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Thora Nybroten

Thora Nybroten

Born:  December 23, 1923
Died:   November 22, 2019


Date:  Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Time:  12:30 p.m.

Location: Elk Creek Lutheran Church, Kensett

Funeral Service

Date:  Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Time:  1:30 a.m.
Location:  Elk Creek Lutheran Church, Kensett


Location: Adams Cemetery, Rural Argyle, Wisconsin


Thora Haugerud Nybroten, 95, Kensett , IA died Friday November 22, 2019 at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood, IA. A funeral service will be held at Elk Creek Lutheran Church on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Tom Martin officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Adams Cemetery, rural Argyle, WI.

Thora was born December 23, 1923 on the Haugerud family farm near Bagn, Valdres Norway to Ole and Inga Haugerud.

Thora attended school through the eighth grade in Norway. She worked on the farm and nearby restaurants in her younger years. In her mid 20’s she met Victor Nybroten in a hayfield near the Haugerud farm while Victor was visiting relatives in Norway.

Some time later Thora came to the United States to visit her brothers Ole and Thomas and had plans to go back to Norway. In the meantime she once again met with Victor and on July 26, 1951 they were married. To this union there were three children Arvid, Ida (Arvid’s twin who died shortly after birth) and Allen.

Thora and Victor lived on and worked a dairy farm in Adams Township Wisconsin. Thora was a homemaker and worked various odd jobs off the farm. The family did the janitor work at the Adams Lutheran Church for several years. In 1981 Thora and Victor retired and moved to Kensett, IA and lived near her brother Thomas and sister in law Gunhild (Jean) Haugerud.

Thora loved to dance when she was younger. Later in life she loved to bake (mostly Norwegian treats), making Norwegian dolls, sewing and knitting but most of all she loved to have company and entertain them. She lived in her home in Kensett until January 2019 when she entered the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood, IA.

Thora was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husband Victor and children Arvid and Ida.

She is survived by her son Allen Nybroten, Kensett, IA and many nieces and nephews.

Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, Northwood, 641-324-1121,






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