Frieda Elizabeth Felzke

January 7, 1927March 30, 2013

Age 86, Frieda peacefully passed away on March 30, 2013, at Oliver Woods, Owosso, spending this Easter with her Heavenly Father. She was born January 7, 1927, on her father’s birthday, to Herman and Amelia (Grenke) Hauser in Riley Twp., Clinton County. She was a 1945 graduate of St. Johns High School. She is survived by her children, Joyce of Haslett, Ron (Sharon) of Midland, and Judy (Dave) Bengel of Ovid; four grandchildren, Sarah and Amy Felzke, and Tyler and Devin Bengel; sisters-in-law Ruth Hauser, Jean Hauser and Helen Ferrigan and brother-in-law, Bernard Vance; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Edward, as well as her parents and siblings, Ernest, Lillian Seeger, and Bertha Vance. Frieda and Ed were married May 23, 1953, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, St. Johns, and lived in DeWitt most of their lives. She was a stay-at-home mom in her early years of marriage, lovingly creating a nurturing place for her family, where she became well-known for her exceptional talents in the kitchen. Later she was employed by DeWitt Public Schools for 21 years. Frieda was a fighter. A breast cancer survivor since 1995, she battled multiple health issues in her later years, but had the utmost confidence in all her doctors, and many she regarded as friends. Speaking of friendship, there were no strangers in Frieda’s world. She was eager to chat with everyone she met, and made many friends throughout her life, especially so during her last seven years at Marsh Pointe in Haslett , where she was particularly fond of playing Pinochle. A decline in health created the need for assisted living, and although she was only at Oliver Woods for two weeks, the staff there, as well as Great Lakes Home Care and Hospice, gave her loving care and attention for which her family is grateful. Friends and relatives may visit the family at the Gorsline-Runciman Funeral Home in DeWitt on Wednesday, April 3, from 2-4 and 6-8. The funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, April 4, at Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1001 N. Capitol Avenue, Lansing, with visitation one hour prior at the church. Pastor Paul J. Lindloff will officiate; interment in Hurd Cemetery, DeWitt, and a luncheon at the church will follow. Those desiring may make contributions to the church or the American Cancer Society in memory of Frieda Felzke. Memories may be shared with the family at


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 3, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, April 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 4, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, April 4, 2013

Frieda Elizabeth Felzke

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Sandy Wilson

April 9, 2013

Dear Joyce;
I'm really sorry about your mom. But I'm sure she's happier now, and you'll get to see her again. I wish I would have had the chance to meet her. I'm sure though that she would want you to remember to take care of yourself.
Love, Sandy

Jaime McCourt

April 8, 2013

Such a beautifully written tribute to a beautiful woman. Even though I only knew Miss Frieda for a short time, I will cherish the memories I have of her. She was so blessed to have such loving children and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to share in the last couple of weeks of her life. Best wishes to Miss Frieda's entire family and you will all be in my heart and prayers.

April 8, 2013

My prayers and thoughts to Frieda's Family. My Mom, Frieda, and friends had a fun time together at Marsh Pointe. May we all hold on to those lovely memories.
Connie Imshaug, Williamston

April 8, 2013

God bless your Mom! She was a terrific lady!! Joyce and family, our love and prayers go out to you at this time. She is with Jesus and what a blessing! May you find peace and comfort at this time. He will wrap His loving arms around you all! Love, Wayne and Sandi Wheeler (Webberville, MI)

Mary Jo Lott

April 8, 2013

Joyce, May you and your family have peace and comfort in this time of loss, but also celebration. Frieda was such a sweetheart. I remember her so fondly from my few years working at DHS.

Heidi Foster

April 5, 2013

My condolences to Frieda's Family. It was a pleasure to have known and worked with Frieda. She was alot of fun and will be missed.

Dee-Dee Mustaine (Hammond)

April 4, 2013

Wonderful memories of Frieda from my High School years at DeWitt. She was a very kind and sweet lady. We had wonderful talks during those years in the the 70's.

April 4, 2013

My sincere condolences, Joyce, to you and your family. May you find peace in lovely memories. Rosanne Fifarek

April 4, 2013

Judy and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs to you, Anne (Pratt) Mandrick

Judy Cain

April 4, 2013

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family Ron. Isn't it a wonderful feeling knowing that your mom is with the Lord now?