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Faye Tenhoff

May 17, 1950 — November 4, 2016

Faye Tenhoff, age 66 of Osakis entered into her new life on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 from the Knute-Nelson Care Center in Alexandria, MN after a brave battle with brain cancer.
A beautiful baby girl was born to James and Phyllis (Wilde) Schmidt on May 17, 1950 in Milroy, MN. They named her Fayette Marie and she was the oldest of their seven children. The family moved to a farm south of Osakis where Faye graduated from Osakis High School with the Class of 1968. She attended Alexandria Technical College and received her associate degree in office management. She married her high school sweetheart, Jim Tenhoff on October 10, 1970 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis where they were both members. Faye worked at 3M in Alexandria until her and Jim started their family of five. Faye was a stay-home mother until she took a position at the Food N Fuel convenience store. After working there for a number of years Faye then took a bank teller position at the First National Bank of Osakis eventually transitioning into the roll of Excutive Secretary. She was a member of the Osakis VFW Auxiliary and belonged to the Osakis Christian Mothers.
Faye had many talents and enjoyed tackling new projects. She loved to do photography, crocheting, gardening, and was an avid reader. She loved watching the many hummingbirds around her feeders and always had beautiful flowers in her yard all summer long. She was an excellent cook who loved to bake treats for her family. Faye was very well known for her cake decorating skills and provided beautiful cakes for many occasions. While Faye enjoyed animals her heart belonged to her dog, Missy. Faye was a huge Osakis Silverstreaks fan and faithfully attended any event in which her grandchildren where participants.
Faye's legacy of kindness, her welcoming smile, and her passion for her husband, children, and grandchildren will never be forgotten. She will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her family, friends and all those whose lives she touched.
Left to mourn her passing is her husband of 46 years, Jim Tenhoff of Osakis; children, Shari (Jeffrey) Klukken of Osakis, Craig (Stacy) Tenhoff of Appleton, Kari (James) Soderholm of Osakis, Brent (Sarah) Tenhoff of Lakewood, CO, Dana (Megan) Tenhoff of Maplewood, MN; 9 grandchildren, Nicolle and Dylan Klukken, Emma, Conner, Lillian and Alana Tenhoff, Evan and Micah Soderholm, and Baby Tenhoff, (due in February); her mother, Phyllis Schmidt of Osakis; siblings, Cheryl Reynolds of Redwood Falls, Mary Jo (Robert) Walsh of Osakis, Michael (Romona) Schmidt of Carlos, Dennis Schmidt of Osakis, Danita (Kyle) Ward of Osakis; many nieces and nephews.
Ready to greet her in heaven is her father, James Schmidt, a sister, Lynnette Schmidt; mother-in-law, Marie Tenhoff, brother-in-law, Donald Tenhoff, niece, Angelina Amren and nephews, Peter Chmelar and Joshua Lang.
A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 at 10:30 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Osakis with Fr. Dave Petron and Fr. Tom Knoblach officiating. Readers are Sarah and Megan Tenhoff. A life reflection will be given by Shari & Nicolle Klukken with special music performed by Mary Lang and daughters and Dana Hetland. Giftbearers are her sisters, Cheryl Reynolds, Mary Jo Walsh and Danita Ward. Interment is at the Calvary Cemetery in Osakis with honorary pallbearers her grandchildren, Nicolle Klukken, Micah Soderholm, Emma, Conner, Lillian, Alana and Baby Tenhoff, Rasmus Bach Andresen, and the Past and Present Staff at 1st National Bank of Osakis. Active bearers are her sons, grandsons and sons-in-law, Craig, Brent and Dana Tenhoff, Jeffrey and Dylan Klukken, James and Evan Soderholm.
Following the services, a luncheon will be held at the Osakis VFW Post #7902.

  • Visitation

    November 08, 2016
    4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

    316 3rd Av W
    Osakis

  • Rosary

    November 08, 2016
    4:30 PM

    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

    316 3rd Av W
    Osakis

  • Prayer Service

    November 08, 2016
    8:00 PM

    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

    316 3rd Av W
    Osakis

  • Gathering

    November 09, 2016
    9:30 AM

    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

    316 3rd Av W
    Osakis

  • Funeral Service

    November 09, 2016
    10:30 AM

    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

    316 3rd Av W
    Osakis

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