AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Ann Trongard, of Minnetonka, formerly of Mora, died on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Mpls. She was 76 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Thursday, March 3rd at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ogilvie with Rev. Marc Freiberg officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Thursday at the church.
INURNMENT will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to St. Paul Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.
Beatrice “Ann” Trongard passed away on February 28, 2016 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. She was 76 years old.
Ann was born in Alamogordo, New Mexico on October 25, 1939, to Beatrice (Hunter) and John Barber. She moved to Minnesota during her early childhood. Ann attended Central High School in Minneapolis where she met her future husband, Robert “Bob” Trongard. They were married on August 3, 1957 in Minneapolis. After a brief time in Rhode Island, where Bob was serving in the Navy, they moved back to Minnesota and soon settled in Blaine.
In 1973 they moved to a farm in Ogilvie with their five children. Ann worked as a bus driver for Ogilvie School for many years until she went back to school in St. Cloud for cosmetology. She settled into her career at Hair Expressions in Ogilvie working for her good friend, Elaine. After Bob’s health began to decline, they moved to their new home in Mora, St. Andrew’s Field, where she quickly embraced her new surroundings and established dear friendships. Bob passed away in 2008. After her youngest grandchild living in Ogilvie graduated from high school in 2014, Ann moved to WestRidge, an independent senior living community in Minnetonka. This allowed her to live closer to her younger grandchildren.
Ann was a very active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ogilvie prior to her move to Minnetonka. Ann enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was closely involved in their lives. Going to garage sales was one of her most enjoyed activities, with Bingo at WestRidge a close second, especially when joined by her family. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, and listening to books-on-tape. Playing cards with her lifelong friends was a passion throughout the years.
Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; infant daughter, Diana; granddaughter, Samantha; her parents, John and Beatrice; step-father Lloyd Johnson, and brothers John, Tom and Mark.
She is survived by her children, Debbie (Randy) Peterson of Minnetonka; Dan (Brenda) Trongard of Ogilvie; Sandy (Chris) Tutka of Maple Grove; Dean (Susan) Trongard of Independence, and Cathy Schrader of Plymouth; eleven grandchildren and six great-children; brother Jack (Lolita) Barber; sisters-in-law Gerry Barber, Kay Barber, Sandy Barber, Joyce Trongard; many other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, March 3rd at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ogilvie with Rev. Marc Freiberg Sr. officiating. Music was provided by Donna Angermeier. Inurnment was at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora