Theresia 'Resi' Frenner
Oct. 26, 1917 - Jan. 27, 2013
Born as Theresia Kaufmann on Oct. 26,1917, in Brixen, a small village in Austria between Innsbruck and Salzburg, Theresia "Resi" Frenner was the 13th of 14 children. She married Franz Frenner in 1943 and gave birth to their only child, Brigitte in 1945.
After her husband died, Theresia moved with her daughter to Woodland in 1962 to work for Mrs. Neal Dougherty. She soon became a Jehovah's Witness and through her zealous activity, she helped many to learn Bible truth and embrace the ministry as she had. Many in Woodland remember her 30 years bicycling everywhere, putting in 50 hours per month in the ministry.
In 1991, Theresia moved to Davis to be closer to her daughter. On Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, Theresia suffered a major stroke that left her paralyzed on the right side and unable to speak. After a monthlong battle with her failing body, she died in her sleep at home on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
Theresia is survived by her daughter, Brigitte Murphy and her husband Mike, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Davis Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 36681 Russell Blvd., Davis. For more information, please call Mike Murphy at 758-5408.