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Frances Schiley

Frances Schiley 87, of Webster died Sunday April 10, 2011 at Bethesda Home in Webster. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Webster. Burial will be in St. Ottos Cemetery, Webster. Visitation will be at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster on Friday 2-4 P.M. then continuing at the church until 8 P.M. with a 7 P.M. Rosary Service. Fiksdalfuneral.com. Frances B. Schiley was born on Thursday, October 4, 1923 to Barney and Frances E. (Popleau) Schiley on the family farm near Lily, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Lily. She attended school in Lily and graduated in 1942. After graduation she moved to Webster and lived with relatives and began her waitress career at Knapps Caf. In 1956 she moved with her relatives to Chicago where she worked at Jerrys Snack Shop. In 1968 she returned to Webster to care for her father and began working at Bains Caf. When the caf closed she worked for Dakota Diner. She retired in 2002. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Webster. She was a meticulous housekeeper and loved to bake for visiting relatives. Frances passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Webster, South Dakota at the age of 87 years, 6 months and 6 days. Survivors include a nephew, Kenneth L. Gronke of Chicago, IL and a niece, Barbara K. Gronke of Round Lake, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Leo and Henry, and a sister, Margaret.

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Barb, Mary and I were so saddened to hear of the death of your Aunt. We never had the pleasure of meeting her personally, but we could always tell from what you've told us over the years what an incredible lady she was! Please know we are thinking of you all during this time. Always try to hold onto all the wonderful memories of your "Special Lady". Love & Miss You - Nancy & Mary

Nancy & Mary Apr 15 2011 12:00 AM

Barb and Ken, so sorry for your loss. Wish I could come on Saturday to be with you in your time of sorrow.

Penny Gronke Apr 14 2011 12:00 AM

Even though Frances wasn't my aunt she always made me feel as she was. She knew I loved her chocolate chip cookies and had them waiting for me every time I came from chicago to see her. I will miss her GREATLY!

Tracy Banks Apr 13 2011 12:00 AM

Barb: My prayers are with you and your family. Unfortunately, I didn't have the chance to meet your aunt. I know how close and important she was to you. May god bring you peace and serenity. Robin

Robin Jessen Apr 13 2011 12:00 AM

I remember Frances when she came to work at Bains. I was in junior high. We lived a block down the street yet always stopped there for a pepsi or french fries after school.

Joyce Anderson Nokleby Apr 13 2011 12:00 AM

I had the privilege to work with Frances at Bain's and learned a thing or two from her. Such a hard worker!! I wonder how many miles her legs traveled in her life time!! God be with you all.

Betty Larson Schmidt Apr 12 2011 12:00 AM

Frances was like a mother to me. When she lived in Chicago with us,it was her job to make sure I took a bath before going to bed. Needless to say,that was easier said than done! Whenever she called me to come in, I of course ran the other way! However, in the end she always won that battle! I will miss her more than words could ever express.

Barbara K. Gronke Apr 12 2011 12:00 AM