Marcia Jane Frisk -- Austin

AUSTIN -- A funeral Mass for Marcia Jane Frisk will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of St. Augustine in Austin, with the Rev. Joe Fogal officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Austin.

Miss Frisk, 57, of Austin, died of breast cancer Wednesday (Jan. 5, 2005) at Good Samaritan Center in Albert Lea.

Born Oct. 6, 1947, in Rochester, she attended St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester as a child and in 1951 moved to Austin with her family. She attended Columbus-St. Augustine grade schools and Pacelli High School and graduated from Austin High School. Her interests included children, pets, collecting cookbooks and sharing recipes, and studying theology. She was a talented artist, which led to a private audience with Mother Teresa of Calcutta on June 20, 1974, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Winona. She also wrote poems and had a short story published. She worked in nursing homes, did in-home care and worked at several area restaurants.

Survivors include her mother, Kathleen (Platz) Frisk of Austin; three sisters, Colette (Richard) Chaffee of Austin, Mary Susan (Doug) Evans of Albert Lea and Juliana (Brad) Hoban of Eagle Lake, Minn.; and four brothers, Mike (Linda) of Albert Lea, Tom (Bonnie) of Mankato, John of New Ulm, Minn., and Joe of Austin. She was preceded in death by her father.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Mayer Funeral Home in Austin and an hour before the service Saturday at the church.

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