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Frances H. Link

April 24, 2019 | 2 comments

Frances H. Link, 84, of Onalaska, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on November 9, 1934 to Frank and Benerva Morey.  She married Terrance “Terry” Link on August 13, 1953 at St. Peter’s Church in Caledonia, MN.

Franny was the bookkeeper for Link Brothers Construction, Inc. for many years until she and Terry sold their business and dissolved the corporation in 1999. During their 63 years of marriage, Franny and Terry enjoyed many of the same things. They traveled, golfed, bowled and gambled at casinos. They could spend hours playing cards, dice or any game that would gather family and friends together. During the warm months, the pond was a favorite spot for these gatherings.

They followed the MN Vikings and the WI Badgers, but by far their favorite teams to follow were whatever teams their grandchildren and great grandchildren were playing on, no matter what sport. They made it a priority to attend all their games and events, even if they had to travel many miles to get there.

At any time during the day, if you stopped to visit Franny, she would get food or treats on the table for you. She didn’t want anyone to leave hungry. Even in her last days, she made sure everyone got a piece of candy from the candy dish.

Franny is survived by her daughters, Jackie (Dan) Thimmesch and Judy (Bruce) Wehrs; grandchildren, Danielle (Ben) George, Brad (Rachel) Thimmesch, Megan (Matt Fletcher) Thimmesch, Evan Thimmesch, Dustin (Danielle) Wehrs, and Derek (Jessie) Wehrs; greatgrandchildren; Maddie and Jake George, Luke, Weston and Ruby Thimmesch, Jaxon and Claire Wehrs, and Chloe and Charles Wehrs; sister, Kate (Jerald) Holland; brother Neil (Sandy) Morey; and sisters-in-law, Lorraine Myhre and Mary Bruening.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry; her parents; her siblings, Sylvia (Bob) Ward, Albert “Fats” Myhre, Bernice (Bill) Ostern, Lois (Ron) Johnson; and in-laws, Shirley Morey, Francis Bruening, Lois Link, Barbara Link, Cletus Link, Donald Link, and infant Edward Link.

Franny’s family would like to thank the Gundersen hospice staff for their care.

A funeral mass will be held on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 5:00 PM at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1031 Main St. Onalaska, with visitation being held from 3:00 PM until the time of the mass. Msgr. Steven Kachel will be officiating.



  1. Jane Koel-Schein

    Jackie & Judy: I extend my sympathy and will keep you all in my prayers, for the loss of your mother. It is hard for everyone no matter what the age; but may God bless you and help you through this time of grieving. I hope you have good memories to hold onto and share with one another. May she rest in peace. Amen

    Jane Koel-Schein

  2. Sharon & Jim Cullmann

    Judy & family: We’re sorry to hear about your mom. I remember her as always having a smile on her face. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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