Veronica “Fronie” Mehringer, 97, Celestine

FronieVeronica “Fronie” Mehringer, 97, of Celestine, died Wednesday (May 22) at Brookside Village in Jasper.

She was born in Celestine on January 22, 1916, to Herman J. and Katherine (Schroering) Schroeder.  She married Silas Mehringer on June 21, 1938, at St. Celestine Church.  He preceded her in death on June 29, 1985.

Veronica was a farmer and homemaker. She was a member of St. Celestine Church, and the St. Celestine  St. Ann’s Society. She enjoyed quilting,  gardening, and family gatherings.

Surviving are two sisters, Marie Beckman, Celestine, and Rosina Mehringer, Jasper; one brother, Norbert Schroeder and his wife Verna, Jasper; nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Bernadette Schroering, and six brothers, Joseph, Alois, Edward, Rev. Othmar,  Rev. Sylvester, and Jerome Schroeder.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Celestine Catholic Church in Celestine, with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and one hour before services at the church. The St. Celestine St. Ann’s Society will pray a rosary at 2:45 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Celestine Catholic Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at

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