Emma Charlotte Onsgard Mann Fruechte, 93, of Eitzen
Friday, May 23, 2014 9:31 AM
Emma Charlotte Onsgard Mann Fruechte, 93, of Eitzen, and formerly of Black Hammer Township, Minn., died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Tweeten Lutheran Healthcare Center, Spring Grove.
She was born Oct. 3, 1920, in Spring Grove, to Christian and Ellen Cecelia (Danielson) Onsgard. On Oct. 31, 1920, she was baptized in Black Hammer Township.
On Nov. 7, 1943, she married Arlyn Mann and they had four children, Darrel, Cheryl, David and Jenelle. Together they farmed on Emma's family homestead in Black Hammer.
On March 6, 1956, Arlyn preceded Emma in death. On Nov. 26, 1957, Emma married Merlin Fruechte and together they had two daughters, Rita and Lois.
Emma worked as a nurse's aide at the Tweeten Lutheran Healthcare Center in Spring Grove for 17 years. In 1979, Emma and Merlin moved from Black Hammer into the city of Eitzen and on Dec. 1, 1985, Merlin preceded Emma in death.
Emma was a faithful member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Eitzen.
Emma lived for the love of her family which includes six children, Darrel (Helen) Mann of Sheridan, Wyo., Cheryl Mann of Spring Grove, David (Sharon) Mann of Upton, Wyo., Jenelle (Tom) Worley of Sheridan, Wyo., Rita (Terry) Riehm of New Albin, Iowa, and Lois (Bryan) Meyer of Dorchester, Iowa; grandchildren, Bruce Mann, Brian Mann and Barry (Tamara) Mann, all of Sheridan, Wyo., Jessica Worley of Portland, Ore., Tyler Worley of Denver, Colo., and Lindsay Worley of Sheridan, Wyo., Rochelle (Duane) Undeland of La Crescent, and Troy Riehm of New Albin, Iowa., and Crystal Meyer of La Crosse, Wis., Cody and Chad Meyer, both of Dorchester, Iowa, and Casey Meyer (fiancé, Nathan) of Coon Valley, Wis.; great-grandchildren, Nicole McKnight and Brandin (Kelcy) Mann, Molly and Brock Mann, and Weston and Shelby Mann; great-great-grandchildren, Veda McKnight, Brooklyn Mann, and Maysin Mann; one sister, Corrine Heins of La Crosse; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her first and second husbands, one sister and four brothers preceded Emma in death.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Eitzen. The Rev. Todd Krueger officiated. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Caledonia. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, (Caledonia Chapel), was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com.