It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Jacqueline J. Froehlich at the age of 89.
Jackie peacefully passed away on January 15th surrounded by her greatest pride, her family. Jackie will always be remembered for her devotion to God, love for her family, and fondness to be involved in her community. Jackie carried herself with class and style but never forgot to incorporate her ‘spit and vinegar’ spunk. Our family is comforted knowing Jackie is finally reunited with her husband (George) and daughter (Patti).
Jackie was born on June 14th, 1934, in Green Bay, Wisconsin to the late Dorothy and Gordon (Hayden) Kunstman. She graduated from Appleton West High School with the class of 1952. In her adult life, Jackie took on many titles, including highway crossing guard and Deputy Sheriff for the Town of Grand Chute, before ultimately retiring at Pierce Manufacturing in 1993. Amongst these titles, she was the most amazing mother and doting wife.
On May 14th, 1955, she married the love of her life, George Froehlich at Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton. They were blessed with three children and 51 years of marriage before the Lord called George home to heaven in 2006.
Jackie was a life-long supporter of Wisconsin sports teams, through good and bad seasons. Jackie had a passion for playing golf and would get out on the course as often as she could. In addition to sports, she enjoyed going to bingo, playing cards with friends and family, reading, sudoku puzzles, and obviously-- enjoying a good old Brandy Manhattan. In the cold winter months of Wisconsin Jackie and George took several trips to Florida to enjoy some warm weather, and partake in a round of golf. Most of all, Jackie loved spending time with her family, especially her grandkids who were her pride and joy!
Jackie is survived by her daughters; Lori (Steve) Mulhern, and Pamela Froehlich, and grandchildren; Lexie Mulhern, Kylie Mulhern, and Macie Mulhern. She is further survived by her sister Janice Rohde, nieces; Tina (Bill) Ahrens, Randi Stein, and Lynn (Brian) Gerrits. She will also be missed by forever best friends Elsie, Liz, Shirley, Janice, Mary, and her special neighbors on Barkwood Lane, as well as other relatives and friends.
Jackie was preceded in death by her husband George, daughter Patti Dochterman, parents Dorothy and Gordon (Hayden) Kunstman, sister Judy Seamans, brothers-in-law Jerry Rohde and Allan Seamans.
I want to say “thank you” to Liz for all your love and support.
Mom~My heart is broken……I don’t know what I will do without you. From your infectious smile, kind heart and your love and support to your every night phone calls to check-in. I was so blessed to have you as my mom. I find comfort in knowing you are no longer in pain. Give Dad and Patti hugs and kisses from me. Rest in peace Mom. Until we meet again.
In elementary school, my grandma taught me how to play Sudoku and always pretended to have a hard time finding me when we played hide and seek (even though I always hid in the same spot). She came all the way across town to drive me to book club in middle school when I easily could’ve biked. We were Bingo buddies after I turned 18 and when I told her I was gay, she was the only person who said “I know.” I was with you for your last breath,and you’ll be in my heart until mine. I will love you forever.
Rest in peace grandma. Thank you for your unwavering support in all my adventures. You have taught me to live life with grace, endless amounts of love, and so much laughter. I hope you’re playing Bingo up there with a cocktail and a heated blanket. I’ll love you in this lifetime and the rest.
Grandma, love is the greatest gift one generation can leave another. Your love has touched so many; God must be so proud of the work he has done, creating a beautiful individual and loving grandma. I will hold on tight to every moment and memory I have with you. A forever reminder of how truly blessed I am to have these cherished times. Your life will evermore be a reminder to uphold the amount of love and harmony you lived for. Forever and always in my heart.
Love you lots, Macie
Funeral Services will be held for Jackie at Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior Street, Appleton on January 21 at 10:00 am until the start of service at noon. Burial will take place on Monday, January 22, 2024 at Riverside Cemetery, 714 N. Owaissa Street, Appleton at 1:00 pm