Frances Anna Fitschen
Frances Anna Fitschen age 91 of Lake City passed away Saturday December 30, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center in Wabasha.
Frances was born March 13, 1926 to Walter & Amalia (Strusz) Dicke in Featherston Twp. She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Hay Creek Church. She worked for area farm families as a teen taking care of children, doing gardening and chores. Later she worked at the Red Wing Shoe Company. Frances married Vernon Fitschen September 20, 1949 at Immanuel Lutheran Hay Creek Church. She became a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of West Florence where she was a lifelong ladies aid member and taught Sunday school for many years. Frances loved to sew, crochet & knit.
Frances is survived by 4 children, Charlotte (Herbert) Prahl of Eau Claire, WI, Marilyn Tomforde (Duane) Hansen, Wayne (Carol) Fitschen, Larry (Lori) Fitschen all of Lake City; 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; one brother Kermit (Angie) Dicke and two sisters Verna Schrader & Doris (Howard) Swanson, one sister in - law Gwen Dicke and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Vernon, sister Viola Rohe, 3 brothers Donald, Wilbert & Earl Dicke, one son in - law Robert Tomforde, a grandson Zachary Fitschen and a great grandson Gideon Prahl.
A funeral Service will be Friday, January 5th at 11:00 am at Immanuel Lutheran Church of West Florence with Rev Paul Otto officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 7 at the Mahn Family Funeral Home Anderson-Peterson Chapel Lake City. Friends may also call one hour before the service at the church on Friday. On-Line Condolences may be placed at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com