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Obituary: Mathias (Matt) H. Fruhwirth

Mathias (Matt) H. Fruhwirth

Mathias (Matt) H. Fruhwirth

Our beloved father, Matt, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on March 9, 2015 surrounded by family. He was 83. Matt was born March 12, 1932 in Sykeston, North Dakota and was the fourth of 10 children to Matt and Evelyn Fruhwirth (both deceased).

Matt served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954. He married Florence Ann Costello in 1955. They were married 34 years until her passing in 1989. Together, Matt and Florence raised four daughters in the Orange County, California area. Matt retired in 1995 to Arizona, with most of his time spent devoted to playing golf at the Prescott Country Club and enjoying the views from his home overlooking the 17th green. It was during this time he met Relda Sherrill, and they spent 12 loving years together as devoted partners.

Matt is survived by his four loving daughters, Karen Wechsung (Aubrey), Joan Schilling (Jocko), Susan Sondag and Amy Fruhwirth (Brian Kowalenko); his devoted companion Relda Sherrill; five siblings; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Matt was preceded in death by both parents Matt and Evelyn; wife Florence; siblings James, Betty, Roger and Dennis.

Interment will be at 11 a.m. on March 24, 2015, at the Prescott National Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life at 1 p.m. to be held at the Prescott Country Club Clubhouse. In lieu of flowers, the Family requests donations to the Alzheimer's Association, Southwest Chapter, www.alz.org or call 800-272-3900. Matt will be sorely missed by all that knew and loved him. Rest in peace Dad, until we meet again.

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