AGNESS ROSALIE (ERDAHL) LINCOLN
MAY 15, 1916 - AUGUST 7, 2011
Funeral services for Agnes Lincoln, 95, of Frost were, August 12, 2011, at United Lutheran Church in Frost with the Rev. Karl Rydholm officiating. Burial was at the United Lutheran Cemetery near Frost.
Agnes succumbed to a stroke at United Hospital in Blue Earth on Sunday, August 7, 2011.
Agnes Rosalie (Erdahl) Lincoln was born at Frost May 15, 1916, the daughter of Absalon and Sarah (Brekke) Erdahl. She was proud to have been baptized, confirmed and married at United Lutheran Church of Frost, where her funeral service will also be held. She attended school in Brost and Bricelyn and graduated with the class of 1933 from Blue Earth High School.
She completed her college education in 1940 with a major in home economics and minors in art and science at North Dakota State University. Agnes worked in North Dakota with the Extension Service prior to her marriage to edwin Herbert Lincoln, of Hunter North Dakota, on July 28, 1943, at Frost. She taught home economics in North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa, retiring in 1972.
Agnes and Herb farmed near Frost, beginning in 1957 when the family moved there from Gardner, North Dakota. They raised their family on the Brekke family century farm and were pleased that six continuous generations lived there.
Agnes and Herb spent most of their retirement years at Lake Vermillion at Cook, Minnesota. In 1998 they returned to Agnes' childhood home at Frost. They celebrated 55 years of marriage in 1998. Herb passed away in 1999. Agnes continued to live independently in her own home at Frost until the age of 94. She entered Friendship Court assisted living, Blue Earth, in August, 2010 where she remained until her final day.
Agnes was an avid reader, a Scrabble player, a wood carver, a creative artist, a watercolor painter and quilter. She was an accomplished gardener, a collector of stamps and antique furniture. She was interested in family genealogy and took pride in being the family historian. Agnes was active in her church and community, providing leadership and serving on many committees over the years.
Her memory will be lovingly cherished by two sons, George (Charlene) Lincoln of Frost and James (Jeanne) Lincoln of Cave Creek, Arizona; three grandchildren, Lee Lincoln of Frost, Anne and Georgia Lincoln of Cave Creek, sister-in-law, Lorraine (Bob) Reeves of Waterloo, Iowa and by six nieces and nephews. Agnes was preceded in death by parents, husband, Herb, an infant son, Andrew, a daughter, Susan, and four sisters.
Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com. Memorial donations are preferred to United Lutheran Church, Frost.
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