Adeline Longworth, 94, Austin

Published 10:48 am Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Adeline Longworth, 94, formerly of Austin, Minn., died Friday, August 3, 2012, at the Lighthouse of Washington in Mahtomedi, Minn.

Adeline Longworth

Adeline F. Frederickson was born Nov. 22, 1917 , in rural Hanska, Minn., to Ingvald and Inga (Skarpohl) Frederickson. She grew up in Hanska and graduated from Hanska High School. She then attended Winona State University, where she received a B.S. in teaching, at the same time commuting to teach in Glenville and Lyle. On Jan. 2, 1938, Adeline married Leslie A. Longworth in Estherville, Iowa. The couple had two children. Leslie passed away in 1976.

Adeline taught school for more than 30 years and was instrumental in the lives of all the students she taught. She enjoyed playing many musical instruments and all kinds of painting. She was a member of the Art Center at the mall, and she loved her dogs immensely.

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Survivors include her son Fred (Mindi) Longworth of Afton, Minn.; two grandchildren, Blaine Jensen of Florida and Michele (Don) Gerow of Barrie, Ontario, Canada; two great grandchildren Riley and Emily; sister Vernelle Botten of Sleepy Eye, Minn.; a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Ingvald and Inga, her husband Leslie, her grandson Wade, her daughter Lynne Jensen, and son-in-law Darrell Jensen.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin, with Rev. Dr. Stephen DeFor officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. The family prefers memorials be directed to the ASPCA of Minnesota. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at