Jan. 28, 1955-April 1, 2013
WABASSO – Mass of Christian Burial for Jerry Frericks, 58, of Wabasso will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Wabasso. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. at the church and continues until the time of service. Burial is in St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
He died Monday, April 1, 2013, in Rochester after an extended battle with lung cancer.
Jerome Charles Frericks was born Jan. 28, 1955, in Redwood Falls to Harold and Connie (Edmondson) Frericks. He attended Wabasso Public School. After meeting Debbie Loving in Colorado Springs, Colo., they were married on Nov. 7, 1995, in Gravette, Ark. Jerry worked more than 35 years in the automotive parts and service industry in Minnesota and Colorado, with more than 25 years with Auto Value across southwest Minnesota. He served the city of Wabasso on the EDA, city council, and was mayor for three terms. Jerry enjoyed car and go-kart racing, fishing and model car collecting. He loved rebuilding cars, the hobby farm and car repair.
Survivors include his wife Debbie; children Allison (and Mark) Heatwole of Round Rock, Texas, and Angela (and Geoff) Cannon of Wabasso; grandchildren: Samantha Ross, Avery Heatwole, Emily Heatwole and Brynnley Cannon; parents Harold and Connie Frericks of Wabasso; 11 brothers and sisters across greater Minnesota; many nieces and nephews; and his furry friends Pete and Harley.
He was preceded in death by his twin brothers Peter and Paul Frericks, grandparents John and Elizabeth Frericks and Wilfred and Emma Edmondson, and life-long friend Frank Hassenstab.