Veronica A. (Zaremba) Frantz, 98, of Roseville (formerly Falcon Heights), died on Nov. 23. Vee was born of Lithuanian immigrants in Enfield, Conn., in 1915. Always generous to those around her, she became an outstanding head nurse at Springfield Hospital in Springfield, Mass., where she ran a tight ship and also served as a crack surgical scrub nurse. There she met and married the late Dr. Ivan D. Frantz Jr., and in Boston gave birth to the first of five boys, Ivan III, while Ivan Jr. was serving in the Navy during World War II. Vee was an excellent cook, tireless in looking after her boys and very proud of them. She showed genuine interest in the lives of everyone she met, and in typical fashion came to know well and to be well-loved by the excellent staff of Sunrise Senior Living in Roseville, where she spent her final years. Over the many years of raising her family in Falcon Heights, she was actively engaged in charitable work for Children’s Home Society and in organizing volunteers for the University of Minnesota Faculty Women’s scholarship fund. She volunteered at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, where she faithfully attended for many years. She is survived by five sons, Ivan III (Barbara); Charles Joseph; Donald (Barbara); Karl (Judith); and Robert (Janell); 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A church friend said, “Vee volunteered in several capacities at Corpus Christi. She worked several years at the rummage sale sorting shoes; she worked in the kitchen for Leisure Center; and she was always available for help in the office.” Visitation will be held at Roseville Memorial Chapel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 4-8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church in Roseville, followed by burial at Fort Snelling.

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