Elizabeth "Fritzie" Trinklein

Birth: July 2nd, 1922
Death: May 9th, 2016
Age: 93 years
Residence:East Lansing
Previous Residence(s):Frankenmuth

Elizabeth “Fritzie” Trinklein

East Lansing, MI (formerly of Frankenmuth)


Passed away Monday, May 9, 2016 at Hospice House of Mid-Michigan in Lansing, MI; age 93 years.  Elizabeth Margaret Kueffner was born on July 2, 1922 in Buena Vista, MI.  She was married to Melvin R. Trinklein on October 13, 1945 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Frankentrost, MI; he predeceased her in 1999, after 54 years of marriage. Fritzie worked at Leslie Hardware, Edelweiss Restaurant, Frankenmuth Woolen Mill, Hubinger Grocery, Lufkin Rule, and was owner of Trinklein Dairy Farms, Inc.  She was a member of Martin Luther Chapel, East Lansing, MI.  Fritzie loved animals of all kinds, and her hobbies included crocheting, reading, bowling, playing cards and puzzles.


Surviving are; children, Dennis E. Trinklein and Cheryl (Denny) Rapson; grandchildren, James (Rochelle) Compau, Dennis M. (Cheryl) Trinklein, David (Nichole) Compau, Kyle (Jessica) Trinklein, Rebecca Trinklein, Randy (Nancy) Rapson, and Ryan Rapson; great-grandchildren, Andrew Trinklein, Dalton Trinklein, Ella Compau, Brooklyn Compau, Bryce Trinklein, Madelyn Compau, Chloe Compau, Kinsley Compau, Brody Compau, Samantha Rapson, Zachary Rapson, Abbey Rapson, Michael Rapson, Cullen Rapson, and Megan Rapson; sister, Martha Reinhardt; sister-in-laws, Elva Kehrberg and Virginia Lawrence; nieces and nephews, John (Betty) Kueffner, Fred (Lorraine) Kueffner, Earl (Nonie) Brechtelsbauer, Kay Brechtelsbauer, Gene (Peggy) Reinhardt, Joyce Gibbs, Lois Bickel, Perry Lawrence, Lorry (Steven) Peterson, Randy (Caren) Lawrence, Gary (Darlene) Miller, Joan Kerschen, Judy Bauer, Don (Carol) Miller and Jeanne (Todd) Sandborn.


Funeral services will take place on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Frankenmuth Bible Church, 565 Churchgrove Rd., Frankenmuth, MI.  Pastor Curt Dwyer from Martin Luther Chapel, East Lansing, MI will officiate with burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.  Fritzie’s family will receive visitors at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St. on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Martin Luther Chapel (444 Abbot Rd. East Lansing 48823), Hospice House of Mid-Michigan (1210 W. Saginaw Street, Lansing, MI 48915) and Frankenmuth Bible Church (565 Churchgrove Rd., Frankenmuth, MI 48734).  Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.cederbergfh.com.

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