Nicholas M. Froehle, 78, St. Joseph
October 14, 1936 - October 6, 2015
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Saturday, October 10, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph for Nicholas M. Froehle, age 78 who passed away on Tuesday. The Rev. Jerome Tupa, O.S.B. will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives may call 4-8 PM Friday at the St. Joseph’s Parish Heritage Hall in St. Joseph and also one hour prior to the services on Saturday. St. Joseph parish prayers will be at 6:30 PM Friday evening at the hall in St. Joseph. Arrangements entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud.
Nicholas was born in St. Cloud to Raymond and Anna (Schmit) Froehle. He married Sharon (Klehr) at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, St. Joseph on November 27, 1999. Nick owned and operated St. Joseph Plumbing, Heating & Irrigation since 1967 and prior to that he worked for Weidner Plumbing & Heating starting at the age of 16.
Throughout his life in St. Joseph Nick belonged to many organizations including the St. Joseph’s Lions, the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce, the Knights of Columbus, the Moose Lodge #1400 in Waite Park, St. Cloud Eagles Aerie #622 and the Church of St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph. Nick loved spending time with Sharon, his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed watching the Twins and Viking’s games, working, traveling, and playing cards. Nick was a great cook and his specialty was making pumpkin and rhubarb custard pies.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon; children, Susan (Jim) O’Connor of South St. Paul, Heidi Burk of Golden, CO, Joan Froehle of St. Cloud, George Froehle of Seattle, WA; step-children, Robin Klehr of Minneapolis, Michael Klehr of Eagle River, AK, Matthew (Cassie) Klehr of Eagle River, AK.; grandchildren, Conor and Jack Burk, Emily and Molly O’Connor and Brooks Klehr; brothers and sisters, Joseph (Marian) Froehle of Cold Spring, Delores Froehle of St. Cloud, Herman (Tova) Froehle of Faribault, Andrew (Dee) Froehle of Lincoln and Diane Schefers of St. Cloud.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Daniel and Frank; sister, Anna Mae Schweiters and step-son, Christopher Klehr.