Felicita M. “Fritzie” Weichen, 102, La Crosse, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse.
She was born Aug. 23, 1913, in Fairview Township, Rush County, to Alex and Mary (Werth) Munsch. She was a resident of Rush County for 84 years, moving from Schoenchen.
She married Norval “Nib” Weichen on Dec. 25, 1935, in Bison. He preceded her in death May 25, 1960. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and St. Ann’s Altar Society, both of Timken, and Joy Club, Bison. She was a member of the Rush County Senior Companions for 36 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Lou Stejskal and husband, Larry, Timken, and Virginia Lee Schneider and husband, Marvin, Rush Center; a sister, Theresa Basgall; seven grandchildren, Rick Stejskal and wife, Nette, Wilmington, Del., Roxane Orr and husband, Kevin, Chanute, Ginger Dodin and husband, Bill, Junction City, Brian Stejskal and wife, Kim, Bison, Karen Mitchell and husband, Mike, Ellinwood, Charles Keener and wife, MaryAnn, Great Bend, Fred Keener and wife, Julie, Hill City; 10 great-grandchildren, Christopher Stejskal, Amanda Stejskal, Elizabeth Wasson and husband, Chad, Joe Vondracek and Shane, Cynthia Wimberley and husband, Kevin, James Dodin and wife, Gelia, Nicole Stejskal, Zachary Stejskal, Devin Keener, and Ellie Keener; four step-great-grandchildren, Nicholas Freund and wife, Kelly, Michael Freund and wife, Emily, Alex Freund, and Jessica Freund; eight great-great-grandchildren, Addelyn Wasson, Avah Wasson, Ella Vondracek, Landon Vondracek, Braiden Vondracek, Oakley Wimberley, Gunner Wimberley, and William Dodin; and a step-great-great-grandchild, Julia Freund.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Norbert Joseph Weichen and Norval “Jerry” Weichen; a grandson, Michael Keener; three brothers, Albinus Munsch, Severin Munsch, and Jerome Munsch; three half-brothers, George Munsch, Edmund Munsch, and Agedius “Whitey” Munsch; a step- brother, Theodore Wolf; a sister, Albina Beer; six half-sisters, Martina Legleiter, Agnes McMichael, Eleanor Basgall, Lorraine Herrman, Estella Brening, and Hilda M. Munsch; and two step-sisters, Teckla Gabel, and Coletta Pfannenstiel.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Timken; burial will be at 1:30 p.m. in La Crosse City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday with family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse and from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. Friday at the church.
A vigil/rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Senior Companion Program or Masses, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.charterfunerals.com.