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Frieda Lawsha, 94, Baraboo

January 3, 2019

Frieda Lawsha, 94, of Baraboo, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at St. Clare Meadows Care Center.

She was born July 3, 1924, in Germany, to Franz and Lydia Gauger. Frieda, her parents, two brothers and sister, Henry, Kurt and Eva, came to the United States in 1927.

On June 25, 1943, Frieda married Reay Erwin Lawsha. They were married for 64 years until his passing on Aug. 23, 2007. Frieda retired from Flambeau Plastics after 30 years. She served on the Altar Guild at St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Baraboo. Frieda enjoyed working in all of her flower gardens, especially with her grandchildren helping her.

Survivors include two daughters, Judy (Doug Lindgren) Klee and Janice Tauber; grandchildren, Sheila (Carl Steele) Weihert and Jason (Jodi) Klee; great-grandchildren, Machesney (Kyle) Thiel, Griffin Weihert, Connor Steele, Shawn (Hannah) Steele, Karissa Klee, MaKayla Klee and Julianna Klee; great-great-grandchildren, Jackson Steele and Carolynn Klee.

In addition to her husband and parents, Frieda was preceded in death by her brothers, Kurt and Henry Gauger; sister, Eva Retzlaff; sons-in-law, Don Klee and Paul Tauber.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at St. Clare Meadow’s Care Center, 1414 Jefferson St., Baraboo, with Pastor Tim Kuske officiating. Interment will take place in Rock Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to a charity of one’s choice. Baldwin Funeral Services is assisting the family.

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