Constance Freimark, 80, formerly of Spring Valley

Constance Freimark

Constance “Connie” Jean Freimark (Beisell), 80, died unexpectedly but peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at the Mayo Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis.

She was born on Jan. 6, 1939, in Goldfield, Iowa.

She attended schools in Goldfield, where she excelled in women’s basketball. The family later moved to a farm near LeRoy.

She graduated from LeRoy High in the spring of 1956.

In the fall of 1959, she married Harold Foster in Spring Valley.

The couple had three children, Rhonda, Brian and Garth. Her husband died accidentally, while the children were quite young.

Later, as a young widow, she met Gerald “Jerry” Freimark, and the two fell in love. They were married in Indio, Calif., on June 23, 1964.

The couple had two sons, Randy and Bradley.

She had a successful career working at Watlow in Winona, where she made many life-long friends.

She and her family resided for many years in rural Fountain City, Wis., before spending several more years in rural Whitehall, Wis. She and her husband relocated to Chippewa Falls, Wis., after her husband retired, for just a few years before her death.

She was friendly, active, outgoing and independent. She always put others first and gave freely of her love, her time, her efforts and her finances to those she loved and to those in need. She enjoyed socializing with both family and friends. She enjoyed travel and had many wonderful times at the couple’s cherished Northern Wisconsin cottage.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry; sister, Lois; brother, Doug (Shar); sons, Brian, Garth (significant other Michelle Erickson) and Brad (Jessica); grandsons, Aarron Santos (Annie), Adam Foster (Emily) and Corey Foster and great-granddaughters by them.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Cleone and Charlene “Chuck”; brother, Earl; daughter, Rhonda and infant son, Randy.

A celebration in her honor will be held on Saturday, April 27, at the Chippewa Valley Celebration of Life Center, located at 1717 Devney Drive, Altoona, Wis., beginning at 11a.m.

More details will become available, as the date nears at

During her life, she was impacted by both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and vasculitis. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in her name to either the COPD Foundation ( or the Vasculitis Foundation (

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center in Altoona is serving the family.