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Edna Freitag

Obituary of Edna Mae Freitag

Edna Mae Freitag went home to see her precious Jesus on January 8, 2021 at the age of 91 at the Good Samaritan Village in Mountain Lake, MN with her dear friend, Beth Freitag by her side. Private visitation will be on Friday, January 15, 2021 at the Community Bible Church, Mountain Lake. Private service will be held at the Community Bible Church-Mt Lake, on Friday, January 15, 2021. A memorial service is planned for later this summer for extended family and friends. The clergy will be Pastor Dan Strutz. Interment will be at the Mountain Lake City Cemetery in Mountain Lake, Minnesota. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Mtn. Lake, Minnesota. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com. Edna was born to Menno and Tina Menken on October 18, 1929 on a farm near Butterfield, MN. When she was 10 her family moved to a farm near Delft, MN, of which Edna had many fond memories that she loved to share. Edna attended a country school near the farm and later attended Bingham Lake School, then Mt. Lake HS from which she graduated. Edna married her sweetheart Walter ‘Mike’ Freitag on July 20, 1948. They had four children together who were prolific and gave them many grandchildren and great grandchildren. In 1961 Mike and Edna moved to a farm on the outskirts of Mt. Lake where they farmed and started the family construction business. After Mike’s passing Edna moved to Parkwood Place in Mt. Lake and then in 2017, she moved to the Good Samaritan Village. Edna loved the Lord and followed in her Grandma Loewen’s footsteps covering her family in daily prayer. As a prayer warrior she touched many lives with her relentless yet gentle offers of prayer. She was an avid reader and tells the story of when she was young her sisters, frustrated with her nose in a book, took her book away and threw it down the outhouse pit. Edna had an artistic flair for painting and quilting of which has been passed on to several of her heirs. She was a wonderful mom and grandma and especially loved the little ones in the family and would smile ear to ear whenever she saw them. Edna had a gracious spirit and felt it was her God ordained work to touch the lives of those around her by offering a wave, smile or pat on the shoulder. She is survived by her “Marvelous Menken” family; Lorraine (Harris) Franz, Ruth Menken, Doris (Hank) Rosenow, Norman (Lorna) Menken, Jerry (Ruthie) Menken, Marvin (Cindie) Menken and many nieces and nephews. Also survived by the “Fabulous Freitag” clan; William (Kirsten) Freitag, Debra (Rory) Cannon, Bradley (Tami) Freitag, and Beth Freitag as well as her grandchildren, Andy Freitag, Nicholas (Cheryl) Freitag, David Freitag, Jessica Freitag, Corey (Danielle) Freitag, Samuel (Sudha) Freitag, Heather (Jeff) Julian, Jordan Freitag, Joshua Freitag, Isaac (Brenna) Freitag, Susannah Freitag (Angel Gonzalez), Lee Hodgkinson, Calla Hodgkinson, Lacy Freitag (Nick Jones), Jacob Freitag, Bailey Freitag. Also survived by 21 great grandchildren. Edna was preceded in death by her parents, Menno and Tina Menken, her son Steven Freitag, her granddaughter, Sadie Freitag, and her husband, Walter ‘Mike’ Freitag.
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