Iola Jean Frueh

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Iola Jean Frueh

May 29, 1931 - March 12, 2016

Iola Jean Frueh, age 84, of Knoxville, died on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at her home in Knoxville. She was born on May 29, 1931, in Des Moines, to David Rumley and Etta (Davenport) Rumley. Iola graduated from East High School. Iola married Louis Frueh on June 25, 1952. They made their home in Knoxville, where they remained together for over 44 years. They were blessed with six children: Edward, Margaret, Mary, Marie, Martha, and Marsha. After being married, Iola spent her life as a homemaker, raising and caring for her six children. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Knoxville. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, and reading. She especially enjoyed her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, as well as her special friend and caregiver Mary Horan. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings; Leo Rumley, Charles Rumley, Maxine Riley, and Darlene Boylan. She is survived by one son; Edward Frueh of Belmont, Calif., five daughters; Margaret (Rusty) Bales of Darlington, Wis., Mary Frueh, Marie (Tom) Jones, Martha Dykstra (John Kurimski), and Marsha Frueh (Charles Jordan) all of Knoxville, four grandchildren; Nick (Stephanie) Bales of Topeka, Kan., Val (Shane) Kazada of DeForest, Wis., Lisa (T.J.) Ham of Marshalltown, and Jessica Jones of Cedar Falls, seven great grandchildren; Katie, Leigha, Wyatt, Weston, Ellie, Ronan, and Callon. Visitation and a coffee time weree from 9-11 a.m., on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Knoxville. The Funeral Service and Mass followed visitation at 11 a.m., at St. Anthony’s, with Father Jake Greiner officiating. Burial followed at Graceland Cemetery of Knoxville. Services are entrusted to the Winfield Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to HCI, Marion County Human Society, St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, and Marion County Senior Nutrition. Online condolences may be left for the family at
Published on March 17, 2016
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