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Glen Froemke

March 29, 1922 — September 7, 2009

Glen Froemke

Funeral services for Glen Raymond Froemke, 87, of Wheaton, Minnesota will be held on Friday, September 11, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wheaton, MN, with Rev. Thomas Olson officiating. Interment will be at Wildwood Cemetery, Wheaton, MN. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2009 from 5:00 " 7:00 PM, with a 7:00 PM prayer service at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 605 10th Street North, Wheaton, MN. Glen Raymond Froemke was born on a farmstead in Ransom County, near Lisbon ND on March 29, 1922 to Edward A and Ethel L (Nohr) Froemke. Glen grew up on the family farm east of Lisbon and attended grade school at Big Bend Township Country School. Glen then attended Casey Consolidated School for three years and went on to attend his senior year at Lisbon High School. He loved to play kitten ball and basketball in high school and also played kitten ball after graduating for both Lisbon and Tintah. On June 18, 1950, Glen married Virginia Widmer at Oakes, ND in the Oakes Presbyterian Church. To this union two children were born, Pamela (Froemke) Anderson and Gene (Bud) Froemke. After living on the family farm near Lisbon ND until 1951, he and Virginia moved to Crete, ND to farm. In 1953 they moved to Tintah, MN where the owned and operated the Phillips 66 Gas Station. Later they took on the Standard Oil line and operated a bulk fuel delivery service as well. While living in Tintah, Glen was a member of the Tintah Volunteer Fire Dept for 22 years. In 1972 Glen retired due to medical problems. Glen and Virginia then began to spend their winters in Apache Junction and Chandler, AZ, and their summers back in Wheaton. In 2002 they began living in Wheaton year-round and in February 2008 moved to Countryside Assisted Living in Rosholt, SD. Glen resided there until the time of his passing. Glen loved to watch his grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in sporting activities, as well as their school and church programs. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, playing shuffleboard and pool, as well as playing cards and visiting with family, friends, and strangers. He spent many late nights cheering on his favorite teams of the Phoenix Suns & Timberwolves basketball teams, and the Phoenix Diamond Backs and Minnesota Twins baseball teams. Glen loved to sing and watch Polka Party on the television. Glen loved to be the go-for for his children in the later years, enjoying helping them out in any way he could. Glen was baptized and confirmed at the Anselm Trinity Lutheran Church of rural Lisbon, ND. He was a faithful member of the Tintah Congregational Church for many years. After moving to Wheaton in 1974, he and Virginia began attending and later became members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wheaton, MN. Glen enjoyed attending services at Augustana Lutheran Church in White Rock, SD., and after moving to Rosholt, SD, attended Bethania Lutheran Church. Surviving Glen are his wife of 59 years, Virginia Froemke, daughter, Pamela (Gary) Anderson, and son Gene (Bud) (Julieann) Froemke of Wheaton, MN. Also surviving are grandchildren Collin Anderson (fianc Katie Miller), Fargo, ND; Michelle (Gary) Yost, Wheaton, MN, Jonathan (Summer) Froemke, Int Falls, MN; Dominic Froemke, Kindred, ND; and Jeremiah (Trista Whaley) Froemke, Wheaton, MN. Great-Grandchildren Bailey and Brandi Jo Anderson; Parker and Shayna Yost; Jake, Garret and Gracie Lyn Froemke; Keaten and Alexis Ann Froemke; and Gabrielle Froemke. Glen is also survived by one sister, Ruby (Froemke) Lukes, Lisbon, ND; and one sister-in-law, Gloria Brummund of Oakes, ND, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death are his parents and one sister, Lucille (Froemke) Moore.
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