ALEXANDRIA -- Ambior Elisabeth Sidney, 87, Alexandria, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, at Knute Nelson Memorial Home in Alexandria.
She was born Jan. 7, 1915, in Argyle, Wis., to Christian and Inger Marie (Fenne) Thompson. She graduated from Argyle High School. She received an education degree from Augsburg College in Minneapolis. She taught for two years in Clara City. She married Oliver Sidney on Sept. 2, 1939, in Argyle. They lived in several communities throughout North Dakota and Minnesota through his ministry. As a pastor's wife, she served on the church council, call committees and as organist. Her husband served as pastor at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brainerd during the late 1950s.
Survivors include four sons, Philip Sidney, St. Paul, David Sidney, Des Moines, Iowa, Mark Sidney, New Douglas, Ill., and Peter Sidney, Chanhassen; two daughters, Sharon Herchenroeder, Longmont, Colo., and Jean Wihnan, Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandsons.
Her husband, Oliver, and a brother, Arne C. Thompson, died earlier.
Services were planned 2 p.m. today at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria with Pastor John Peshek officiating followed by burial in Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria.
Arrangements are with Petermeier's Alexandria Funeral Care and Cremation Services.
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