Santema, Frances Dena 87

Frances Santema Passed away on May 4, 2019, at Cokato Manor.
Memorial Service: 11 AM Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Elim Mission Church of Cokato
Visitation: will begin 1 hour prior to service at church
Interment: Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Cokato, Minnesota
Frances Dena Santema was born June 20, 1931 to Henry and Minnie (Otten) Strating in the village of Pease in Mille Lacs County, Minnesota. She was baptized as an infant and in 1950 became a member of the Pease Christian Reform Church.
She attended grade school in district 6 and graduated from the Milaca High School in 1949. She worked as a telephone operator until marriage to Sidney Santema in December 1951. They made their home in Daleville, Alabama, Milaca, Day, Braham, and Cokato, Minnesota.
Fran did day care in her home until her children went to school. She then worked as a retail clerk. In 1973 she opened her own gift shop in Cokato and sold out in 1983.
She was a member of the Elim Mission church, was active in Dorcas and enjoyed quilting.
Frances passed away at the Cokato Manor on May 4, 2019, she had reached the age of 87 years, 10 months and 14 days.
She is survived buy her children; Michael (Teri) of Inver Grove Heights, Sandra (John) Henz of Sauk Rapids, Steven (Merla) of Cokato. Grandsons: Tim and Patrick, step grandsons Brett and Jon. Sister Darlene Johnson of Eden Prairie.
Frances is preceded in death by: her parents Henry and Minnie, Husband Sidney, brothers: Alvin Strating, and Garret Starting. Sisters: Deane Drake and Alice Prince.