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Frieda Rethwisch

Jan. 18, 1911-Nov. 6, 2008

Frieda E. Rethwisch, 97, of Frazee, died Thursday, November 6, 2008 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee.

Frieda E. Illg was born to Fred and Barbara Illg on Jan. 18, 1911 in Silverleaf Township. She attended school at District 85-Silverleaf Township and was married to John C. Rethwisch on June 10, 1931 in St. Paul's Evergreen Church. She worked at Lakeland Turkey Plant, St. Mary's Nursing Home, Frazee Care Center and also babysat children for a number of years. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and belonged to the Ladies Aide and Guild, and was also a member of Whispering Pines Homemakers.

Frieda is survived by her sons, Jim (Jeanne) Rethwisch of Frazee, Bill (EvaJean) Rethwisch of Janesville, Wis., and Warren (Tracey) Rethwisch of Frazee; 13 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Frieda in death were her husband, John C. Rethwisch; sons, Harold and Donald; granddaughters, Nancy and Michelle; sisters, Laura and Frances; and brothers, Carl, Fred, Otto, Hugo, Robert and Albert.

Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9 at Furey Funeral Home, Frazee, with a prayer service at 4:30 p.m.. continuing Monday, Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. in the Frazee Care Center and 10 a.m. in the church.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee. Burial will be held at Lakeside Cemetery in Frazee.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Furey Funeral Home, Frazee.