Frisby, Valora “Val” May


Valora “Val” May Frisby, 96, of Rushford, Minn., died on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, with her three sons at her side.

Valora May Wraalstad was born on May 17, 1921, in Juanita, N.D., to Goodwin and Olive (Hundorf) Wraalstad. Val moved with her family as a small child to the St. Charles, Minn., area. Val was united in marriage with Ronald H. Frisby on October 3, 1942, in Vancouver, Wa. Due to Ronald’s time in the military and with his work, the couple lived in many places across the country. Those places included Ogden, Utah; Plainview, Minn.; Dexter, Minn.; Elkton, Minn.; Utica, Minn. (for 17 years); St. Charles, Minn.; Byron, Minn.; Rochester, Minn.; Bracketville, Texas (for 10 years); Hokah, Minn.; and Rushford. She earned her GED at the age of 40 and then received her LPN degree. Val worked as an LPN at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. She entered the nursing home in Rushford a few years ago.

Val is survived by three sons, Thomas (Kathleen) Frisby of Houston, Minn., Robert (Carol) Frisby of Rochester, Minn., and Don (Sally) Frisby of Galesville, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Rhonda Thompson of Marquette, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ronald; son, James; and two grandchildren.

Private family services are being scheduled.

The family prefers memorials be mailed to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford at PO Box 747, Rushford, Minn., 55971.

Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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