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Dear Augsburg Community,
I write to share the sad news that Anne Frame, spouse of Bill Frame, Augsburg’s 9th president (1997-2006), passed away on Tuesday evening.
Anne was a wonderful member of the Augsburg community during Bill’s time as president. She welcomed students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to Augsburg House. Anne engaged with students in many settings, including Augsburg’s Late Night Breakfast, an end-of-the-semester tradition of faculty and staff serving breakfast at night to help students get healthy brain food during finals week. Anne was always up for an opportunity for some fun, even singing a folk song with Bill during an Auggie Variety Show in 2004. Along with her husband and other Minnesota private college presidents, Anne participated in an eight-day trip to China in 2000 hosted by China’s Ministry of Education to help develop a private college/university sector in the People’s Republic of China, increase the number of undergraduate student exchanges between China and the U.S., and expand understanding in the U.S. of Chinese culture, education, and economics.
Anne was also part of the Augsburg Associates, a group of volunteers best-known for organizing Velkommen Jul and the Trash and Treasure Sales, both events which raised money to fund scholarships for Augsburg students. Along with these fundraising events, Anne and Bill Frame are part of Augsburg’s Sven Oftedal Society, a group of donors who have arranged a deferred gift to the university to provide student scholarships.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m. at United Lutheran Church in Red Wing, Minnesota. Anne’s obituary and further service details will be posted on the Mahn Funeral Home website, link provided below.
Please join me in holding Bill Frame and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.
Paul Pribbenow, President