Obit: Cattanach, Frances (1918 - 2012)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Cattanach, Drescher, Hoeft, Moenicke, Brenner, Free

----Source: The Loyal TRG (Loyal, Clark County, WI) 08 Aug 2012

Cattanach, Frances (25 Aug 1918-04 Aug 2012)

Frances E. Drescher-Cattanach, 93, Marshfield, formerly of Loyal and Granton, passed away into the arms of her Savior at 1:15 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services wii be held at11 a.m., on Thursday, Aug. 9, at Zion Lutheran Church (LCMS), Granton. Rev. Dan Schoessow will officiate. Burial will follow in Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. Music will be provided by Caroline Helms, organist, and Margaret Grottke, soloist. Visitation will be held at the church, on Thursday, from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Frances Esther Hoeft was born on Aug. 26, 1918, in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Frank and Ottelia (nee Moenicke) Hoeft. She was baptized on Oct. 24, 1918, in Kerrobert, Canada, and was confirmed on May 28, 1932, at Zion Lutheran Church, Granton. As a young child, she moved with her parents and her brother, Ray, to the United states, settling first in the Shawno area and later in Clark County. She received her education in Granton area schools. After completing her education, she did domestic work until she met Carl Drescher. They were married on Sept. 9, 1936, and bought a farm on Pleasant Ridge, rural Granton. Fran also worked as a CAN for many years at Memorial Hospital in Neillsville, and later did home nursing care. Frances and Carl retired in 1974, built a new home, and traveled extensively in their motor home, taking grandchildren along on many trips. Carl passed away in 1995. On June 7, 2008, Fran married Wayne Cattanach, who passed away on Jan. 1, 2011. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church for more than 75 years, where she was active in the Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the Granton, Chili, and Loyal senior citizens clubs, was a county chairman for the Clark County Homemakers, and served as president of West Loyal Homemakers. Her hobbies included crocheting afghans for family, and making seashell trimmed mirrors for family and friends. She loved working with her flowers, and her greatest pleasures were her family and many friends ahe made square dancing.

Survivors include include 10 grandchildren, David Free, Loyal, Kevin (Mindy) Free, Marshfield, Vicki Free, Las Vegas, Nev., Bruce (Michelle) Free, Mosinee, Chris Free, Rochester, Minn., Debbie Free, Minneapolis, Minn., Connie (Chuck) Chrisien, Thermopolis, Wyo., Scott (Shelly) Schultz, Fountain, Colo., Clint (Doreen) Drescher,Manitowoc, and Julie (Dave) Duda, Fond du Lac; three step-grandchildren, Steve (Angela) Brenner, Wausau, Dean Brenner, Marshfield, and George (Michelle) Brenner, Greenwood; 13 great-grandchildren, Danielle, Alexis. Whitney, Aleah, Dominic Donavan, Braydyn, Colton, Mikayla, Makenzie, Tyler, Mitchll and Dillon; one great great granddaughter, Ariel; her wonderful son-in-law, George Brenner, Loyal; her wonderful daughter-in-law, Janice Drescher, Wisconsin Rapids; one brother-in-law, Ervin “Doc” Anderson, Loyal; one sister-in-law, Delores Hoeft, Neillsville, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Carl Drescher and Wayne Cattanach; her son, Richard in 1986; her daughter, Carol Brenner, in 2003;her son-in-law, Donald Free; two brothers, Ray (Esther) Hoeft and Ewald (Ella) Hoeft; and by twin sisters, Arlene Anderegg and Eileen (Steve) Lepori.

Special thanks to her nephews Boband Jack Anderegg, and her niece Marie (Jim) Kohlbeck, for all their help and love.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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