June 19, 2013


Phyllis M. Frenking, 86, of Carroll, Iowa, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Carroll Health Center Nursing Home in Carroll.

Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the church.

Lector for the Mass will be Clete Windschitl. Mass servers will be Austin Venteicher and Mark Steffen. Gift bearers will be Ann Buss and Katherine Hosbein. Casket bearers will be James Buss, Tom Buss, Harm Buss, Michael Ward, William Hosbein and Jim Millenacker. Music for the Mass will be by Holy Spirit choir with Barb McDermott as organist. Burial will be in Carroll City Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

Born July 7, 1926, in Carroll, she was a daughter of Dr. Joseph and Madeline (Nelson) Frenking. Phyllis grew up in Carroll and graduated from Carroll High School in 1944. She then attended Briar Cliff College in Sioux City and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry in 1948. Following college she moved to Chicago and worked as a chemist for General Foods for 45 years. In 1994 she moved back to Carroll to be close to her family. Phyllis was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Phyllis was very close to her family. She enjoyed reading, sewing, jig saw puzzles, and keeping up with politics.

Phyllis is survived by a brother, John Frenking of Omaha, Neb.; a sister, Madeline "Maggie" Buss of Glidden, Iowa; nieces and nephews Michael Buss and his wife Maria of Indianapolis, Ind., Ann Buss of Helena, Mont., James Buss and his wife Mary of Denison, Iowa, Thomas Buss and his wife Faith of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Harm Buss and his wife Kim of Glidden, Iowa, Mary Ward and her husband Michael of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Maureen Martin of Omaha, Neb.; and several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Richard Frenking, in 1994; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Frenking, in 2006.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll with Father Timothy Johnson as celebrant and Father Timothy Boeckelman concelebrating.