Frances E. Bear

Nov. 24, 1921 - July 20, 2011

Frances E. Bear, age 89, formerly of Wautoma, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Virginia Health and Rehabilitation Center in Waukesha.

She was born Nov. 24, 1921 in Waukesha, the daughter of Marko and Anna (Nagel) Kokan. She married John William Ericson on Oct. 30, 1947. He preceded her in death on Oct. 26, 1977. She later married George Bear on Sept. 21, 1985. He preceded her in death Dec. 5, 1985.

Frances was an active member at the Waushara Senior Center and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Wautoma, for a number of years. She also enjoyed crocheting and doing word search puzzles.

She is survived by her brothers and sisters, Anthony (Marge) Kokan, Dousman; Martin (Pat) Kokan, Kewaunee; Agnes Carsten, Hot Springs, Ark.; Maryann Grosskopf, Florida; Caroline Bodiac, Waukesha; Alice (Earl) Schulz, Hustisford; Linda Richardson, Sparta; and Claire (Mel) Germain, Sommerset, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and her two husbands, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe and Carl Kokan, and one sister, Katherine Grundman.

Private family Services will be held at a later date.

The Leikness Funeral Home of Wautoma is assisting the family with the arrangements. For details, visit www.wautomafuneralhome.com or call 920-787-3746.