Frieda E. Wendorff, age 92, of Cambridge passed away at her home October 28, 2008. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 1st at Cambridge Lutheran Church with Pastor David Everett officiating. A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Friday, October 31st at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel and also 1 hour prior to the service Saturday at the chruch. Interment will be in Cambridge Union Cemetery.
Frieda Elsa Wendorff was born August 10, 1916 at Giese, Minnesota to Herman and Emma (Steinborn) Krause. She was raised and attended school in Giese. On July 1, 1939 Frieda married Russell Wendorff in Giese. They lived and farmed in McGrath and later in Malmo. In 1956 they sold their farm and moved to Cambridge where they have since made their home. Frieda worked as a cook at The Nugget in Cambridge for many years. She was much loved by many of her co-workers and customers resulting in many long-lasting friendships. Frieda also worked as a cook at Grandview until retiring in 1978.
Frieda had a memorable soul and a kind heart and smile for everybody. She was non-judgmental and a very gentle person. She loved being with and cooking for family and friends, playing cribbage, and flower and vegetable gardening. Frieda could make anything grow. She especially loved caring for her grandchildren and would drop anything to watch them. She was also a faithful person and a member of Cambridge Lutheran Church.
Frieda Wendorff passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at her home at the age of 92 years, 2 months and 18 days. She was preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter, Brenda Wendorff, two brothers, Fred and Bill Krause, and one sister Martha Krause.
Frieda is survived by her loving husband, Russell; son, Russell A. (Phyllis) Wendorff of Sioux Falls, SD; daughter, Lois (LeRoy) Hischer of North Branch; sister, Marie (Harvey) Stouder of Tulsa, OK; five grandchildren, Melody (Dan) Vos, Dawn (Bruce) Paul, Missy (Brent) Franklin, Lane (Suzie) Hischer, and Lance Hischer; by 10 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; by the Martin Krause family; and many other relatives and friends.