BENGTSON· Clarence Laverne Bengtson, beloved husband of Ilene Bengtson of Brooks, passed away in Calgary on August 1st, 1996 at the age of 79 years. Born in Hordville, Nebraska on September 1Oth, 1916, at the age of two Clarence came to Alberta with his parents to the Scandia District where they farmed. He married the former Ilene Rosdal on September 10th, 1944 in Scandia. They took over the family farm which they operated until moving to Brooks in 1964. Clarence began a second career, bookkeeping, and was employed with Perry Olson and later Bow Slope Shipping until retiring in 1979. He was a charter member of both the Salem Lutheran Church in Scandia and later the Trinity Lutheran Church in Brooks and had been very involved with each. He enjoyed 40 years 40 years of participation in the EID and Brooks and District Bands, was an avid curler and had been involved with Meals On Wheels, along with many other activities. He was predeceased by his father and mother, John and Gerda; by his brothers Sig and Bernie and by his sister Olivia Anderson. Clarence is also survived by his loving children Don and his wife Carol of Lethbridge, Diane Jahns and her husband Carl of Forestburg, Alberta and Lorene Nichols and her husband Brian of Brooks; grandsons David, Matthew and Stephen Jahns and Andrew, Stuart, Sean and Joel Nichols; his brother Leland (Mae) Bengtson of McLean, Virginia; sister-inlaw Doris Bengtson of Minneapolis, Minnesota and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 6th at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. Rev. Dick Hanson officiated. Interment followed at Brooks Cemetery. If friends desire memorial tributes may be made to the charity of choice. Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home.
Bengtson – Ilene Sophia Bengtson, widow of the late Clarence Bengtson, passed away in Brooks on September 2nd. 2002 at the age of 83 years. Ilene was born in Robsart, Saskatchewan on October 26th, 1918. She grew up in the Robsart area where she completed her high school. Ilene moved to Bawlf in 1938 and worked at the Bethany Sunset Home. She attended Normal School, Edmonton in 1939 graduating in 1940. Ilene had taught in the Meeting Creek and Alliance areas before moving to Scandia. She and Clarence were married there on September 10th, 1944 and farmed in the Scandia area until coming to Brooks in 1964. She was a substitute in Scandia and Brooks and taught in Brooks for a number of years. Ilene was a member of SalemLutheran Church in Scandia and a Charter Member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Brooks. She was very active in her church and community. Ilene had been a member of Brooks Art Guild for many years and was an avid curler when health permitted. Ilene was known for her gentle ways, kindness, hospitality, strong faith and love and nurturing of family and friends. She touched the lives of so many people in many ways. Ilene was predeceased by her husband Clarence on August 1st, 1996; her parents Axel and Emelia Rosdal; an infant brother Trygve and a brother Clarence on August 26th, 1999. She is survived by her loving family, son Don and his wife Carol of Lethbridge; daughter Diane Jahns and her husband Carl of Forestburg; daughter Lorene Nichols and her husband Brian of Brooks; 7 grandsons David, Matthew and Stephen Jahns and Andrew (Denise), Stuart (Lynda). Sean and Joel Nichols; brother Halvar Rosdal of Rolling Hills; sister Evelyn (Archie) Marzolf of Edmonton and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, September 6th from TrinityLutheranChurch. Rev. John Theiss and his wife Maggie officiating. Interment to follow at Brooks Cemetery. In memory of Ilene, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of choice. Arrangement in care of Smith Funeral Home. Telephone 362-4646.
Brooks Bulletin August 07, 1996 Roll 56 Image 1331