Frances G. “Faye” Portmann, age 89, of Trempealeau, Wis., passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at the Benedictine Manor in La Crosse, Wis.
Fran was born on December 11, 1923, in Dodge, Wis., to Frank and Emelia (Cierzan) Peplinski. She was united in marriage with Leo Portmann on June 19, 1965, in Evanston, Ill. He preceded her in death on August 31, 1987.
She was a member of St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church in Trempealeau, and was very devoted to her Catholic faith.
Fran is survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sisters: Helen Schmitz, Pearl Peplinski, Rose Theis, Maude Ratajczyk, and Delphine Kramer; and brothers: John, Roy, Frank, Henry and Joseph Peplinski.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church in Trempealeau, Wis. The Reverend William Kulas will officiate.
Fran will be laid to rest in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Pine Creek, Wis.
Visitation will be held at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church in Trempealeau on Saturday, August 31, 2013, from 9 a.m. until time of the Mass.
The family respectfully requests that memorials be directed to St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church in Trempealeau.
Online condolences or memories may be left for Fran’s family at www.watkowski-mulyck.com
Entrusted to our care – Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home, Winona, Minn.