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John C. Frerichs, 78, of Laurel

Posted: 03 August, 2017

Funeral services for John C. Frerichs, 78, of Laurel, will be held at United Methodist Church in Laurel on Saturday, August 5th, at 10:30 a.m. Memorial visitation will be held at United Methodist Church in Laurel on Friday, August 4th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Prayer Service will be at 7:00 p.m. Interment with Military Rites will be at Laurel Cemetery in Laurel.  He passed away on Sunday, June 18th at Hillcrest Care Center in Laurel. Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.

John Carl Frerichs was born March 15, 1939, at Sioux City, IA to Irvin and Ella (Kovarna) Frerichs. He graduated from Allen Consolidated High School. John received his Army Basic Training at Fort Polk, LA and was a member of the Wayne Army National Guard. John married Marilyn Johnson. They made their home in Laurel where John worked at McCorkindale Implement in Laurel as a John Deere Mechanic for 38 years. He also had worked at Scott Horn Construction of Cherokee, IA, Red Carr Implement, Dixon County maintainer operator, and Dixon County Feed Yard. “Big John” was a gentle giant. He loved being a John Deere Mechanic and helping the farmers. He was very proud of his family and dearly loved his wife. He spent many hours each Christmas staying up through the night to put all the toys together that “Santa” brought, so his children would be happy and excited when they woke up Christmas morning. He was a hard-working man, with a kind heart. John’s hobbies that he loved, were to till gardens, plant and care for his garden along with his wife, and to plant trees around his house.

John is survived by his step-children, Renee (Curt) Saunders of Laurel, Sharon (Bob) Pederson of Sioux Falls, SD, Debbie Dietrich of Palmer, Alaska, Mike (Kim Jensen) Dietrich of Tea, SD; siblings, Darrell Frerichs, Robert (Nancy) Frerichs, Carlene Frerichs, and MaryAnn Frerichs all of Allen; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marilyn in 2009; step-son, David Dietrich in 2016; and spouse, Bonnie Dietrich.

Hasemann Funeral Home
302 North Lincoln Street
Wayne, Nebraska 68787
(402)-375-3100 Fax (402)-375-2900

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