Ramona Koob

ramona koob

Ramona passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the Evergreens in Fargo at the age of 77.

Ramona Fridgen was born on December 5, 1935, the daughter of Anthony and Susan (Bauer) Fridgen, near Dumont, MN. She grew up in this area and graduated from Graceville High School. Ramona was united in marriage to James Koob on October 12, 1954 in Dumont. They had five children. Ramona had lived in Fargo since her husband’s passing on February 6, 2006. She made her home at River Square Apartments before moving to the Evergreens the past year. Prior to that time she and Jim had made their home in Chaska, Mound, Hector, Wheaton, and Elbow Lake, MN.

Ramona loved spending time with her family, especially baking many goodies and treats for them. She enjoyed a nice visit with a good cup of coffee. Throughout her life there was always a special place in her heart for dogs and cats.

Ramona is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Scott) Gail of Fargo; her sons, Jeffrey (Karen) Koob of Williamsburg, VA; Kevin (Kelly) Koob of Oregon City, OR; and Michael (Toni) Koob of Kenai, AK; her grandchildren – Jennifer (Barry) Christianson, David (Mandi) Gail, Katie (Mike) Bittner, Mark Schram, Thomas Koob, Stephanie Koob, Patrick Koob, Christopher Koob, Garrett Berg; and her great grandchildren – Gaven and Gabrielle Christianson, and Damon Gail. Also surviving are her siblings, Robert (Sylvia) Fridgen of Plymouth, MN; Virginia Robertson of Fergus Falls, MN; David Fridgen; and Nancy (Allen) Reddy, both of Minneapolis, MN.

Ramon was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James; her infant son, John; and her sisters, Patricia Murphy and Judy Fridgen.

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  1. New Ulm MN
    My sympathy to all of you. I just saw this in the Hector paper today. I have such fond memories of Mona and Jim when they were in Hector. We had a lot of fun working together at the Grill. And we had fun times at their house — they were always making homemade ice cream and would invite us over! We just mentioned her name this Christmas because she gave us an ornament for the tree the year we moved from Hector.
    Lovely fun person! Our sympathy.
    Mick and Don Wendel

  2. Moorhead MN
    So sorry to read in the paper the passing of Mona, I just got to know her in the short time I helped her out with the cleaning of her apartment. She was so nice to talk to and talked of her family. She was so proud of all of you. May you be comforted at this time, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Peggy Emmel

  3. BIG LAKE MnI remember when I would see Jim and Mona back in Wheaton how big their smiles always were. It was a treat to talk with them. Then there was those delicious rolls and cookies. Lisa and Scott and family I so sorry for your loss. Mona we will miss you.
    Brother Dude

  4. Baldwin WisconsinWe have many fond memories of Mona and Jim. I will always remember both of their hearty laughs. I remember when I first met Mona & Jim in 1983…..I walked in their house in Mound with Mike and Mona had just baked fresh bread…..mm mm MM!!!! RIP Sweet Mona. Love, Todd, Susan & Zach

  5. Moorhead MN
    So sorry to hear about your Mom. Thinking about you and your family at this time. Sending a big hug your way, Lisa.

  6. Bristol South DakotWe were saddened to hear about “Mona”. She was a real special lady and we were neighbors and friends for many years. We are thinking of you at this time with sympathy, love and caring.

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