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Wednesday April 4th, 2018
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Frieda Thum

Rev. Ron Shifley
Organists ~ Sharon Orth & Shirley Orth
Soloist ~ Linda Kronaizl
“Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone”
Congregational Hymns
“In the Garden”
“When the Roll is Called Up Yonder”
Doug Bierle, Colton Bierle,
Joel Neuman, Brad Kiefer,
Randy Thum, & Roger Dvoracek
Frieda Barbara Thum was born September 10, 1925 near Lesterville, SD to Wilhelm and Katherina (Neth) Kost. She was baptized on November 25, 1925 at Peterburg Congregational Church by Rev. Hugo Baumann and confirmed June 23, 1940 in Scotland, SD by Rev. Carl Green. She attended Rockland Country School through the eighth grade. Freida was united in marriage to Elmer John Thum on December 16, 1945 at Petersburg Congregational Church rural Lesterville, SD. They farmed near Scotland, SD until 1969, then moved to Mitchell, SD. She did housework for several families for 17 years. In 1986 they moved back to Scotland, SD and joined the U.C.C. Church. She loved her family. She enjoyed her grand and great grandchildren when they would come to stay. She enjoyed embroidery work, tieing quilts, working with flowers, and putting puzzles together.
She passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 at The Good Samaritan Society in Scotland, SD at the age of 92.
Grateful for having shared Frieda's life are her daughter Carol (Robert) Reimann of Olivet, SD; son LeRoy Thum of Rapid City, SD; six grandchildren: Alisa (Doug) Bierle of Ethan, SD, Theresia (Joel) Neuman of Scotland, SD, Bobbi Jo Schlim (Brad Kiefer) Sioux Falls, SD, Greg (Athena) Thum, and Candice (Josh) Nuernberger, all of Benson, AZ, and Daniel (Theresa) Thum, North Aurora, IL; fifteen great-grandchildren: Colton (Ashley) Bierle, Courtney Bierle, Trey and Taber Neuman, Steve, Cory and Crystal Thum, Jeremy and Adrian Nuernberger, Isabelle, Logan, Serafina, and Micah Thum; and several nieces and nephews.
Frieda was preceded in death by her parents, husband Elmer, a grandson Benjamin Thum in infancy, two sisters Anna (Edmund) Weltz and Lorraine (Herbert) Mettler, six brothers: William (Betty), John (Mabel), Ted (Helen), Otto, Richard (Marilyn) and Otto in infancy, and a brother and sister in law Raymond and Violet Thum.

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I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death.

Megan Apr 19 2018 5:08 PM

I remember Frieda from West Winds. She was such an elegant lady. So very sorry for your loss. She will be missed.

Judy Peacock Apr 5 2018 10:35 PM

My sincere condolences go out to Frieda's family. She was a lovely woman, always greeting us with a smile. Carol and I were classmates in high school. I am thinking of you and wish you peace in your loss and comfort in your memories.

Nancy (Foss) Penk Apr 5 2018 8:13 PM

Dear Carol and Leroy and families, We send each of you our deepest sympathy. We have such wonderful memories of your mother. Frieda was a kind gracious lady who welcomed us each time we stopped by for a visit. We will miss her radiant smile and her special greeting as we walked in for a visit. May God Bless you as you celebrate the life of this dear lady. Love and prayers Marvin and Agnes

Marvin and Agnes Thum Apr 4 2018 7:48 PM

Dear Carl.and LeRoy.. Sending prayer and sympathy to you and your families. Have fun memories of your mom from back in our growing up days!! She was always smiling and happy. Keep your memories close and she will always be with you. God bless!!

Joan Thum Bloom Apr 3 2018 8:25 PM

Carol and family My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. May God wrap you in his arms to bless and comfort you. Love you all. Janet

Janet Bauder Apr 2 2018 7:44 PM