Frances K. (nee Weismantel) Krause-Peterson, 106, quietly passed away on Jan. 10 She was born in Chicago on April 17, 1907, to Ellen and Walter Weismantel. She lived on the near North side almost all her life until moving to The Park in Vernon Hills.
Visitation will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 342 E. Wood St., in Palatine, from noon until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. Rev. Laura Gottardi-Littell will officiate. Interment will follow at Vernon Cemetery.
Frances was a great supporter of the City of Chicago and relished talking about its history. She enjoyed traveling and in 1929, spent her honeymoon driving to California with her husband William Peterson, Sr., which was quite an adventure for the era.
Frances attended Waller High School in Chicago and was a retired employee of the Bank of America.
Frances was the loving mother of William (Pat Giuffre) Peterson; grandmother of Carolyn (Ken) Robertson, Brian Scherer, Douglas (Marilyn Birge) Scherer, Mark Peterson, Lori (Scott) Haevers and Brad Peterson; great-grandmother of Jennifer, Kimberly, Allison, Julie, Kyle, Samantha, Cameron, Taylor, and Myra; and great-great-grandmother of Patrick.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Vera Jane; granddaughter, Wendy Anne; husbands, William Peterson, Sr. and Gilbert Krause; sisters, Vera and Roselle; and brothers, Gerald and William.
Memorials may be made to St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 150 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1550, Chicago, IL 60601.
Obituary submitted by Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home