Elmer E. Fruetel

Elmer E. Fruetel, age 81 of South St. Paul, Minn., and formerly of Lester Prairie, died Friday, July 9, 1999.

Elmer was born Feb. 19, 1918, to Edward and Stella Fruetel of Lester Prairie. He grew up in Lester Prairie and moved to South St. Paul in 1939.

He married Rosella Birkholtz in 1939.

Preceding him in death were his wife Rosella; and two grandsons, Dale and Bradley Fruetel.

Survivors include a daughter, Darlene (Kurtis) Steinhauer; a son, Dwane (Sharon) Fruetel; grandchildren, Felicia Steinhauer and Kevin Fruetel; great-grandchildren, Corina, Max, Alexandra, and Collin; five brothers; two sisters; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 13, at Community United Church of Christ in St. Paul Park. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery in South St. Paul.

Casket bearers were Larry Fruetel, Gregory Fruetel, Jon Fruetel, Herbert Hoen, Jr.; Delrien Kling, Keith Wright, Kenneth Polifka, Kenneth Feltmann.

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