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Murrae Freng, 89

Murrae N. Freng, age 89, Plymouth, formerly of Pelican Rapids and Alexandria, passed away at home surrounded by his family on May 31, 2014.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Benoni and Eunice (Nordberg); and brother, Bernie Harlan.

Wise teacher (choral and instrumental music, Brooten and Alexandria), respected leader (Minnesota State High School League), devoted husband, parent, grandfather, and great-grandfather, the director of our lives is already deeply missed by family, friends and colleagues.

Murrae is survived by his wife of 64 years, Helen; daughters, Mary (Ron) Gunderson, Kristi (Jerry) Geyer, Deanna Manthei; and son, Alan (Michele) Freng; grandchildren, Amanda (Jeremy), Megan (Jason), Clay (Amber), David (Michaela), Sam, Paul and Autumn; great-grandchildren, Gage, Rheya and Dessa.

A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 14 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 7401 Co. Rd. 101, Maple Grove, with visitation one hour prior to the service; (763) 420-5015.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the F. Melius Christiansen Endowment Fund, Central Lakes Concert Association Endowment Fund, Shalom Lutheran Church Youth Fund (Alexandria) or Peace Lutheran Church Youth Fund (Plymouth).