John Elmer Edwin Frerichs, 84, of Litchfield, passed away on Thur., March 5, 2020 at 5:35 p.m. in St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Born Jan. 5, 1936, in Litchfield, IL to Edward and Emma (Sewing) Frerichs. He graduated Litchfield High School with the class of 1953. Mr. Frerichs was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He farmed with his brother Ben and Junior Niehaus early in his life. He worked at Zimmerman Equipment Co, Timmermann Implement Co and Montgomery Service Co. F.S. now known as M&M Service, as an Applicator and retired in 2018. He was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield, where he was an usher for several years. John enjoyed draft horse pulls, Illini Basketball, Pinochle, Penny Ante Poker, and going to various church sausage dinners.
Mr. Frerichs is survived by:
1 sister, Ruth Cranford of Litchfield
Several nieces and nephews
Mr. Frerichs was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Roy in infancy, George Frerichs, and Benjamin Frerichs; 3 sisters, Lucille Frerichs, Marie Morris, and Viola McKimmey.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. in Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Rev. Fred Kraemer of Zion Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Litchfield. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at Zion Lutheran Church. Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials to Zion Lutheran Church. For more information, to light a candle or sign the online guestbook, please visit www.plummerfuneralservices.com
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Zion Lutheran Church
1301 N. State St., Litchfield IL 62056