Photo: Charlene C. Fruland, 82 of Morris  1937-2019

Charlene C. Fruland, 82, of Morris, passed away early Monday morning, May 20, 2019 following a long illness.

Born January 19, 1937 in Morris, she was the daughter of Charles and Genevieve(Collins)Anderson. She attended ICS and St. Raymond’s Grade School, graduated from Morris High school with Class of 1955, and attended Northwestern University.  She married Paul Fruland on June 10, 1956 at the Immaculate Conception Church.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, her children: DiAnn Hillesland, Winnetka, IL, Mike Fruland, Cincinnati, OH, Heidi Wozniak (Bob), Winnetka, IL, Eric (Ann) Fruland, Northbrook, IL. Her grandchildren: Zach Hillesland (Claire), Haley Hillesland, Michael Fruland (fiancé Ali Siavelis), Josh Fruland, Lauren Fruland Rerucha (John), Wyatt Fruland, Meg Wozniak, Matt Wozniak, Lila Fruland, Will Fruland, her nieces and nephews:  Ed Harseim (Jan), Carlene Harseim Reid (Dave), Tom Harseim, Amy Fruland Smock, Lt. Col. Brian Fruland (Shauna), her brother-in-law Dick and Kathy Fruland. 

Preceded in death by her parents, sister Peggy Harseim, brothers-in-law Mel Harseim and Doug Fruland and son-in-law Dan Hillesland.

Char’s life was a testament of love to her family, friends and faith.

Memorials may be directed to the Immaculate Conception Church or to the Morris Hospital.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church with Fr. Ronald Margherio officiating. Internment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church.

Fruland Funeral Home 121 W. Jefferson Street is in charge of arrangements.  For more information call 815-942-0700 or sign the private online guestbook at