L. Frances Misbach
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L. Frances Misbach, age 100, of Williamsburg, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021, at Highland Ridge Care Center. Funeral Services: 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with Pastor Kirk Statler officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Williamsburg. Visitation: 9:00-10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. Memorials may be contributed to the Iowa County 4-H/FFA Fair Grounds, Marengo.
Frances is survived by her children Stanley (Kathy) Misbach of Marengo, Janet (Chris) Misbach-Johnson of Fort Myers, FL.; and her grandson Michael Misbach of Marengo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Wiese, her brothers Dick, Elroy, and Donald in infancy; a sister Margaret Spoerry, and a half-brother Alvin Niswander.
L. Frances Niswander was born September 6, 1920, the daughter of William I. and Elizabeth Figg Niswander. She attended the country schools until the 8th grade. Frances was united in marriage to Wiese Lorenz Misbach on August 7, 1949, in Vinton, Iowa. She helped with farming in the Sumner Township area. Frances enjoyed playing bridge and pepper, and tending to her flower and vegetable gardens. Frances took pride in her roses and was known to have a hen house full of chickens. She loved baking, and always had homemade bread to share. Frances was often referred to as the “lady in purple” fitting as her favorite colors were purple and lavender.