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Donna Frendin

May 27, 1927 — August 8, 2016

Donna Frendin, age 89, of Pelican Rapids, MN, died peacefully at the Veterans Home, Fergus Falls, Minnesota on Monday, August 8, 2016. Donna Mae Lucille Riedel was born on May 27, 1927 in Parkers Prairie, Minnesota, to Rudolph and Irene (Brockopp) Riedel. She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie, Minnesota. She attended school in Parkers Prairie until her senior year, graduating from Fergus Falls High School in 1945.Donna worked at the Telephone Company and Norby's Department Store in Fergus Falls. On November 28, 1947 Donna married Stan Frendin in Parkers Prairie. They moved to Minneapolis so Stan could attend Northwest Chiropractic College. After he graduated, they moved to Pelican Rapids where she raised her family. Stan passed away on May 20, 1991.Donna enjoyed quilting, sewing, knitting, cross-stitching and baking bread, muffins, cookies and making lefse. She also refinished furniture, including two pianos. She tended violets in her home and vegetable and flower gardens every summer. She had a collection of butterfly themed items. Donna enjoyed Birthday Club and the walking group .She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Pelican, attending ladies' church circle, sewing with the quilters, attending Trinity Cafe and serving as the church librarian for many years.She is best known to her family as Grandma. She hosted grandchildren during school and summer vacations and weekends. These adventures often included a trip to the church library for books and tapes. She had a closet full of dress-up clothes and props which led to many performances by her grandchildren. Most times she was the only audience member! Donna is survived by her son Steve (Linda) Frendin, Fergus Falls, grandchildren: Stacey Frendin, Kevin (Erin) Frendin and their son Tommy(1), and Lorrie Frendin; daughter Pam (Phil) Johnson, Lake Park, grandchildren: Tricia (Rick) Andring and their sons Corbin(3) and Roland(1), Paula (Josh) Manthe and their daughter Kyra(2), Phylicia (Jeremiah) Christian, Peter (Zafella) Johnson, Paige Johnson and fianc Tim Knorek; daughter Cynthia (Bill) Gritzmacher, Lakeville, grandchildren: Meagan (Allen) Rodrigues and their son Victor(2), Kali Gritzmacher and her daughters Juniper(5) and Jerris(1) and her son Jasper(3) ; sisters: Arlis Johnson and Nila Erlander; brother Laurel (Jurlienne) Riedel; and numerous nieces and nephewsShe is preceded in death by her parents; husband Stan, niece Sherry Riedel, sisters: Mibs Spearing and Jan Gabriel. Visitation: Friday, August 12, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids, MN. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 13, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.Clergy: Pastor Scott Block and Pastor Phil Johnson Burial: Lake View Cemetery, Pelican Rapids, MinnesotaFuneral Home:Larson Funeral Home304 3rd Street S.E.Pelican Rapids, MNUS 56572
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