LYNNE M. MONGE
Lynne M. (Mrs. Mike) Monge, age 61, of Faribault, died on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at Rochester Methodist Hospital, Rochester.
Memorial services will be at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault, on Monday, February 23, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Steven J. Kuehne officiating. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.
A memorial visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home on Sunday, February 22nd from 1 to 4 p.m. and also at the church on Monday for one hour prior to the service.
Lynne Marie Palmer, the daughter of Ralph A. and Marilyn (Peck) Palmer, was born on August 14, 1947 in Faribault. She graduated from Faribault High School in 1965 and earned a Registered Nursing degree from Swedish Hospital. She was employed as a nurse by District One Hospital for almost 40 years. Lynne married Mike Monge on August 11, 1990 in Faribault. She loved reading, needlework and her garden, but most of all, she cherished anything to do with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Mike; four children, Kristin (and Kevin) O’Connor of Faribault, Scott Fremgord of Ottawa, Andy (and Beth) Monge of Silver Lake and David Monge of Houston, TX; ten grandchildren, Summer, Joshua, Jacob, Kaylee, and Brandon O’Connor, Ella Fremgord and Ashton Cap, and Joshua, Kurtis and Joseph Monge; her mother, Marilyn Palmer of Faribault; three sisters, Jean (and Thomas) Martineau of Grafton, WI, Janet (and James) Pugh of Des Moines, IA, and Susan (and Kevin) Grover of Mound; and Mike’s stepmother and four sisters; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Palmer; a sister in infancy; and by Kristin and Scott’s father, Thomas Fremgord.
God Bless you and your children, Mike. I just read this on the internet and did not know that Lynn had pass away. How incrediably awlful. Seven years later and there isn't a day go by that I don't think about David (Monge). I am thankful, as I know you are, that we were blessed with the time that we had our loved ones with us. You are in my thoughts.
Hi Mike...We just got back from vacation and heard your wife had passed away we are sooooo sorry..... we will be praying that God will comfort you! blessing..
Mike, we never had the opportunity to met your wife but when you talked about your wife your face lit up! We will keep you in our thoughts and in our prayers. Steve and Sherry Williams - Willmar, MN
Mike and Andy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know this must be such a difficult time, but I hope you are comforted many great memories. With heart-felt sympathies, Pete Moran and family
Mike, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. We know you loved Lynne very much and will miss her greatly. We send our heartfelt sympathy and warm thoughts from Mesa, AZ, where we are spending the winter. May God comfort you and your children and grandchildren. We wish we had been able to come to Lynne's funeral. As it is please accept our warmest regards and may God always bless and keep you. Friends always, Wes & Nancy Greve
Mike and Family, My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the death of your wife. I did not know Lynne, but you were always one of my favorite people when we worked together in Hutch. Take Care.
Mike, sorry to hear about Lynne. MIck and I just wanted to let you know we're thinking of you and your family at this time. May god help you over this bump in the road. We're in AZ and won't beable to attend the services. Mick and Sharon
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Lynn is going to be missed by all of us that have been touched by her. Her dignity and spirit will be remembered always. Lisa and Mark Reuvers
Dear Mike, I was so sad to hear of Lynn's death. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have longed for his appearing." 2 Timothy 4:7-8 These words couldn't be more true than about your beloved Lynn. God Bless you in your grieving, Pastor Merdith B. Musaus
Sorry we can not attend. I am so grateful that you called, Mike. We are also grateful to have you & Lynne as friends. She definitely knew the important things in life. Family is so important and she is a great example of a wife, mom and grandma. We are all better for knowing her.
Mike....please know how many hearts are reaching out to you friend. Sad times bring family and friends together and the 'Lynne memories' begin to flow. May the next hours, days and weeks ahead bring you peace and love of all gathered around you to help you thru your loss. Wish I were closer to see that Monge clan...my best to each of you. Nan (Pete) DeKoster
Mike: ALthough I barely know you...I knew Lynne my entire life! Lynne I was my one and only babysitter since I had three older brothers to watch over me. I was born in Faribo and my parents were Sue Grover's God parents and Marilym and Ralph were my Godparents. I will always remember as a young teen ager when I would stay at Palmer's for a week in the summer months how BEAUTIFUL Lynne was to me (both inside and out!) and the stories of how she loved to babysit for my parents. My Dad died from a heart attack when I was 16 and Lynne had stopped to see him in Rochester. My Dad worshipped Lynne from the time she baked him a blue cake when she was a young teenager. PLease know that all of you have been in my thoughts and prayers and the needlepoint Lynne made us when we were married in 1985 still hangs in our bedroom. May all of your special memories and God's loving arms surround you and carry you through this most difficult time. We will see you this weekend. Love from, Tina Bergland Fahnestock of Saint Paul, MN
Name: Beth LaCanne
Mike, I've never known anyone to speak about thier spouse with such love and adoration as you always spoke of Lynne. As much as I think you were so lucky to have had Lynne in your life, I also think Lynne was very lucky to have had you by her side all these years. The two of you had such a great love for each other, and that love will live forever. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you and your family.
HEY MR. MIKE MONGE, I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS OF YOUR WIFE. I TALKED TO MOM AND DAD LAST NIGHT TO TELL THEM THIS SAD NEWS SO THEY WILL PROBABLY BE SENDING A NOTE TO YOU ALSO. I WILL BE THINKING AND PRAYING FOR IN THIS TIME OF LOSS. KAREN GREVE UP IN HUTCH.
Mike and family, Our prayers are with you and we will continue to pray for you and your family. We were so fortunate to have known Lynne and experience her warm heart and kindness. I remember when you and Lynne had just built your new addition and garden area. She absolutely glowed with pride and excitement when the two of you showed us your work. Keep your fun and loving memories of Lynne close to your heart and never stop talking about the good times and funny things that made you both smile. We pray your heart will feel our prayers.
Mike, Know that you are in our hearts and prayers as we recognize that Lynne is in God's loving arms..... We both share your sadness, and grief with her passing. God's peace and love to you , Tom and Jean
I just want to tell you the family how very sorry we are for your loss. Lynn was a very wonderful woman who showed all of us her strength in the many times she fought and beat the terrible disease of cancer in past years. She was such an inspiration to us. I never heard her complain when she wasn't feeling well. She always wore a beautiful smile and spoke nothing but kindness each and every time we saw her. She was so very much in love with her family, especially you Mike. Many people will never experience the loving relationship you two shared. Hang on tight to all the memories you created. It's those memories that will bring you peace. She will be greatly missed by both Ryan and I and you are all in our prayers. God bless you all.
Mike, We just heard about Lynnes passing. Jan & I want you to know that our thoughts & prayers are with you & the kids during this tough time.....We just lost our youngest son 8 months ago,Sat, in an auto accident, so we know whats ahead for you. Trust in the Lord & he will comfort you in his arms.......Sorry,but We are leaving for Hawaii on Sat, so will not be able to attend the Service. Please know that we will be thinking of you, ALWAYS; Wal & Jan
We were so sorry to hear of your wife's passing. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Old Neighbors, Dick and Robbie, Spicer, MN
Dear Mike, I am so very sorry to hear about Lynne. I have been gone from Faribault and District One for a number of years now, but I will always remember Lynne's fantastic humor and smile. She was a a true joy to be around. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family. Jan Luck, Duluth
Mike, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time.
Mike - I'm so sorry to hear of your wife's passing. May God continue to give you strength and peace at this time. My prayers are with you.
Dear Mike, Our deepest Sympathy to you from us at Kids Avenue in the passing of your beautiful wife. Although nothing and no one can make your pain go away, you can find in others the support you need as you work through the stages of grief and learn to live with the changes in many areas of your life, including those that follow. You are in out thoughts. Amy
Dearest Mike, It doesn't seem real that Lynne is gone. Even though we have talked daily, it didn't seem real until I saw her picture and obituary. We were just talking about her retirement plans for April and I was so hoping that she would have some quality retirement time. We will all miss her smiles, laughter, and sunny outlook on life. I am anxious to get home to see you and the rest of the family. She will always be a huge part of our lives and I know that the many fun memories will sustain us through this difficult time. Your loving sister, Peggy Niceville, Florida
We remember meeting you and Lynne unexpectedly at dinner several years ago and still remember the smile on both your faces as you spent the time together. That left a lasting picture in our minds. Our condolences old friend. Cherish the memories.
Mike and family, I was so dumbfounded yesterday when I heard of Lynne's passing. Mike, you and I were just talking at the polls last week on how you were looking forward to retiring soon and Lynne as well. The look on your face and the way you talked about your plans with her showed nothing but overwhelming love. Lynne will be truly missed. Know that God has Lynne in his care and that you will someday be with her. God be with you all during this time. Todd & Jayne Voge
Hi Mike: So, so sorry to hear that Lynne passed away. She was such a delightful, loving person. She was the life of the party. God bless you as you go through this difficult time. With God's help you'll get through it. Our prayers are with you and your family. Love, Greg and Donna
Mike, I'm so sorry to hear of your wife's passing. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. I am so glad Peggy is able to come up and stay with you for a few days. That will be nice for both of you. Pat Anderson Dothan, AL
Hello Mike, So sorry to hear about your wife. My sympathies. JoAnn
Mike, I just read about your wife, I am so sorry to hear this and send my deepest sympathies to you and your family.
How sad we were to learn of Lynnes death. We will be thinking of you during this difficult time. Memories of Swedish Hospital School of Nursing that we shared, working together in the OR at District 1 for many years and discovering "the lump" are thoughts that flood my mind this morning. To you Mike, we send our love for being there "through sickness and health". With caring, Jerry and Ruth Weinkauf
Mike, my thoughts and prayer are with you and your family for the loss. She was such a beautiful and warm individual with a smile. I always remember that I had enjoyed the wonderful dinner that you and she had invited me, Stephanie Clark along with the couple from next door while we were in town for the training. Will give you a big hug when I see you soon.
Mike, we are very sad to hear the passing of Lynne. She always had a smile on her face and will be missed greatly. I remember on the 4th of July watching the gang sit and admire the new driveway light in the neighborhood with cocktails in hand and just enjoying life. We thought how great it is to have such fun and nice neighbors and really terrific people. You are a great neighbor and if there is anything you need please let us know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dear Mike, we are heartbroken to hear of your loss. Lynne was a very special person to us while we were in Faribault. We remember the wonderful Christmas party she and you had for the D1H operating room staff. We will keep Lynne in our thoughts and prayers. Fondly, Dan and Michelle Beck Prescott, AZ
My condolences to your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Brian Thompson