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Dorothy L. Frozene, age 95, of Adams, Wisconsin went to be with her Lord & Savior on February 8, 2011 at Liberty Manor surrounded by her Husband and Children.


Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at the South Burr Oak Methodist Church in Coloma, Wisconsin.   Pastor Candace Liesicki will officiate.  A Private graveside service will take place at a later date at the New Chester Cemetery, Town of New Chester, Adams County, Wisconsin.  Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday at Roseberry's Funeral Home and again from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Church on Saturday.


Dorothy Louise Woodbury was born November 1, 1915 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Albert George and Nellie Sofia (Wigen) Woodbury.  Early years she attended school in St. Paul until in 1928 when she and her parents moved to Grand Marsh to join her brother Lawrence and help with his businesses.


On April 20, 1932 she married Merle H. Podoll.  Together they operated the family dairy farm and were blessed with seven children.  In October of 1961, Merle passed away in a car accident.  Dorothy continued to farm with her family.  On August 7, 1965 she married Glenn Frozene.  They farmed and in 1966 hosted Wisconsin Farm Progress Days.  In October of 1978 they retired and moved to Friendship when Son Larry purchased the farm.  Dorothy & Glenn continued to help Larry and son-in-law Butch with field work on the farm.  This also allowed them to spend treasured time with Granddaughters, Chrissy, Jacki, Shelly & Jenni.


Dorothy enjoyed many camp outings at the farm & Spring Bluff and wintering in Arizona.  She enjoyed traveling, especially Hawaii, Florida and New York.  In honor of her 90th Birthday her family took an Alaskan Cruise.  Other interests included reading, scrap booking, music, dancing and in later years winning “blackout” in bingo.


Dorothy was a valued volunteer.  She was a member of the South Burr Oak Methodist Church where she belonged to the UMW serving as President and Treasurer.  The rural church held chili suppers, annual summer rummage sales, strawberry pie and ice cream socials and Bible schools where Dorothy provided many hours of service.  Dorothy was a Golden Member of MMHC Partners working in their gift shop and providing baked goods for their sales.   She enjoyed giving to her community by supporting the Grand Marsh Community Club, Corn ‘n Tater Festival and Harmony Homemakers.  She served as an elected school board member for many years including several terms as treasurer.


Dorothy overcame many adversities by relying on her strong faith and abundant love, which inspired every life she touched.  She treasured her family as they treasured her.  Her favorite quote was “I’m drinking from my saucer because my cup runneth over.”


Memorials may be directed to the family for South Burr Oak Methodist Church.   Memorials can also be made to UW-School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Ophthalmology for Macular Degeneration Research.  Checks made to UW-Foundation and mailed to UW-Foundation, 1848 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53726. 


Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Albert & Nellie Woodbury; infant daughter, Norma Jean; first husband, Merle Podoll; 3 brothers & 2 sisters.



    Husband:  Glenn Frozene of Adams, Wisconsin

    Daughter:  Vel (Glen) Solchenberger of Adams, Wisconsin

    Daughter:  Flora (Vernon) Zink of Oxford, Wisconsin

    Son:  Larry (Edie) Podoll of Coloma, Wisconsin

    Daughter:  Linda (Russ) Roedl of Lake Mills, Wisconsin

    Daughter:  Lenna (Jerry) Chaffee of Tomah, Wisconsin

    Daughter:  Lori (Butch) Roberts of Coloma, Wisconsin

    Granddaughter:  Cheri (Neal) Weihert

    Granddaughter:  Vicki (Danny) Klein

    Grandson:  Gene (Terrie) Solchenberger  

    Grandson:  Mark Solchenberger

    Grandson:  Randy (Maribeth) Bruchs

    Grandson:  Michael (Amy) Bruchs

    Granddaughter:  Peggy (Kevin) Wegner

    Granddaughter:  Sheila (Lansing) Tyler

    Granddaughter:  Christina Podoll

    Granddaughter:  Jaclyn Podoll

    Granddaughter:  Michelle (Mike) Schlachter

    Granddaughter:  Jennilee Podoll

    Grandson:  Chris (Emily) Roedl

    Grandson:  Nick Roedl  

    Grandson:  Matthew Chaffee

    Granddaughter:  Jessica Chaffee

    22 Great- Grandchildren & 12 Great-Great Grandchildren 

    further survived by:  many nieces & nephews   


Roseberry's Funeral Home is assisting the family. 



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