Frances Mae Zier

Frances Mae Zier, (nee Faber), 82, of West Bend, passed away at home on Monday, Oct. 26, 2009.

She was born on Oct. 25, 1927, in West Bend to the late John and Emma (Nee Remmel) Faber. In September of 1968, Frances was united in marriage to Robert Zier at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Bend.

She worked at Fayís Restaurant in downtown West Bend as a waitress before she began to work at the Amity Leather Company. A few years later she began working for the West Bend Daily News stuffing papers a few days a week with some friends. Frances was active in the Wisconsin Electric Ladies League when the Electric Company was located in West Bendís downtown area. She was a meticulous house keeper, enjoyed touring the country in her RV as well as boating. Frances was a wonderful hostess and loved to entertain, especially during the holidays.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; five children, Frank L. Alliet, Jr. of Appleton, Peggy (Neil) Gonwa-Marquardt of West Bend, Donna Alliet of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Cheryl Koenig of Niceville, Fla., and Linda Alliet of Neenah; 16 grandchildren, David Alliet, Andrew Alliet, Mark Alliet, Gwendolynn Gonwa, Bobby Hug, Mary Hug, Bonnie Hug, Loren Alliet, Jesse (Karina) Koenig, Derek Koenig, Mitchell Koenig, Jamie (Kathy) Thomack, Jenny (Pete) Thomack, Ben Thomack, Jacob Thomack, and Jared Alliet; nine great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Alice (Jim) Hacker and Florence (Harold) Kutz; four brothers, Ralph (Arnita) Schellenberg, Walter (Pearl) Faber, Lloyd (Bernice) Faber and Robert Faber.

Funeral Services in remembrance of Frances will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 3 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend. The Rev. John Paustian of Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Inurnment will be in Washington County Memorial Park.

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