Agnes Terfehr, 86
Agnes Terfehr, 86, of Breckenridge, Minn., died Monday, March 13, 2006, at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, N.D. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Breckenridge with Rev. Kenneth Popp officiating. A visitatio...
Agnes Terfehr, 86, of Breckenridge, Minn., died Monday, March 13, 2006, at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, N.D.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Breckenridge with Rev. Kenneth Popp officiating. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at the Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home of Breckenridge with a 5:30 p.m. Christian Mothers Rosary and a 7 p.m. prayer service and will continue from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery in Breckenridge.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Jason Siebels, Eric Walter, Chad Wheeler, Tressa Rickards, Scott Harris, Kyle Thompson and Derek Nordick.
Honorary pallbearers will be the remainder of her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.
She was born on Nov. 19, 1919, to Thomas and Anna (Poss) Althoff, at home. She grew up on her parent's farm in Mooreton, N.D., and attended school there. She married Lawrence Terfehr on Nov. 17, 1948, in Mooreton and in 1949 moved to their first home in rural Wolverton, Minn., where they lived for 49 years. They retired from farming in 1976, and in 1998, they moved to Breckenridge. She worked side by side with her husband and nine children farming the land and raising livestock.
She enjoyed her children, growing vegetables and flower gardening. She raised roses for Jackson Perkins as test plants. She also grew Job's tears which produced "beads" that were used to make rosaries. She was known for her homemade carrot raisin bread, wheat bread and oatmeal cookies. She crocheted afghans and sewed quilts for her children and grandchildren, church bazaars, the missions and other organizations. She was active in her church, Christian Mothers and in Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life. She enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband of Breckenridge; children, Annella (Leonard) Thompson of Blanchard, N.D., Carolyn (Lowell) Siebels of Harwood, N.D., Ron (Linda) Terfehr of Hazen, N.D., Mary (Daniel) Walter of Bemidji, Rick (Pam) Terfehr of Christine, N.D., Laureen (Darral) Nordick of Rothsay, Minn., Jan Terfehr (Craig Stockwell) of Moorhead, Minn. and Shar (Courtney) Oster of Pahrump, Nev.; 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Catherine Lugert, Breckenridge, Alice (Ray) Miranowski of Kent, Minn. and Theresa Nordick of Breckenridge; brother, Harold (Jane) Althoff of Mooreton, N.D.; and a son-in-law.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Benita Wheeler; a great-grandson; two brothers, Alfred and Norbert Althoff; and a sister, Bernadette Rick.