Elsie M. Frohmader, 91 of Jefferson, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 15, 2020 at Marquardt Village of Watertown.
Elsie was born on April 2, 1929 in Koshkonong, WI, the daughter of Edward and Adeline (Raabe) Schwartz. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1947 and was married to Merlin “Windy” Frohmader on June 28, 1947 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church of Jefferson. Elsie and Windy had 4 children and would have celebrated 73 years later this month. They loved to travel and see the sites along the way. Windy remembers visiting Las Vegas close to 50 times, and they were even “extras” in a movie. She was a talented cook and spent many hours in her garden. Time spent at the family cottage in Finley, WI are cherished memories, and Elsie loved fishing in the area. She was a lifelong and active member of St. John’s. Elsie was a wonderful wife and loving mother who kept her family in order. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by: her husband Merlin Frohmader of Jefferson; children Randy (Pam), Susan (Jim) Schroedl, and Brian (Sheila) all of Jefferson; 8 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a number of other relatives and friends.
Elsie is preceded in death by her parents, son Ronny, granddaughter Megan Frohmader, sister Myrtle Klug, and brother Wilmer Schwartz.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, June 19, 2020 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran of Jefferson with Rev. Mark Bartsch and Rev. Josh Martin presiding. Visitation will be on Friday from 9:00AM until the time of service at the church. Elsie will be laid to rest at Union Cemetery of Jefferson.
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