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Michael Allen Fruetel

Michael Allen Fruetel, age 52, of Lester Prairie, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007 at the Hutchinson Community Hospital.

He was born March 8, 1955 in Glencoe, the son of Virgil and Vera (Benkowski) Fruetel. Michael was baptized and confirmed at the United Church of Christ in Lester Prairie.

He attended Lester Prairie schools and graduated in 1973.

In his free time, Michael enjoyed fishing, hunting, going on vacations, and spending time with his dog.

He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Ed and Stella Fruetel, and August and Augusta Kruschke; and brother Jerry Fruetel.

Michael is survived by his children, Vanessa Fruetel of Hutchinson, Jeff Fruetel of Lester Prairie, and Angela Fruetel of Winsted, as well as their mother, Peggy Fruetel of Winsted; granddaughter Nevaeh Dolsen; Mother Vera Fruetel of Lester Prairie; sisters Mary Lou Fruetel of Hutchinson, Cheryl Martin (husband Gene) of Belle Plaine, and Diane Hoen (husband Herb) of Lester Prairie; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services celebrating Michael’s life were Sunday, Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Prairie Community Church in Lester Prairie with the Rev. Bill Baldwin officiating. The organist was Marie Eischens. Soloist Marvin Westermann sang “Abide With Me.” The congregational hymns included “Amazing Grace” and “It Is Well With My Soul.” Interment was in the Lester Prairie City Cemetery.

Serving as casket bearers were Harold Remer, David LaMott, Daniel LaMott, Dustin LaMott, Don Harms, and Daniel Heimerl. Honorary casket bearers were Conrad Hausladen, Donald Zrust, and Jeff Burkowski.

Visitation took place Saturday evening, Aug. 25 at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie.

Arrangements were with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie. For an online guest book, please visit www.mcbridefuneralchapels.com

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