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Edna Frank

Edna Frank, age 83, of Watertown, died Oct. 24, 2003.

Edna was born to Edward and Augusta (Lambert) Vogel Dec. 23, 1919, in Minneapolis.

When Edna was an infant, her mother died, so Edna went to live with her aunt and uncle, Robert and Anna Lorentz, becoming their daughter.

The Lorentz family farmed south of Howard Lake, raising raspberries and strawberries.

Edna attended Dutch Lake Country School and was confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Howard Lake.

She married Orville Frank at St. John's Lutheran Church in 1943. They farmed in the Howard Lake area before Orville's death in 1970.

In 1972, Edna moved to Watertown. She was a member of the Watertown Evangelical Free Church. Her last few years she was a resident of Elim Nursing Home, courageously fighting the progression of Parkinson's disease until her death.

Edna is survived by daughter Joyce of Watertown, half-brother Harvey Vogel of Carefree, Ariz., and half-sister Marlys Rygh of Bagley, Minn., brothers and sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Edna were Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at 1:30 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake. Services conducted by the Rev. Paul Kling, organist was Marlene Frank, and casketbearers were Edna's nieces and nephews.

Interment was at the Howard Lake Cemetery.

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