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Edna Anderson, 96

Edna Anna Lena Klug was born June 24, 1917 in Ida Township, the daughter of Carl and Dena (Kloehn) Klug. She grew up in Ida Township and attended parochial school in Garfield. Following her schooling, she worked as a housekeeper for some of the local families.

On March 29, 1937 Edna was united in marriage to Adolph Froemming. The couple made their home in Leaf Valley Township where they farmed for many years. They were blessed with three children, Davis, Daniel and Barbara. In 1968, Adolph died and Edna moved to Alexandria.

On November 14, 1971 Edna was united in marriage to Melvin Anderson. Following Melvins death in 1991, Edna continued living at her home in Alexandria. In 2007, Edna moved to Bethel Manor.

Edna was a strong woman. She knew what she wanted and would tell you so. She also was strong in her Christian faith. She was a member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church and later, of Zion Lutheran Church. For several years, she worked at McCabes Camera and Gift Store. Edna was active at church in the womens quilting group and the Zion Evening Guild. For 17 years she served as head of the funeral lunch committee at Zion Lutheran Church, helping families at their hardest times. Edna volunteered her time elsewhere. She had volunteered at least 4,500 hours at Knute Nelson where she worked in the coffee shop and brought comfort to others. Family and friends were important to her.

Edna was an excellent cook. She made rosettes and homemade doughnuts. Her family always looked forward to her making peppernuts at the holidays. And nobody could beat Edna when it came to making lemon pie. Many of the things that came from Ednas kitchen ended up winning blue or purple ribbons at the Douglas County Fair. Edna was also known for her beautiful flower garden wherever she was living.

Edna died Friday, November 8, 2013 at her home.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Adolph Froemming and Melvin Anderson; five brothers; four sisters; and one grandson, Andy West.

Edna is survived by her two sons, Davis Froemming and wife, LaVonne, of Alexandria and Daniel Froemming and wife, Pat, of Pillager; daughter, Barbara West and husband, Eric, of Eagle Point, OR; four grandchildren, Janelle Riley, Todd Froemming, Jana Froemming and Amy Wilhelms; 11 great-grandchildren, Kellen, Jenna, Austin, Hackett, Keaton, Ben, Katelynn, Grace, Nathan, Anne and Kate; one great-great-granddaughter, Alice; sister, Adina Gasbarri of Ironwood; sister-in-law, Mabel Klug; and many nieces and nephews

A funeral service was held Thursday, November 14 at Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria. The Rev. William Moeller and the Rev. David Hinz officiated. Interment was at Ebenezer Cemetery at Leaf Valley. Casket bearers included Harold Guenther, Roger Klug, James Zehner, Dennis Klug, Ewald Wussow and David Ziegelmann. Honorary casket bearers included all of Ednas grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria;