Rebecca Medd, 83, Albert Lea

Published 9:15 am Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The funeral service for Rebecca “Becky” E. Medd of Albert Lea will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at East Freeborn Lutheran Church, Albert Lea. The Rev. Matthew Griggs will officiate. Interment will be at East Freeborn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea, and one hour before the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to East Freeborn Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund.

Rebecca Medd

Rebecca died suddenly Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at her home. She was 83 years old.

Rebecca was born Oct. 24, 1926, in Riceland Township, Freeborn County, to Martin and Marvyle (Stokker) Lysne. Rebecca was baptized and confirmed in Oakland Lutheran Church. She lived in the Hollandale area most of her life, moving to Albert Lea in August of 2003. She graduated from Albert Lea High School and Naeve Hospital School of Nursing. Rebecca married Charles F. Medd on Nov. 13, 1949, at Oakland Lutheran Church. She was a member of East Freeborn Lutheran Church and was active in the ladies aid where she had been president several times, the church circles, altar guild, and was coordinator of the church quilting group. She also belonged to the Naeve Nurses Club and Sons of Norway. Rebecca assisted on the farm seeing that the milk parlor was always clean. She enjoyed quilting, attending to her flower and vegetable gardens, sewing and was an excellent cook. She enjoyed taking bus trips with the senior citizens and having coffee with her friends and neighbors. Rebecca was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Whenever there was a function she attended, Rebecca enjoyed bringing food to it.

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Rebecca is survived by her three children: Karen K. (Donald) Austinson of Clarks Grove, David C. (Kathy) Medd of Maple Island and Daniel J. (Lisa) Medd of Albert Lea; grandchildren: Lisa (Michael) Mathison and their children: Dakota, Dylan and Abigail; Jay (Nicole) Austinson and their children: Hanna and Haley; Jon (Roxie) Medd and their child, Logan; Laurie (Allan) Greibrok and their children: Katelyn and Braden; deceased grandson, Joshua Medd’s daughter, McKenzie Lynn Medd; Jackie Medd and special friend Anthony and their child, Drea; Danielle (Damian) Bure and their children: Tyler, Desmond, Ryleigh and Laynie; and Joshua Krowiorz; sisters: Alice (Albert) Friedrich of Williamsburg, Va., Grace (Gerald) Skaar of Albert Lea and Ruby Armstrong of Virginia Beach, Va.; brother, Maurice (Henrietta) Lysne of Hayward; brothers-in-law: Harold Lunde of Bowling Green, Ohio, Palmer Thompson of Albert Lea and Robert (Louise) Medd of Hollandale; sister-in-law, Harriet Kraay of Minneapolis; many nieces and nephews.

Rebecca is preceded in death by her parents: Martin and Marvyle Lysne; husband, Charles Medd; grandchildren: Joshua, Katie and Wyatt Medd; sisters: Edith Guritz, Marjorie Thompson, Doris Wayne, Sarah Lunde and Rachel Lysne; and brothers-in-law: Ralph Kraay and Johnny Guritz.