In the early morning of November 29,2022 Lila Mae, age 92, passed away peacefully at Applegate Terrace with her sister Ruth by her side. Lila was born in Merrill Wisconsin on May 8th , 1930 to the late Fred and Tena Fromfeld. Lila attended school in Merrill , graduating from Merrill High. After graduating she worked at the Hanson Glove factory. Then moved to Chicago to work at an insurance company. She become homesick for her family and moved back to Merrill and worked for Employers Mutual Company of Wausau for 17 years, then took a break for a couple of years . Returned to work for Mason Insurance for another 17 years working until she was 70 years old.
She met her husband Charles, on a blind date with a co-worker. A year later they were become husband and wife. They traveled to Alaska, Europe and Hawaii, took some cruises. Traveled to Branson and Florida, Arizona . They enjoyed Polka dances. She was an amazing cook checking out new recipes in Taste of Homes books. Always enjoyed having family over for her wonderful meals. One of her most loved to do things was babysitting for nephews and nieces. She baby sat for Archie from birth to graduating from grade school. She enjoyed growing some amazing flowers she keep over from her gardens.
Lila is survived by sisters; Myra Genovaldi, Betty Sell; Ruth Henkelman, brother
Charles (Joyce) Fromfeld, Sister-in Laws; Mable Fromfeld, and Nathalie Fromfeld.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband Charles, brothers; Dennis, Fred, Paul
Fromfeld. A sister Esther Golds. Brothers-in-laws; Henry Genovaldi, John Golds, William Sell, and David Henkelman.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M., Friday , December 9th at Saint Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau, with Father Sebastion officiating. Friends and family may visit on Friday at the church from 9 AM until the time of service. Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. You may view the obituary on their web site. Please sign our family guestbook at Helke.com
A heartfelt work of appreciation goes to the nurses and staff of Applegate Reflections and Interim Health Care Services for their compassionate care for Lila.