Map restoration is memorial to librarian

twistedlibrarian writes “For years, librarian Charyl “Char” Frounfelter helped people learn about their ancestors, Michigan history and many other topics, too.

“She was very knowledgeable,” says Eleanor Koepke of Grand Blanc Township, president of the Flint Genealogical Society, “and she helped a lot of folks over the years.”

“A couple of times she helped people who found relatives they’d been separated from for years,” says Lloris “Larry” Frounfelter, Char’s husband.

“One lady who found her brother wrote Char a letter, thanking her for helping find him. That meant a lot to her.”

Char Frounfelter died in December at the age of 56, not long after she retired from the Flint Public Library.

Recently, local genealogists and history buffs decided that she should be memorialized for all the years she assisted Flint area researchers.

They agreed on a project that would be dedicated to her memory – raising money for the restoration of a large, 1859 map of Genesee and Shiawassee counties at the Flint library. (Michigan