Frances E. Locklair
Frances E. Locklair, nee Snyder, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 13, 2007 at the age of 82.
She was the beloved wife of Oliver "Ollie" for 64 years; devoted mother of Gary and her daughter-in-love, Karen; doting grandmother "Nan" of Joshua and his wife Joya, Sabrina and her husband Geoff, David and his wife Kallie, Daniel and Valerie; and proud great-grandmother of Josh and Joya’s Tessa Michelle.
Also surviving are a brother, Charles Snyder of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters-in-law, Rose-mary Snyder and Janet Snyder; and many nieces, nephews and special friends.
Fran was born July 26, 1925, in Des Moines, Iowa, and grew up in Bellwood, Ill.
She met Ollie while he was stationed at Navy Pier and they were married in Chicago on Aug. 29, 1943.
During and after World War II she worked for Springfield Fire and Marine Insurance Co. of Chicago.
After the war Ollie and Fran moved to Sacramento, Calif., where she was employed by the California Teamsters Legislative Council as a legislative secretary for over 25 years.
After retirement, to be closer to their family, the couple moved to Oregon, Idaho and then to Wisconsin.
Active in church activities, Fran volunteered as secretary to Vicar O’Connor of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in West Bend. She later began work as a part-time secretary to Pastor O’Con-nor, serving in this capacity for more than five years.
A memorial service confirming the assurance of eternal life will be held at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 7750 N. Highway 144, West Bend, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m. with Pastors Bryan O’Connor and Robert Korytkowski officiating.
Visitation with family and friends will be held at the church prior to the service from 1 to 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Andrew Lutheran Church hymnal fund will be appreciated.
Informed Choice of Milwaukee is in charge of arrangements.
The Locklair family expresses their appreciation to the excellent staff at Cedar Grove Gardens assisted living facility and the Heartland Hospice.