Frances Pribbenow

Frances Pribbenow, 95, of Watkins, formerly of Scandia Valley, passed away May 15, 2017, at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, May 26, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kimball with Rev. David Milz officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 25, from 5-7 p.m. at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Kimball and one hour prior to services at the church. 

Burial be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Memorials are preferred to St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are with the Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services, Kimball.

Frances Mary Pribbenow was born July 17, 1921, in Fryburg, ND, to Floyd and Laura (Bendtsen) Monty. Her father died prior to her birth and she was raised by her mother and stepfather, Roy Monty, in Fryburg. Frances graduated from Belfield High School and St. Cloud State, with a degree in elementary education. She taught school in Floodwood, Collegeville,Pillager, Motley and Mound, retiring from Mound Public Schools in 1978, after 37 years of teaching. She married William Pribbenow in South Dakota in 1947. They lived in Mound, Scandia Valley and Watkins. Frances was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kimball , REAM,  former member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Randall, Lincoln Ladies Aid, St. John’s quilters, and was named the Morrison County Senior Citizen of the Year. Frances enjoyed reading, quilting, gardening, traveling, baking and fishing.

She is survived one son William L. (Vicki) Pribbenow of Scandia Valley; one daughter Mary Dietman of Watkins; one grandson and three great-grandchildren

Frances is preceded in death by her husband; parents; step-father; son-in-law John Dietman; two brothers,  Ralph and Floyd Monty and one sister, Marian Mangen.

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