In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arts and Science Literacy Camp, part of Tippecanoe Presbyterian Church.Tippecanoe Presbyterian Church
Kim Elizabeth Frinzi, nee Sandison, 73, passed away on April 12, 2020, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was born in Massillon, Ohio, January 12, 1947, the daughter of the late Donald and Gwendolyn Sandison, nee Smith, and sister of Ann Butler, nee Sandison. Survived by the father of her children, James Frinzi, Sr. Beloved mother of James Frinzi, Elizabeth Charewicz (Greg), Jane Jaeger (Ralf), Anne Whitney, and Benjamin Frinzi (Alyson). Proud grandmother of Mariabella and Gianna Frinzi, Maxwell and Michael Charewicz, William Jaeger, Benett and Rosalie Whitney, and Amedee Wren Frinzi.
Kim was a caring and gentle person, and loved spending time with her family and friends. She fondly held childhood memories of her Ohio home deep in her heart and often described them as an idyllic dream. Kim took on her father’s love of Broadway musicals and plays, and her mother’s kindness and quirky sense of humor. In fact, Kim was known for her lighthearted pranks, witty one-liners, and jokes. Her quips were unmatched. She loved reminiscing about antics from her youth made with lifetime and dear friends: Joyce, Jackie, Smokie, and John. Kim’s memories were so entertaining and vivid that you felt like you lived them with her.
Kim moved to Milwaukee in her 20s after traveling through Europe. She was an adventurer and was inspired to move to the area after watching the 1970s sitcom, Laverne and Shirley. After raising her children, Kim continued her education and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Alverno College. She took great pride in this accomplishment and was passionate in encouraging her children to work hard and further their education.
Kim’s biggest sense of pride came from being a mom and grandma, always bragging about her kids and grandchildren. She willingly was available to help family and friends regardless of the time of day or night. Kim was everyone’s go-to when you needed to connect and she did so with an open mind and heart. She loved frequenting art fairs, having a good gin and tonic and a burger, and listening and dancing to Motown music and old records. She will be remembered for the way she always delighted in anything to do with her kids or grandkids and looked forward to their daily calls and visits. She especially enjoyed playing cards, board games, making arts and crafts, swimming, and sharing jokes with her grandkids.
Kim will be laid to rest privately with family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arts and Science Literacy Camp, part of Tippecanoe Presbyterian Church: http://www.tippechurch.org/donate.html
or a charity of your choice.