Grace Fridgen

grace fridgen

Grace Evabelle Fridgen, Moorhead, MN, passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Eventide Lutheran Home.  She was born on October 3, 1932 to Lawrence and Freda (Motz) Senn at the family farm.  She grew up on the farm near Detroit Lakes, MN and attended a country school in Becker County.

She later moved to Denver, CO where she worked as a waitress.  After returning to North Dakota, she was employed as a waitress in several Fargo restaurants.

On November 21, 1964, she was united in marriage Gerald Fridgen at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Moorhead.  The couple made their home in Fargo where they raised their son.

Grace was an avid reader and cherished the time she spent with her family.

She is survived by her son, Dwain Fridgen; siblings, Helen Huseby, Lucille Teigen, Merle Senn, Kenneth (Rayetta) Senn, Ronald (Carolyn) Senn, Harold Senn, Earl (Sue) Senn, Faye (Bob) Roeher; grandchildren, Heather and Josh; 1 great-grandson; numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald; siblings, Fred Senn, Larry Senn, Shirley Hanson, and Norman Senn.

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  1. Sitka AlaskaHave a vague memory of Gracie Senn at the Skogen home in rural Detroit Lakes. Brother Danny knows a relative of the family in Oklahoma and emailed her obituary. The Clem kids attended country school Joint #1 with some of her siblings. Merle, Kenny, Ronnie, Freddie, little Norman. Such a nice and good family. God bless.

  2. Sauk Rapids MN
    To Grace’s family & friends – I am very sorry for your loss. I worked as a student teacher with Grace Fridgen, 1st grade teacher in Moorhead. She was an excellent, kind, and very patient trainer who helped me in my student teaching. Of course, she was an extremely patient, loving teacher. If the Grace I knew from Moorhead Grade school is the Grace who passed yesterday, I am so sad to hear this news. An old friend who use to live in Moorhead (now lives in Washington) emailed me about Grace Fridgen of Moorhead passing away. I’m happy to have known her. May she rest in peace and her family/friends have fond memories of her.

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