Obit: Froehlich, Carol (1952? - 2018)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Froehlich, Hysen, Keopp, Kuhnau, Patrowicz, Peterson, Wampole

----Source: The Chippewa Valley Cremation Services (Altoona, WI) 1/25/2018

Froehlich, Carol (Peterson) (1952? - 22 JAN 2018)

Carol (Peterson) Froehlich of Eau Claire passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, January 22, 2018, after a short battle with cancer.

Carol was born on a military base in Killeen, Texas in 1952 to parents Donald and Lorraine Peterson. The oldest of three sisters, she grew up in Chetek and Eau Claire. Carol graduated in 1970 from Eau Claire Memorial High School and married Richard Froehlich in February 1972—they were about to celebrate 46 years of marriage. A devoted wife, and loving mom and grandmother, she always put her family first.

Carol worked in real estate for many years, starting her career as a real estate agent with Century 21. Over time, she went on to become an expert in mortgage lending and financial services. She loved numbers, but mostly she enjoyed helping people find their first homes or figure out how to finance their new homes, cars, etc.

Carol was a fun-loving, free spirit who enjoyed spending time with (and often entertaining) family and friends. Some of her favorite activities included fishing with grandpa, playing guitar and singing, taking silly Facebook quizzes, and watching football (loudly cheering on the Pack with a beer in hand). “Crazy Carol,” as many family members often referred to her, had a playful sense of humor and an energy that would light up a room.

Carol is survived by her husband, Richard Froehlich of Eau Claire; daughter, Tracy (Joe) Patrowicz; and grandsons, Michael, Stephen, and Joshua Patrowicz of Bumpass, Virginia; son, Travis Froehlich (Darren Kuhnau) of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; mother, Lorraine Peterson of Eau Claire; sisters, Judy (Michael) Wampole of Apache Junction, Arizona and Laurie Hysen of Eau Claire; aunt, Mary Peterson of Eau Claire; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Peterson; and grandfather, Arnold Keopp of Chetek.

A small service and celebration of life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Labor Temple in Eau Claire.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Chippewa County Humane Association online at

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Altoona is serving the family.

Note: Birth information was not published with obituary.



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