Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 16:32:24 -0400
Veteran Pillsbury spokesman Pop N. Fresh died yesterday of a severe yeast
infection. He was 71. Fresh was buried in one of the largest funeral
ceremonies in recent years.
Dozens of celebrities turned out including Mrs. Butterworth, the California
Raisins, Hungry Jack, Betty Crocker, and the Hostess Twinkies. The
graveside was piled high with flours as longtime friend Aunt Jemima
delivered the eulogy, describing Fresh as a man who "never knew how much
he was kneaded."
Fresh, rose quickly in show-bread business, but his later life was filled
with many turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting
much of his dough on half-baked schemes.
Still, even as a crusty old man, he was a roll model for millions. Fresh
is survived by his second wife. They have two children and one in the oven.
The funeral will be tomorrow at 4:50 for about 20 minutes.