Lois M. Friedel

Lois Mae (Berner) Freidel, age 89, passed away Wednesday, August 28, at Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers due to complications during recovery following a fall.  She was born March 25, 1930 in Green Valley, WI, daughter of the late Norman and Mildred (Erickson) Berner. She was the valedictorian of her class at Waterloo High School and played baritone in the high school band.  She married John Freidel on April 18, 1953 in Waterloo, WI. They were married 59 years prior to his death in 2012. She and John moved to Chilton in 1957.

In life, Lois graduated from the Milwaukee School of Nursing in 1951 before spending 27 years as a registered nurse at Calumet Memorial Hospital. She had many passions including cheering for and supporting her children and grandchildren in their many competitive events, college years, and military careers.  She was an avid reader, a mentor to young children learning to read in the elementary school reading program, and a member of the local book club. She was very proud of her Norwegian heritage and had a wry sense of humor that would catch you by surprise. She loved to travel and attended a variety of major sporting events with John including Rose Bowls, a Super Bowl, Final Four and three Olympics in Atlanta, Norway and Montreal.

She enjoyed meeting friends at the coffee shop, and having lunch with her group of friends known as the Lunch Bunch.  She was particularly proud of her thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and was able to joyfully meet the two most recent additions Winston Lintner in early August and Finley Mae Feltz, age 2 weeks on her last day of life.

She is survived by children Lynne (James) Lintner – Appleton WI, Tom (Kaiti Kovalcik) Freidel – Colorado Springs CO, Mike (Kristi Eberhardt) Freidel – Marshall WI, Patty (Mike) Jehn, Waukesha WI, and Peter (Janess Piltz) Freidel – Clermont FL. She is further survived by her sister Donna (Berner) Fox, sister in law Barbara (Freidel) Moroder, twelve grandchildren: Brian Lintner, Eric Lintner, Nick Lintner, Matthew Freidel, Sarah Freidel, Ellie Freidel, Austin Cain, Leah Redding, Ben Jehn, Casey Jehn, Amanda Freidel, and AJ Freidel, five great grandchildren: Ethan Lintner, Hailey Lintner, Harvey Lintner, Winston Lintner, Finley Feltz, along with a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John Freidel, grandson Christopher Freidel, brother in law Joseph Moroder, niece Julie Moroder, sister and brother in law Audrey and Bruce White, and brother in law Ron Fox. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30am on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main St.) in Chilton with the Rev. John Thorson officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 5pm until 7pm on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 and on Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 10am until 11am.

Memorials given in the name of Lois M Freidel are appreciated for the Chilton Public Library to purchase her beloved books.