Obituary of Constance Frohwein
Constance Evans Frohwein, 99, formerly of 3887 Locust Ridge Road in North Liberty, died Sunday, September 21, 2003 at the Solon Nursing Care Center in Solon, Iowa. Visitation will be at the Gay-Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City on Friday, September 26th at 2:00 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m., a reception will follow the services at the funeral home, everyone is welcome. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Iowa City, the Johnson county chapter of the Red Cross or the Congregational United Church of Christ. Online condolences may be sent for Connies family through our website @www.gayandciha.com. Mrs. Frohwein was born September 29, 1903 in Bloomfield, Iowa, the daughter of Charles D. and Hester (Headrick) Evans. She attended the Agazzi grade school in Ottumwa, and Ottumwa High school (which is now named the C.D Evans Middle School in honor of her father who served on the school board for 45 years). She attended the University of Iowa and was initiated into Alpha Xi Delta in 1923. She subsequently served as president of the corporation board when the local chapter house was built. She was also president of the local chapter, the alumnae chapter and Province VII. While a student at the University of Iowa she served on the Hawkeye Staff (yearbook), and was a member of the Glee Club, the Aerodelphean Literary Society and Mortar Board. Connie married George H. Frohwein in Ottumwa, Iowa on June 18, 1927. George had established Frohwein Office Supply Company in Iowa City in 1917. It is still in business today as Frohwein Office Plus and Frohwein Contract Interiors in Coralville, now co-owned by two of her grandsons Doug and Dave Parsons. Mrs. Frohwein also served as president of the City Panhellenic organization, was on the Civic Music Board and the Red Cross board, was co-chairman and co-founder of the Johnson County Red Cross Gray Ladies (now called U of I Hospitals Volunteer Program), co-organizer and president of the Sigma Chi Mothers Club, a member of the Civic Government Council-Manager Board, and treasurer of the Council-Manager Association. For over 15 years she sewed all day every Wednesday for the Red Cross first for the WWII soldiers and then for Veterans Hospitals. She had been a den mother for the Cub Scouts, president of the City High School PTA, sang in the Congregational church choir, was a board member of the Iowa City Womens Club and for many years captained the Community Chest drives for the West side of town. For over forty years she and her husband George spent their winters in Pompano Beach, Florida. Connie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joan and C.H. (Larry) Parsons of North Liberty, and her son and daughter-in-law, George E. and Rosemary Frohwein, both of Iowa City. She had seven grandchildren, including Cindy Parsons (Gary Klinefelter), Dave Parsons (LuAnn Reynolds), Doug Parsons (Connie), all of Iowa City, Beth Wood (Michael) of Huntville, Alabama, Peter Frohwein (Morri) Atlanta, Georgia and Jeff Frohwein, from Huntsville, Alabama, and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Ramona, a grandson, Todd, and her husband, George, who died in 1993 at age 94.