Ole Lunden

Mr. and Mrs. Ole Lunden

Ole J. Lunden was born on August 1, 1882. He was the youngest child of John and Jode Lunden. He came to the United States with his parents, and six older brothers and sisters, at the age of five, where they settled in Cyrus, Minnesota.

Ole came to Roseglen, in McLean County, North Dakota, as a young man, later meeting and marrying Zella Long. Born in 1888, Zella was the youngest of three children of Mrs. Elizabeth Long, a widow. She was born in Swea City, Iowa, and came to the North Dakota in 1903, taking a homestead in Roseglen a few years later. Her mother operated a hotel in Wabek, North Dakota.

Ole and Zella were married on April 9, 1910 at Roseglen, and lived on a farm four miles north of Roseglen. They became the parents of Elwin, Lois, Irene and Alta.

The family lived on the farm until the fall of 1929, when they moved to Ryder and bought a home. Ole was manager of the Co-Op Creamery there for thirteen years. He moved to Great Falls, Montana in 1942, where he was employed by the Army Air Base for two years. He was in Great Falls at the time of his death on December 13, 1944. In 1976, when the Golden Jubilee book was published, Zella was employed as a beauty operator in Great Falls.