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The Stanley A. Oftelie family of Amana, IA. Updated April 24, 2009
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My father's parents were born in Telemark, NORWAY. They all immigrated first to North Dakota, and then to Minnesota in the Fergus Falls area. They came in the last half of the nineteenth century. My mother's parents were named Weiby, and her mother's maiden name was Forsythe.
I was born in Fergus Falls, MN. and spent the 1st 5 yrs. of my life in Wendell, MN. Then we moved to Grand Rapids, MN. where I grew up, went to school, and got married. I married Sally Joan Erskine on July 22, 1950. In 1968 we moved to Decorah, IA. and lived there until 2004. We have three children and 7 grandchildren.