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Mr. John Otto Frohriep
  • Firm Foundation Ministries
    621 E. Main Street
    Centreville, MI 49032

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“John was such a quiet man and always so nice. He had a great laugh! I'll never forget the Halloween party at their place with all of us from Maple...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Slone - Mendon, MI

“So sorry to hear of John's passing. We will be praying for you Carol. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Doug Schwartz - Centreville, MI

“I will never forget growing up, John making pizza's on the weekends when I spend the night with Denise. They were the absolute BEST pizza's ever. ...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: deb Walters - Tampa, FL - Friend

“Greatly saddened by the passing of a great, yet humble, man of God. My heart is with the family and I wish I could be with you all in person. I'll be...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: John Recher - Battle Creek, MI

“I was so saddened to hear of John's passing. His parents and brother were a huge part of my childhood when we vacationed at Palmer Lake in Colon,...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Sue (Gazella) Scott - New Albany, IN

“I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. John and Carol are the nicest couple you will ever meet. Always had a smile and kind word for me at church...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: CAROL RECHER - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“I was saddened to hear of my cousin John's passing. I have such fond memories or our family gatherings at Clifford & Bertha's home and also of...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Jackie (Gazella) Ritter - Plano, TX

“We were very saddened to hear this news. Johns kindnes, his love for his family and his passion for sports was truly something Frank and I enjoyed...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Debi Eberstein - Warsaw, IN

“I am so sorry Emily to read about your father in law, prayers to you and all your family. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Susan Grobis ( Meese) - Lagrange, IN

“The Hackman Family and the entire staff extend to you our most heartfelt sympathy. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Hackman Family Funeral Homes - MI


John Otto Frohriep age 87 of Sturgis, Michigan and longtime Colon resident passed away Saturday afternoon, April 1, 2017 at his home.
He was born December 1, 1929 in Colon, Michigan son of the late Clifford Carl and Bertha Beatrice (Frye) Frohriep.
John resided in Sturgis since 2003 coming from Colon where he lived most of his life and was a graduate of Colon High School with the class of 1948.
On May 19, 1956 he married Carol Schrader at the Colon United Methodist Church in Colon.
Following many years of dedicated employment as a knitter mechanic he retired from Denton Mills in Centreville. He began his career at Lamb Knit Goods in Colon.
John was a member of the Kalamazoo First Assembly of God Church and enjoyed hunting and playing golf and was an avid sports fan. He loved his dogs Molly, Jenni and Chloe.
John was proud to have served his country during the Korean War as a medic in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 60 years: Carol; one son: Michael (Emily) Frohriep of Sturgis; one daughter: Denise (Doug) Greider of Orlando, Florida; four grandchildren: Jared, Alicia, Lindsey and Sidney and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Richard Frohriep.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-3284. Funeral services celebrating the life of John O. Frohriep will begin at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Pastor Rod Detwiller of Firm Foundation Ministries in Centreville will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis where 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 Firm Foundation Ministries (for the future purchase of a youth van) 651 E. Main St., Centreville, MI 49032.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.