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Lou Ann Frasch

February 16, 1935 — October 25, 2023

Ewing, Nebraska




Memorial Service for Lou Ann Frasch age 88 of Ewing, Nebraska will be 3:00 p.m. Monday, October 30, 2023 at St. Dominic Hall in Ewing with Pastor Wayne Smith, officiating.  Burial will be Ewing City Cemetery at a later date.  Visitation will be at 2:00 p.m. until time of service at St. Dominic Hall.  Condolences may be directed to the family at

In Lieu of flowers the family asks that any charitable donations/memorials to be made to Ewing Library. 


     Lou Ann Frasch of Ewing, NE passed on to her next journey and mission in life on October 25, 2023.  She was 88 years old.  Lou Ann was born February 16, 1935 to Edward and Anna Guthmiller.  After high school Lou Ann married Rudy Frasch.  They lived on the family farm near Fairfax for over 25 years where they raised 5 children.  Upon going their separate ways, Lou moved to the O’Neill area where she met her loving partner of over 40 years, Donald Ruroede.  She subsequently gained a beautiful step daughter, Makala.  Lou moved to Ewing and purchased the Dirty Shorts Stop Laundromat which she ran for many years.  Later on they added a car wash, which allowed her to make local automobiles sparkle and shine anytime necessary.  This was in addition to having a large garden, baking goodies to share and helping Don at the Wash Out.  In later years she enjoyed working at Shamrock Nursery in O’Neill. Lou loved to read and was a frequent visitor at the Ewing Library and Sunset Thrift Store.  Although she faced many struggles as a cancer survivor, she never complained.  One of her favorite sayings was “This too shall pass.”  Lou was a true lady of grace under fire.  May we all practice her amazing spirit and daily friendship, in remembrance of Lou’s life and continue her giving nature.

     Survived by her partner Don Ruroede of Ewing, NE and his daughter Makala (Ruroede) Dan Peed of Elk Point, SD.  Her children: Rodney Frasch of Norfolk, NE; Rhonda Reicks of Norfolk, NE; Marla Doxey of Kansas City, MO; Michael (Barb) Frasch of Parker, SD; and Jeff (Lori) Frasch of Neligh, NE.  13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Many family members and friends too numerous to count.

     Preceded in death by her parents and brothers Alvin and Marvin.




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