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SLETTEN-HENRICHS

Media pertaining to Del Sletten and Illena Henrichs and their descendents.

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Del and Illena Sletten Wedding Photograph
Del and Illena Sletten Wedding Photograph
Del & Illena Sletten were married in 1953. 
 
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Del and Illena Sletten Wedding
Del and Illena Sletten Wedding
Following their marriage ceremony, Del and Illena Sletten enter Bethany Hall at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, MN and cut their wedding cake. 
 
3
1950s Snowstorm
1950s Snowstorm
Del Sletten with sons Marc and Matt playing in the snow. Based on the size of the children, it appears to be the late 1950s. 
 
4
Marc Sletten
Marc Sletten
Marc Sletten playing in the mud in their yard at 208 Will-O-Bruce in Albert Lea, MN. Possibly taken in the spring of 1956. 
 
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Illena Sletten as a Bridesmaid
Illena Sletten as a Bridesmaid
This video features Illena, apparently returning from a wedding where she was a bridesmaid. Del and Marc also make an appearance. This may have been when her friend, Donna Haugland, married Harvey Brua on 12 Aug 1956. 
 
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Christmas Dinner 1954
Christmas Dinner 1954
Christmas Dinner 1954 at Del and Illena Sletten's house. 
 
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Birthday Cake
Birthday Cake
This video is too dark to make out exactly who the birthday boy is, but towards the end there is just enough light to see that it is a small child eating birthday cake with his hands, a tradition for a first birthday. 
 
8
Small Child Playing
Small Child Playing
This video is very dark. We are not sure who it is, but it is a little tyke playing with something on the ground. Whether it is outside on a sidewalk or inside on a carpet is disputed. 
 
9
Marc the Mower
Marc the Mower
Marc Sletten with a toy mower. This was probably the summer of 1956. 
 
10
Marc Sletten on Swing Set
Marc Sletten on Swing Set
Marc Sletten playing on his swing set, probably at their home at 208 Will-O-Bruce in Albert Lea. No idea when this was taken, probably in the late 1950s. 
 
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Marc Sletten's 2nd Birthday
Marc Sletten's 2nd Birthday
Marc Sletten blowing out the two candles on his birthday cake. 
 
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Marc Sletten's Second Birthday
Marc Sletten's Second Birthday
Marc Sletten on his second birthday with his parents, Del & Illena Sletten, and his grandparents, Clarence & Amanda Sletten and Kate Henrichs. 
 
13
1956 Sletten Christmas Gathering
1956 Sletten Christmas Gathering
Clarence and Amanda Sletten are surrounded by their grandchildren with Clarice and Russell Noorlun entering at the end of the clip. This gathering was in Albert Lea at the home of Del and Illena Sletten. 
 
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Marc Sletten Opens Christmas Gifts
Marc Sletten Opens Christmas Gifts
Marc Sletten with his Christmas presents on Christmas Day 1956. 
 
15
Matt Sletten Comes Home from the Hospital
Matt Sletten Comes Home from the Hospital
Matt is going home from Naeve Hospital in mid-August 1958. The nurse is holding him with Illena standing next to her and Marc walking around them. 
 
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Marc Sletten's 4th Birthday
Marc Sletten's 4th Birthday
Marc Sletten opens his gifts and blows out the candles on his birthday cake.
 
 
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Baby Matt Sletten
Baby Matt Sletten
Matt looks like he is about three months old here, so it was possibly taken around Thanksgiving 1958. 
 
18
Sletten Family Desk Set
Sletten Family Desk Set
This desk set served the Sletten boys for many years and was apparently new for Christmas 1958. 
 
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Christmas Gathering
Christmas Gathering
This video segment seems to be two (or more) clips that were filmed one after the other. They were obviously filmed the same day and time. Apparently the camera changed hands which can be seen in the change of the perspective.

The video starts with Del, Beverly, and Clarice standing behind Clarence and Amanda. Then we see Illena holding Val,… 
 
20
Outdoor Time
Outdoor Time
Matt is having some outdoor time with his mom, Illena, and big brother, Marc, in their yard at 203 Will-O-Bruce in Albert Lea. 
 
21
Matt Sletten Standin in Crib
Matt Sletten Standin in Crib
Matt Sletten learning to stand in his crib. Taken about 1959. 
 
22
Christmas 1959
Christmas 1959
This video includes the entire family for Christmas 1959, including Grandma Amanda Sletten (legs and arms only). It is a rare video that includes Del as he was usually operating the camera. 
 
23
Henrichs Gathering
Henrichs Gathering
A gathering of the Henrichs family at the Sletten home in the mid 1960s. People included are: Illena Sletten, George Henrichs, Ben Henrichs (white shirt), Bud Henrichs, David Henrichs (arms folded), Marc Sletten (walking), Benjamin Henrichs (wearing dark glasses), Clarice Henrichs (red bow on dress), Judy Henrichs (blonde hair), Inez Henrichs… 
 
24
Phil Sletten Baptism
Phil Sletten Baptism
Phil Sletten in his baptismal gown. 
 
25
Matt Sletten's 5th Birthday
Matt Sletten's 5th Birthday
Matt Sletten's 5th Birthday party. In order of appearance: Matt Sletten, Clarence Sletten, Amanda Sletten, unknown woman, Kate Henrichs, Phil Sletten, Marc Sletten.

If someone can identify the unknown woman sitting next to Amanda (who has a towel on her head), please let me know. 
 
26
Kate Henrichs 70th Birthday
Kate Henrichs 70th Birthday
Grandma Kate on her 70th birthday. Amanda and Clarence Sletten are also shown with Matt Sletten leaping through the scene. Little Philip Sletten is shown at the end of the clip. 
 
27
Marc Sletten's 9th Birthday
Marc Sletten's 9th Birthday
Marc Sletten's 9th birthday with brothers Phil and Matt also in the video. 
 
28
Sletten Family Christmas 1963
Sletten Family Christmas 1963
Phil, Marc, and Matt Sletten opening their gifts on Christmas Day 1963. 
 
29
Phil Sletten's 1st Birthday
Phil Sletten's 1st Birthday
Phil enjoys the limelight while he eats his birthday cake followed by a birthday present. 
 
30
Philip Sletten's First Haircut
Philip Sletten's First Haircut
Philip Sletten gets his first haircut, from his father. Summer 1964. 
 
31
Phil Sletten on the Rocking Horse
Phil Sletten on the Rocking Horse
Phil on the rocking horse that has provided two generations of Sletten children with painful memories. 
 
32
Christ Episcopal Church in Albert Lea
Christ Episcopal Church in Albert Lea
Christ Episcopal Church located at 204 W. Fountain Street in Albert Lea, Minnesota. 
 
33
Storm Clouds in Albert Lea
Storm Clouds in Albert Lea
This must have been an awesome sight to behold. There is no doubt about why Del tried to capture this moment, although we don't know precisely when or where this was taken. 
 
34
Sletten Family in Washington, D.C.
Sletten Family in Washington, D.C.
The Del Sletten family visited Washington, D.C. in the spring of 1968. This photo was taken on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building. 
 
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Del & Illena Sletten 1994
Del & Illena Sletten 1994
This photograph was taken at the Sletten Family Reunion in 1994, a couple weeks before Del passed away. Shown in the phot are: Del Sletten seated in wheelchair, Illena Sletten seated at picnic table in the foreground, Phil & Cheri Sletten seated on the other side of the picnic table. The man standing in the background next to Del is unknown.… 
 
36
Del Sletten Grave Marker
Del Sletten Grave Marker
This image shows the plaque that marks the grave and commemorates the military service of Marcus D. Sletten in the Graceland Cemetery located in Albert Lea, Freeborn County, Minnesota. 
 


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