Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Marlis I. Fralich
August 28, 1919 - October 28, 2018 (Age 99)
Watertown, WI
Service: November 1, 2018
Marlis I. Fralich
Marlis I. Fralich, 99, of Watertown, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6 o’clock p.m. at Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with Rev. Shane Walker officiating. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home from 5 o’clock p.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Atkinson. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Marlis Irene Fralich was born on August 28, 1919 to Elmer and Mamie M. (nee Rabenhorst) Fralich on the Fralich family farm in Salem, SD. When Marlis was one year old, her family moved to a farm near Calloway, Minnesota where she received her first taste of a “one-room” schoolhouse.
She worked for the Rheineck Oil Co. for 6 years. She moved to Tacoma, WA in 1943, and resided there until 1944. Marlis relocated to Milwaukee, WI until May, 2004 where she worked for Imperial Knitting Co. for 5 years. Marlis later worked for Globe-Union Inc. Centre Lab Division for 32.5 years before her retirement in August, 1981.
Marlis enjoyed living in her own home for 18 years before moving to Watertown in 2004. After her retirement, she spent hundreds of hours working on her own home. She enjoyed yard work, gardening both vegetables and flowers, cutting grass and raking leaves. Marlis in her younger years even helped her father take down a big tree for her sister. She assisted her dad in shoveling coal through her 20’s and 30’s when home on vacations.
Marlis is survived by three nieces: Darlene Doty, Hope Marusic and Dawn Merritt; seven great nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: June Hatley and Luella Hacht; two brothers-in-law; one nephew; one great-great nephew.
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