TRAVERSE CITY — Our loved one, Frances Marie Folder, age 85, of Traverse City passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at Munson Medical Center with her daughters by her side. Frances was outgoing and her fun sense of humor and laughter will be missed.
Frances was the younger of two daughters born to Roland and Anna (Svec) Robertson on Nov. 28, 1927, in Grant Township. Frances graduated from Buckley High School in 1946 and married Leo C. Kaltenbach on Aug. 20, 1949, at St. Francis Catholic Church where she was a member. She lived in Traverse City for most of her life and worked for two different credit unions before retiring in 1985.
Her best friend was her caring sister Anita “Dolly” Sheren. Frances enjoyed playing cards, listening to music and dancing. She looked forward to visits with family and friends, especially on birthdays and holidays. She always enjoyed a good meal and had a sweet tooth.
Frances is survived by her daughters Roseanne “Rosie” (Gregory) Flees, Mary Ellen Kaltenbach, eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren with one on the way in November, her sister Dolly, several sister and brother-in-laws, nephew, great-niece, and numerous cousins. She also leaves behind her confidante and soul mate, Joe Barresi, as well as her companion and dedicated caregiver, Jackie Richer. Frances had many pets and loved animals, especially her devoted furry friends, Bubba and Zsa-Zsa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leo C. Kaltenbach, ex-husband Richard Folder, sister and brother-in-laws, and nephew.
Deacon Rene Hoenscheid officiated private family services at Covell Funeral Home and graveside services at Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
Frances’ family wishes to thank Julie and staff at Commission on Aging, the drivers of Meals on Wheels, and Shirley from St. Francis Church for their kindness, friendship, and compassionate care.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Cherryland Humane Society in Frances’ name.