lois brings or talking about our Grandparents and the infamous Selma and Tinka. When Liberty School was going to be razed, many of us went to the little event they had for a last look around. We all agreed it had shrunk over the years. When I hear Silver Bells I always think of Grandma playing it on the piano at Liberty School. The Christmas programs she put on were wonderful. Even before I went to school there we would go to her programs and it took a long time to realize that Santa sounded a lot like Grandpa.

Grandma Mabel By Jane Thorstad Kelly When we spent the night at Grandma Mabels she would let us make a tent out of TV trays. We always watched Lawrence Welk and Dairyland Jubilee. (We still watch Lawrence Welk on Saturday.) In the morning Grandma made us pancakes. They were always a little burned but we loved them anyway. Grandma Mabel taught school at Liberty. She only substituted in later years. One day she got to school and went about her morning duties as usual. She later went to the bathroom and realized she had forgotten to put on her underwear. Up until then it hadnt been a problem but that was all she thought about the rest of the day. Grandma Mabel loved to have fresh black raspberries but you had to wear a straw hat, long sleeved shirts and slacks. My mom hated to go along but if we were to have any jam or sauce she better pick the berries.

Grandma Mabel By Patti Thorstad Hoffland In the summer when Grandma was getting ready for the next school year, she would have poster boards on her dining room table. She would make all sorts of charts for different subjects using animal crackers, little plastic horses, etc. She had such neat ideas to inspire kids. She also had this mimeograph book that she would make copies of papers for her students to work on. I remember the purple jelly-like material that she had to put each sheet on and all of the purple fingertips. She really put a lot of work into her teaching. I know thats what inspired me to become a teacher.

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Mable Inunda Berge's Timeline

1898
July 24, 1898
Wisconsin, USA
1924
September 13, 1924
Deerfield, Dane, Wisconsin, USA
1936
November 21, 1936
Madison, Dane, WI
1940
April 1, 1940
Age 41
Deerfield, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
1966
November 4, 1966
Age 68
Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, USA
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Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA