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Frieda M. Onken

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Frieda M. Onken, 92, formerly of Craig, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.

Frieda Meta Onken was born December 13, 1913, near Akron to Johannes and Clara (Mangelsen) Kluver. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Evangelical Church (Preston Township) near Akron, Frieda attended country school near her home.

On December 18, 1934, Frieda and Onno B. Onken, Jr. were united in marriage at St. John Evangelical Church (Preston Township) near Akron, The couple made their home on a farm two miles south of Craig. They farmed near Craig until retiring in 1976. Frieda and Onnie moved to Le Mars for their retirement years. Onnie passed away on April 12, 1979. In January 2000, Frieda moved to the Abbey of Le Mars.

Frieda had been a member of Christ Lutheran Church (Grant Township) in rural Le Mars since her marriage to Onnie in 1934. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, crossword puzzles, and playing cards.

Frieda will be lovingly remembered by her 26 nieces and nephews; as well as numerous great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Onno; seven brothers Henry, Christ, Hans, Charlie, John, William, and Alvin; three nieces and seven nephews.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at Christ Lutheran Church (Grant Township), rural Le Mars. The Rev. Dan Gerrietts will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m., Thursday (today), at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home. The family will be present from 6-8 p.m. with a prayer service scheduled for 7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.

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