CRYSTAL LAKE – Marie Frisch Allen, 93, most recently of Crystal Lake and formerly of Mission, Texas, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Bickford Assisted Living in Crystal Lake.
Born Sept. 7, 1919, in Cary, Marie was the daughter of William H. Frisch and Clara Roesslein Frisch.
She graduated with honors from the University of Illinois
College of Business. In 1939, she began working at Burpee Company in Barrington and later became part owner; she continued working there until her retirement in 1988.
On March 5, 1988, she married her former college sweetheart, Jonathan B. Allen in Crystal Lake. After her marriage she moved to and resided in Mission, Texas, where she lived until December 2009.
While living in Texas, she and Johnnie traveled extensively. From trips within the United States to South Africa, Egypt and India, no place was off limits for them.
A second mother to her nieces and nephew, her love, kindness and generosity to all who knew her will never be forgotten.
She is survived by her husband, Jonathan of Austin, Texas; a sister-in-law, Patricia Gilman Frisch; her nieces and nephew, Kristy (Kenneth) Smith, Holly Tegel, Jody (Joe) Mangano, Heidi Frisch and William (Carolyn) Frisch; and her great-nieces and great-nephews, Erick Smith, Ryan Smith, Stephanie Smith, Dana Tegel, Alison Tegel, Carley Frisch, Will Frisch and Addie Frisch.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Louis C. Frisch and Marvin W. Frisch; and her sister-in-law, Marjorie Frisch.
In celebration of Marie's life, a memorial visitation beginning at 11 a.m. will be Saturday, March 2, followed by a service at noon at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), Crystal Lake. Chaplain Cheri Tuccy will preside.
In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to Odyssey Hospice, 85 W. Algonquin Road, Suite 100, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4420, or
National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7652.
Condolences may be sent to her family at www.davenportfamily.com.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-3411.