Alena Mae Frassetto
June 13, 1983 - August 26, 2007
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Holy Spirit Parish - Kimberly
600 E. Kimberly Ave
Kimberly, WI 54136
Thursday 8/30, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Holy Spirit Parish, Kimberly
Kimberly, WI
Thursday 8/30, 6:00 pm
Jansen Fargo Funeral Home
204 East Kimberly Avenue
Kimberly, WI 54136
920-788-6202 | Map
St. John Cemetery - Little Chute
Little Chute, WI
Monday 8/27

Alena M. Frassetto, age 24, passed away August 26, 2007, with her parents and sister at her side. Alena was born in Appleton on June 13, 1983, the daughter of Gino and Nancy (Peerenboom) Frassetto of Sherwood. Alena was a 2002 graduate of Xavier High School, where she excelled in academics and music. In 2006…

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Christine Ackerman left a message on April 6, 2009:
To the Frassetto family: I was a classmate of Alena's at MU, in her graduating class, and we had clinicals together at Froedert and St. Francis Hospitals. What I remember about Alena is that she was very smart, funny & fun to be around, personable, and caring. She was always willing to help me out with clinical projects and often hosted study groups for us before exams. I can't believe she was taken away from us so soon, and my heart goes out to your family. My prayers are with you.
The Ed Bekx Family left a message on April 6, 2009:
We were so sorry to hear the sad news of Alena's illness and passing. Robbie and Danny have fond memories of grade school days and carpooling to Xavier with Alena. They both remember Alena as being one of the kindest people they knew. Our deepest sympathy is with your family. May your memories and the memories of others comfort you at this difficult time and always. Ed, Katie, Robbie, Danny, Sean and Lauren Bekx
SANDRA A. KHOURY-MAMA-B left a message on April 6, 2009:
I ONLY KNEW ALENA LESS THAN A YEAR BUT IT IS AMAZING HOW SOME PEOPLE WITH SUCH A GREAT ATTITUDE AND DEMEANOR CAN CHANGE YOUR DAY, YOUR OUTLOOK, YOUR LIFE. I LIKE TO BE AROUND POSITIVE PEOPLE AND FELT THAT WAY WITH HER WHEN WE TALKED. I KNOW THAT AT THIS TIME YOU ARE AT A CHURCH SAYING WONDERFUL THINGS ABOUT YOUR WONDERFUL DAUGHTER AND I WANT YOU TO BE SURE TO TAKE THE TIME TO KNOW, YOU HER FAMILY IS HOW SHE BECAME THAT WAY. THE WHOLE TIME IN FLORIDA SHE TALKED ABOUT HER AWSOME FAMILY AND HOW MUCH SHE LOVED YOU ALL AND DOING THINGS WITH YOU. MOM, SHE EVEN COMPARED ME TO YOU SAYING " I SEEMED LIKE A COOL MOM LIKE HER'S WAS." THANK YOU FOR ALL BEING THERE FOR HER AND KNOW THAT THOSE OF US IN OUR OWN LITTLE, BUSY WORLDS APPRECIATE THAT AND NOT A DAY WENT BY AND STILL, THAT WE DON'T THINK OF HER. SHE MADE ME A BETTER, STRONGER PERSON AND KNOW WHATS IMPORTANT IN LIFE(FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND LOVE.) RECHOICE IN HER JOURNEY INTO THAT BEAUTIFUL PLACE CALLED HEAVEN AND KNOW THAT THE SUN SHINES BRIGHTER AND THE ANGELS SMILE WIDER WITH HER PRESCENCE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND SEEMS LIKE FAREWELL TO YOU TOO WITH NO MORE CHATS ON THE CARE PAGES WITH THOUGHTS OF ENCOURAGEMENT AND WORDS OF WISDOM FROM OTHERS. I KNOW YOUR HEART ACHES AND IS EMPTY BUT BELIEVE WE WILL ALL MEET AGAIN.
Kristy left a message on April 6, 2009:
I only worked with Alena for a short time at Meriter until I moved on to a new job. I was however fortunate enough to be able to take care of her during a few of her vists to UW hospital. In that time that I knew Alena she always had a warm smile that could brightin up a room. She will be greatly missed. It was a privledge knowing such a wonderful person. My prayers are with you.
Don, Donna, Laura, & Kevin Phelan left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dearest Nancy, Jana, & Gino, What a wonderful service you put together for Alena. From the picture boards, beautiful flowers, touches of pink, mementos of cards and butterflies, along with the touching tributes given by the Klisters. The entire service was dedicated entirely to Alena. The stories told were so personal and revealed the true relationship of your family. They reiterated the wonderful woman Alena became and how she made the most of her time with us. The service was also a time for the rest of us to reflect on the lives we have led and how we've affected the lives of others. We all can remember Alena by being more compassionate to others who are in our lives. To see all the pink and butterflies was a constant reminder that Alena was with us in spirit. Those that attended are just a portion of how many people truly care about your family. There will be many difficult days ahead, please know that we will continue to support you. Life will go on, but it now goes on differently for all of us who's life was touched by Alena. Lots of love, Don, Donna, Laura & Kevin
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Robbie Meyer left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Jana, Nancy, & Gino, Your tribute to Alena was absolutely beautiful. The love you shared was evident in every aspect of the service. It is a privilege to have shared and loved Alena with you. Our lives may never be the same but Alena made them better. We love you all, The Meyers
Tiki Poehnelt left a message on April 6, 2009:
I hired Alena to work at Meriter Emergency Room Services and wish her employment at Meriter had been much longer. She sure was a great nurse. Thinking of you at this difficult time Tiki
The Vander Loop's left a message on April 6, 2009:
Alena's service was so beautiful. The outpouring of love and support given by everyone, families and friends, was tremendous. Alena's life truly mattered and we will miss her very much. Thank you for sharing Alena with us. Love, Paula, Jim, Kurt and Jared
Grandma JO left a message on April 6, 2009:
Many thoughts are going around in my brain but the first has to be the marvelous "tribue to Alena" that you offered, for the edification of everyone who attended Alena's service. WHAT A LABOR OF LOVE! You gave all of us something to takehome.....LOVE....REMEMBRANCE...DEDICATION.....UNITY, a verbal picture of the vibrant life she lived. Though you must've suffered greatly while preparing OUR GIFT, we thank you for all your angst, anxiety, attentiveness....all the things you did for your daughter, while at the same time, sharing and keeping her on the CarePages, and in our prayer sights. I know we will all keep our prayers moving for your recovery, but they'll be directed to your PERSONAL SAINT - ALENA the GREAT! Everything you three did for her and us, you did with great class, with ultimate perfection and always with love. Thanks a million. Now,what can we do for YOU? Stay well....take care of each other....and always know, we're HERE for you.....WHENEVER. Much love.........MOM
Ed & Tina Keller left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Jana, Nancy & Gino, I can't stop thinking about Alena's Service. It was an absolutely beautiful tribute to Alena and the special young lady she bacame! The stories brought smiles and tears (sometimes at the same time). Everything was so touching. I truly believe she is looking after us and still admiring Jana's darling pink heels she wore especially for Alena. Thank you for helping us to heal right along with you. Luv ya, The Kellers
Vickie Gossens left a message on April 6, 2009:
What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful daughter/sister! Yes, Alena's life mattered! Maybe more now than ever before for we will never know how many lives she has touched or will touch into eternity. Time has no boundaries with God and surely that is where Alena is. Yes, Alena's life mattered. Her short life is meaningful in reminding us all that we are put on this earth to love one another. Love our enemies, love our friends, love all. We have all been gifted with the privilege of having known her if only for a short while. Yes, every day, from now to eternity, Alena's life mattered.
Nikki Chevalier left a message on April 6, 2009:
Gino, Nancy, & Jana ~ Your neverending love for Alena was present during the entire service for her. The bright pink colors & beutiful butterfly pins represented Alena's love for life. Her butterfly is now pinned in my van for me to look at everyday! My faith has grown so much by what Alena taught me through her battle. She has changed my life forever!
left a message on April 6, 2009:
My prayers are with you during this difficult time. I am honored to have met Alena and have been able to call her a friend. I visited her to help her smile and in turn she encouraged me.
Jill Hughey left a message on April 6, 2009:
Alena will be greatly missed by her friends in the ER. Even though she was a nurse for only a short time, she healed and comforted many. She was a strong woman with a warm smile and compassionate soul. My thoughts are with her family and close friends at this very difficult time.
dr thomas ferrella left a message on April 6, 2009:
I only knew Alena for a brief period, working with her at the Meriter Emergency Department in Madison. She started about the time we hired several other new young nurses. What stood out immediately was how mature she appeared, and smart. I immediately felt confident that we had acquired an excellent addition to our staff. I was her physician the night she came into the hospital to be seen as a patient, and had the heart-wrenching task of disclosing her illness. I remember the strength I saw in her eyes and the warmth I felt in her shoulders that night. I left her room feeling as if she just gave me a little gift, a little extra moral support to get me through my shift. Later I was thinking for all of my 51 years, here was this young woman of 23, helping me. Shouldn’t it have been the other way around? Once again I was impressed with her maturity. To her family: you raised a very beautiful daughter who touched many lives for which you should be proud and I was privileged to be one of those people. Dr. Ferrella
Caroline Stein, PA student left a message on April 6, 2009:
I wanted to let the Frassetto family know that I've been thinking about you, and will never forget Alena.
rachel nord left a message on April 6, 2009:
hello to all! i worked with alena at meriter, for that short time. i just wanted to tell you that your recent words on the "care page" truly captured my feelings: i will live a better life for having known alena, and know that God smiled on me by letting me share some of her brief time here on earth. she was so funny, so kind--the kind of person whose name you see on the schedule and say, "oh goodie!" my heart goes out to you who knew her best. i wish you peace and healing, and comfort in this sad time. ----rachel nord
candy miller-rusch left a message on April 6, 2009:
gary and vicki, so sorry too hear about the loss of your niece, we lost our 15byr old nephew in march to cancer, they are with the lord now, its been 6 years since ive been retired from appleton papers due to m.s, candy miller-rusch
Kathy (Phelan) Romenesko left a message on April 6, 2009:
Nancy, Gino, and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Alena. My thoughts are with you. Kathy
Tracy Palmer left a message on April 6, 2009:
Beautiful words from loving hearts. Alena was truly blessed to have such a devoted family. God bless all of you.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Connie and Pete Swanson left a message on April 6, 2009:
Frassetto Family- May many memories of Alena comfort you throughout this time of sorrow. She will be remembered as a fighter and wonderful person! I know she is watching over all of us daily. She is an angel. It was nice to meeting Alena and your family at UW Hospital. You ALL are truly AMAZING people! Much Love- Pete and Connie Swanson P.S. B6/6 Buds Forever!
Dale & Rosemary Van Elsen left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Frassetto Family, We would like to extend our deepest condolences to you in the loss of your beautiful daughter and sister. Words cannot heal the pain you are experiencing, but know that we are praying for you as you walk through these difficult days. Thank you for sharing your precious daughter with us through the Care Pages. What a tremendous role model Alena was for all of us. What a difference it would make in our world if all of us would have the faith and courage that your family shared. We will continue to pray for all three of you and your extended family and friends. May God bless you and give you His strength and His peace. Love and Prayers, Dale & Rosemary Van Elsen
Don, Donna, Laura & Kevin left a message on April 6, 2009:
Words can not be found to ease the pain you feel. Our hope is that your recent memories are replaced by memories you shared before 2007. Please know that others share in your grief and will always remember Alena. Lots of love, Don, Donna, Laura & Kevin
Karil Walther left a message on April 6, 2009:
Thinking of you during this difficult time. Karil Walther Meriter ER
Jackie Peerenboom left a message on April 6, 2009:
Nancy - Gino & Jana: Please know that we are very saddened by the loss of Alena. She is a very "SPECIAL" person and will always hold a very "SPECIAL" place in our hearts. She has touched many lives and will be greatly missed by many people. She is in Gods hands now and is watching down on us. Love: Jackie - Bill - Jill Katy and Emily
Gram P. left a message on April 6, 2009:
How fortunate I have been to have known and loved our beautiful princess during her all too short time with us. Gram P.
Mike & Lisa left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Gino, Nancy and Jana: It was an honor to have been a part of the wonderful service you preprared for Alena. What a touching tribute to your angel in Heaven. Our hearts ache for you - that you have to endure this pain is more than we want for you. We will continue to ask God to give you strength. Mike & Lisa God Lent a Child "I'll lend you for a little time a child of mine," He said, "For you to love the while she lives and mourn her when she's dead. It may be two or three years, or twenty-two or three, but will you, 'til I call her back, take care of her for me? She will bring her charms to gladden you and shall her stay be brief, you will have her lovely memories as solace for your grief. I cannot promise she will stay, since all from earth return, but there are lessons taught down there, I want this child to learn. I've looked the whole wide world over in my search for teachers true, and from the crowd that throngs life's lanes, I have selected you. Now will you give her all your love, nor think the labor vain, nor hate me when I come to call to take her back again. I fancied that I heard them say, "Dear Lord, Thy will be done." For all the joy Thy child shall bring the risk of grief we'll run. We'll shelter her with tenderness, we'll love her while we may, and for the happiness we've known, forever grateful stay. But shall the angels call for her much sooner than we've planned, we will brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand. - Author Unknown
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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