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Winifred "Freddie" Elaine Tranaas

December 31, 1934 - December 31, 2020

Winifred (Freddie) Elaine Tranaas, 86 of Fountain Hills, AZ  , formerly of Mabel, MN passed away peacefully at her home at Fountain View Assisted Living on December 31, 2020. Freddie was born on December 31, 1934 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania to Elizabeth Ostendorf Klinedinst and William Klinedinst along with her twin sister Nancy.  

She graduated from York Catholic High School in 1952, And she later Met the love of her life,  Norvel Tranaas from Hesper Iowa when he was stationed in PA during the Korean war.  They were married on May 29th 1954 in PA and made their home in Hesper Iowa until they eventually moved three miles to Mabel MN where they spent their married life until Norvel passed away in January of 1992 from cancer.  Freddie moved to Fountain Hills, AZ in 1993 to live near their three children.

Freddie was a wonderful mother, wife, friend, grandma, great grandma and great great grandma.  She had a heart of gold and was always there for whomever needed her. She loved to watch movies, go shopping, play cards, visit, and spend time with her family.  She had a ready smile and she was a people person, and a compassionate person so she loved her job first at Green Lea Manor Nursing home and her longtime job at Herzog Drugs in Mabel. When she moved to AZ she went to work for Collection Service Bureau in Scottsdale as part of the administrative staff where she made many friends of all ages.

In June of 2012, Freddie suffered a stroke and so she moved to Fountain View Assisted Living in Fountain Hills where she was a resident until her death.

Winifred (Freddie) is survived by her three children, daughter Nancy (Joel) Amdahl, Son Christopher (Rossy) Tranaas, and daughter Mary (Terry) Sand all of Fountan Hills, AZ. Her sister in law Sonja Gorham of Mabel MN, Brother in Law John Taylor Sr. of South Carolina, Eight Grandchildren Valerie (David) Arnold, Mike (Megan) Amdahl, Laura (Matt) Anderson, Dylan and Tate Tranaas and Olivia (Angelo Ventenilla) Tranaas, Bryant (Courtney) Sand and Kelby Sand.  Ten Great Grandchildren,  Haley Casterton, Madyson Bradford, Spencer Arnold, Kate and Jack Amdahl, Ashlyn, Brady Charlotte and Brennan Anderson and Zoey Tranaas. As well as Four Great Great Grandchildren, Zaidon and Annie, and Lane and Harlynn.  Along with Nine Nieces and nephews and numerous cousins

She was preceded in death by her Mother Elizabeth Moore, her husband Norvel Tranaas Twin sister Nancy Taylor, her “dad” Robert J Moore, brother in Law Francis Gorham, her mother and father in Law Nikolai and Dagmar Tranaas a great niece Elyse Gorham , and her very dear friend Elizabeth (Liz) Herzog.

Freddie was strong in her catholic faith and she was ready to go home and be with her loved ones who were waiting with open arms for her.     

A graveside service will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery, rural Mabel, at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 29, 2021. That day would have been Norvel and Freddie’s 67th wedding anniversary.  A lunch will be held immediately after the service at the Mabel Area Community Center, where the celebration of Freddie’s life will continue. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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