Date of Death: 24 MAY 1924 County of Death: HENNEPIN
10 Apr 1924. Newspaper reports MM Titerud left Mon for Mpls where he will visit relatives for a short time.
(Clarissa Independent 29 May 1924, pg. 1; Todd Co MN) Died at Minneapolis Saturday
Well Known Ward Citizen Answers Call in Deaconess Hospital: M.M. Titrud, well known and most highly respected Ward citizen, died at the Deaconess Hospital after a lingering illness. Mr. Titrud had been failing in health since last fall. He consulted various specialists but received no relief. He finally went to the Deaconess Hospital where the end came. The deceased was one of the most honorable and squarest men that it has been our pleasure to know. He followed the golden rule throughout life and everybody who knew him held him in the highest esteem. He was a splendid neighbor, a kind and considerate friend, always ready to help where help was needed. He was careful and frugal, and he built up one of the nicest and best farms in Todd county. He came here when the country was sparsely settled and hewed this nice farm out of the wilderness. He had the taste of pioneer life, and when the better things in life came his way he was the same kind and considerate Christian man. He was a devout member of the Norwegian church, being affiliated with the Bethel Church in Ward township, being one of the founders and organizers. Truly a good Christian man has gone, and in his going an irreparable loss has been sustained by the community in which he resided.
The deceased was born at Solar, Norway on October 24th, 1863, and was 60 years and 7 months old. He came to America when 22 years old and located at Minneapolis, where he resided for seven years, then coming to Todd County, locating on the old home place northeast of the village. He was married to Miss Martha Ostmoe who died in 1903. Several years later he was married to Miss Clara Blakestad, who died two years ago. He is survived by three daughters and one son, besides a brother and numerous other relatives.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the old home place, and at 3:00 o’clock from the Bethel Church in Ward, with interment in the cemetery near the church. The out of town relatives present at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Glen Norton; Henry Titrud and Miss Olga Titrud of Minneapolis, and Morris Titrud of Williams county, North Dakota.