Edward Charles Frutig

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Edward Charles Frutig

Birthplace: River Rouge, Michigan, United States
Death: Died in Vero Beach, FL, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Arnold Frutig and Estelle Pearl Frutig
Husband of <private> Frutig (Johnson)
Father of <private> Frutig
Brother of William A. Frutig

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About Edward Charles Frutig

Ed Frutig was a former All- American football player for the University of Michigan from 1938 to 1940. Former Michigan head coach, Fielding Yost, called Frutig the greatest Michigan pass receiver since Bennie Oosterbaan. Yost said, "He's got the grace and the speed. And the tips of his fingers appear coated with glue." Frutig was inducted into the University of Michigan Hall of Honor in 1988 and was selected as one of the 100 Greatest Michigan Football Players of all time in 2005. Ed Frutig was born on August 19, 1918 in River Rouge, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan from 1937 to1941. Frutig played professional football with the Green Bay Packers (1941 and 1945) and Detroit Lions (1945 and 1946). Ed was sworn into the Navy at the half time of the All Star game in 1941. He earned his wings as a pilot and went on to be a flight instructor while playing football for the Navy. He was named to the All-Navy All- American football team in 1942. He retired as a Commander. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Frutig served as a football coach at Washington State College. Frutig spent the remainder of his career at Maritz Motivation, working primarily with the automotive industry in Detroit. Edward C. Frutig died in Vero Beach, Florida, on February 26, 2011.

Ed Frutig is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy Johnson Frutig, his daughters, Suzy Bales and Jayne Mengel, and his son, Edward Frutig, as well as 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A kind, humble, and generous man, he was loved by all who knew him.

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Edward Charles Frutig's Timeline

August 19, 1918
River Rouge, Michigan, United States
- 1941
Age 19
MI, United States
- 1945
Age 22
Green Bay Packers
- 1946
Age 26
Detroit Lions
February 26, 2011
Age 92
Vero Beach, FL, USA
United States Navy