Frances Arlene Agre, age 86, of Glenwood, died Thursday, July 23, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Fairview Cemetery in Renville. Please feel free to bring a lawn chair for your comfort during the service. The Rev. Jane Crawford will officiate. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Renville, MN.
Frances Arlene Agre was born on July 10, 1934, in Olivia, Minnesota to Charly and Elizabeth (Freiborg) Berends. She grew up on a farm north of Renville and attended country school near her home. She was united in marriage to Roger Agre on September 20, 1958, at First Lutheran Church in Renville, MN. They made their home in St. Paul Park, MN where they raised their six children. Frances also worked as a dietician at Children’s World Child Care Center in West St. Paul. In 1997, Frances and Roger moved to their home on Maple Lake near Glenwood and she has resided there since. She loved living at the lake, sitting on her deck watching and feeding the birds, fishing, growing flowers, and spending time with her family. She loved to cook and was always looking for a new recipe to share with family and friends.
Survivors include her six children: Kristy (and Fred) Dorn of Newport, Doug (and Mary) Agre of Newport, Tim (and Deb) Agre of Independence, Alison (and Scott) Syverson of Wyoming, Stacy (and Dave) Zaske of Renville, and Tracy (and Jerry) Krogh of Woodbury; 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and one on the way; her sister-in-law Gen Agre, and her brother-in-law Larry (and Janet) Agre. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Roger, and siblings: Laverne, Shirley, and Charles.
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