Virginia Marion Frailing, age 97, of Appleton, long time resident of Green Bay, passed away with her children at her side on Wednesday December 16, 2020. She was born on August 19, 1923 in Tigerton, WI to the late Paul and Elvera Mech. She married Harvey A. Frailing on June 28, 1947 at Grace Lutheran Church in Green Bay.
After graduation from Green Bay East High School, she worked at Kraft Cheese, Wisconsin Bell, Brown County Library and as a secretary for Frailing Insurance Company. Virginia and Harvey were charter members of Calvary Lutheran Church where she was very active in many different areas including Ruth’s Circle, the library, Calvary Quilters, the choir, Sunday School, Vacationers Club, Altar Guild, and she was the author of “The Church Mouse” in the church’s newsletter.
She was close with three sisters and many cousins, spending endless summers with them growing up. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, especially to their winter home in Florida. Some of Virginias best memories were made at Never Rest, the family cottage in Door County, where family and friends enjoyed numerous summer gatherings. Her hands were never idle, as her family received many homemade treasures over the years.
Survivors include her children, Judith (Ken) Rottier, Patricia (Wayne) Edlbeck, Randall (Mary) Frailing; grandchildren Jason (Stacey) Rottier, Jessica (Steve) Linsmeyer, Charles (Laura) Gehrman-Rottier, Margaret (Kyle) Collett, Catherine (Tim) Obermann, Paul (Angela) Edlbeck, Brian (Angela) Edlbeck, William (Andrea) Frailing, April (John) Whittington, and Aaron (Erin Timm) Frailing and twenty four great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Robert (Marie) Buth and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harvey; her parents, Paul and Elvera Mech; her sisters, Betty Buth, Kathryn Scott, and Marcella Ehrfurth; brothers-in-law Carl Ehrfurth and Gene Scott.
A private family service will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church.
Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos may be shared with Virginia’s family on her tribute page at www.lyndahl.com.
A special thank you to Judy and Ken Rottier for the love and care they provided for her in their home the past six years, Theda Care at Home Hospice for their guidance, and Sue Vanabel for the care she gave Virginia. In lieu of flowers and/or plants memorials should be directed to Calvary Lutheran Church, as it was near and dear to Virginia's heart.
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