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Lou Ann Throndson

lou ann throndson
Lou Ann Throndson age 88 of Lawler, IA, died Friday, January 7, 2022, at St. Mary's Hospital, in Rochester, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 14, 2022, at Assumption Parish, Little Turkey, with Rev. Nick Radloff Celebrating the Mass. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery - Reilly Ridge, rural Lawler. Friends may greet the family 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 13, 2022, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton where there will be a 7:00 p.m. parish scripture service. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass at the church on Friday. Lou Ann was born on November 16, 1933, to Carl and Mathilda (Scholbrock) Baumler on the family farm east of St. Lucas. She was the seventh of the Baumler's 10 children, but she was the oldest daughter and growing up, she was her mother's "right-hand person." She helped her mother with anything and everything around the farm and in their home. She learned to bake bread, cook, sew, mend clothes, and tend gardens and at an early age, Lou Ann, had a strong work ethic, one that she carried with her throughout her life. Lou Ann attended St. Luke's Catholic School through the eighth grade, and after her schooling was complete, she continued working at home and later at the eggplant in Calmar. She met Harlan Throndson and they were married on May 14, 1956, at St. Luke's Catholic Church in St. Lucas. Lou Ann and Harlan farmed together north of Lawler, where they raised their four children — Rick, Denise, Wayne and Dale — who remember growing up with a mother who worked hard. Lou Ann was a wonderful grandmother to 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She never ever forgot a birthday or anniversary and always made sure to send a card with a special message. She'd drop off her 'black box" that was filled with cake books and you could pick out your cake design. She made sure the cakes were just what her grandchildren and great-grandchildren wanted, and they were true acts of love and cherished by all. Lou Ann's greatest gift, though, was her ability to make everyone feel special. With her turtle soup, tasty apple pies, and the quilts given to her children and grandchildren. Lou Ann was always up for a good card game, especially euchre, and she loved to get together with her friends to play and visit. She also immensely enjoyed the trips she took with her sisters, and over the years, they visited places like Hawaii, the Grand Canyon, New England and New York City. She was a member of Reilly Ridge Catholic Church and after it closed, she moved to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, where she was a member of the Rosary Society and the Catholic Daughters of America. She also was a member of the Lawler American Legion Auxiliary. Lou Ann is survived by her three sons; Rick (Donna) Throndson of New Hampton, Wayne (Cindy) Throndson of Little Turkey, and Dale (Renee) Throndson of Little Turkey; one daughter Denise (Leon) Elsbernd of Calmar; 14 grandchildren, Eric, Tyler, and Marc Throndson, Emily Sanford, Paula Bonar, Lindsey Haas, Jacob Elsbernd, Danielle Rawson, Jaimie Elsbernd, Andrew and Ethan Throndson, Ashley Troyna, Mariah and Jenna Throndson; 22 great-grandchildren; one sister, Norma (Ed) Wurzer; two sisters-in-law, Lois Baumler and Helen (Jack) Whalen. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harlan in 2005; brothers, Reynold (Helen)Baumler, and Donald in infancy, Melvin (Rita) Baumler, Neil (Lorraine) Baumler, Cyril (Theresa) Baumler, Gerald Baumler, Irenus (Marlene) Baumler; sister, Colleen (Gerald) Guenther; mother and father in law; Thrond & Bertha Throndson; brothers & sisters-in-law, Clarence (Rita) Throndson, Robert (Arlene) Throndson, Irv (Florence) Throndson, Bernice (Merle) Cutsforth, Ardes (Jim) King, and Bud Vrzak.

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  1. So sorry for your loss, LuAnn was such a wonderful friend and neighbor. She will certainly be missed

  2. Our deepest sympathy to all of LouAnn’s Family! So sorry for your loss of such a Wonderful Lady and very Special Aunt!!

  3. I’m sure your grandma was a special lady! I’m so sorry for your loss! I bet you have many stories of spending time with her.🙁

  4. My sympathy, a dear woman , she will be missed. She always asked how my mom was doing every time we met.🙏

  5. So sorry to hear this! Miss having coffee. So shocked! My sympathy to her family- she will be missed!💔

  6. So sorry to hear this, her sister Colleen Guenther just died a few weeks ago. Yes, she was a prayerful lady!

  7. Dale & Renee, I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, sending prayers & hugs to all of your family.

  8. Dale, Wayne and the Throndson family, We are sorry to hear about your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. John and Cathy Sabelka

  9. Rick, you and your brothers and sister have our deepest sympathy. I may not have known your Mom well but I knew some of her brothers and was always impressed by their vigor and their work ethic, as well as their humor. Blessings to her Spirit and your family.

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