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Klara HOFSTAD Klara passed away on May 16 at the Norse Home at the age of 96. Klara was born Feb 6, 1916 in Eikefjord, Norway. She was the 4th of 12 children born to Martin and Olianne Sortun. Her family immigrated to America in 1929 where they came to reside on a farm in Kent, WA. Klara married Edmund Hofstad in 1944. They spent their lives in Ballard where they raised two sons. Ed passed away in 1999 and Klara continued to reside in their home until she moved to the Norse Home in 2008. Klara was preceded in death by her son Martin, her sisters Herbjorg Pedersen, Hulda Ness, Magnhild Peterson, Tordis Linvog, Kjellaug Pozzi, Aslaug Bauman, Solveig Bower and brother Einar Sortun. She is survived by her son David (Connie) Hofstad, three grandchildren, Elise (Jeremy) Knox, Marta (Brandon) Dully and Andrew Hofstad. She is also survived by her sister Sonia Ludviksen and brothers Henrik Sortun and Alfred Sortun and numerous nieces and nephews who were all very dear to her. Six great grandchildren, Gideon, Daphne, Sawyer, Watson, Lila and Juliet brought Beste great joy in her later years. A memorial service will be held at Ballard First Lutheran Church, 2006 NW 65th St. Seattle 98117 on Wed. May 23 at 2 pm preceded by a family burial at 1 pm at Washelli Cemetery in Seattle. Remembrances may be made to her church or to .
Published in The Seattle Times on May 20, 2012
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