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Information for Johannes Kannegaard

20 December, 1888 - 31 January, 1983

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

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Johannes Kannegard

    Services for Johannes Kannegaard, 94, of Melba Route 1, who died Jan. 31 in a Nampa hospital, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel with the Rev. George Beard, pastor of the Nampa Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Melba Cemetery with graveside rites by Melba I.O.O.F. Lodge 150 and military rites by the Melba American Legion Divin-Slonecker Post 126.
    He was born Dec. 20, 1888, at Torring, Denmark.  He was reared and educated in Denmark.  At the age of 19 he moved to Boise.  He served in the U.S. Army during W.W. I and following his honorable discharge returned to Boise and married Marie Hansen.  Following their marriage, they made their home in Melba where they farmed.  She died in February of 1946.
    He had continued to make his home in Melba.  He attended the Nampa Trinity Lutheran Church, was a member and past Noble Grand and Chaplain of Melba I.O.O.F. Lodge 150, was a charter member of the Walters Butte Grange 130, a charter and lifetime member of the American Legion Divin-Slonecker Post 126, a member of the Farm Bureau and the Scandanavian Society of Idaho.
    He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ellis (Ann) Greenfield, Melba; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He was also preceded in death by two sons and one daughter.
    Memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund of the Trinity Lutheran Church, 612 C. Midland Blvd, Nampa, 83651 or flowers may be sent.

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