Linda Mae Friesen

Linda Mae Friesen, the daughter of Henry S. and Nettie (Seibel) Loewens was born on April 10, 1932 in Mountain Lake, MN. She passed away on July 19, 2017 at the age of 85.

After graduating from Mountain Lake High School in 1950, she attended Grace Bible Institute, Omaha, NE. She married her high school sweetheart, Ralph Friesen on December 30, 1952. They made their home and farmed together near Mountain Lake until 1986. In 1989, they moved to Mountain Lake. Linda was a wonderful wife and mother. She and Ralph were married almost 61 years, with Ralph predeceasing her in October 2013. Together they raised 3 children and kept very busy on the farm. She loved to sing and often sang duets with Ralph, a ladies sextet and the church choir. She also worked at the Mountain Lake Public Library, volunteered at Good Samaritan Village and Care and Share. She enjoyed spending time with her family and loved being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Linda is survived by her children: Stanton (Theresa) Friesen of Brandon, SD, Bruce (Darla) Friesen of Delft, MN, and Michelle (Kevin) Ratzlaff of Mountain Lake, MN; grandchildren: Thomas (Jackie) Friesen, Alicia (Brian) DeVries, Christopher, Brianna and Danae Friesen, Kystie (Mike) Haden and Travis (Bobbielee) Ratzlaff; great-grandchildren: Makenzie, Corbyn, Tyler, Sara, Cade, Hannah, Rachel, Nehemiah, Madison, Hunter, Kyle, Hayden and Finn; great-great-grandson: Brantly. She is survived by sisters: Elsie Schultz, Alice (David) Hooge and Carol (Wally) Clement; brothers: Norman Loewens and Jim (Darlene) Loewens.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband; parents; granddaughter Sheila Embertson; brothers: Orlando (Marie) Loewens, LaVern (Amanda) Loewens; sister Evelyn (John) Stoesz; sister-in-law Dora Loewens; and brothers-in-law Vern Suderman, Art Rahn and Jim Schultz.