Frances "Fry" Glasow

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Frances M. "Fry" (Kugle) Glasow, 79 of 329 Manitowoc Street, Reedsville, fell into the arms of her Father on June 25, 2013.

Fry was a woman of faith and lead by example as a wife, mother, sister and friend.

Fry was born January 25, 1934 to Francis and Emily (Konop) Kugle in Manitowoc County. Fry lived in the home her father built in 1937 with her daughter Maureen. Fry attended St. Mary Grade School and graduated with the class of 1951 from Reedsville High School. Fry married James R. Glasow on October 19, 1955 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Reedsville. James preceded her in death on March 6, 1971. Fry never remarried and devoted her entire life to her five children. Fry was a lifelong member of St. Mary Church in Reedsville and Holy Family Catholic Parish in Brillion. Fry was a past member of the Altar Society and served on many committees over the years in the parish which brought her great joy. Early on, Fry worked for the Reedsville Schools as secretary to the District Administrator, organizing the new Reedsville School District with John E. Worachek. Fry also managed "The Shack" in Reedsville for Glen Braun. Fry loved to be a homemaker, worked at Chilton Metals, and later retired in 1999 from the Ariens Company after 26 years of very dedicated service. Fry was a member of the St. Jude Society and an Honorary Member of the Reedsville Alumni Association. Fry's best memories were at the cottage at Little Sturgeon and with her family at the dining room table. "Grandma Fry" loved her grandchildren and spent as much time as she could with them. Fry was a cancer survivor and lived out her faith in the Holy Spirit that "all will be well." Fry loved her trips to Branson, the Bad Lands of South Dakota, Gatlinburg and her favorite places in Amish areas. Fry was inspired by simplicity in living.

Survivors include four children and spouses; Maureen Glasow who shared her home with Fry in Reedsville, Mark James Glasow, at home also of Reedsville, Mari (Bill) Delehanty of Stoughton, Michael (Teresa) Glasow of Reedsville and Julie (Shep Sheehy) Glasow of Maple Grove. Grandma Fry is further survived by grandchildren; Jeremy (Kristine Meetz) Glasow, Jacob (Sheena Lampereur) Glasow, Trent Delehanty, Travis Delehanty, Brittany (Joshua) Shimek and Olivia Frances Glasow. Grandma Fry held a special place in her heart for her five great-grandchildren; Jadynn Glasow, Hunter Timothy Glasow, Mya Resch, Ella Resch and Grady Resch. Fry also anticipated the arrival of her great-granddaughter Addisyn Shimek and one other great-grandchild. Fry is survived by her sister, Regina Lonzo of Two Rivers and sister-in-law Audrey Kugle of Manitowoc. Fry leaves behind two special friends, Barbara Peters and Joan Grimm both of Reedsville.

Fry is preceded in death by her husband, James, her son, Timothy on October 6, 2007, her nephew, Jeffrey Kugle and her brother, Roman "Buster" Kugle. She is also preceded in death by her parents and her in-laws, Robert and Margeret (Wegener) Glasow, Four sisters; Margaret (Raymond) Wanek, Genevieve (Bernard Brennan), Josephine (Joseph) Brennan and in-laws; Paul (Trudy) Glasow, Robert (Lorraine) Glasow and Howard Arnegard. Fry will also be greeted in Heaven by two special friends, Rose Jean Dvorachek and Audrey C. Rameker.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 28 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Brillion Officiating at the Mass will be Rev. Timothy Brandt and Deacon Steve Leterneaux with burial in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Hwy W, Reedsville.

Friends may call at the Holy Family Catholic Church on Thursday, June 27 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and from 9:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Friday morning also at the church.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in the name of Fry Glasow.

Online condolences may be made at

The Glasow family would like to thank our "Iris Girls," Dianne Carmody, Becky Dvorachek, Lori Bauknecht, Jessica Junk, Mia Pritzl, Theresa Schuh and Iris Counselor, Patricia Weisse who made it possible for Mom to be "happy at home."

"We know our lives will never be the same. Because of you, Mom, our lives HAVE been changed for the better!"


Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on June 26, 2013