Helen Marie Frear — Rochester

The memorial Mass for Helen Marie Frear will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Rochester, with the Rev. Paul Nelson officiating. Helen's wish was to be cremated and her ashes will be interred at Calvary Cemetery.

Helen, 83, died Tuesday April 23, 2013, at Golden Living East Care Center in Rochester.

She was born Jan. 13, 1930, in Rochester, to Joseph and Helen (Gallivan) Daly. Helen graduated from Lourdes High School and later the College of St. Theresa of Winona. On Nov. 14, 1953, she married O.W. Scott Frear at St. Johns Catholic Church in Rochester. Following her marriage, they moved to Philadelphia, Pa., and then to Janesville, Wis., for a short time before returning to Rochester where her husband worked for IBM. Mr. Frear died March 26, 1982.Mrs. Frear was a retired Mayo Clinic employee.

She enjoyed going to the casino, spending time with her dogs and loving her grandchildren. She was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan.

Surviving are her children, Joseph (Cheryl) Frear of Waseca, Michael (Tim Cronin) Frear of Minneapolis, David (Yvette) Frear of Burnsville, Mary (Richard) Welsh of Tonganoxie, Kan., Patricia Livingood (Charles Grabko) of Rochester, and Scott Frear of Texarkana, Texas. Also surviving are grandchildren, Jason, Benjamin, and Megan Frear, Nicole DeWitz, Melissa Sutton, Michelle and Molly Welsh, Erika and Caitlin Frear, Cody Livingood, Chad Bjorkman, and Matthew Grabko; and a brother, Joe (Lugene) Daly of Rochester.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, brother, James and sister-in-law, Judy Daly.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service, Friday at St Pius Church.

Memorials are preferred to the family.

Macken Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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