Obit: Klancher, Frieda #2 (1916 - 2011)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Klancher, Prosence, Krultz, Plautz, Hughes, Trotter, Furlong, Hribar, Wildish, Zukowski, Follmar


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 15, 2011


Klancher, Frieda (9 December 1916 - 7 June 2011)


Freida Klancher, 94, of Willard died at the Neillsville Retirement Community Tuesday, June 7, 2011.


Freida Krultz was born Dec. 9, 1916, in Mulberry (Breezy Hill), KS, the daughter of Mike and Antonia (Prosence) Krultz.  In the spring of 1920, here family moved to Willard and began farming.  She was raised in the Willard area and received her elementary education at North Mound School and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1936.  She taught school at Rocky Run School from 1938-1940.  Freida was united in marriage to Paul C. Klancher Nov. 11 , 1940, in Neillsville. She continued teaching and her career included North Mound School from 1940-1942, Willard State Graded School from 1949-1952 and 1960-1970, Blackberry School from 1956-1960, and Greenwood Elementary from 1970 to 1980.  Freida received her degree in Elementary Education from Eau Claire State University in 1962. She taught for 31 years and  retired May 30, 1980.


Freida was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Slovenian Women’s Union, the Druzba Club and S. N. P. J.  She had many interests, but especially loved spending time with family and friends, her heritage, writing letters and people activities.


She will be dearly missed by her two children, Paul M. (Barbara) Klancher of Rice Lake and Kay (Patrick) Plautz of Eagan, MN; five grandchildren, Lee (Joan) Hughes of Austin, TX, Wendy Klancher (Tom Trotter) of Washington D. C., Amy Furlong of River Falls, Josh Plautz of Eagan, MN and Jesse Plautz of Napa, CA; two great-granddaughters, Hannah and Heather Furlong; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul C. Klancher Feb. 6, 1986; one granddaughter, Mary Plautz; one sister, Elma Hribar; and three brothers, Mike, Selvian and Walter Krultz.


Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 10, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard with visitation Thursday, June 9 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., and again Friday from 12 p.m. until the time of service.  Rev. Joseph Follmar officiated and burial followed in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery.  Pallbearers were: Scott Krultz, Eddie Krultz, Mickey Krultz, Ronnie Hribar, Diane Wildish and Darlene Zukowski.


The family requests memorials are to be given to Ministry Home Care Hospice of Marshfield.


Online condolences may be expressed at:


Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, assisted the family with arrangements.



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