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Güenter W. Frenz

October 26, 1927 ~ February 3, 2021 (age 93)


Güenter Wilhelm Frenz

October 26, 1927 - February 3, 2021

Günter W. Frenz passed away peacefully on February 3, 2021 at the age of 93 at The Moorings Health Center in Arlington Heights.

Günter was born and raised in Pforzheim (Germany). As a child, he experienced the horrors of World War II and was drafted into the military at the age of 16. When he returned to his hometown in 1945, the town was totally destroyed. He was doing an apprenticeship as a toolmaker and engraver and found work in an electrical company, where he met his beloved Waltraud.

Günter had relatives in America and emigrated to Chicago in 1952. Waltraud followed him in 1954 and they married in the same year. Günter completed his American military service, worked as a toolmaker and founded his own company (Frenz Tools Mfg) in Schaumburg.

His great joy was music and so he soon joined the Swabian Singing Association, to which he remained loyal throughout his life.

Günter and Waltraud often visited his parents and relatives in Germany and Austria with great joy.

Günter suffered a severe stroke of fate in 1997 when he suffered a stroke with one-sided paralysis, but was able to stay in his house in Kildeer.

Due to a sudden serious illness, Günter lost his beloved wife in 2014, who cared for him lovingly; he called her "my angel". Therefore, his life path led him to the Moorings Health Center.

He took part in activities there, but he enjoyed the visits of his relatives from Germany with great pleasure.

One of his nicest experiences was celebrating his 90th birthday with family and friends.

We will sorely miss his humor, helpfulness and affection.

Visitation Tuesday, March 9, 2021 10:00 A.M.until time of funeral service 11:00 A.M. at Matz Funeral Home, 410 East Rand Road, Mt. Prospect, Illinois.  Entombment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Veterans Mausoleum, Arlington Heights, Illinois

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Committal Service


March 9, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Matz Funeral Home
410 East Rand Road
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056

Funeral Service
March 9, 2021

11:00 AM
Matz Funeral Home
410 East Rand Road
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056


Memory Gardens Cemetery
2501 East Euclid Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

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