Frances Converse(1930 - 2012)

Converse, Frances L.

Frances L. Converse age 82, of 1710 Evergreen Ave., Wisconsin Rapids, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Riverview Medical Center.

A memorial gathering will be held at the Saratoga Moravian Church on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM. Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home of Nekoosa is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed at

Frances was born April 18, 1930 in Waupaca to Luther and Lucille (Brewster) Kemp. She married Richard Converse on March 14, 1945. He died June 7, 1997. Frances was a homemaker and was previously employed as a dietary assistant at Riverview Hospital. She continued her learning and education throughout her life and enjoyed writing stories and letters. In later years, she loved time spent with her family, especially her granddaughters, Michelle, Jennifer and Connie and their families.

Frances is survived by two sons, Fredrich (Linda) Converse of Springfield, MO and Rod (Patricia) Converse of Indianapolis, IN, 9 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 10 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by 1 brother, Scott Trull of Rothschild, her dear friend, Jean Fennell and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one son, Michael Converse, and one sister, Audrey.


Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Dec. 4, 2012