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Ernest LeRoy Syverson
Male 1908 - 1988


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  • Birth  19 May 1908  Gilchrist Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Education  10 Apr 1940  [1
    Highest grade: 8 
    Died  12 Nov 1988  Glenwood, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • Obituary
      Ernest Syverson, 80, of Brooten, died Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at West Lake Johanna Lutheran Church, rural Brooten.
      Ernest Syverson was born on May 19, 1908 to Edwin and Elizabeth (Raunestad) Syverson in Gilchrist Township. He was baptized and confirmed by Rev. G. G. Beito. He attended school in District 16, Pope County. He and his brother, Clarence operated the family farm. In 1950 Ernest married Edina (Thorson) Fellroth, and they operated the farm after Clarence and the parents moved to Glenwood. Ernest and Edna sold the farm and moved to Brooten in 1957; from then on Ernest was self employed until he became disabled from a polio illness that occurred when he was 18 years old. His wife died in 1972.
      He is survived by a daughter, Julie Ann Hukee (Mrs. Byron Hukee) and her tow children, Jordan and Emily. Byron and Julie Hukee and family are now stationed in Oslo, Norway at the U.S. Air Force Base.
      He is also survived by three sisters: Verna (Mrs. Clarence Arenson) of Brooten; Muriel (Mrs. Eddie Kessel) of San Diego, CA; and Dolores (Mrs. Norris Iverson) of Glenwood. Three brothers: Clarence Syverson of Glenwood; Alden Syverson of St. Louis Park; and Wilton of Minnetonka.
    Buried  16 Nov 1988  West Lake Johanna, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • West Lake Johanna Church
    Person ID  I5882  Ravnestad Tree
    Last Modified  9 Mar 2021 

    Father  Edwin Lewis Syverson,   b. 13 Feb 1879, Rolling Forks Twp, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1957, Glenwood, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Ravnestad,   b. 24 Feb 1885, Gilchrist Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jun 1979, Glenwood, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  03 Dec 1904  Gilchrist Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F14  Group Sheet

    Family  Edna Thorson,   b. 29 Dec 1907, Brooten, Stearns, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1973, Glenwood, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Jun 1950  Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Edna listed as "Edna Fellroth" in Hennepin County Records online
    Children 
     1. Living
    Family ID  F19  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • At the age of 18 Ernest contracted polio. Supposedly after visiting a chautauqua, the next morning he couldn't get out of bed. The whole farm and household were quarantined. Everyone had to live in the granary while the house was fumigated.

  • Sources 
    1. [S158] 1940 census.