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Obituary for Eloyse Rose (Fruechte) Asmus


Eloyse Rose (Fruechte) Asmus passed away April 26, 2019, Green Lea Manor, Mabel, Minn., after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Eloyse was born January 17, 1927, in Caledonia, Minn. to Edwin and Ella (Bunge) Fruechte. She was baptized and she confirmed her faith at St. Luke’s Church in Eitzen, Minn. Growing up on the farm, Eloyse was very involved in all aspects of the farm. On June 10, 1950, Eloyse was united in marriage to Raymond Asmus. They made their home in West Bend, Wis. for 62 years until Ray passed away in 2012. She and Ray were parents of two sons, Terry and Randy. Eloyse was an excellent seamstress and did alterations for several stores in West Bend. She then started another career in food service at the local high school. Eloyse enjoyed flower gardening and she and Ray received the West Bend Mayor’s Home Beautification Award for two consecutive years. She is survived by four brothers, Arnold (Liz), Vernon (Naomi), and Lawrence (Judy), all of Caledonia, Minn., and Neil (Sharon) of Waseca, Minn.; one sister, Muriel (Glen) Schroeder of Caledonia, Minn.; sister in law, Shirley Weston of West Bend, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews. Eloyse was preceded in death by her husband, Ray; and sons, Terry and Randy. A local visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, 518 W. Main St., Caledonia. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., Monday, May 6, 2019, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 809 So. 6th Ave., West Bend, Wis. Burial will be in Washington County Memorial Park. A visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association. The Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Caledonia Chapel, and the Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral and Cremation Service, West Bend, Wis., is assisting the family with arrangements.