Marie H. Frings, 93
H. Frings (nee Duenkel), 93, of the town of Barton, died on Tuesday, Jan.
18, 2011, at her residence.
She was born on Sept. 14, 1917, in the old village
of Barton to the late Arthur and Anna (nee Schneider) Duenkel. Marie went
to grade school at St. Maryís in Barton and high school but had to leave
to go to work during the Depression. On Aug. 31, 1940, she was united in
marriage to Walter C. Frings at St. Maryís Immaculate Conception Church,
For a period of time Marie worked at Enger Kress
until she got married. She raised a family and made beanbags for the Olí
King Kole Bean Bag Games. She went to work at B.C. Ziegler in 1959. She
retired from there in 1984.
Marie enjoyed her family most of all and shared
her interest in camping, needlework, gardening and photography with them.
Above all, she was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother. Marie and Walter were 4-H and Scout leaders, and were
also members of Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Marie was a Big Sister to
Penny Sorenson. Marie was a long-time member of the Women of the Moose and
has been a member of the Christian Womenís Society for more than 40
Survivors include her four children, Eileen
(Richard) Miller of Mayville, Steven (Mary) of Waupaca, Ginny (David)
Larson of Marenisco, Mich., Julie (David) Mundt of Sussex; a
daughter-in-law Carol (Al) Krause of Arpin; 11 grandchildren, Christine
(Tom) Hilt of Sheboygan, Brenda Bowser (special friend, Ryan) of West
Bend, Jeff (Deanna) Frings of West Allis, Sandy (Tom) Dyer of Beaver Dam,
Mike (Carol) Frings of Wausau, Mark Frings of Denver, Colo., Sarah (Adam)
Netys of Mayville, Jeremy (Bridgette) Kasprzyk of Chesterfield, Va.,
Jennifer Kasprzyk of Sussex, Andrew Mundt (special friend, Tiffany
Severson) of Allenton and Ariel Mundt of Sussex; eight
great-grandchildren, Jazzelle Peters, Zachary Dyer, Abigail, David,
Jonathan, Julia and Kara Kasprzyk and Sebastian Hilt; a brother, Ralph
(Phyllis) Duenkel of West Bend; a sister, Ruth Bruesch of West Bend;
sisters-in-law, Eileen Duenkel of West Bend, Marcella Vass of West Bend;
brother- and sister-in-law, Paul and Carol Frings of West Bend; a very
special life-long friend, Grace Hickens of Pewaukee; and other relatives
Preceding her in death are a daughter, Marie Ann
in 1947; a son, Richard, in 1977; a grandson, Brian Bowser in 1983; her
husband, Walter in 2003; her parents; and brothers, Edward, Arthur Jr.,
Carl and Albert.
Visitation will be held at Schmidt Funeral Home in
West Bend on Monday, Jan. 24, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a prayer vigil
at 7 p.m., and also on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at Holy Angels
Catholic Church of West Bend. Funeral services will be held, with a Mass
of Christian burial Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic
Church of West Bend. The Rev. Nathan Riesman will be the presider, and
burial will follow in Holy Angels Cemetery.
Masses or memorials are appreciated.
Marieís family would like to extend a special
thank you to the following: Dr. Herdrich, Jill, Sheila and Sue; Heartland
Hospice, Ryan, Brenna, Catherine, Chaplain Cindy, Dave, Sheri, Barb,
Desiree, Eileen, Ina and Dr. Hurwitz; caregivers (Momís
"groupies/fan club") Barbie, Sheila, Cindie, Lisa, Kathy, Mary
K., Bridget snf Stacey; VFW, Norbie Carter and Nick Harbersetzer;
children, grandchildren and grandsonís special friend Tiffany Severson;
Momís extra special neighbors, Gail and Pat Brown and Diane and Mark
Fechter, who were always there for Mom and the family in many ways. All of
these people made it possible for Mom to stay at home and be comfortable