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Obituary for Lois Jean Fruechte

Lois Jean Fruechte, 85, of La Crosse, passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. She was born on June 14, 1932, in La Crosse, Wis., to Roger and Charlotte (Hoyer) Knutson. She graduated from Logan High School in La Crosse. On October 23, 1952, she married Mervin Fruechte at Trinity Lutheran Church in La Crosse. They had three children, Daniel, Kevin, and Danita. Mervin preceded Lois in death on April 11, 2013. Survivors include two sons, Kevin (Cynthia) Fruechte and Daniel (Janet) Fruechte; six grandchildren; one sister, Janice Rechkemmer; three brothers, Ray Knutson, Ronald (Nancy) Knutson, and Robert (Linda) Knutson; and one sister-in-law, Judy Knutson. In addition to her husband, Lois was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Danita Fruechte; two sisters, Betty Jolivette and Vivian Johnson; and one brother, Roger Knutson, Jr. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 31, 2017, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2135 Weston St., La Crosse. Pastor Bruce Iverson will officiate. Entombment will follow in the Gardens of Peace Mausoleum at Mormon Coulee Memorial Park Cemetery. A visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of sevice Thursday at the church. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Woodruff Chapel, La Crosse, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at