Claire M. Frommelt

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Claire Marie (Kords) Frommelt passed away peacefully Feb. 13, 2020, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation will be 1 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 23, at St Mary's Church in Guttenberg. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. 

Claire was born Jan. 28, 1923, at Alta Vista, the daughter of Willis and Gertrude Kords. She moved to Guttenberg while in the eighth grade and graduated from St. Mary’s School where she met her husband to be, Claude Frommelt. She worked at the Corner Café that her parents owned while in school before she and Claude were married on Jan. 15, 1944, and moved to McGregor for a few years before moving back to Guttenberg. Two of her children (Bill and Jim) were born in McGregor and two (Bob and Ann) were born in Guttenberg.

Claire worked at Wendy Russell’s clothing store and volunteered at St. Mary's Church for funeral dinners, Fall Festival and other activities as well as the hot lunch program at St Mary’s school for many years. She also enjoyed sewing and gardening. She sewed hundreds of blankets that she donated to missions, Indian reservations and many individuals, including children, nieces, nephews and numerous friends.

Claire is survived by her children, William (Mary) Frommelt, James Frommelt and Ann (Dan) Bahls and her sister, Mary Woodman of Lenanon, Mo.; six grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Robert and parents.

Memorials may be sent to St Mary's Church, Guttenberg.

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