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“What a privilege for me to get to know Joan when she moved to Hallmark Place. She was a kind and sweet lady. Cherish the memories! ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Bev Lenz - Kimberly, WI

“Extending condolences to your family for the loss of your loved one. May God comfort your hearts and strength you during this difficult time. 2 Thess...Read More »
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“Tina and Gino and family. We are very sorry for your loss. Your parents were life long special friends of Alice and Buck Larson's. Sending prayers...Read More »
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“Gino and family,I am very sorry for your loss. Thoughts, prayers, and love from my family to yours. Our family shares some ties. Joan worked at...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Kevin Stark - Stevens Point, WI

“Vickie and Gray Remembering you and your family with sincere sympathy in your loss. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Butch Malsavage - Kimberly, WI

“Tina & family, so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing, what a special lady she was! We regret not being able to express our sympathies in person, as...Read More »
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“Lisa and family, So very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers! She was such a sweet and beautiful...Read More »
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8 of 13 | Posted by: Barb Koester - Appleton, WI

“Very sorry for your loss Paula and family. It is a wonderful blessing that you have a large family to get all relatives through this sad time. ...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Thomas Gerke - De Oere, WI

“So sorry for your loss Vickie and the rest of the family. It sounds like your mom lived a good full life. I hope all the memories and sharing of...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Susie Wilz - Menasha, WI

“Our hearts go out to your family. It's hard losing a parent. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Bill & Ginny Huisman - Kimberly, WI

“Our heart goes out to your family. It's hard losing a parent. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Bill & Ginny Huisman

“So sorry for you loss. Thoughts and prayers. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Jennifer Rusilowski - Green Bay, WI


Joan R. Frassetto passed away on March 26, 2018 to meet her Lord and Savior. She was born at home in Kimberly on October 26, 1926, the middle child of Martin and Catherine (Hartjes) Hanegraaf, and was baptized the same day by Rev. F.X. VanNistleroy, Pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Parish. She attended and graduated from Holy Name of Jesus Grade School in 1940, Kimberly High School in 1944, and Appleton Vocational School in 1946. She held secretarial positions at Geenen Dry Goods Department Store, The Institute of Paper Chemistry and the Appleton Apostolate. She was active in YCW at St. Joseph Parish in Appleton and was affiliated with scouting for many years, having been leader and den mother of many girl and boy scout troops. She was raised in a musical family, sang in numerous church choirs and was a member and officer of Chaminade Women’s Chorus in Appleton. On July 24, 1948, Joan married her high school sweetheart, Francis “Fras” Frassetto at Holy Name Church, in Kimberly where they spent their entire married lives, raising their family. When her children were enrolled there, she taught Religious Education, served on the School Board and was a Eucharistic Minister. She was involved with the elderly and shut-ins of the Parish and was a leader of the early morning Communion Service for years. Joan enjoyed sewing and knitting, crossword puzzles and Scrabble. She and Fras loved to travel, taking the family from coast to coast in their quest to touch all fifty states. They were avid golfers as members of Mid-Vallee Golf Club in DePere. They loved taking the grands to the Ice Capades and other theatrical productions in and around the valley. Her last few years were spent making, and of course, sharing memories with her ‘great eight, her grands and great grands. She was extremely interested in genealogy and spent time in the Netherlands and Italy to further that hobby. Joan was also a voracious reader. She is survived by her children: Vickie (Gary) Gossens, Mary Fran (Tom) Erickson, Tina (Ed) Keller, Gino (Nancy) Frassettto, Joe (Patricia) Frassetto, Lisa (Mike) Stumpf, Frank (Lori) Frassetto, and Paula (Jim) Vander Loop. There are twenty-five grands who will miss her love and affection: Sara (Tom) Vanden Heuvel, Eric (Kas) Gossens, Gina Gossens, Kari (Jeff) Surman, Ron (Kathy), Drew (Katie), Matt (Chad Calmes) Erickson, Jason (Jenny) Keller, Nikki (Matt) Chevalier, Adam (Andrea) Keller, Jana (Jeff) Thompson, Heather (Darek) Stuber, Nick (Ashlie) Frassetto, Jenny Larson, Katie Stumpf, Angie (Nick) Hoople, Ben (Dayton) Stumpf, Dustin (Michelle) Stumpf, Mary (Chris) Kuna, John, Robert, Anna, Frank, Jr. Frassetto, Kurt and Jared Vander Loop and three step-grandchildren. Joan also has twenty-six great-grandchildren: Alyssa and Drew Vanden Heuvel, Wesley and Easton Surman, Jessica, Bradley, Everett and Isla Erickson, Charlie, Mallory and Trey Keller, Amber, Taylor and Payton Chevalier, Andrew, Logan and Josephine Thompson, Alysha Stuber, Kyler and Kaleb Frassetto, Sativa and Gage Larson, Vincent Hoople, Ali Jo, Brandon and Natalie Stumpf, and six step-great grandchildren. Surviving Joan are her three sisters: Deane Schultz, Germaine Nachel, and Mary Beth Van De Loo. Also surviving are 35 nieces and nephews including her God-children: Bobbi Jo Haen, Beth Ann Van De Loo, Jodie Hazenburg, Christopher Schultz, and Dan Foster. Joan was preceded in death by Fras (2001) her partner of 54 years, an infant son, John, two grand-daughters: A.J, and Alena Frassetto, a great-grandson, Ryan Stumpf, her parents Martin and Catherine, her only brother Francis “Bud” (Betty) Hanegraaf; sisters: Pauline (Bob) Giordana and Rita (Ken) Foster; and brothers-in-law: Bob Schultz, Bob Nachel, Ken Sorenson, Jack Marquardt and Jim Van De Loo. Also preceding her were Fras’ parents: Gino and Theresa Frassetto; his sisters: Barbara (Ray) Van Dalen and Marjorie; and his brothers, Robert, Ernest and Eugene. There will be a Mass of celebration on Monday, April 2nd at 11:00 AM at Holy Spirit Parish - Holy Name of Jesus Church, 600 E. Kimberly Avenue in Kimberly with Fr. Dave Pleier officiating and Fr. Bob Kollath concelebrating. Friends may call at church from 9:00 AM till time of service. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to ThedaCare Hospice staff. GOD BE WITH YOU, MOM!!!!