March 26, 1922 - January 15, 2019
Phyllis R. Frisk was born in a house near the church on the hill overlooking the lake in Center City, Minnesota on March 26, 1922. As kids we drove by the house many times when we visited relatives on the surrounding farms. It is one of about ten historic houses that are in a row just down from the church. Her family soon moved to south Minneapolis at first to a house that had only an outhouse for a bathroom. After a brief stay the family moved to the bungalow near Sibley Park. Phyllis was a good student. In elementary school she skipped a grade. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School. Her first job was in the infants department at Dayton’s. She later worked at a bank near seven corners.
Soon after high school she met our dad Wilmont, the love of her life. World War II broke out and just after Pearl Harbor our dad enlisted in the Navy. Phyllis and Wilmont were married while our dad was on leave in the summer of 1943. They immediately moved to San Francisco and soon our dad was sent to the South Pacific. After the war Doug was born and soon Craig followed. Mom became a stay-at-home mom – the norm in those days. In 1951, the family moved from near Franklin Avenue in the Phillips neighborhood to 58th and 11th Avenue in south Minneapolis. Phyllis lived in that house until 2012. In the late 1950s she began working at Sears Lake Street where she became the head cashier. Both of our parents retired in their early 60s and enjoyed 15 years of winters in Hawaii, California, and Arizona. After Wilmont died Phyllis stayed in the house for 12 years until the summer of 2012.
She is survived by sons Douglas (Kathleen) and his daughter, Megan (Hans) Henning, Craig (Jeanne) and his children, Ryan (Jodi) Frisk, and Melissa (Adam) Gasser; 5 great grandchildren; sisters Aljean Aubrecht, Ruth Brophy and many nieces and nephews
Memorials preferred to Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church or Presbyterian Homes of Arden Hills
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Her family will greet friends one hour before the service at church
Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church
50th Street and Knox Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419