Frana Cherico

Frances “Frana” Marie Cherico was a caring individual, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world suddenly on January 14, 2022 at age 77.
She was born to Adolph and Marie Dolenshak on April 8, 1944. After graduating from high school, Frana chased her dreams and traveled the country, she had married and had 3 children: Tony Cherico of Bentonville, AR, Sean & Karla Cherico of Sedan, KS, and Nicole & Darren Wallace of Frisco, TX and 6 grandchildren: Rico, Griffin, Luciano and Atelen Cherico, Austin and Channing Wallace and 1 great grandchild: Beckham Cherico. She leave this world with 2 sisters Darlene Leek and Adrienne Micklich and one brother Rudy Dolenshak. She proceeds death with one sister Mary Jean Krizner and her parents.
Frana loved spending time gardening and painting, she was a very spiritual person with an incredibly huge heart. She moved back to Ely, MN in the early 90’s to open a B&B and to get back to her original roots and to live in the house her father built. She lived in various places throughout her life including Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon to mention a few, but her love and home has always been the Boundary Waters area.
A memorial service is scheduled for June, 2022 here in Ely, further information will posted at a further date. Please send donations to the Ely Flower & Seed c/o Whiteside Park Gardeners.