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Anna Frye

May 15, 1911 May 3, 2010
Anna Frye
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Obituary for Anna Frye

Worthington, Minnesota

     Anna Frye, 98, was born on May 15, 1911, near Rushmore, MN, the daughter of George and Etta (Henrichs) Bents.
     Anna was the oldest of ten children, at about the age of 16, her mother passed away and she began to help care for the family. Later, when one of her sisters was old enough to take over some of the household chores, Anna began to do housework for farm families in the neighborhood.
     On October 3, 1933, Anna married Ed Frye, a farmer from the Rushmore area. They farmed 5 miles south of Rushmore for 45 years.
     In 1978, they moved to Bigelow, MN. Ed died on July 26, 1980.
     Anna moved to Okabena Towers in Worthington in September of 1992 and moved to South Shore Care Center in June of 2008. She was a member of the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church south of Rushmore until transferring to the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Worthington. She enjoyed crocheting and sewing but with impaired eyesight, she had to give it up. She also enjoyed reading her Bible every day. Anna died on Monday, May 3, 2010, at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, MN.
     Anna is survived by one granddaughter, Donna (Jim) Brewer of Lakefield, MN; two great grandchildren, Samantha M. Black of Fairmont, MN, and James E. Brewer Junior of Lakefield, MN; one brother, George Bents of Rushmore, MN, and one sister, Nettie (Ray) Buschena of Two Harbors, MN. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed; daughter, Betty on October 18, 2004, her parents, four sisters, and three brothers.
     Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at 10:30 a.m., at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in Worthington, MN, with Rev. James Krapf officiating. Burial will be held prior to the service at 9:00 a.m. in the Sunset Rest Cemetery in Rushmore, MN.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN.

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