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Mary Fridgen

October 27, 1931 — November 24, 2017

Mary Fridgen

Mary Ann Fridgen, age 86, of Dumont, Minnesota passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at the Traverse Care Center in Wheaton, Minnesota.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Ave Maria Catholic Church in Wheaton with Fr. Stanley Wieser Celebrant. Organist will be Cindy Sanasack with special music provided by Doug Frisch and the Ave Maria Catholic Church Choir.

Interment will be in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, Dumont, Minnesota. Pallbearers will be Amy Klindworth, Amber Grayson, Lisa Heagley, Troy Fridgen, Jim Derenburger, LeRoy Johnson, Mark Grayson, Heidi Fridgen and Zach Fridgen. Honorary Pallbearers will be all of Mary Ann's grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Monday, November 27th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service at Ave Maria Catholic Church. Visitation will continue Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

Mary Ann Rose Fridgen was born to Jack and Rosella (Doll) Krauth on October 27, 1931 at home in Traverse County. She was baptized at St. Peter's Parish in Dumont and received her First Communion at St. Patrick's Parish in Collis. She attended school in Dumont, Collis and Graceville through eighth grade.

Mary Ann moved to Minneapolis where she worked for Ruth and Vince Olson as a housekeeper and also worked at a hospital in Minneapolis. Mary Ann returned to Dumont and worked for Art as his housekeeper. They were married September 1, 1956 at St. Peter's Church in Dumont. They had four children: Marcia, Kathy, Tom and Lisa.

Mary Ann made the best pumpkin bars and she made them for every holiday dinner. Her grandchildren requested her egg salad sandwiches and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with the crusts cut off.

She loved shopping for eye glasses, rugs, towels and jewelry. She had quite a collection of jewelry and in honor of Mary Ann, her daughters, granddaughters and friends are proudly wearing her jewelry today.

Many of Mary Ann's young grandchildren received birthday cards from her over the years that were not age appropriate; these cards were laughed about for years and were a topic of discussion at holidays.

Mary Ann enjoyed winters in Arizona with Art, camping trips to Elk Lake, Billy's Bar, cutting her granddaughters' hair, playing cards and spending time with family and friends.

Mary Ann is survived by her children Marcia Miller of Rosemount, MN; Kathy (LeRoy) Johnson of Dumont, MN; Tom (Heidi) Fridgen of Farwell, MN and Lisa (Jim) Derenburger of Loveland, CO; grandchildren: Jason (Sylvia) Miller, Ryan (Brianna) Miller, Kyle (Kristy) Miller, Tyler Miller, Amy (Chad) Klindworth, Amber (Mark) Grayson, Aaron (Shanna) Johnson, Josh (Kailey) Fridgen, Zach Fridgen (Elisia Drewelow), Colin Derenburger and Mason Derenburger; step-grandchildren: Stacy (Ken) Rosckes; great-grandchildren: Hailey, Gavin and Emma Miller; Ava and Connor Klindworth; Violet and Willow Grayson; Piper and Pryor Johnson; step-great-grandchildren: Nate and Gabe Rosckes; brother Mike (Jean) Krauth; sisters-in-law: Millie Krauth and Helen Lynch; and many nieces and nephews.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband Art Fridgen; parents Jack and Rosella Krauth; her parents-in-law John and Ann (Bauer) Fridgen; brothers Ron and Vernon Krauth and sister-in-law Betty Krauth.

Mary Ann will be greatly missed as she joins Art in Heaven, and in her own words, "Base to 14, over. I'm Home."


Visitation

Ave Maria Catholic Church
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  • 201 9th Street South
    Wheaton, MN 56296

Visitation

Ave Maria Catholic Church
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  • 201 9th Street South
    Wheaton, MN 56296

Mass of Christian Burial

Ave Maria Catholic Church
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  • 201 9th Street South
    Wheaton, MN 56296
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