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Frieda Marie Tonn
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Obituary for Frieda Marie Tonn

Funeral services for 91-year-old Frieda Tonn were held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Bellingham, with Rev. Thaine Kister officiating.

Music was provided by organist, Sue Ohm, and soloist, Sonya LaTorre, Frieda’s granddaughter. Serving as casket bearers were Roy Tonn, Barbara Schlenker, Ryan Schlenker, Larry Fjoseide, Jeff Boser and Brett LaTorre. The concluding service and burial were held at the Bellingham Cemetery.

Frieda Marie Lubitz 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, where Frieda began working at a bakery in Ortonville.

During that time, Frieda met Reinhard, a fellow German immigrant, 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 and were later blessed with four daughters.

In 1963, Reinhard and Frieda purchased a crop and livestock farm in rural Bellingham. Until their retirement in 1994, Frieda enjoyed helping with the farm work and tending to the animals. She also loved spending time with family and friends, taking care of her vegetable and flower gardens, sewing, baking, watching TV, listening to music and reading.

The couple celebrated nearly 56 wonderful years together, before Reinhard’s passing in 2013.

Frieda peacefully entered her eternal home on Monday, February 26, surrounded by her loving daughters, following a brief 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.

Frieda was preceded in death by her parents, Karl and Marie; her brother, Herbert; and her husband, Reinhard.

Frieda had a loving and giving heart and was gracious and kind to everyone she met. For those who knew and loved her, life truly won’t be the same without her. 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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