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Mr. Earl A. Frohriep
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
    406 S. Lakeview Ave.
    Sturgis, MI 49091
  • St. Joseph County United Way c/o: Sturgis Community Pool
    P.O. Box 577
    Centreville, MI 49091

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“Add a memory or condolence EARL AND I WERE FRIENDS FROM THE THIRD GRADE ON. WE WERE GRADUATED FROM STURGIS HIGH SCHOOL IN THE CLASS OF 1946.EARL WAS...Read More »
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“It was with great sadness that we learned of Uncle Earl's passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and we hope that in a small way they help...Read More »
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Earl A. Frohriep age 88 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away late Thursday evening March 30, 2017 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis.
He was born August 23, 1928 in Fawn River Township, Michigan son of the late Emil L. and Luella (Diekman) Frohriep.
Earl was a lifelong Sturgis area resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1956.
On October 17, 1959 he married Doris Kessler in Sturgis.
Earl retired from Ross Laboratories in Sturgis following 10 years of dedicated employment. Prior to joining Ross Laboratories he had been employed as General Office Manager by Affiliated Home Centers in Sturgis and before that held the position of Bookkeeper for the Ford Garage also in Sturgis.
He was a longtime member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis and a member of Neuman-Wenzel Post #73 American Legion. He was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army earning the rank of Sergeant. Earl enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. The biggest joy in his life was his grandchildren. Earl could always be found in attendance at all of their many activities.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of nearly 58 years, Doris; one daughter: Emily (Paul) Stemen of Sturgis; one granddaughter: Sara Stemen at home; one grandson: Nathan Stemen a student at Dayton University in Dayton, Ohio; one sister: Elenora Emerson of Sturgis and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters: Elta Werkentine, Esther Batten and Eva Schaeffer; three brothers: Paul Frohriep, Archie Frohriep and Arnold Frohriep and one nephew: Richard Batten.
The family will receive friends from 2:00-6:00 P.M. Sunday at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331. Funeral services celebrating the life of Earl A. Frohriep will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis. The Rev. James Balzer will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. Full military honors will be conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and the U.S. Army Honor Guard.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Frohriep's memory consider the Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 S. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091 or the St. Joseph County United Way c/o: Sturgis Community Pool, P.O. Box 577, Centreville, MI 49032 or Thurston Woods Village, 307 N. Franks Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.