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Frances Zenk

April 30, 1919 — October 30, 2021

Frances Zenk, 102, of Webster passed away Saturday October 30, 2021 at Bethesda Home in Webster. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday ***November 9, 2021*** at Christ The King Catholic Church in Webster. Interment will be at St. Otto’s Catholic Cemetery near Webster. Visitation will be at the church Monday 5-7 P.M. closing with a 7P.M. Rosary Service. Frances Catherine Wirkus was born April 30, 1919 in Grenville, South Dakota to Thomas and Anna (Koslowski) Wirkus. Her mother passed away after giving birth so Frances was raised by her grandparents Vincent and Lucy Koslowski. She attended St. Joseph Catholic Parochial School and was one of the first graduates from Grenville High School. She was united in marriage to George Francis Zenk, June 3, 1941, and made their home in Racine Township. As a housewife and loving mother, she did the housework, cooking and caring for the family as well as helping with the outside chores. George passed away April 1, 1995, and Frances continued to live on the farm with her son Dennis. She enjoyed baking and sewing for the family, completing word search puzzles, watching game shows and the Minnesota Twins. She also enjoyed receiving numerous letters and cards from extended family. She will be greatly missed by her brother Joseph Wirkus, three sons; George (Carol) of Lake Havasu, AZ, Dennis of Webster, James (Bette) of Webster, eleven grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by multiple siblings and spouses; Clara Block (Florian), Roman Wirkus (Amy), Henry Wirkus (Lillian), Thomas Wirkus (Margie), Mary Nelson (Arnie), Lampert Wirkus (Esther), and Betty Wirkus; husband, George, daughters Ruth and Eileen, an infant daughter MaryAnn, two infant grandsons Eric and Jason, and one granddaughter, Grace.
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