Luther E. Froiland, age 72, of Stump Ridge, rural Viroqua, passed away unexpectedly on August 3rd, 2019. He was born on September 7th, 1946 to Herman and Berneda (Baxter) Froiland. He was baptized and confirmed at the Kickapoo United Lutheran Church. He attended and graduated from Readstown High School in 1964. He attended the UW Farming Short Course. On August 29th, 1981 he married the love of his life Hope Seymour. Together they had two children. For several years they farmed on Stump Ridge, until Hope’s death in 2005. He was active member for several years with the church and served on the Church Council. He spent many hours tinkering on the farm in his free time. He enjoyed bowling, square dancing, and spending time with his dalmatian “Muttley”. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.
He is survived by his children Amy Marie (Pete Hendrickson) Froiland, and Berent Luther Froiland; grandchildren Sam and Siri Hendrickson; sister Ingeborg Froiland; sisters-in-law Lynn (Terry) Nelson, and Joan Seymour; nephews Kevin (Brittany) Nelson, Jason (Nicole) Nelson, and Jeff (Stephanie) Nelson. He is also survived by many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Hope Froiland, his parents, and an infant sister Karen Froiland, as well as other family and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 10th at 11 a.m. at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua with Pastor Pam Harkema officiating. Burial will take place at the Walnut Mound Cemetery in Retreat. Family and friends may call on Friday, August 9th from 5-7 p.m. at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua, and again from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday. Following the service, a luncheon will be held at the Retreat UMC Church Hall. Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.thorsonfuneralhome.com.
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