Frances Bernice Kreiselman (nee Kurtz). Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 23, 1924, she grew up in the Bronx where she met the love of her life, Bernie. They married in St. Petersburg, Fla., where Bernie was stationed during World War II.

Fran and Bernie moved to Columbus in 1949 where they raised their three children. She helped organize the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus’ first women’s volleyball league. Fran was an avid bowler with B’nai Brith Women’s league for many years, often averaging the highest weekly score. She was a voracious reader and also looked forward to her weekly mahjong games. She held various administrative positions, first with Sears Distribution Center, later retiring from Gates McDonald in 1986.

Following retirement, she lovingly helped raise her four grandchildren. Fran was much more than the family matriarch to her children and grandchildren. She was also a mentor and dear friend to many.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bernie; and her parents, Myer and Miriam Kurtz. She is survived and sadly missed by her daughters, Karel (Jerry) Kroos and Jill (Richard) Bradburn; son, Doug (Kathy) Kreiselman; grandchildren, Joanna (Tyler) Kreiselman-Drombosky, Cory Bradburn, Alexandra (Amber) Kreiselman, Chloe Bradburn, Michelle (Chuck) Klein and Kevin (Sheila) Kroos; dear sister, Helene Peselnick; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private family services were held June 11 at Forest Lawn-Temple Israel.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus would be appreciated.

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