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Asborg Hamran

Inwood, IA: Asborg Hamran, 95, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Fellowship Village in Inwood, IA. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 5:30 PM at Richland Cemetery in Inwood with Rev. John Wolf officiating. Public visitation, with no family present, will be held on Wednesday at Porter Funeral Home in Inwood from 1:00-5:00 PM.

Asborg was born in Hagebostad, Norway on May 16, 1925 to Oluf and Anna (Birkeland) Hamran.  In 1928, when she was 3 years old, she traveled by ship with her family to America.  They settled near Klondike, IA, and later moved to Inwood, IA.  She attended rural schools in Lyon County and graduated from Inwood High School.  She then taught rural elementary schools while attending night classes at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, where she received her teaching degree. 

Asborg taught 3rd grade for many years at West Lyon Community School District and retired in May 1993.  She had a passion to educate children and truly enjoyed all of her students.  She was a very organized person and was not afraid of hard work.  

Asborg is survived by nieces Julie (Lane) Jervik, and Diane (Troy) Balk; nephews Mark Hamran and Paul (Jenny) Hamran; great nephews and nieces Chad Hamran, Nicole (Ben) Westra, Christopher Jervik (Kailey Kuhnert), Alex Jervik, Jonah Hamran, Alexis Abbott, Brady Abbott, and Kaitlyn Abbott; great, great nephews and nieces Ruby and Abel Westra, Otto and Edie Jervik; and numerous relatives in Norway.    

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Anna Maria Hamran, brother Olav (Ole) Hamran and his wife Dorothy Hamran.

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she was Sioux #1 for many years.

Lorna Stevens Oct 3 2020 12:00 AM

Miss Hamran was my country school teacher north of Rock Valley. We all liked her very much. She was kind and friendly to everyone.

Janice Olson Meyer Oct 3 2020 12:00 AM

Miss Hamran was my third grade teacher in Alvord in 1963 and my sons third grade teacher at West Lyon in 1991. I am thankful for the many manners that were taught in her classroom as well as the lunchroom

Paula Jensen Oct 1 2020 12:00 AM

And organized was my cooperating teacher in 1977...while I was student teaching Asborg and her sister decided to trim some high branches in one of their trees. Asborg never shied from hard work and managed to get a leg broken...cut up. While recuperating she guided me through teaching via phone and mail...no computer back then. She was an amazing woman and an excellent guide. May God bless her always. Jeanette Hopkins

jeanette hopkins Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

It has been 56 years since Miss Hamran was my third grade teacher in Alvord. I hope she knew she made a difference. She is a wonderful memory.

Beverly Bouwman Rosenboom Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

Miss Hamran was my third grade teacher at West Lyon. She would leave candy in our next if we had a clean desk. She was a nice lady.

Sue Schemmel Nagel Sep 28 2020 12:00 AM