Iris (Fristad) Hannemann
Iris Elaine Hannemann passed away in her sleep on May 11, 2020. She was just one
week shy from celebrating her 80th birthday.
On May 18, 1940, Iris was born at home to Veranna (Hannigan), and Adolph M. Fristad
in Carp, MN. She was the 6th child in a family of 8. Iris attended Carp school until the
6th grade when the family moved to Baudette. She graduated from Baudette High
School with the class of 1958. That summer she moved to Illinois and then Georgia
where she worked and resided with an older sister and family. She returned to Baudette
a year later and worked at Tom’s Cafe. This is where she met her future husband,
Erwin (Bod) Hannemann, who was stationed at the local 692nd Air Force Base. Bud
and Iris were married on April 2, 1960 at the First Lutheran Church in Baudette. They
had two children, Debra and Douglas . Being a milaary family, they moved and lived in
many different states over the next several years, spendjng most of those years in
Tacoma.W A., untli Bude nded his militaryc areer.
Iris was a housewife and a stay at home mom, with the exception of working a few
years at a medical clinic in Tacoma, as a receptionist Eventually a new job for her
husband took them to southern California where they lived until 2006. While living there
she loved playing cards wah her lady friends and enjoyed being on a bowling team. Her
young grandchildren were the light of her life, visiting them often either in Washington or
bringing them to California. Iris was able to take advantage of traveling to Germany and
Switzertand with her husband while he was there on work assignments . Upon retirement
they moved to Cloudcroft, NM, where they built their retirement dream home. Iris
always looked forward to the many trips made back home to Baudette for 2-3 weeks
‘lisit with family and to attend d ass reunions. Iris was a fun loving person,. had a great
sense of humor. enjoyed reading, was a good cook and baker. She loved her family and
enjoyed giving gifts to all. She will be dearty missed by those who knew and loved her.
Iris is survived by her husband, Erwin (Bod) Hannemann and a daug hter, Debra (David)
Wiley, of Albuquerque , NM; two grandchildren, Scott (Lexi Gault) of Colorado Springs.
CO. and Adam Wiley, Albuquerque, NM; one great-grandaughter, Eliana Wiley; two
sisters, Grace Hat1ow. Bemidji. MN. and Karen (Ron} Streed of Baudette; one brother,
Ervin (Cheryl) Fristad, Crystal, MN; brothers -in-law. Henry Kile, Columbus, GA and Walt
Babineau, Rice Lake, WI; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her mother and father, Iris was pteeeded in death by her son, Douglas, in
2014; two sisters. Donna Babineau and Shirtey Kile; two brothers, Adolph 8. Fristad
and Vernon Fristad; sister-in-law. Lorna (Johnson} Frist.ada nd brother-in-law Robert
A small funeral service was held on May 20th. at the Alamogordo Funeral Home in
Alamogordo, NM. Cremation to follow with ashes to be buried at a later date in Elm
Par1<C emetery. Baudette, MN.