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YOUNGSTOWN – Barbara Ann (Fredette) Frenzel, 74, the out-of-control Amazon shopper, free-of-charge counselor, casino connoisseur, chocolate cake lover, and expert storyteller, joined her Heavenly Father on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019.

Barbara was born in 1945, to Leo and Mildred Fredette in Cohoes, N.Y., before moving to Valley Falls, N.Y.

Barb graduated from Hoosic Valley High School and worked for the State of New York until she married Navy sailor Werner Frenzel in 1963, because she said he looked so cute in his uniform. She thought he looked cute in that uniform for 54 years, until his passing in 2018.

Barbara moved to Youngstown after she married, where she worked with her husband, running their plumbing company for 20 years. Here, they raised three amazing children. She enjoyed weekends on the boat and spending time with her family. Barbara was a wickedly good Scrabble player and could out fish most of the family.

Barbara is survived by her loving children, Kurt Frenzel (Tessa) of Boardman, Kim Frenzel (Jarda Juza) of Jacksonville, Fla., and Eric Frenzel (Christine) of Youngstown and 10 grandchildren, Molly King, Megan Frankos, Taylor Lewis, Allyson Bailey, Anna Stoffel, Elisabeth Stoffel, Jessica Frenzel, Joshua Frenzel, Julia Frenzel, and Jenna Frenzel. She also has six great-grandchildren. Barbara is also survived by some extraordinarily important people in her life, her beloved brother, Arthur “Gus” King; her cousin, who should have been her sister, Mary Rose Kopach; sister-in-law Evelyn (Dennis) Crain; and brother-in-law Dieter (Linda) Frenzel.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at 11 a.m., at the Zion Lutheran Church, 3300 Canfield Road in Youngstown, with Pastor Duane A. Jesse officiating.

If you know Barbara at all, then you know how much she loved animals. “We would feel so blessed to have donations in her name go to: Friends of Fido, P.O. Box 2963, Youngstown, OH 44511.”

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