In Memory

Ann Tryhus

Ann Tryhus

Ann (Tryhus) Sovell of Elko New Market, MN, 68, passed away peacefully on April 13 th , 2019, surrounded byher husband and children, after more than a decade battle with early-onset dementia.

Ann Tryhus grew up in Mankato, MN. She graduated in 1969 from Mankato High School and in 1973 from
Mankato State University. Ann student taught in Switzerland, taught kindergarten in Farmington and
Lakeville, and Early Childhood Family Education in Northfield. She retired in 2006 shortly before Early Onset
Alzheimer’s disease started transforming her life.
Ann met her husband, Nick, of 44 years in January 1972 while she was working in the Registrar’s Office at
Mankato State and registered him for graduate school. Nick had recently returned from Vietnam and was
immediately smitten by such a beautiful woman. They were married on June 14, 1975 in Mankato and
moved to a hobby farm near Lakeville, MN in 1977. Their own piece of paradise, Annie loved taking care of
her 40-year old horse, Brandy, her Golden Retrievers, and many types of birds.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Mary Tryhus of Mankato; sister, Katie Carmichael of
Denver; Brother-in Law, Tim Sovell of Burnsville/Marshall; In-Laws Max and June Sovell of Marshall, along
with many others.
Ann is survived by her husband, Ron “Nick” Sovell; son, Nicholas (Kelli) Sovell of Elko and their daughters,
Lillian, Cora and Mabel; daughter, Kelly Sovell (fiancé, Jason Brown) of Golden Valley; brother, Steve (Patti)
Tryhus of Rapidan;  sister, Sally (Chuck) Reams of Grand Junction, CO; sister, Mary Lynn (Lee) Schwanke of
Puerto Morelos, Mexico; and many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.
A special thanks to the wonderful caregivers at Kingsley Shores, who cared for Annie since July 2015.
Memorials preferred to Alzheimer’s Association of MN/ND and Ecumen Hospice.
Annie’s family and friends will gather together for a Celebration of Life Service at 11:00 am Friday, April 26,
2019, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville with a visitation beforehand, starting at 10:00 am.
The Celebration of Life will continue at the End Zone Restaurant in Elko New Market, MN from 1:30 pm to
4:00 pm, all are invited. Please see her CaringBridge site for an expanded obituary, photos, and videos.

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04/13/19 11:23 PM #1    

Sue Crosbie

Dear Family and Friends,

Heaven has just gotten a new angel. RIP Annie.

xoxoxo from Salalah, Oman

04/14/19 12:06 AM #2    

Ann Rawson (Sharp)

Sorry to hear of Ann's passing!! RIP 


04/14/19 03:11 PM #3    

Lynn Nordgren

When I remember Anne from church and high school, I see her constant big smile, hear her quick laugh and friendly words, feel her high energy and her heart full of kindness.  A lovely person that the world will miss.

Be free, Anne, and enjoy the next journey!  I am sure you are already leading heaven in a rousing cheer. 


04/18/19 02:47 PM #4    

John Apitz

Annie was born with a smile on her face and shared it with everyone.  Rest well and keep smiling as you head out on this next journey of life.



04/19/19 01:25 PM #5    

Ann Bryant (Thompson)

A Beautiful Smiling Spirit entered into the World Beyond when Ann Tryhus left this Earthly Realm. One of the sweetest and most upbeat, loving people I've ever known....    A 'Mr Wiltgen's Homeroom Class of '69 Reunion', where we are all 16 again, is in the works.  Save a place for the rest of us, Ann.  (And say hi to Stephie)

Love, Ann Bryant (Pat Thompson)

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