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
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
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
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.