Frances Willger, 93 years, peacefully passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Marshfield Medical Center, Rice Lake. She was born on March 7, 1926, in Rice Lake, WI, to Joseph and Mary (Lastufka) Dostal.
Frances graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1944. She was a loving mother, hardworking homemaker and friend to all. She had a passion for gardening and was an avid baker known for her kolaches and tea rings. Frances was an active and dedicated member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Dobie. She was a devout and faithful woman who prayed the mass and rosary daily with EWTN. She shared her faith with others at every opportunity.
Frances is survived by her 13 children, Joseph (Beverly) Willger Jr. , Br. John Willger, Mary (Richard) Stuve, Edward (Cindy) Willger, Thomas (Catherine) Willger, Kathryn (James) McCarthy, Angela Poirier, Rev. Gerard Willger, Anne (John) McMahon, Frances (Alan) Romportl, Veronica (Jose) Guzman, Anthony (Traci) Willger and Elizabeth (Jeffrey) Habersetzer; 26 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Leona (James) Didier; sister-in-law, Zita Willger; brother-in-law, Paul Willger; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives, as well as friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph Willger; brothers, Norbert Dostal, Joseph Dostal and Charles Dostal; sisters, Veronica Michalski, Regina Brockman, Marie Moravec and Rita Dostal; as well as son-in-law, Kevin Poirier; and granddaughter, Amy Wahlstrom.
Visitation will be on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Skinner Funeral Home, 637 N. Main St., Rice Lake with a rosary at 7:15 pm. Visitation will also begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 25 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Dobie followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be immediately following the mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) or St. Croix Catholic School, Stillwater, MN are appreciated.