Christina Marie Frechette, M.D., 42, of Rochester, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital.
Christina was born March 6, 1971, in North Kansas City, Mo., to Michael and Nancy (Istas) Muehl. She graduated medical school in 1999 from the University of Minnesota
. On Aug. 22, 1992, Christina married Thomas Frechette in Ham Lake. She worked as a physician at Mayo Clinic.
Christina was an avid reader, enjoyed art, drawing and had a great love for her cats. Above all, Christina loved spending time and making memories with her family, especially her daughter, Kelsey.
Christina is survived by her husband, Thomas; daughter, Kelsey; mother, Nancy Muehl of Minneapolis, Kan.; sisters, Melinda (Kevin) Pazen of Ramsey, Melissa (Jeff) Delaney of Elkhorn, Neb., and Teresa Kaelin of Elkhorn, Neb.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Rita Frechette; best friend, Karin Hagen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Christina was preceded in death by her father, Michael and by her paternal and maternal grandparents.
Thomas and Kelsey, on behalf of Christina, would like to thank the staff of Mayo Clinic's Respiratory Care Unit. As well as the dedication of Jeffrey Rabatin, M.D., and Elaine York, M.D. Throughout Christina's heroic battles, you fought by her side. You became family to us.
A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 4135 18th Ave. N.W., Rochester, MN 55901. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church. Father Joe Fogal will be officiating, with inurnment at a later date.
The family requests that memorial gifts be designated to Radiation Oncology Research, Mayo Clinic Department of Development, 200 First St. S.W., Rochester, MN 55905.
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Arrangements entrusted to Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester, MN 55901. 507-289-3600.