It is with great sadness that we inform you Mary Fruehauf has passed away due to a long battle with cancer. She was a very hardworking, dedicated and passionate person, and had been involved in the casual furniture industry and worked at Fruehauf’s since her parents, Vic and Gretchen, started it in 1977.
Over that time, with a lot of hard work, she grew Fruehauf’s into the successful business that it is today. Mary was very involved in our industry, having served various roles with the CFR and the ICFA. With over 35 years in the patio furniture business, she has known and influenced many people. Mary loved Fruehauf’s, and she loved our industry and the people in it.
Mary will be missed very much at Fruehauf’s. Despite her illness, she never cut back on her responsibilities or her hours at the store; she was a daily presence. Fruehauf’s will continue on as Mary had run it, maintaining her and her family’s legacy with Mariah accepting the role of president and CEO.
– Mariah and everyone at Fruehauf’s