February 3, 2021 - February 3, 2021
Günter W. Frenz passed away peacefully on February 3, 2021, at the age of 93 at The Moorings Health Center in Arlington Heights.Günter was born and raised in Pforzheim (Germany). As a child, he experienced the horrors of World War II and was drafted into the military at the age of 16. When he returned to his hometown in 1945, the town was totally destroyed. He was doing an apprenticeship as a toolmaker and engraver and found work in an electrical company, where he met his beloved Waltraud.Günter had relatives in America and emigrated to Chicago in 1952. Waltraud followed him in 1954 and they married in the same year. Günter completed his American military service, worked as a toolmaker and founded his own company (Frenz Tools Mfg) in Schaumburg.His great joy was music and so he soon joined the Swabian Singing Association, to which he remained loyal throughout his life.Günter and Waltraud often visited his parents and relatives in Germany and Austria with great joy.Günter suffered a severe stroke of fate in 1997 when he suffered a stroke with one-sided paralysis, but was able to stay in his house in Kildeer.Due to a sudden serious illness, Günter lost his beloved wife in 2014, who cared for him lovingly; he called her "my angel". Therefore, his life path led him to the Moorings Health Center.He took part in activities there, but he enjoyed the visits of his relatives from Germany with great pleasure.One of his nicest experiences was celebrating his 90th birthday with family and friends.We will sorely miss his humor, helpfulness and affection.Visitation Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 10 AM until time of funeral service 11 AM at Matz Funeral Home, 410 East Rand Road, Mt. Prospect, Illinois. Entombment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Veterans Mausoleum, Arlington Heights, Illinois.COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS:As of February 2, 2021, the State of Illinois "Tier 4 Mitigations" regarding funeral attendance limits for the Suburban Cook County/City of Chicago allow no more than 50 guests at a time in the funeral home. All guests are required to wear face masks and practice social distancing. It is recommended that if you are not feeling well, you should not attend.SCHEDULED ZOOM MEETING:Topic: Service of Güenter FrenzTime: Mar 9, 2021 10:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/6048669202Meeting ID: 604 866 9202One tap mobile+13126266799,,6048669202# US (Chicago)+13017158592,,6048669202# US (Washington DC)Dial by your location+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)Meeting ID: 604 866 9202Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abUUISIRTHFor further information, call 847-394-2336 or visit https://www.matzfuneralandcremation.com/obits To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Gunter W Frenz, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Gunter W Frenz, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Günter W. Frenz passed away peacefully on February 3, 2021, at the age of 93 at The Moorings Health Center in Arlington Heights.Günter was born and raised in Pforzheim (Germany). As a child, he experienced the horrors of World War II and was... View Obituary & Service Information
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