October 19, 2022 at 3:11 p.m.
Kimberly A. “Kim” Fuechtmann, 54, of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Oct. 10, 2022, at her home in Melrose.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 21, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich with the Rev. Daniel Walz officiating. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and 10-11 a.m., Oct. 21, at the church in New Munich.
Kimberly Ann Frieler was born July 17, 1968, in Sauk Centre to Duane, Sr., and Rita (Henry) Frieler. She graduated from Melrose High School and continued her education in floral design in Brainerd. On June 19, 1993, she was united in marriage to Thomas Fuechtmann in Melrose, and they were happily married for 29 years. The couple lived in Melrose while working on the Fuechtmann family farm, and after 10 years, they purchased the farm. She worked at Jennie-O Foods in Melrose for 17 years while helping on the farm. Kim’s greatest joy was working alongside her husband and kids on the farm and becoming a kitty dealer. She loved her kitties, and they loved her. She would talk to them, and they would answer back. They followed Kim around in the barn and in the garden, and they became her kids, each having their own name. Besides the kitties, Kim enjoyed gardening, working in the flower beds, shopping, traveling, going out to eat with family and friends and, most of all, spending time with her new grandson. She just couldn’t get enough of him.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich.
Survivors include her husband, Tom Fuechtmann, of Melrose; son Tanner Fuechtmann of Melrose; daughter Emmy Fuechtmann (fiancé, Coltin Von Wahlde) and their son, Jett Von Wahlde, of Grey Eagle; parents Duane, Sr., and Rita Frieler of Elrosa; siblings Brenda (Gary) Deters of Elrosa, Kathy Meyer of Sauk Centre, Linda Deters of St. Cloud, Deb (John) Wander of Elrosa, Nancy (Greg) Kluver of Sauk Centre, Jan (Fred) Arceneau of Elrosa, Lisa (Roger) Gregory of Padua, and Duane, Jr., (Amy) Frieler of Greenwald; parents-in-law Al and Janet Fuechtmann of Melrose; and many nieces and nephews.
Kim was preceded in death by her grandparents and dear family friend Ralph Inderrieden.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.