Alvina R. Frisch, age 100, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at The Orchards Retirement Center in Armada, MI. Alvina was born March 25, 1923, in Royal Oak, MI, the daughter of Oscar & Rose (Czeslawski) Schnell. At the age of seven the family moved to Armada. Alvina married John F. Frisch on January 15, 1949, at St. Mary’s Mystical Rose Catholic Church in Armada after which they moved to their long-time farm in Allenton. He preceded her in death on November 12, 2011. During WW II, Alvina worked at Twist Drill in Rochester Michigan; she was a true Rosie the Riveter!After her children got older, Alvina worked at the IGA grocery store in Almont in the 1980s and into the 1990s. She was well known for her vegetable canning ability and her delicious baking. Along with her family, she was a longtime member of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Allenton, where she was a
member of its Altar Society.
Alvina is survived by her 4 children, Sharon (Karl) Cressman of Farmington Hills, MI., Carol (Dan) Sachs of Perrysburg, OH., Bob (Patti) Frisch of North Street, MI., and Marilyn Zajko of Almont. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband John, along with brothers Raymond and Harold Schnell.
Funeral services will take place on Friday, October 20, 2023, at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Parish (883 Capac Road, Allenton MI, 48002) with Fr. Michael Gawlowski officiating. Burial will follow alongside her husband John at the West Berlin Cemetery in Allenton. Visitation will be on Thursday, October 19, 2023, from 2-8 p.m. at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m.. Burial will follow at West Berlin Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Parish, 883 Capac Road, Allenton MI, 48002.