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Gwendolyn Beth Trytten

June 27, 1926 — March 9, 2018

Funeral services for Gwen B. Trytten, age 91 of Albert Lea, MN., will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. from Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Myrtle, MN.  Pastor David Efflandt will officiate.  Burial will be at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church.  Online condolences are welcome at:                             

Gwen died on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Woodlands surrounded by her family.

Gwendolyn Beth Trytten was born on June 27, 1926 the daughter of William and Sarah (Wilson) Faragher in Ellsworth, MN. She was baptized on May 30, 1928 at the Congregational Church, Ellsworth and confirmed there in 1941.  She was raised and attended school in Ellsworth where she graduated.  Gwen then moved to Albert Lea to attend the Naeve School of Nursing getting her RN degree in 1948.  She worked at Naeve Hospital for several years.  On April 12, 1950 Gwen was united in marriage to Ferlando (Bud) Trytten at Grace Lutheran Church.  She continued her nursing career helping wherever she was needed in the surrounding communities.  Bud and Gwen lived in the Glenville/Myrtle area since 1956 moving to Albert Lea in the 1990’s.  Gwen was a member of the Naeve Nurses Alumni Association, VFW auxiliary, Fraternal Order of the Eagles Auxiliary, Bethlehem Lutheran Church where she was active in the Mary Circle.  She enjoyed gardening, canning, feeding the birds and being involved in her children’s and grandchildren’s active lives.

Gwen is survived by her children: Ken and wife Peggy Trytten, Austin, MN., Leota and husband Doug Lind, Albert Lea.  Grandchildren; Cosy and husband Todd Kriehn, Ryan Trytten and special friend Nicole Hiatt, Kris, Casey and Zach Lind and Theresa Alberts.  Great-grandchildren; Hailey and Jerett Kriehn and Deryk and Wyatt Espelien.  Daughter-in-law Georgann Trytten, sisters-in-law; Joyce Faragher, Carla Trytten, Diane Trytten and Marian Trytten.   Numerous nieces and nephews. 

Gwen was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ferlando (Bud) Trytten, sons; Richard (Dick) Trytten and Paul Trytten and daughter Deby Trytten and brother Phil Faragher

The family would like to thank Gwen’s dear friends Arletta Woods and Irene Weber and those people who touched Gwen’s life with their support and friendship.  Special thanks to the staff of the Woodlands, hospice and Pastor Dave who provided such loving care in her final days.


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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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