Mrs. Fruge passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, LA.
Emma was born November 26, 1935 in Crowley, LA. She graduated from Crowley High School in 1953 and Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) in 1957. She married Donald Louis Fruge in 1957 and moved to Patterson, LA in 1959. She and her family ultimately made their home in Lafayette, LA in 1975.
She was a member of Sacred of Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Broussard, LA and also a member of the St. Mary and Lafayette Associations of Retarded Citizens. She served as the publicity chair person for the St. Mary Association from 1970 to 1975. Emma was also a member of the Alleman Center Parent Club and served as publicity chair person from 1990 to 2003.
Mrs. Fruge is survived by her son Peter Fruge of Lafayette, LA, his wife Louann and their children Daniel and Caroline; son Glenn Fruge of San Antonio, TX, his wife Deborah and their sons Alex and Ross; daughter Donna Fruge Gibson of Lafayette, LA, her husband Lance Gibson and their daughter Rachel; daughter Laura Fruge of Lafayette, LA; son Robert Fruge of Lafayette, LA; and sister-in-law Sara “Sis” Ziegler of Crowley, LA.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Louis Fruge; infant son, Paul Fruge; parents Leo and Bessie Amos Ziegler; brother, Hugo N. “Wally” Ziegler, and sisters Niobe “Nochie” Z. Brown and Norma “Cookie” Z. Leonards.
Pallbearers will be sons Peter, Glenn, and Robert and grandsons Alex, Ross, and Daniel. Honorary pallbearers will be her son-in-law Lance and her godson Ricky Maraist.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alleman Center, (337) 981-7900, 303 New Hope Road, Lafayette, LA 70506.
You may view the obituary, sign the guest registry and express condolences to the Fruge family online at www.davidfuneralhome.com.
David Funeral Home of Lafayette, LA (337) 837-9887, 316 Youngsville Hwy. Lafayette, LA 70508 is in charge of all of the arrangements.