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Friday, September 13, 2013 12:11 AM

Sept. 24, 1924-Sept. 12, 2013


Oleta Marie Fronk, 88, of Delphos died at 1:40 a.m. Thursday at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos.

She was born Sept. 24, 1924, to Don F. and Emma (Rice) Miller, who preceded her in death.

She was united in marriage to Kenneth L. Fronk on Sept. 30, 1945. He preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 2003. They had just celebrated 58 years of marriage before Kenneth’s passing.

Oleta was a designer and buyer at Shenk’s Bridal Boutique, where she enjoyed designing wedding dresses and formal wear for 30 years.

She enjoyed singing in the church choir for over 50 years. She also enjoyed taking her suppers to her family and friends who were shut ins.

She was a member of the Christian Endeavor as a youth member; past elder of the First United Presbyterian Church of Christ; and past president of the Woman’s Association, Rebecca and Ruth Circles. She was a past Deputy Grand Matron of District Eight of the Order of the Eastern Star and a past Matron of Delphos Chapter 26; and a 50-year, life member and titled secretary Emeritus for 30 years of service. She also belonged to the Grandmother Club.

Survivors include a son, Phillip (Denise Mathews) Fronk of Delphos; three daughters, Marcia (Walt) Barber of Beaverdam and Charlotte (John) Birkmeier and Susie (Dan G.) Rode of Delphos; a sister, Anne Miller of Delphos; nine grandchildren, Michelle (Dan) Steman of Delphos, Scott (Renee) Fronk of West Alexandria, Angella (Will) Eversole of Columbus Grove, Erin (Steve) Stark of Lima, Kelly Garmatter of Columbus Grove, Jason (Leslie) Birkmeier of Elida, Brian Birkmeier of Rawson, Kyle (Samantha) Rode and Lauren (Alan Trentman) Rode; 12 great-grandchildren, Domonic Munoz, Sierra Fronk, Max and Grant Eversole, Riley and Reese Stark, Klarrissa, Kalyn, Karsyn and Cade Garmatter and Easton and Ella Birkmeier; two sisters-in-laws, Catherine Miller and Anna Mae Miller of Delphos; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a great-grandchild, Alexander Munoz; and three brothers, Dale F., Herbert L. and Robert W. Miller.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Harry Tolhurst officiating. Burial will take place at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Sunday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home where an Eastern Star service will follow at 8:15 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Presbyterian Church of Christ.

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