Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Frances A. Vinz
November 28, 1925 - September 19, 2016 (Age 90)
Watertown, WI
Service: September 22, 2016
Frances A. Vinz
Frances A. Vinz, 90, of Watertown, passed away peacefully Monday, September 19, 2016 at Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. David Groth officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown. Visitation will be at the Hafemeister Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Frances name may be directed to Good Shepherd Church or Rainbow Hospice. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Frances Ann Sterwald was born November 28, 1925 in Watertown, the daughter of William and Sadie (nee Griep) Sterwald. On March 3, 1945 she married Donald “Don” A. Vinz at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashippun. Don preceded her in death on May 20, 2014. In addition to helping Don with the family farm and raising 8 children, Frances had been employed at Johnson Controls and Brandt Manufacturing, both in Watertown, as well as Clearview in Juneau. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Watertown. Frances loved spending time with her grandchildren as well as gardening and tending to her flowers. She was full of energy, keeping a spotless home, while taking pride in her yard and garden. She enjoyed watching wildlife, especially the birds, squirrels, and ducks in her yard.
Survivors include her eight children, Phyllis Vinz of Watertown; Linda (Dave) Fosdal of Watertown; Diana (Kenneth) Stock of Juneau; Richard (Therese) Vinz of Horicon; Susan (Rick) Ghislain of Watertown; Larry (Kathy) Vinz of Beaver Dam; Scott (Connie) Vinz of Watertown and Brian Vinz of Lowell; her grandchildren; Joseph (Jessica), Jason (Sarah), Jenny, Sarah, Rebecca, Julia (Chris), Adam, Corey (Ashley), Casey (Ashley), Stephanie (Jeff), Heather, Patricia, Nathan, Galen, Abby, Gwen (John), Nathan, Justin, Jessica; eleven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother, John (Hertha) Sterwald of Watertown; sisters, Donna (Earl) Zimmerman of Watertown; Shirley, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Sadie; husband, Don as well as brothers: Robert, Bill, Herbert, David, Wallace and Russell Sterwald.
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