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Corinne G. (Nies) Froehling

February 10, 1932 ~ June 16, 2019 (age 87)

Corinne G. Froehling, 87 of Watkins, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 at her home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 21, 2019 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins with interment in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.  Fr. Aaron Nett will officiate.  Music will be by Kathy Pauls.  Honorary Casket Bearers will be Eldred and Leila Froehling, Dolores Faber, Joan Wortz, Marge and Ken Hennen and Alice Kramer.  Casket bearers will be Jeffrey Smoley, Joshua Smoley, Bradley Smoley, Paul Hennen, Michael Froehling, Matthew Froehling and Cory Broda.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and from 9:30 to 10:30 a,m on Friday, all at the St. Anthony Parish Center.  Arrangements are with the Ertl Funeral Home, Watkins.

Corinne was born on February 10, 1932 in Watkins to Mathias and Rosella (Haider) Nies.  She grew up in Watkins and graduated in 1950 as Valedictorian from St. Boniface High School in Cold Spring.  On April 26, 1952, Corinne was united in marriage to Donald Froehling at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins, where they have lived their entire marriage.  Over the years, Corinne had been employed at Lundemo’s Pharmacy, Green Giant, Korman Mink Farm, Animal Fair, Mueller Mink Farm, Nistler Building and Supply, and Mies Implement.  She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and was active with the CCW, Liturgy Committee, St. Theresia Mission Quilting Group and was a Eucharistic Minister.  She was also a member of the Watkins Senior Citizens.

Corinne loved to sew and made clothing for the family.  She also enjoyed crocheting, embroidering and quilting.  Her hobbies included vegetable and flower gardening, traveling, playing cards and occasional trips to the casino.  But most of all she loved her family, she adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Corinne is survived by her husband of 67 years, Donald Froehling of Watkins; children and their spouses, Pamela (Joe) Smoley of Sauk Rapids, Debra (Eldred) Hennen of South Haven, Charles (Barb) Froehling of Kimball, Steven (Susan) Froehling of Foley, Robert (Sharon) Froehling of St. Cloud, Mary Broda of St. Cloud; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren with another due in September; brother, Earl “Fuzzy” Nies of Lake Elmo;  brothers and sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law; brothers, Vernon and Wallace.

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