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Born: March 15, 1941

Place of Birth: Basile, LA

Death: September 21, 2010

Place of Death: Niceville, FL

Survived By

Karen Fruge, Wife

Gary James Fruge , Son

Michele Katz Wilkinson (Robert) , Daughter

Steven and Suzanne Fruge , Grandchildren

Karin Katz , Grandchild

Reanna May Fruge, Great-granddaughter

Floyd Fruge (Joyce), Brother

Herman Fruge (Lucy) , Brother

Melvin Fruge (Nancy) , Brother

Stella Webb (Charles) , Sister

Juanita Mizzle , Sister

Preceded in Death By

Lawrence Fruge Sr. , Father

Theresa Langley Fruge, Mother

Zula Mae Hester , Sister

Pearl Marie Weisse, Sister

Lawrence Fruge Jr., Brother

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Shirley James Fruge

March 15, 1941 - September 21, 2010

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family of Shirley James Fruge announces his passing on September 21, 2010.
Born on March 15, 1941 in Basile, Louisiana one of 9 children, he spent 20 years in the US Air Force, where he met his wife, Karen (Miller) and traveled until retirement at Eglin AFB in 1980, settling in Niceville. Before retiring, he was employed as a maintenance technician at an auto dealership in Ft Walton. His love of his family gave him the most joy. He enjoyed cooking, gardening and woodworking before his illness made his hobbies impossible.

He leaves behind his wife of 45 years, Karen, two children, a son, Gary James Fruge of Niceville, and a daughter, Michele Katz Wilkinson (husband, Robert) of Houston, Texas. Three grandchildren, Steven and Suzanne Fruge and Karin Katz and great granddaughter Reanna May Fruge. Three brothers, Floyd Fruge (and wife, Joyce), of Rayne, La, Herman Fruge (and wife Lucy) of Corpus Christi, Tx and Melvin Fruge (and wife, Nancy) of Ocala, FL. Two sisters, Stella Webb (and husband Charles) of Ballinger, Tx, and Juanita Mizzle (widow of Edward aka Buster), of Folsom, La. And many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Fruge Sr. and Theresa Langley Fruge, two sisters, Zula Mae Hester and Pearl Marie Weisse, and one brother, Lawrence Fruge Jr. all of Louisiana.


Friday September 24, 2010, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Heritage Gardens Funeral Home

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Friday September 24, 2010, 12:00pm

Heritage Gardens Funeral Home

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