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Frances M. Kurkowski

April 20, 1922 October 18, 2012
Frances M. Kurkowski
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Frances “Toots” Marie Kurkowski, 90, of Frederic, WI died peacefully Thursday, October 18, 2012 at her home after a battle with cancer.

She was born April 20, 1922 to Aaron and Florence Lundquist in Rush City, MN.

Frances graduated high school in 1940 from Rush City High School. In her own words she said her greatest accomplishment in life was being a wife and loving mother. She was a devoted Catholic and gave tirelessly to the church. She loved to sew and most everyone in town has had some of her handiwork in their closets. She was a recent member of the Frederic Lioness Club and a proud member of the “Rowdy Red Hat Mama’s”.

She truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; spending time with family and friends, taking pictures, and giving her time to those in the community that needed a helping hand or just a shoulder to lean on. So Frances wished for all to understand that God is the key to the eternal land. If you choose Him before it’s too late, she will meet you at Heaven’s gate.

Frances is preceded in death by her husband, Ben; her sons, John and Patrick; and two sisters, Irene and Lucille.

She is survived by her brother, Raymond Lundquist of Rochester, MN; 10 of her 12 children, Bernie Kurkowski of Frederic, Jim (Diane) Kurkowski of Boise, ID, Bunny (Dan) Fitzgerald of Rice Lake, WI, Mary McKnight of Siren, WI, Ray (Kordi) Kurkowski of Frederic, Leo (Nancy) Kurkowski of Chippewa Falls, WI, Peggy (Larry) Sutherland of Winston, OR, Mike (Lori) Kurkowski of Frederic, Kathy Daniels of Hertel, WI, Chuck Kurkowski of Hertel, WI; 38 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Frances will be held at St. Dominics Catholic Church in Frederic, WI on Monday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Thomas Thompson officiating. Visitation will be held at the Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic on Sunday, October 21 from 4 to 7:00 p.m. and again at the church on Monday 1 hour prior to the service.

She is loved and will be missed by all.

Online condolences may be left at Please continue to check this website for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-327-4475.

Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic, Wisconsin has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
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