Frances A. Waldrop, 81, of Pardeeville, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020. She was born February 24, 1939 in Portage, the daughter of Albert and Anne (Abraham) Wardle.
On May 21, 1960 Frances was united in marriage to Donald Waldrop, Sr. in Pardeeville. She was a telephone operator in St. Petersburg, VA, Madison, and in Pardeeville. Frances also worked at Cornellier Fireworks Company for 36 years until her retirement several years ago. She enjoyed quilting, crafting, baking her famous caramel apple pies, was active in the Int’l Crane Foundation, and bird watching. Frances' truest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband Donald “Wally” of 60 years; children, Christy (Karl) Romine, Don (Julie) Waldrop, Julie (Rich) Prescher, and Melissa Waldrop; grandchildren, Joshua Prescher, Jacob Prescher, Matthew Waldrop, Clayton Prescher, Hannah Prescher, Kaeden Dassow, Kailey Dassow, and Kylie Dassow; great-grandson Roman Prescher; brother Vince (Janice) Wardle; sister Catherine Rivest, and other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law Kenneth Rivest.
Mass of Christian Burial with social distancing and mask mandate requirements will be held Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 1 PM at St. Mary Catholic Church in Pardeeville with Father Mark Miller presiding. Interment will follow at Pardeeville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 AM until the time of services at the church Saturday. You will find the mass live streamed at https://sfhfparish.com/. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or by calling 1-800-213-6584 or online at St Jude.org.
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