Louise Sophie (Sikorski) Frew
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Louise Sophie (Sikorski) Frew, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, passed from this life on January 17, 2013. Sophie loved life, and lived it to the fullest with her warm and compassionate nature. At the age of 90, she could outthink, outwit, and outlast those of lesser years. Her greatest prides in life were her children; her greatest joy, her grandchildren. Among her greatest pleasures were studying and writing about religion.
You may not be aware, but you've probably met Sophie. She was the stranger who offered a warm smile when everyone else passed you by; she was the one who spoke a kind word or two when you looked to be alone and in need of a friend. She was a beautiful, strong, and independent woman who exemplified the teachings of brotherly love.
Born on April 17, 1922, Sophie spent her childhood in Sioux City, Iowa, and her adulthood in Roberts, Idaho, and Des Moines. While serving with the Navy Waves in World War II, she met and married the love of her life, Donald Frew. During 52 years together, they reared seven children: Bobbie Frew of Des Moines, Stan (Mary Ann) Frew of Des Moines, Donald Frew of Minburn, E.J. (Russ) Boos of Altoona, Andi Davenport of Runnells, John (Marcia) Frew of Denver, CO, and Susie (Tim) Pinckney of Adel. In addition to caring for home and family, Sophie worked at Western International for many years before retirement.
In addition to her children, Sophie is survived by 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, three sisters, and two brothers.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Ave. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In accordance with her wishes to continue helping others, Sophie donated her body to science. Cremation and interment will follow at a later date at a private family service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Food Bank of Iowa.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.
Hamilton's Funeral Home
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50313
Published in Des Moines Register from Jan. 19 to Jan. 21, 2013