Frieda Marie (Hertel) Wiesner passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Solomon Valley Manor in Stockton, Kansas at the age of 91. She was born May 18, 1924 to Phillip and Rosa (Wendler) Hertel in Schoenchen, Kansas. She attended local schools and graduated from Schoenchen High School as Valedictorian of the Class of 1942. After high school she went to work for J.C. Penney in both Hays and Wichita, Kansas. On December 27, 1944 she was united in marriage to Aaron Henry Wiesner at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hays.
Together Frieda and Aaron established their home south of Plainville, Kansas on the river. It was here she began a successful homebased business as Sales Manager for Tri-Chem Corporation from 1969 until she retired in 1988. After Aaron’s passing in 1994 she moved into Plainville. She was an active member of Sacred Heart Church in Plainville including the Ladies Guild, Prayer Chain, and funeral ministry. She was also a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary.
Frieda enjoyed bowling, knitting, sewing, reading, and especially loved watching K.U. Basketball. She was very involved with her children and supported all of their activities. From CCD classes to 4-H, or anything else they did, she was the mom who could be counted on to be there. Later on, she and Aaron loved attending and watching their grandchildren’s events as well.
Frieda is survived by her daughters Gail Krob and husband Wayne of Farmington, NM, Beverly Higgins and husband Keith of Marienthal, KS, and Myra Fisher and fiancé Jeff Barr of Plainville; son-in-law Roger Comeau of Plainville; sister Ida Gerstner of Wichita; thirteen grandchildren Michael Krob, Brian Krob, Matthew Comeau, Brad Comeau, Angela Bell, Amber Ganoung-Miller, April Brack, Brianne Kyner, Kayla Fisher, Andrew Higgins, Erin Schiefelbein, Arianne Fisher, and Aaron Fisher; 20 great-grandchildren Christopher Krob, Sheldon Krob, Aaron Krob, Trystenn Krob, Brantley Krob, Adelene Comeau, Lillith Comeau, Ava Brack, Vincent Brack, Ruby Brack, Mira Bell, Halle Bell, Roman Bell, Macy Kennedy, Madison Miller, Emma Miller, Alayah Lair, Abrea Lair, Kye Lair, and Miles Schiefelbein; and a great great-grandson Silas Krob.
She was preceded in death by her parents Phillip and Rosa Hertel; husband Aaron Wiesner; infant daughter Mary Ann Wiesner; daughter Linda Comeau; brothers Wendelin, Martin, Phillip, Albert, Joseph, and Fred Hertel; sisters Nellie Pfannenstiel and Bertha Vonfeldt.
Frieda was a hardworking wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and neighbor who never tired of serving and giving of herself. The lives of everyone she knew is a testament to the legacy she leaves of faith, hope, and love. Because of her, we know indeed that the greatest of these is love.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Hays. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m Tuesday with a Ladies Guild Rosary at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Parish Vigil Service at 7:00 pm with Rosary at the Church.
Memorials are suggested to the Church, Sacred Heart School, or Solomon Valley Manor and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 320 SW 2nd, Plainville, Kansas 67663. Condolences may be left for the family at www.plumeroverlease.com
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