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