Frank H. Frerker


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      Frank H. Frerker, 85, of Germantown passed away Tuesday, September 1, at his home surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved deeply.


      Mr. Frerker was born July 1, 1935 in Breese, the son of the late Leo and Cecilia, nee Thoele, Frerker.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Delores Schulte, Dorothy Frerker, and Leo Frerker; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Alma Reilman, and brothers-in-law, Lawrence Schulte and Ardell Reilman.


      Frank was a graduate of Aviston Community High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army.  On June 10, 1959, he married Ruby Reilman at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Aviston.  They celebrated 61 years of marriage together this year.  Frank and Ruby worked side by side with their children on the family farm. Frank loved God, his family, and the farm.  He made many friends, tried to be a good neighbor, and always practiced honesty and respect for others.


      He enjoyed being involved with his community.  Frank was a member of St. Boniface Church in Germantown where he previously served as trustee and parish council member.  He was honored to be on the board of directors of Germantown Trust and Savings Bank, a past board member of the Germantown Fire Department, and also MidAmerica Dairymen Association.  He cherished his lasting friendships with all.


      Surviving are his loving wife, Ruby; and his three children, Gary (Kathy) Frerker, Carol (Randy) Frerker Sauer, and Charles Frerker, all of Germantown.  Frank loved being grandpa to his two grandsons, Garrett (special friend, Brooke Kuchar) Frerker of Trenton, and Shane Sauer of Germantown.  He was very proud of his family and enjoyed spending time with them.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and special friends.  Frank will be deeply missed and never forgotten.


      All services are private.


      In lieu of flowers, plants, and other gifts, memorials may be made in the form of masses at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown and will be received through Moss Funeral Home in Germantown who is serving the family



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