Frieda Carter, 98

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Frieda Augusta Carter passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at the age of 98. She had resided at Samaritan Bethany Home since January and the previous four years at Samaritan Bethany Terrace. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at Zumbro Lutheran Church on Wednesday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Wayne F. Vogt officiating. There will be a time to visit family one hour before the service. Following cremation, burial will be at Park Rapids at a later date.
Frieda was born in Jesup, Iowa, on Nov. 26, 1911, to Henry August Tonn and Emelia (Horn) Tonn. On June 8, 1938, she married Max Lutz Carter. She retired in 1980 from USDA — Farmers Home Administration office in Rochester, previously at Park Rapids and Little Falls. She was an active member of Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester Senior Citizens Center, WaTanYeCub, St. Marys Hospital Auxiliary, Rochester Woodcarvers as well as Samaritan Bethany Auxiliary. During retirement she enjoyed woodcarving, quilting, traveling, working on her genealogy and computer and keeping in touch with family and friends. She always enjoyed her flowers and plants.
Frieda is survived by her son, Mark Dennis Carter, and his wife Cathy of Albert Lea; grandson, Darren Carter, and his wife Melissa of Shoreview; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Max, on Feb. 11, 1958; brothers: Hilbert Tonn and Martin Tonn; and sister, Olinda Kaufmann.
Memorials are suggested to Zumbro Lutheran Church, Samaritan Bethany Home, Rochester Senior Citizens Center, Waldorf College Foundation or the donor’s choice.
Blessed be her memory.

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