Frieda Alice Kamrowski, age 85, of Fountain City, Wis., passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013, in Tomball, Tex., after a long battle with cancer. Her loving daughters Patricia and Marilyn and her son-in-law were at her side.
Frieda was born April 6, 1928, in Lemington, Wis., to Henry and Lydia (Blass) Engelbrecht. She married the love of her life, Paul Kamrowski, in 1946, and this marriage was blessed with six children. Paul and Frieda settled in as farmers on the home farm in Fountain City. She worked at home raising their children and milking cows. Paul passed away in 1985. Frieda loved to travel and visit her children and eleven grandchildren. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends and that occasional visit to the casino. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fountain City, Wis., the National Catholic Society of Foresters and a life member of the Cochrane-Buffalo City V.F.W. Auxiliary Post 10406. She will be deeply missed by all.
Frieda is survived by six children: Christopher (Barbara) Kamrowski, Alma, Wis.; Charlotte (Thomas) Ross, Fountain City, Wis.; Patricia (John) Starkey, The Woodlands, Tex.; Marilyn Sousa, Pearland, Tex.; Paul (Susan) Kamrowski, Aurora, Mo.; and Leon (Lucy) Kamrowski, Holmen, Wis. Also eleven grandchildren: Ronald Ross, Larry (Heidi Vos) Ross, Michael Starkey, Patrick Starkey, Aaron Sousa, Savannah (Kenny) Kamrowski, Shawn Kamrowski, Emily (Eric) Hanes, Ryan (Tisha) Kamrowski, Kevin (Erika Gaustad) Kamrowski and Andrew Kamrowski. One great-granddaughter, Audrey Hanes. Three sisters: Margaret Holmes, Exeland, Wis,; Leona Olson, Birchwood, Wis.; Mary (Don) Berman, Eau Claire, Wis. One brother, Ervin Engelbrecht, Birchwood, Wis.; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Joe (Shirley) Kamrowski of Winona, Minn.; Beatrice Engelbrecht, Roseberg, Ore.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Paul, and brothers Robert, Adolph, Rudy, and Clarence.
Mass of Christian Burial for Frieda will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 30, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fountain City, Wis., with Rev. Brian Jazdzewski officiating. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fountain City, Wis.
Visitation will be 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, December 29, 2013, at Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home, Winona, and at the church on Monday beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Casket bearers will be Frieda’s grandchildren.
Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at www.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Winona.