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Jeanne Trygstad has lived in Farmington since 1979, most recently at Trinty Terrace senior apartments.

Farmington woman learned to love the life of a pastor's wife

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Jeanne Trygstad took some convincing when the young man she'd been seeing asked her to be his wife.

He asked once, and she said no.


He asked a second time, and she turned him down again. He was going to be a pastor, she said, and Trygstad did not want to be a pastor's wife, a position that in those days came with expectations you would be active behind the scenes at the church, leading the ladies' aid or directing the choir.

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Nathan Hansen
Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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