Elaine R. Frisse


Elaine R. Frisse, age 93 of Highland, IL, died Monday, October 9, 2017, at Faith Countryside Homes/Faith Care Center in Highland, IL.

She was born on Thursday, July 31, 1924, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Albert J. and Coletta C. (nee Weber) Apken.

On Saturday, June 1, 1946, she married Edwin Michael Frisse at St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL, he passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2015.

She was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church and VFW 5694-Auxiliary, Highland, IL. She was a former member of Highland Women’s Club; Daughters of Isabella and St. Anne Altar Society.

Elaine was born and raised in Highland, IL. She graduated from St. Paul High School, Highland, IL, in 1942. She went to business school and worked for Endicott Johnson Company in St. Louis as a private Secretary, prior to having children. She played the piano at nursing homes for Masses and was an avid bridge player.

Survivors include:
Son – David M. (Doris) Frisse, Paris, IL
Son – Mark E. (Tina) Frisse, MD, Nashville, TN
Daughter – Sue E. (Bill) Sullivan, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Megan C. Sullivan, MD, Takoma Park, MD
Grandchild – Wm. Andrew (Stephanie) Sullivan, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Elizabeth A. Frisse, MD, Saint Louis, MO
Grandchild – Caitlin M. Sullivan, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Ann C. Frisse, Saint Louis, MO
Great Grandchild – Cora K. Sullivan, Highland, IL
Brother – James A. Apken, Highland, IL
Cousin – Sheila Weber, Highland, IL

She was preceded in death by:
Father – Albert J. Apken – Died 9/17/1987
Mother – Coletta C. Apken, nee Weber – Died 9/18/1994
Husband – Edwin M. “Ed” Frisse – Died 12/03/2015

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, October 13, 2017, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland, IL, with Father Scott A. Snider, officiating.

Interment will be at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Area Christian Service Ministry or Hospice of Southern Illinois.

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