Lorein L. Fronek, 90

Lorein L. Fronek (nee Fisher), 90, of West Bend, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at the Samaritan Health Care Center.

She was born Nov. 29, 1919, in the town of Polar in Langlade County, to the late Sidney and Pauline (nee Waistock) Fisher. On June 28, 1941, she married Edward Fronek, a union that ended in 1953.

She worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Antigo before moving to Milwaukee, where she worked as an OB technician at Deaconess Hospital. After moving to West Bend, she worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital and later at the former Washington County Home for the Elderly in the mental health ward. After the Samaritan Health Care Center was built, Lorein worked as a domestic service supervisor for more than 24 years, retiring in May of 1985.

Lorein enjoyed various types of craft projects. She found pleasure in making angels and crocheting afghans, which were given to many relatives and friends. She was always happy to help the elderly and would often care for her grandchildren.

Lorein is survived by her three sons, Philip (Carol) Fronek of Bryant, Paul (Nancy) Fronek of Antigo and Victor (Kathy) Fronek of Kewaskum; a daughter, Donna (Robert) Mietzel of West Bend; and a daughter-in-law, Fran Fronek, spouse of Lorein’s son Dennis who passed away June 13, 1996. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Mike (Debra) Fronek of Wabeno, Deborah (Larry) Bindler of West Allis, Dora Fronek of Campbellsport, Duane Fronek of White Lake, Paula (Jack) Johnson of Sheboygan, Andrea (Joe) Fick of Howard’s Grove, Stephanie (James) Nordquist of West Bend, Ryan Mietzel of West Bend, Erin (Scott) Murphy of Eden and Adam (Lisa) Fronek of Kewaskum; 18 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives. She is further survived by special friends, Jeff and Sharon Kudronowicz and their children, Leonard and Nancy Malvick and their daughters along with many other friends.

Preceding Lorein in death were five sisters, Adeline Eickhoff, Viola Neuman, Sadie Dobizel, Delores Peterson and Julia Fisher; a brother, Marvin Fisher; and an infant son, Joseph.

Lorein’s wishes were to be cremated with placement of her cremains in a Niche in the Garden Mausoleum at Washington County Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will honor Lorein’s wish of no visitation or funeral services.

The family would like to thank the staff of Samaritan Health Care Center and Cedar Lake Hospice for their care and support. Schmidt Funeral Home is assisting the family.

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. – Psalm 23.