Orlyn N. Frerichs, age 93 of Coleridge, Nebraska died on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge with Rev. Russell Lambert officiating. Burial of his cremated remains will be in the Lawn Ridge Cemetery in Coleridge. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home of Coleridge.
Orlyn Frerichs was born August 20, 1926, in Coleridge, Nebraska to Edward and Anna (Bohlken) Frerichs. He graduated from Coleridge High School in 1943. Orlyn married Doris Marie West on September 7, 1947 in Hartington, Nebraska. He farmed in the community of Coleridge and was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where he loved singing and serving on various committees.
After their retirement, he and Doris moved to town where they enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. He enjoyed any type of sport and especially baseball, being a devoted St. Louis Cardinal fan. He loved following all school activities of his children and grandchildren. His passion was spending time with his grandchildren on the farm and especially having them ride on the tractor with him. His quick-witted sense of humor was enjoyed by his family and others, and has been passed on to his children.
Survivors include six children, Connie (David) Hallahan of Loveland, CO, Karla (Dennis) Vigil of Creighton, NE, Craig (Susan) Frerichs Eagle, NE Kevin (Kandy) Frerichs Wayne, NE, Kandy (Roger) Domina Rocky Mount, NC, Karil (Mike Adams) Evans Hartington, NE, 13 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Orlyn was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 69 years, Doris (2016); a grandson, Mark Evans, brother, Myron Frerichs and sister, Harriet Feese.