Hemmingson, Gustaf D.
B: Abt 1875
E: Came from Sweden in 1880
D: 1965, age 90
M: Apr -, Emily Westerberg d. 1955
Children of Gust D. Hemmingson and Emily Westerberg:
B: 31 May 1906, Percy Township, Kittson County, MN
D: 13 Dec 2002, age 96, Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center, Hallock, MN
B: Abt 1908
B: Abt 1916
M: Unknown Erickson
Joel Hemmingson, 96, Lake Bronson, Minn., died in Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center, Hallock, Minn., on Friday morning, Dec. 13, 2002.
Joel was born May 31, 1906, in Percy Township, Kittson County, Minn., the son of Gustaf and Emily (Westerberg) Hemmingson. He attended school in Lake Bronson and lived in Percy Township until 1949, when he moved into Lake Bronson. In 1974, Joel sold his farm and retired. He was a member of Community Covenant Church, served as a deacon, held several positions on the church board and taught Sunday school. Joel was a Percy Township supervisor for 12 years, served as city assessor and was on the Lake Bronson Town Council. He also devoted much of his time to the Kittson County Historical Society, serving on the board for 22 years.
He is survived by a sister, Edna Erickson, Lake Bronson; and three nephews, Lloyd Erickson, Lake Bronson, Harley Erickson, Mankato, Minn., and Larry (Ruth) Erickson, Burnsville, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ethel.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, in the Community Covenant Church, Lake Bronson.
Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Lake Bronson.
Visitation will be in the church Monday for one hour before services.
Hughes Funeral Home, Hallock, Minn.
Notes from Michael Rustad:
Joel Hemmingson was a key player in the formation of the Kittson County Museum located in Lake Bronson. He had a deep and abiding interest in historical artifacts and was a great collector in his own right. He was an expert in antique cars and machinery. His excitement about history was infectious and I remember that he seem to have unlimited time to explain how machinery worked to young kids. My Dad took us to the predecessors to the museum and I think I became interested in history from early trips to see Mr. Hemmingson's artifacts.
Joel Hemmingson was also a great hunter. He is pictured in the Centennial Edition of Kittson County yearbook with photos captioned: "Joel Hemmingson-Rabit Hunter. He is also pictured deer hunting with a group including: Glen Richardson, Harvey Olson, Lennie Olson, Harry Hanson Sr., Roy Larson and Bob Blomquist.