The obituary of my Thore M. Singsaas, my great-great-great grandfather, was originally published in the Hendricks Pioneer, Hendricks MN on Friday, August 9, 1932. The copy below was found in the "Sodbusters, Sunbonnets, & Singsaas Immigrants" family history booklet.
Tore M. Singaas was born in Singsaasmoe, Norway, on November 30, 1849, and passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Peter J. Ramlo on August 12, 1932, being at the time of his death 82 years, eight months, and twelve days of age.
In the year 1870 he was united in marriage to Karrie Ingebrigtsdatter, and to this union were born ten children, three of whom died in Norway.
In the year 1890 he came to this country with his family, arriving at Canby, Minnesota, the 6th of June. The oldest son, Absalon, had preceded his parents here by about a year or so. The first year in their adopted country they resided with J. R. Ramlo and the following three years were spent on a farm near the place that latter became the family's farm home until 1914 when they moved to Hendricks, Minnesota.
Mrs. Singsaas passed away in February, 1915. A daughter, Ingeborg, (Mrs. Martin Christianson) died the 3rd of April, 1926. The children who mourn the loss of a father are Absalon of Buette, Montana; Gulaug, of Montana; Ingebregt, of Bonetrail, N.D.; Mons, of Hendricks; Iver, of Hendricks; Inga, Mrs. Peter J. Ramlo), of Hendricks, besides 36 grandchildren and seven great grand children.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon. A short service was held at the home at two o'clock and at two-fifteen at the Lake Hendricks Lutheran Free church with Rev. Edw. L. Erickson conducting the last rights. Songs were sung by a quartette composed of Pete Hinsverk, Ingvald Hanson, Hans Hegstad, and Lewis Pederson. Several gifts were given to the Orphans' Home and the Missions in his memory. Interment was made in the East cemetery, the pallbearers being Mons Singsaas, Iver Singsaas, Peter J. Ramlo, I. O. Ramlo, Peter Hanson, and Martin Christianson.
Mr. Singsaas had been in ill health for the past several years.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives in their hour of sorrow.