Marla Frach
July 16, 2023

Marla Maryann Frach age 86 of Delano passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2023. She was born August 29, 1936, to Felix and Mary (Blackowiak) Ramola in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Marla was united in marriage to Edward Thomas Frach on February 9, 1957, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Delano, Minnesota and to this union they were blessed with 5 children.
Marla grew up on a farm in Lyndale, MN. This is where she learned how to work hard and how to care for other people.
Marla made her career in nursing. She served for 31 years as a public health care nurse for Wright County Health Services. Upon retirement she went to work at Dundee nursery in Hamel, where she got to use her Master gardener skills. Marla was active in her church, serving in many ways. She was active with the Catholic Order of Foresters, Delano Historical Society, Delano Senior Center, Board member of the Dells Place, Member of the Arboretum and Horticulture Society of Wright County as well as the Delano American Legion Post #377 Auxiliary.
Marla loved to spend time with her family and attending to her flower garden. She also looked forward to the family vacations in northern Minnesota, where she would go fishing with family. Marla loved spending time with her grandchildren by taking them to the Minnesota state fair, zoo and the arboretum.
Marla was preceded in death by her husband Ed; brother-in-law Dan Chenowith; parents Felix and Mary Ramola. She is survived by her children Kathy (Bob) Sonenstahl, Michael (Julie Gilb) Frach, Stephanie Frach, Randy (Susan Smykalski) Frach, Rhonda (Roberto ) Frach Pantila; 9 grandchildren Lisa Sonenstahl, Tony (Laura) Sonenstahl, Aaron (Jessica) Frach, Heather (Ben) Hartman, Jessica (Keith) Butcher, Megan (Nick) Koecheler, Kelly (Nick) May, Jared (Jessica) Frach, Raquell Pantila; 22 great grandchildren Cole, Bennett, Brennen, Cooper, Stella, Madison, James, Oliver Kylie, Brooke, Bentley, Joslyn, Addaley, Braylon, Deacon, Emmett, Henry, Hudson, Kailynn, Hailey, Sophia, Winifred; siblings and their spouses Phil (Eileen) Ramola, Monica Ramola, Joseph (Dorothy Griep) Ramola, Barbara Chenoweth; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 21, 2023, at 11 a.m. with visitation 1 hour before service at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, St. Peter’s campus in Delano, Minnesota. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday; with a 4:30 p.m. rosary service and a 7 p.m. prayer service in St. Martha’s Hall of the St. Peter campus in Delano, Minnesota. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Delano, Minnesota.