The Fruechtings have been volunteering with the United Methodist group RV Volunteers in Mission since 2002, traveling throughout the country in a recreational vehicle, spending weeks at a time refurbishing churches, youth centers, camps and other facilities.
Some years the Fruechtings have traveled more than 10,000 miles.
?It really gives us a purpose,? Don Freuchting said. ?We see ourselves contributing to society.?
Don was born and raised in the Aulne area, where he was a long-time farmer. Betty attended high school in Hillsboro and graduated from Tabor College in 1974. She is a retired special education teacher.
Having both survived their spouses of many years, Betty and Don were married in 1999. They live at Marion County Lake.
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