Frances E. Gallenberg, of Antigo, passed away on November 30, 2023 at Rosalia Gardens. She was 97 years old. She was born on September 17, 1926 in Antigo, a daughter of Joseph and Martha (Babler) Drexler. She married Robert Gallenberg on November 28, 1945 at St. John Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on July 26, 2012.
She was a graduate of Antigo High School, class of 1944. Frances worked on the Gallenberg family potato and dairy farm taking care of the bookkeeping and often helped in the warehouse while also raising her seven children. She was a member and served on the board of directors for the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association Auxiliary. Frances was also a member of St. John Catholic Church, the Gateway Square Dancers, and the Neffswitch Women's Club.
Frances and Robert took many memorable trips traveling across the country visiting family and friends. The biggest trips were to Alaska, Hawaii, and Las Vegas. In her free time, she enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing cards, and spending time with her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include four daughters, Sandra (David) TeBeest of Fayetteville, AR, Sharon (Tony) Pellatt of Eau Claire, June (Don) Barnes of Antigo, and Diane (Loren) Barske of Antigo; three sons, John (Mary) Gallenberg of Antigo, Gene (Lucy) Gallenberg of Milwaukee, and Roy (Missy) Gallenberg of Bryant; 16 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; five great-step-grandchildren; two great-great-step-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Betty Drexler of Newport, TN, Shirley Drexler of Chicago, IL, Liz Drexler of Waupaca, and Dorothy Gallenberg of Antigo; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Anna Cronen, Martha Gallenberg, Lorraine Kirsch, and Elizabeth Gallenberg; brothers, Ray, Clarence, John, Joseph Jr., Jim, and Don Drexler.
A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 6, at 11 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church with the Very Reverend Joel Sember and Reverend Charles Hoffmann concelebrating. Burial will take place in Queen of Peace Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bradley Funeral Home. A parish wake service will be held at 6 p.m. Visitation will continue Wednesday, December 6 at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
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Antigo, WI 54409
Antigo, WI 54409
Antigo, WI 54409
We are so sorry for your familys loss. Please take care and stay close to your loved ones. Tim and Michele DwyerMemorial Tree was purchased for the family of Frances E. Gallenberg by Tim Dwyer.
Our condolences to the family.
-Shirley and John Drexler
I just appreciate all the summers I spent with the family and all the times Aunt Fonnie took care of me. Especially the time she covered Gene and myself with mud after we got stung by hornets in the woods. I got stung 17 times and Gene got stung 23 times. (as John watched and laughed at this situation) Love Jim
With loving memories of "Frances Gallenberg",Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of Frances E. Gallenberg by Jim Birno and Denise Follett.
Aunt Fonnie was a special person in my heart. Thank you for letting me stay for the summers to enjoy my cousins, play cards, and games, eat delicious food, baked goods - collaches, etc. Love Sue Hembel
"Frances Gallenberg" will remain in our hearts forever.Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of Frances E. Gallenberg by Al and Sue Hembel.
You will be greatly missedBasket Of Beauty was purchased for the family of Frances E. Gallenberg by Susan & Ray Till and family.
We are so sorry for your loss! Love & PrayersTrinity RehabilitationPeace Lily was purchased for the family of Frances E. Gallenberg by Trinity Rehabilitation. A tree was also planted in memory of Frances E. Gallenberg
My sympathy to the Gallenberg Family. Many childhood memories having you as our neighbors.
Barb Cejka Strube
May Aunt Fonnie rest in peace. She was a very special person. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Linda (Kirsch) and Byron Haines