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Helen M. Froelich of Sayner, Wis., passed away peacefully at her home on Oct. 7, 2013, after an extended illness.

Visitation will be 12:30-1:30 on Saturday, Oct. 12, with a memorial service to follow at Woodruff Baptist Church, 1200 3rd Avenue, Woodruff, Wis.

Helen was born on Feb. 14, 1925, in Egg Harbor, Wis., to Moztfeldt and Olive (Hendrickson) Evenson.

Helen met Ed Froelich and when he returned from

World War II they were married in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., in 1946.


Their first daughter, Christine, was born in 1947, followed by twin girls, Susan and Kathryn in 1949.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband and her infant daughter, Susan, as well as her brother, Edward Evenson.

Helen was a devoted wife and mother.

In 1949, Helen and Ed and their daughters moved to Sayner, where they worked with Ed’s parents in the family soda fountain/grocery/general store, Froelich’s Grocery. They bought out the family and continued operating the grocery store every summer until the mid-1970s, when it was sold.

She made many lifelong friends while working in the store, who were very dear to her.

Helen was active in her community and was a member of the Plum Lake Woman’s Club for many years, as well as Friends of the Plum Lake Library and the Woodruff Baptist Church.

Her interests included quilting, floral design, playing the piano, helping out at her church and community events, and gardening. Many will remember her for her raspberry patch and the beautiful red poppies in her front yard garden.

Mrs. Froelich is survived by her sisters, Lillian Berge and Elise Filipek; her daughters, Christine (Frank) Pistotnik and Kathryn (Douglas) Drew; four grandchildren and their spouses; and two great-grandchildren.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:07 PM
Last Updated on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:08 PM

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