Frances Wilberg, age 94 of Fenton, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. Memorial services were Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong with the Rev. Lauri Boysen officiating. Burial was in Blakjer Lutheran Cemetery of rural Seneca. Visitation was Saturday at 10 a.m. until the time of the services at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong. Lentz Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family.
Frances Lucille Wilberg was born in Eagle Grove on May 7, 1925, to Harvey and Elizabeth (Wickerink) Long. Charles and Mathilda Halverson adopted her after her mother died when she was 2 years old. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hardy. Charles died when she was 5 years old. Mathilda married Albin Nelson when Frances was 9 years old, moving the family to Fenton. She was confirmed at Blakjer Lutheran Church at Seneca and graduated from Fenton High School in 1942.
Frances was united in marriage to Henry Wilberg on Oct. 2, 1944, at Blakjer Lutheran Church. She was close to her family and enjoyed her church work. She worked as an interior decorator through Dean Kienitz and later on her own. She worked at Exceptional Opportunities in Burt, where she retired at the age of 74.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Vernon (Jane) Wilberg of Sparta, Wis., and Dennis (Connie) Wilberg of Lone Rock; grandchildren, Vaughn (Laura) Wilberg and children, Nolan and Elliott, Valerie (Jay) Van Guilder and son Spencer; Joshua (Billie) Wilberg and children, Skylar and Mackenzie, and Abby (Kevin) Wilson and children, Jaylin, McKinley and Mariah; stepgrandchildren, Mike (Ann) Heath and David (Leigh) Heath; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry Wilberg; and brother, Kenneth Halverson.