Cover photo for Marilyn Frenzel's Obituary
Marilyn Frenzel Profile Photo
1968 Marilyn 2024

Marilyn Frenzel

December 28, 1968 — February 13, 2024

The world lost a beautiful mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Marilyn Sue Frenzel (Lebeck) was born on December 28, 1968, in Navasota, Texas, to Tommy and Emily Lebeck and passed away on February 13th, 2024, at the age of 55, in her home surrounded by her loving family.

Marilyn battled cancer, but it never stopped her from living her best life. She was very determined to make the most out of the worst situation.

Marilyn worked for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for most of her career.  She served this agency faithfully for over 30 years. Marilyn helped to support and elevate the entire Extension Agent Network through her role as the Assistant to the Director of County Operations under Dr. Donald Kelm, Dr. Jeff Ripley, and Dr. Darrell Dromgoole. She also served the agency through her work with the TALL program, the State 4-H Office, and as a support staff member in the Brazos County and Grimes County Extension offices.  Marilyn truly enjoyed her job and formed many close friendships with AgriLife Extension. She received many awards in her career, notably the Superior Service Award in 2019.  Her colleagues knew her as a very loyal and supportive friend.  She was big-hearted, and everyone enjoyed her perpetual smile.   

Marilyn’s colleagues are establishing the Marilyn Frenzel Endowed Scholarship in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications at Texas A&M University. Through the A&M Foundation, this scholarship will serve as a testament to her enduring impact and provide invaluable support to full-time students pursuing undergraduate degrees in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Fallon was Marilyn’s pride and joy.  The most joy Marilyn received was watching Fallon grow up into a beautiful, successful young woman and meeting the man of her dreams, Chalon.   Marilyn also loved to spend time at the pig barn almost every evening once Fallon started showing pigs in the 8th grade.  Even after Fallon graduated, she continued to help Greg’s kids with the pig projects.  Marilyn was always in charge of the skin and hair of the pigs and was a big reason for all of the kids' successes in the show ring.  Marilyn loved her sports and would attend the kids’ sporting events, whether baseball, track, football, or softball.  She was almost always by Greg’s side and was one of their biggest cheerleaders.

 Marilyn is survived by her loving daughter, Fallon, and husband, Chalon Pratt; her loving soulmate, Greg Kaase; Greg’s children, Mason, Karli, Layni, and Joe Kash; Her mother, Emily Lebeck; sisters and brother-in-laws; Dianne and Alan Phillips, Carolyn and Ronnie Warzon; nephew Doug Warzon and Meredith (fiancé); niece Ashley and Bobby Archer, and children Max and Aden; uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Forey Frenzel; her father, Tommy Lebeck; and nieces, Allie and Makenzie Phillips.

 Marilyn was many things to many people in her lifetime and will be truly missed.  One of Marilyn’s last wishes was instead of flowers, she asked for donations to be made to the Plantersville Stoneham Bunch, Inc. (501c3) PO Box 92, Plantersville, Texas 77363 or to BCYLA Swine Show benefiting the youth of Grimes and Brazos Counties c/o Gregg Kaase, 16043 FM 2154, College Station, Texas 77845.


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Marilyn Frenzel, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, February 18, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Hillier Funeral Home of College Station

4080 Texas 6 Frontage Rd, College Station, TX 77845

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Rosary

Sunday, February 18, 2024

6:00 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

Hillier Funeral Home of College Station

4080 Texas 6 Frontage Rd, College Station, TX 77845

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, February 19, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

St. Joseph Catholic Mission

County Rd 304, Navasota, TX 77868

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Graveside

Monday, February 19, 2024

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery

2373 FM 2988, Navasota, TX 77868

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 6231

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree