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Frieda Marie Tonn
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The Zahrbock Funeral Home of Madison announces the death of 91 year old Frieda Tonn of Bellingham, who passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018 at the Appleton Care Center, Appleton, MN. The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, of rural Bellingham, MN. Rev. Thaine Kister will officiate at the service. Burial will be in the Bellingham Cemetery.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

Frieda Marie (Lubitz) Tonn was born on June 6, 1926 in Sadki, Poland to parents Karl and Marie (Perdelwitz) Lubitz. She attended school in Sadki and grew up on a nearby farm. During World War II, her family relocated to Germany, and in 1956, they immigrated to Minnesota.

Frieda began working at a bakery in Ortonville. During that time, she met Reinhard, a fellow German, who soon became the love of her life. They were united in marriage on March 30, 1957, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Bellingham. They were blessed with four daughters.

In 1963, Reinhard and Frieda purchased a crop and livestock farm in rural Bellingham. Frieda enjoyed helping with the farm work and tending to the animals. They retired from farming in 1994. She loved spending time with family and friends, vegetable and flower gardening, sewing, baking, watching TV, listening to music and reading.

The couple celebrated nearly 56 years together, before Reinhard’s passing on January 20, 2013.

Frieda peacefully entered her eternal home on February 26, 2018, surrounded by her daughters, after a short stay at the Appleton Nursing Home. She leaves behind her four daughters: Ingrid (Larry) Fjoseide of Dawson, Lisa Abbott of Bellingham, Barbara Schlenker (Tim Ruff) of Ashley, ND and Susan Tonn of Minneota; seven grandchildren: Monica (Jeff) Boser; Kelsey (Kip) Sumner; Jamie Abbott; Brandon, Ryan and Joshua Schlenker and Sonya (Brett) LaTorre; and two great-grandchildren: Megan and Andrew Boser. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Herbert, and her husband.

Frieda had a loving and giving heart and was gracious and kind to everyone she met. Life won’t be the same without her. For those who knew and loved her, she will stay in our hearts forever. Blessed be her memory.

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funeral service




2:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church

3197 141st Ave
Bellingham, Minnesota 56212

Visitation will be one hour before the services.

Cemetery Details



Bellingham, Minnesota 56212


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