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Obituary: Luella Bernadine (Guns) Froelich

February 20, 1920~September 14, 2022

On September 14, 2022, Luella (Guns) Froelich, age 102 of Bellevue, passed away peacefully from a heart attack. She was born February 20, 1920, at home in Kaukauna, at only 3.5 pounds to Albert and Henrietta (Vanden Langenberg) Guns, who fed her barley water through an eyedropper until she could thrive. And thrive she did!

Luella married Wencil Froelich in 1940 and they raised six children on their Bellevue farm and she taught us to tie shoelaces, to garden, to share, to pray, and to value the self-respect we gained through hard work and play.
Lou was a founder and general leader of the Junior Jets 4-H Club, positively influencing the lives of hundreds of youth. She was an active member of her church and several community organizations. Lou was recognized as Brown County Homemaker of the Year in 2010 and received the Great American Family Award in 1983.

Survivors include children: Jerry & Judy Froelich (Green Bay), Jeanne & Myles Belke (California), Richard & Paula Froelich (Arizona), Steve & Lori Froelich (Green Bay), Cheryl “Cheri” & Bill Chaudoir (Sturgeon Bay) and Sue & Brad Bessert (Wabeno); many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her sister, Carol Brice, brother, Jim & Sally Guns, and sister-in-law Marilyn Guns.

Lou was preceded in death by husband Wencil, grandson-in-law Mike Baeten, parents, in-laws Charles and Margaret (Kustka) Froelich, many siblings, and their spouses.

The family extends special thanks to the Bellevue Retirement Community caregivers who provided warm and loving care to Mom. And thank you to those who remembered her with frequent cards, flowers, prayers, and visits.
Lou was very kind, quick with a smile for everyone, even on the last day of her life. Her final words were, “I love you all!”

In lieu of floral expressions a memorial fund has been established in Lou’s name for Our Lady of Good Help and for St. John’s Ministries.

A wake will take place at Proko-Wall Funeral Home on Sept. 22 from 4-7pm .Visitation continues on Friday Sept. 23 at St. Bernard Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, Green Bay from 9-10:15 am with funeral Mass 10:30 at the church with Rev. Mark VanderSteeg, Rev. Dave Pleier, and Rev. Tony Birdsall concelebrating. Her final resting place is Allouez Chapel Mausoleum, Green Bay.