Camilla Frydenlund, 1920-2019

Published 1:00 am Friday, September 6, 2019

Funeral services for Camilla E.J. Frydenlund, 98, of Albert Lea, formerly of Hayward, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hayward Lutheran Church. The Rev Josh Enderson will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church Monday. Online condolences are welcome at

Camilla Frydenlund

Camilla died Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at St. John’s Lutheran Community-The Woodlands in Albert Lea.

Camilla Elizabeth Josephine Frydenlund was born Sept. 29, 1920, in Myrtle. She was the daughter of Edward and Marie (Potucek) Schradle. Growing up in the Glenville/Myrtle area, Camilla attended country school before graduating from Albert Lea High School in 1939. She also received teacher training in Austin. Camilla used that training to teach at country school until her marriage.

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On Dec. 29, 1945, she married Victor Frydenlund at Hayward Lutheran Church and together they had six children. Camilla spent the next 20 years of her life raising her children. She then went to work as the secretary at Hayward and Sibley elementary schools for about 20 years, retiring in 1985.

Camilla was a lifelong member of Hayward Lutheran Church. She was also involved in many organizations, including WELCA, Naomi Circle, Sarah Circle, Hayward Senior Center, Hayward Quilting Group and Western Fraternal Life Association. She enjoyed walking, playing 500 and playing piano, which she could do up until one week before her death. Camilla also taught Sunday school, opening exercise at Hayward Lutheran Church and played piano for WELCA.

Camilla’s greatest passion in life was her family. She delighted in all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Camilla is survived by three daughters, Jean (Neal) Skaar, Linda (Dale) Leth and Nora (Mark) Hangge; three sons, John (Jane) Frydenlund, Vern (Pat) Frydenlund and Les (Jan) Frydenlund; seven grandsons and nine granddaughters; 24 great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Harriet Skaar and Helen Frydenlund; seven nephews and 11 nieces; and many friends.

Camilla was preceded in death by her husband, Victor, in 1988; parents Edward and Marie; two brothers, Edgar (Marion) and Jerome; two sisters, Violet Ringham and Mildred in infancy; five brothers-in-law and five sisters-in-law; three nephews and two nieces; and many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

Camilla will be missed by all who loved her.

Memorials are preferred to Hayward Lutheran Church, Humane Society of Freeborn County or Albert Lea Health Care Coalition.