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Frances V. Meier, 94, died Tuesday at her residence. She was born in Bettendorf, Iowa, on October 3, 1925, daughter of the late Karel and Hattie (Nee: Svenda) Polach and has been a Racine resident since 1926.
Frances married Lloyd C. Meier on September 17, 1949, at St. John Nepomuk Church, where she had been a lifetime active member. Lloyd preceded her in death, September 4, 2017. Frances was a lector, eucharistic minister, sacristan, and sang in the church choir. Always proud of her Czech heritage, she was happy to share her homemade kolaches with family and friends. She was also actively involved with the Girl Scouts for twenty-five years. Above all, Fran was devoted to and loved her family.
She will be dearly missed by her children, Jeanne (Jerry) Matalik, Julie (Jim) Arens, Mary (Bill) Hills, John (Anna) Meier, Ann (Wayne) Wiedenbeck; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Laura Polach, LaVerne Poplawski and Pat Meier; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Bruce; brothers, Jerry and Carl Polach; sister, Pat (John) Kroes; brothers-in-law, Clayton (Pat) Meier, Dick Poplawski, and Donald Meier.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, 1903 Green Street, on Saturday, 12 p.m., with Rev. Steve Varghese officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 12 p.m. Private entombment will be held at Holy Cross Mausoleum, Hwy 32. Memorials to St. John Nepomuk Church, St Catherine’s High School or a charity of your choice have been suggested.
Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.
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