Christine Bertha (Wendt) Frase

February 17, 1926January 2, 2019

Christine Bertha Fredericka (Wendt) Frase, 92, of McGregor, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 5, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church of McGregor. Interment will follow at the McGregor Cemetery. Visitation will precede the service, beginning at 12 noon and continue until service time.

Mrs. Frase was born on February 17, 1926 to the Reverend John and Malinda Wendt. In 1949, she married Gilbert Frase, who preceded her in death in 1999. Christine graduated from Texas Lutheran College with a degree in social work. She worked as a medical technologist until she went to Baylor University in the 1960's to earn her master’s degree in education and acquire a teaching certificate. She loved teaching special education and delighted in helping children who struggled. Gilbert and Christine were proud, loving, and devoted parents of a son, John, and a daughter, Marilyn.

Christine was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert

Survivors include son, John Frase and wife, Betty; daughter, Marilyn Janke, and husband, Gary; four grandchildren, Preston Frase, Lauren Frase Kelley and husband, Shaun, Shonda Janke, and Delanie Janke Pfetzer and husband, Chris.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Zion Lutheran Church or the McGregor EMS.


  • Shonda Janke
  • Delanie Janke Pfetzer
  • Chris Pfetzer
  • Lauren Frase-Kelley
  • Shaun Kelley
  • Preston Frase
  • Billy Zacharias
  • Cade Zacharias
  • Gary Zacharias

  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Zion Lutheran Church or the McGregor EMS.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, January 5, 2019

Christine Bertha (Wendt) Frase

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January 5, 2019

John & Marilyn
Your mom was a very caring person and I treasured the times that I was around her. She was always willing to greet me and ask me how I was with her smile and laughter.
Your mom's memory may bring tears in your eyes TODAY but I hope you'll honor these memories with a smile TODAY
For they whom we love and lose are no longer where they were before. They are now wherever we are
Extending Deep and Heartful Sympathy
Larry W