Mass of Christian Burial for Mariam “Mimi” Frenier of Morris, Minnesota, will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris, with Father Todd Schneider serving as celebrant. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.
Mariam Catherine Adams, daughter of Earl Walter and Catherine Jenny (Primm) Adams, was born January 29, 1936, in Deadwood, South Dakota. She had one sister, Nancy Jane Adams. Mimi graduated from Baton Rouge High School in 1953. She was united in marriage to Lionel Anthony Darce in 1955. They had a son, Mark Walter who was born in 1956 and passed away in 1957. Their second son, Eric William Darce was born in 1959. Mimi attended Kent State University where she received her B.S. Degree in 1965, and MA Degree in 1967. She later attended University of Iowa receiving a PhD in 1978. She was united in marriage to Robert H. Frenier in 1969 inheriting his three sons: Robert, John and Will. Mimi taught history and women’s studies as a professor at University of Minnesota Morris from 1973 to 2004. She taught intro to women’s studies from 2005-2006. She continued to live in Morris until the time of her death.
Mimi was passionate about gardening, literature, Asian culture and history, which lead to trips to China and Vietnam. She was an extremely engaging conversationalist and could challenge anyone on an intellectual level. Her accomplishments were myriad, her contribution to education immeasurable. She will be missed.
Mimi passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. She was 86 years old.
She is survived by three sons: Eric (Alicia) Frenier of Morris, John (Jerilen) Frenier of Williamsburg, IA and Robert Frenier of Brattleboro, VT. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons: Mark Darce and Will Frenier and sister: Nancy Adams.
Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements for Mimi.