Frieda Mehus, 87, Albert Lea

Published 9:08 am Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The funeral service for Frieda Mehus, of Albert Lea, formerly of Belmond, Iowa, will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Belmond. Interment will be in St. Olaf Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, 2210 East Main, Albert Lea, and one hour before the service at the church.

Frieda Mehus

Frieda was born on July 19, 1923, at home west of Kanawha, Iowa, the daughter of Ben and Annie (Hiller) Lamfer. She was one of 14 children in the Lamfer family, which included five brothers and nine sisters. She attended rural country school just south of Kanawha. Frieda was united in marriage to Duane Mehus on July 3, 1941. They lived and farmed near Goodell, Messervey, Vinge and Leland, Iowa, until 1956 when they moved and farmed near Myrtle until retiring.

Frieda died on Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at St. John’s Lutheran Home, Albert Lea. She was 87.

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She is survived by her son, Harold Mehus, and his wife, Kathy, of Glenville; daughter, Janice Thompson, of Albert Lea; three grandchildren: James Mehus (Elena) and children Sasha, Roma, and Anthony of Albert Lea, Oscar Mehus and children Tristan and Tiffany and Steven Thompson of Minneapolis; two sisters: Gertrude Paulson and Alice Lamfers; brother, Benard Lamfers; sister-in-law, Phyllis Lamfers; and 54 nieces and nephews.

Frieda was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Duane; son-in-law, Loren Thompson; brothers and sisters: Seabo Lamfers, Grace Schoolcraft, Carrie Busemann, Marie Lamfers in infancy, Marion Lamfers, Kasper Lamfers Oafae Lamfers, Bernie Lamfers, Lena Dove, Jennie Crenhow and Sadie Dirks.

Blessed be her memory.