Agnes E. Fluegge

Agnes E. Fluegge, 96, of New Ulm, died Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 16, at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brighton Township, Nicollet County with Pastor Melvin Schwark officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Following the burial all relatives and friends and those that were not able to attend the funeral are invited to a fellowship meal at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church basement at 627 South Washington in New Ulm which is planned to start at 12:30 pm.

Visitation will be 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, NORTH CHAPEL, in New Ulm and will continue for one hour prior to the time of service at the church on Wednesday. To leave an online condolence or to sign the guest book for her family go to:

Agnes is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Joleen Rosenau of Winthrop, Cindy and James Dretske of New Ulm; sons and daughters-in-law, Lyle and Shirley Fluegge, Duane and Mary Ellen Fluegge, Myron and TJ Fluegge all of New Ulm, Lynn and Karen Fluegge of Nicollet; twenty-two grandchildren; fifty great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandsons; three stepgrandchildren; twelve step-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Willa Fluegge of Sleepy Eye, Orpha Hermel of Nicollet; and many nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Theodor “Ted” Fluegge on December 22, 2008; son, Willard Fluegge in infancy; son-in-law, Melvin Rosenau; daughter-in-law, Mary (Grossmann) Fluegge; sister and brother-in-law, Florence and Martin “Mike” Bublitz; brothers and sister-in-law, Elmer and Esther Hermel, Marvin Hermel; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Elmer Fluegge, Otto and Eunice Fluegge, Martin and Harriet Fluegge, Raymond and Joanne Fluegge, Martha and Laverne Carlson, Meta and Clarence Stadick, and Irene and Donald Thom.

Agnes E. Hermel was born on November 23, 1916 in Nicollet County to John and Anna (Wilking) Hermel. She attended country school in Nicollet. On June 11, 1937 she was united in marriage to Theodor “Ted” Fluegge at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nicollet. They farmed in Brighton Township until 1979 when they retired and moved to New Ulm. Agnes enjoyed gardening, cooking, quilting, baking, fishing, playing cards, dancing, and being with her family. She also had a love for her Savior, Jesus Christ. Agnes was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and had been a member of the Ladies’ Aid.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to be given to: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brighton Township, MVL, or St. Paul’s Lutheran School in New Ulm.

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