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Sophia S. "Busha" Fredel, 89, Mosinee, died Monday January 21, 2013 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehab at Kennedy Park, Weston.
She was born March 31, 1923 in Milwaukee, daughter of the late Anton and Valeria (Leskiewicz) Borkowski. On December 26, 1944 she married Frank Hrebik in Knowlton. He preceded her in death. On October 3, 1978 she married John Fredel in Wausau. He preceded her in death.
Sophia was an avid gardener who enjoyed growing and selling vegetables and picking mushrooms. She loved playing cards, bingo, going to the casino, singing, playing pool, the piano and accordion. Sophia especially enjoyed her grandchildren.
Survivors include her four children, Robert (Erna) Hrebik, North Richland Hills, TX, Barbara (Jerry) Rasmussen, Junction City, Sharon (Jerry) Tamborino, Loudon, Tenn., and John (Nancy) Hrebik, Mosinee; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; and a sister, Delores (Eugene) Sorenson, Racine.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen and Phyllis; three brothers, Harry, Stanley and John and a grandson, Brian Tamborino.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday January 25, 2013 at St. Paul Catholic Church, Mosinee. The Rev. Norman Boneck will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Mosinee. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Friday.
Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Jan. 23, 2013