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Cecelia (Schmidt) Frank

November 6, 1931 ~ September 18, 2022 (age 90)

Obituary

Cecelia Frank, 90, Athens, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Abbotsford Health Care Center.

She was born November 6, 1931 in Edgar, WI, daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Halkowitz) Schmidt.  On August 17, 1954, she married Carlton “Pat” Frank at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon.  He survives.

Following her marriage to Pat, she farmed alongside him in the town of Halsey where they raised their family.  Among her favorite pastimes, Cecelia enjoyed playing cards, reading, visiting casinos, cooking, canning and traveling.  She will forever be remembered for making the best pickles and potato salad, among other things.

Most of all, she loved to spend time with her family and friends and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her husband, Pat; four children, Mary Lou (Lee) Boehm, Athens, Keenan (Elaine) Frank, Naples, FL, Julie (Chuck) Prihoda, Medford and Dale Frank, Athens; 13 grandchildren, Jennifer (Ryan) Podeweltz, Daniel Boehm, Melissa (David) Millwood, Melonie Frank, Andy Frank, Alex Bredehoft, Michelle Bredehoft, Patty Prihoda, Katie Prihoda, Steven (Aimee Cunningham) Prihoda, Michael (Jenna) Prihoda, Hannah (Justin) Frank-Thomas and Noah Frank; eight great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Delana, Dayton, Kayson, Ameilee, Olive, Wyatt and Sierra; one sister-in-law, Betty (Cal) Patterson, Hamburg; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two infant children, Patricia and David; three sisters, Josephine Schmidt, Frances Schilling and Mildred Wiese; an infant brother, Peter; and her granddaughter-in-law, Stephanie Yonke.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens.  Rev. George Graham will preside.  Visitation will be on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com

 


Services

Visitation
Saturday
September 24, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Anthony Catholic Church
417 Caroline Street
Athens, WI 54411

Funeral Mass
Saturday
September 24, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Anthony Catholic Church
417 Caroline Street
Athens, WI 54411

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