Gertrude Frenk

GERTRUDE K. FRENK, 88 ROCKFORD - Gertrude K. Frenk, 88, of Rockford, formerly of Harvard, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at her home in Rockford. She was born Sept. 30, 1924, in Harvard to Lloyd and Minnie (Schroeder) McConnell. She married John C. Frenk on March 3, 1943, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Harvard; he died Feb. 13, 2006. Gertrude was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Harvard and the Harvard Women of the Moose. When her children were in school she was a room mother, active in the PTA, was a den mother for the Cub Scouts, and always attended her children's sporting events. Gertrude enjoyed sewing and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Survivors include four children, Sandra (Joseph) Walker of Rockford, Ronald (Elaine) Frenk of Harvard, Kenneth Frenk of Woodstock and Pamela (Bob) Taunis of Harvard; eight grandchildren, Ryan, Steve and Dan Frenk, Jason Taunis and Jennifer Trias, Brad and Mark Walter, and Kelly Wilson; 13 great-grandchildren, Kevin, Tyler, Tommy, Lilly, Rachel, Nolan, Kaitlin, Keshia, Jolie, Brynn, Emree, Kane and Ivy; one great-great-granddaughter, Kylee; one brother, Gary McConnell of Roscoe. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Darlene, Betty, Beverly; brother, Lloyd Jr.; and daughter-in-law, Linda. Funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 504 E. Diggins St., Harvard, with visitation from 9 a.m. to time of service; the Rev. Herb Priester will officiate. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Harvard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. For information call Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home in Harvard, 815-943-5400. Sign the online guestbook at

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Published in Rockford Register Star from Feb. 17 to Feb. 18, 2013