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Louise (Bunting) Fruhling

March 22, 1927 ~ September 7, 2019 (age 92)


Louise Fruhling, 92, of Potomac, passed away at 9:55 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Country Health, in Gifford.

Louis was born on March 22, 1927, in rural Penfield, Illinois, the daughter of Gerhard "G.R." and Etta (Bluhm) Bunting.  She married Clarence J. Fruhling, on January 29, 1950, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Gifford.  He preceded her in death on September 11, 1997.

She is survived by two sons- Roger Fruhling of Potomac and Mitchell (Mary Ficek) Fruhling of Royal; sister- Vernetta Schluter of Rantoul; sister-in-law- Dorothy Fruhling of Gifford; four nephews and five nieces all whom she loved very much; and special friends- Loretta Burke, Sonna Carley and Connie Rutledge.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two brothers-in-law- Harm Schluter and John Fruhling.

Louise graduated from Armstrong High School in 1945.  She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Flatville.  Louise was a homemaker and she spent many hard hours working on the farm, from milking cows to mowing her yard.  In her later years, she worked at several businesses in Potomac.  She was a Sunday School teacher and Bible School teacher.  Louise was also an election judge for many years. 

Louise loved watching sports and the Wheel of Fortune.  She was an avid Cubs and Illini fan.  She also liked golf, not really knowing what was going on but she knew the ball had to go in the hole. 

No words can express our appreciation to Connie Rutledge for her loving care and compassion to our mother for the last four years.  She has truly become a part of the family and we will always be indebted to her.

Louise had a great life and loved her two boys and had a good word about everyone.  She will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Louise's Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 12, 2019, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Flatville, with Pastor Jim Lehmann officiating.  She will be laid to rest in Kopmann Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac.  Memorials may be made to the Middlefork United Methodist Church or Immanuel Lutheran Church.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Louise's life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorials page at:


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September 11, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Blurton Funeral Home
400 North Vermilion Street
Potomac, IL 61865

Funeral Service
September 12, 2019

10:30 AM
Immanuel Lutheran Church
2498 County Road 2100 E.
Thomasboro, IL 67878

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