Lila Caroline Frohreich

Lila Caroline Frohreich, age 84, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Saturday, January 22, 2022, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM on Friday, January 28, 2022, at Martinus Lutheran Church in Utica, South Dakota, with Reverend Dean Schroeder officiating.  Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Scotland, South Dakota.  Visitation is from 4:00 to 6:00 PM on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, South Dakota, with a prayer service at 6:00 PM.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.  Honorary pallbearers will be her great grandchildren.

Lila Caroline Frohreich was born May 20, 1937, on the farm in Hutchinson County, South Dakota, to Salomon and Amalia (Schmidt) Weisz.  She grew up on the farm west of Kaylor, South Dakota and attended country school until the family moved to Parkston, South Dakota, where she finished her schooling at Lakecity #58.  She was confirmed on May 20, 1951.  She taught Bible School and helped mothers with their new babies. She married Lawerance Fuerst on November 27, 1955, and moved to the farm in rural Kaylor.  Lila began working as a nurse’s aide at Scotland Hospital and later at the State Hospital in Yankton.  After Lawerance died on May 1, 1978, Lila began working at the Kaylor Locker, Kaylor Post Office and the Checkerboard Lounge.  She married Wilmer Frohreich on September 8, 1989 in Scotland, South Dakota.  They moved to Wilmer’s farm north of Yankton where Lila helped on the farm and enjoyed mowing and doing yardwork with her John Deere tractor.  They moved to Yankton in 2018.

Lila was a member of Martinus Lutheran Church in Utica, South Dakota.  She was a hardworking woman who helped on the farm, helped at the farmers market and provided food for every event.  She loved her flowers and enjoyed quilting, sewing, canning, and playing pinochle.  She loved her family and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and also thought it was pretty special that she was the grandmother to twins and the great grandmother to twins and triplets.

Survivors include her husband, Wilmer Frohreich of Yankton; four children: Daniel Fuerst of Harwood, North Dakota; Dawn (Greg) Popma of Yankton; Denise (Jerry) Willman of Yankton and Dean (Susan) Fuerst of rural Huron, South Dakota; two step-children: Devonne Andresh of North Dakota and John Frohreich of Nevada; 12 grandchildren: Carolyn, Tiffany, Alicia, Michael ,Samuel, Ashley, Sarah, Anna, Jacob, Andrew, Lydia and Rhiannon; 12 great grandchildren: Ethan, Gavin, Lillian, Beckett, Zadden, Garrett, Kynnley, Kysson, Autumn, Azlie, Brynlie and Otto; eight brothers and sisters: Roy (JoAnn) Weisz, Lawrence (Alice) Weisz, Geneva Sorlien, Diana (Rudolph) Jerke, Richard (Cheryl) Weisz, and Robert (Laura) Weisz; brothers and sisters-in-law: Marie Weisz, Jerry Roth, Idella Behl, Judy Fuerst, Ammon Auch, DeWane (Betty) Frohreich, Lois Anderson and Verna (Lyle) Sorenson; many nieces and nephews and her brother-in-law, Lloyd Sorlien who passed away shortly after Lila on Saturday.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawerance Fuerst; granddaughter, Tanner Jo Frohreich; great grandson, Jace Nebuda; brothers and sisters: Betty Weisz, Mary Ann Weisz, Kenny Weisz, and Janice Roth; brothers and sisters-in-law: Eddie and Violet Pietz, Glenn and Alma Henderson, Don and Rosie Asche, Don Behl, Louis Fuerst, Jeannie Auch and Roy Anderson.

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12 response to "Lila Caroline Frohreich"

  1. By: Connie or garry Moore Posted: January 24, 2022

    Wilmer and family……we are so sorry to hear about Lila. We loved her delicious baked treat and your garden goodies. Your wonderful neighbors to. Love and prayers to you. Garry and Connie Moore

  2. By: Laurie & Ben Morrison Posted: January 24, 2022

    Wilmer and family, we are so sorry for your loss. If there is anything you need, we are right next door! Don’t hesitate to ask.
    Laurie, Ben, Paityn, Landon & Cooper Morrison

  3. By: Sheryl Frey Posted: January 24, 2022

    Aunt Lila was a special lady. As kids we were either at their house or at our house. We were inseparable. Loved watching her and her sisters decorate cakes and making sugar bells. We liked eating the mistakes. I met my husband at their farm, but did not know that until we had been dating. She knew about the engagement ring before me. As they both worked at the locker. May God bless you all, sending hugs.

  4. By: Carol (Henderson) Fischer Posted: January 24, 2022

    Dear Cousins Dan, Dawn, Denise and Dean & families,

    On behalf of the late Glenn and Alma (Fuerst) Henderson families please accept our heartfelt condolences. Aunt Lila was one of a kind person with a big heart and full of love and laughter and a joy for all to be around. Won’t be the same without her at our family reunions. We take comfort in knowing she is at peace with the Lord and reunited with so many of our loved ones who have gone before her. We keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. By: Harold and Angie Schramm Posted: January 24, 2022

    Dear Wilmer and family,
    Thoughts and prayers are with your family. Deepest sympathy on your loss.
    Sincerely, Harold and Angie Schramm

  6. By: Rod Posted: January 25, 2022

    So sad to hear that news wishing everyone the best in health and life these days we don’t know what tomorrow is….. I will not be able to attend I am in Puerto Rico on a job.

  7. By: Teri Varilek Posted: January 25, 2022

    On behalf of myself and my mother, Dorothy Prickett, we both extend our sincere sympathy to Lila’s family. Lila was such a good friend to my mother and I know Mom cherished their friendship throughout the years, sharing many memories of working together at LJMH. Teri Varilek

  8. By: Lisa and Terry Balvin Posted: January 25, 2022

    Sending Prayers and Sympathy to the family in the passing of your mom. May you find comfort and Peace in your family memories .

  9. By: Toby Fuerst Posted: January 26, 2022

    I am sorry to hear the news of Lila’s passing. My deep condolences to my cousins that I remember being just down the road, and their extended families. May God’s peace be with you all as you remember and cherish the memories of her.

  10. By: Marvin and Agnes Thum Posted: January 26, 2022

    Our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Lila. We will cherish the memory of her and her warm friendly personality. When we would meet at someplace in Yankton, we ended up chatting for quite a long time. May the love of family and friends comfort you and ease the sorrow in your hearts. God Bless you and hold you in His loving embrace.

  11. By: LaVerne Goeken Posted: January 27, 2022

    To all of Lila’s family….So unbelievable….to open the journal tonite and see….My condolences to all and may my prayers bring you comfort as I ask God to enfold you all with His Love and Grace during this time of sorrow….have many many good memories of confirmation instruction times together…LaVerne Goeken

  12. By: Karen Davis Posted: January 28, 2022

    I too, go right back to the memories of those 4 sisters baking wedding cakes. They would laugh so hard at such a stressful project. The cakes always turned out perfectly and I think they truly enjoyed that experience. We would enjoy licking the beaters. She always treated us with kindness and I totally forgot that she worked at the locker. Memories instantly came back of her off to the back cutting meat with her funny hat (or so I thought when I was a kid). Condolences to the entire family. Karen

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