Selma Caroline OLNESS
- Born: 23 Jul 1901, Arendahl Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota
- Marriage: George Byron HASLERUD on 12 Jun 1928 in Peterson, Fillmore County, MN 1
- Died: 27 Aug 1997, Winona, Winona County, MN at age 96 2
Cause of her death was Fatal cardiac arrhythmea with cardiac arrest.
Other names for Selma were Sal OLNESS and Sally OLNESS.
Noted events in her life were:
• Census: Lafayette, 1930, Nicollet County, MN. 52-8, 10, 2A, line 39
34 35 Haslerud, George B 29 Barber Barbershop 8096E
Selma C 27 none
• Obituary: Tri-County Record, 1997, Rushford, Fillmore County, MN. TRI-COUNTY RECORD, Rushford, MN Thursday, September 4,1997 PAGE 5
Selma Haslerud, 96, of Rushford died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, at Community Memorial Hospital.
Selma Olness was born July 23, 1901, North Prairie, Minn., to Andrew and Julia (Bakken) Olness.
On June 12, 1928, she married George Haslerud. He died Aug. 17, 1951.
Selma attended Peterson High School and Willmar Business College. She worked as a secretary in Willmar and then as a telephone operator in Rushford. Selma then returned to work as a secretary at Rushford High School and Saint Mary's College in Winona.
She later worked as an Outreach Health worker for Semcac. Selma also enjoyed being a Tupperware dealer.
Selma was a member of Rushford Lutheran Church and its ladies' organizations and, in former years, held many offices.
She is survived by a daughter, Yvonne (Bruce) Larson of Minneapolis; one grandson; one granddaughter; four nieces; and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, and one sister.
Funeral services were Aug. 31 at Rushford Lutheran Church, the Rev. Elmer Odland officiating. Burial was in the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery.
Selma married George Byron HASLERUD, son of Peter George HASLERUD and Cora Syverine HILL, on 12 Jun 1928 in Peterson, Fillmore County, MN.1 (George Byron HASLERUD was born on 4 Mar 1901 in Freeborn County, MN 3, baptized in Peterson, Fillmore County, MN, died on 17 Aug 1951 in Slayton, Murray County, MN 4 and was buried in Rushford, Fillmore County, MN.) The cause of his death was Cardio vascular accident.
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Marriage Notice, 1928, Fillmore County, MN. HASLERUD-OLNESS
George Haslerud certainly slipped one over on his friends this time -- he was married last Tuesday, June 12, to Selma Olness of Rushford, and no one knew it until it was all over. The bride is well-known here, and in Rushford, where she has been telephone operator for several years. The ceremony was performed at 4 o'clock by Rev. H. M. Bakke, and the couple were attended by Miss Judith Olness, sister of the bride, and Arthur Halvorson. After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's mother, on North Prairie. The newly-weds are enjoying their honeymoon at Faribault and Albert Lea.
We unite with the people of this vicinity in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Haslerud many years of happiness and prosperity. Incidentally, it might be all right to add that the editor of this section had the honor of taking the first cigar from the box last Tuesday -- and it was a good cigar at that.
• Marriage Notice, 1928, Fillmore County, MN. LOCAL "HELLO GIRL"
IS JUNE BRIDE
Miss Selma Caroline Olness became the bride of George B. Haslerud on Tuesday afternoon, June 12, 1928. Rev. H. N. Bakke performed the ceremony at four o'clock at his parsonage in Peterson, The bridesmaid was Miss Judith Olness, a sister of the bride and the group was attended by Arthur Halvorson of Peterson. The bride's gown was of shell pink satin and crepe. Her bouquet was of pink roses, and she wore a picture hat to match. Her bridesmaid was gowned in yellow crepe.
The wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Julia Olness, on North Prairie to the immediate family.
Mr. and Mrs. Haslerud left on a motor trip to Minneapolis and Albert Lea and will spend a few day at French Lake near Fairbault.
Mrs. Haslerud is one of the popular and esteemed young ladies of Rushford where she has held a position as operator in the telephone office for the past five years. Mr. Haslerud is a well known and respected young man of Peterson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Haslerud, and is engaged in the barber business.
Their many friends extend congratulations and best wishes for their future happiness and prosperity.
at the Peterson Lutheran Church