Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sunday Stories: Glenn and Alberta Elfeldt

Excerpted from the Sutherland Centennial 1891 – 1991, published in 1991.

Glenn Arthur Elfeldt, the oldest son of Arthur William and Edith Belle Wallace Elfeldt, was born October 26, 1911 in Sutherland, Nebraska. He was graduated from Sutherland High School in 1931 and spent most of his life in the Sutherland area.

Alberta (Bertie) Snyder was born to Bert and Grace McCance Snyder, May 2, 1914. The youngest of four children, she was born on the family ranch in McPherson County about 38 miles north of Sutherland. She was graduated from high school in Salem, Oregon in 1931.

Glenn and Bertie were married in North Platte on September 27, 1934. They spent a few years in Colorado before returning to the family farm/ranch 13 miles south of Sutherland. They had three children, William Benton, Robert Glenn (Skip), and Josee Lee.

Glenn and Bertie observed their 50th wedding anniversary in September, 1984. Glenn died just prior to his 73rd birthday of a heart attack in October, 1984 in Mesa, Arizona where they had spent their retirement winters for the past seven years. Bertie continues to spend six months of the year in Arizona and six months in their home on the hill north of Sutherland.


The Glenn Elfeldt family was honored in 1987 as the Lincoln County Great Nebraska Family, an award given by the Lincoln County Home Extension Council.

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