Frances R. Willnecker

Frances R. (Dambeck) Willnecker, 99, Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Blair and IDA Towers, Altoona, died Oct. 13, 2013, in Pensacola.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Karl and Frances (Thalhauser) Dambeck. She married Louis R. Willnecker on Aug. 24, 1932, in Altoona, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are a son, Thomas E. of Pensacola, Fla., with whom she resided; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and five siblings: William Dambeck of Altoona, Louis Dambeck of Roaring Spring, Catherine “Kay” Robison of Altoona, Ann Mickel of Lititz and Martha Otto of Altoona.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: Robert, Carl and Xavier “Frank” Dambeck; and two sisters: Mary Shade and Teresa Wakefield.

Frances was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary.

Friends will be received from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A memorial service will follow at 10:30 a.m. in Stevens Memorial Chapel by Monsignor Timothy Stein.