Martha Iverine SOLBERG
- Born: 21 Aug 1889, Woonsocket, South Dakota, USA
- Marriage: Hans Berg HILLERUD on 3 Jan 1912 in Solberg school, Beaver, Alberta, Canada
- Died: 29 Sep 1980, Tofield, Alberta, Canada aged 91
- Buried: 2 Oct 1980, Ryley Cmtry., Ryley, Alberta
Martha Iverine was given almost the same name as her sister Marte Iverine who had died just before Grannie was born.
Martha Iverine Hillerud
Was born near Woonsocket, South Dakota on August 21, 1889. In 1902 she came to Canada with her parents, Nils and Eli Solberg and her brothers and sisters. They settled on a homestead south-west of Ryley, which was then known as Equity.
In 1912 she married Hans Hillerud who operated a Livery Service in Ryley. They continued to live in Ryley until 1918 when they moved to a farm near her parents' home. When they retired they returned to Ryley and after her husbands death in 1966 Martha lived alone until she entered the Tofield Lodge three years ago.
Until very recently, she spent her time at handwork, knitting countless mittens and enjoying a game of scrabble with her friends. Her greatest enjoyment was visiting with her family and friends. Her hearty laugh and sunny disposition will long be remembered.
She was predeceased by her husband and infant son. She is survived by one son, Glenn and his wife Kay; Four daughters, Hazel and her husband Conrad Patterson, Evelyn Moen, Merle Hately, and Beulah, and her husband John Giebelhaus; two sisters, Ella Skiles and Elma Tomlinson of Irma, a foster brother, Carl Gjerde and his wife Edna of Camrose, sister-in-laws Barbara Solberg of Ryley and Edith Solberg of Camrose. She was "Grannie" to 20 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
Neal PattersonTerry Giebelhaus
Clifford MoenHoward, Giebelhaus
Kenneth HillerudDennis Giebelhaus
Lunch will be served following the graveside service in the Parish hall. Family and friends are invited.
Noted events in her life were:
• She immigrated Moved to Canada about 1902 to near Equity now Ryley Alberta. This was before the railroad thus the change of the town name.
Martha married Hans Berg HILLERUD, son of Hans O (Olsen) (Hellerud) HILLERUD and Beret (Andreasdattar) STEIEN, on 3 Jan 1912 in Solberg school, Beaver, Alberta, Canada. (Hans Berg HILLERUD was born on 21 May 1884 in Bardu, Troms, Norway, christened on 15 Jun 1884 in Maalselven, Bardu, Troms, Norway, died on 12 Nov 1966 in Viking, Alberta, Canada and was buried in Nov 1966 in Ryley, Alberta, Canada.)