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Dolores M. (Beste) Frankenberg

August 27, 1929 ~ December 26, 2019 (age 90)


Dolores M. Frankenberg (nee Beste), 90, of Krakow, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019. Dolores was born on August 27, 1929, to the late John C. and Cecilia R. (nee Westhoelter) Beste in Krakow and was united in marriage to the late Herman Frankenberg on May 30, 1951, at St. Gertrude Catholic Church. Dolores was happy to have called Krakow and St. Gertrude Parish her home for her entire life, her deep roots meant comfort, community, and love the way that only a rural living can provide.  Before Herman passed away, the two of them loved to go dancing and traveling together.  She was a great mother and grandmother, she loved to share her quilting, embroidery, gardening, and canning knowledge, techniques, and products with her family, friends, and community.


A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am at St. Gertrude Catholic Church on Monday, December 30, 2019. Interment will follow at the Church cemetery.  A visitation will be held from 3 pm until 7 pm on Sunday, December 29, at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home in Washington. Memorial donations are appreciated to St. Gertrude Parish or the Alzheimer’s Association.


Dolores is survived by four children, Joyce Hummert of St. Clair, Kevin Frankenberg and wife Donna of Washington, Sheila Matthews and husband Jay of Washington, and Kyle Frankenberg of Washington; two sisters-in-law, Laverne Beste of Washington and Mary Agnes Beste of Warrenton; six grandchildren, Stacy, Dean, Toby, Corey, Megan, and Chelsea; nine great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Cecilia Beste; husband Herman Frankenberg; daughter, Susan Frankenberg; and ten siblings, Benny, Harry, Al, Adolph, Bobby, Jimmy, Rudy, Joe, and Tom Beste, and Irene Lause.

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December 29, 2019

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home
1206 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 604
Washington, MO 63090

Funeral Mass
December 30, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Gertrude Catholic Church
6535 Highway YY
Krakow, Missouri 63090

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