Betty Frobenius

Obituary of Betty Lucile Frobenius

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Betty Frobenius was born August 20, 1927, Barnard, Kansas, to Walter Raymond Brouhard and Viola Frink, and passed away August 23, 2023, in Pasadena, Texas. Betty grew up along with eight siblings in Hope, Kansas. She was brought up in the Baptist church, however she attended and raised her children in the First Reform Church in Little Falls, New Jersey. She also attended several Methodist churches in the various places she moved over the years. The last church she attended was the United Methodist Church in La Porte, Texas.


Betty lived with her aunt and uncle for a time and worked at the local diner. This is where she met the love of her life. She married Edward “Dean” Frobenius on February 10, 1946. After Betty and Dean were wed, Dean was in the service, and they moved to Newburgh, New York.  They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 10, 1996. Dean passed away eleven months later.


Betty loved traveling with Dean and their adored fur baby, Fluffy, to visit friends and relatives all over the United States. Dean owned a private flying club which gave them the opportunity to travel extensively; even on a moment’s notice, Betty was always ready. Dean even taught Betty how to land a plane in case there would ever be an emergency situation. Wherever they went, Betty loved going to the beach and collecting seashells. Some of the beaches they visited include the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Panama City, and Florida beaches.


In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, reading, coloring, word search puzzles, and bingo.  However, what Betty cherished most is her grandchildren. She loved visiting them, and she loved when they visited her. She would always have breakfast ready, no matter what time they arrived. Quite often it was 2:00 or 3:00 am. Betty would even take special orders. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.


Betty is preceded in death by her parents Walter and Viola Brouhard; loving husband, Dean Frobenius; daughter Deanna Broderick; siblings Ora Beckel, Josie Riffel, Raymond Brouhard, Elsie Riffel, Clara McCoonse; and grandson Eric Baluk. She is survived by her sons Gordon Frobenius (Nancy), Ronald Frobenius (Cheryl); son-in-law Richard Broderick; siblings Carol Troop, Clayton Brouhard, Jerry Brouhard; grandchildren Charles Baluk Jr., Gordon Dean Frobenius, Gina Frobenius, Jeffrey Frobenius, Keri Lilly, Christopher Frobenius, Nicholas Frobenius, Alissa Frobenius; Eleven great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.


There will be a Graveside Service at the Lincolnville Cemetery on Friday, September 1, 2023 at 11am. Reception will follow at the Lincolnville Community Center, Lincolnville, Kansas.


In lieu of flowers, Memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church (QuiltFaries), 9601 W. Fairmont Pkwy., La Porte, TX 77571

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