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Private services for Elaine Ann Frech, age 82

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Elaine Ann Frech, age 82, passed away March 28, 2018.

Born November 22, 1935, to Theodore and Elaine (Innes) Johnson, Elaine was raised with her identical twin sister Marie in Hancock, Michigan. She graduated from Hancock High School in 1953.

In the Upper Peninsula, Elaine met her husband, Louis Frech, and they married in 1953.

She raised seven children and lived in Northwest Indiana since 1962. Their Michigan roots called to them and they spent many summers with family in various areas: Torch Lake, Calumet, and Charlevoix. Elaineís favorite times were getting her large family together to enjoy each otherís company, especially at Thanksgiving. She also enjoyed bowling, playing Scrabble, watching the Chicago Bulls, traveling, and golfing.

Elaine is survived by her loving husband of 65 years Louis; children, Dianne Maffitt (late Michael) of Orlando, FL, Deborah Barnett (Jerry) of Wanatah, Stephen of Portage, Donna Bennett (Gordon) of Orlando, FL, Phil (Christine) of Chesterton, Margaret Gordon (Joseph) of Chesterton, Rene Larson (Jerry) of East Bethel, MN; grandchildren, Stefanie, Michael, Erica, Timothy, Matthew, Megan, Carlie, Phillip, Antonia, Alex, Olivia, Spencer, Samuel, Brittany, Nicola, and Hannah; 20 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A private memorial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Chesterton Resale Shop or the VNA Hospice in Valparaiso, Indiana.



Posted 4/3/2018




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