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Aledo Times Record - Aledo, IL
  • John R. Frerkes

  • John R. Frerkes, 69, of Rio, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at St. John's Catholic Church in Woodhull. Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery in Woodhull. Visitation took place one hour prior to services at the church where memorials may be left to the ...
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  • John R. Frerkes, 69, of Rio, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at St. John's Catholic Church in Woodhull. Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery in Woodhull. Visitation took place one hour prior to services at the church where memorials may be left to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Alpha in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknoxfuneralhome.com.
    He was born Sept. 27, 1944 in Moline, a son of Robert and Stella DeVolder Frerkes. He graduated from St. Bede Academy in Peru, Illinois and attended two years of junior college at St. Bede. John graduated from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. with a B.A. in Science and a B.S. in Math and Physics. He married Nancy A. Weech June 17, 1967 in Galesburg. She died in 1992.
    John was a high school math and science teacher at Alexis High School for 31 years, retiring in 1999. He enjoyed traveling in his motor home, gardening, woodworking, landscaping, remodeling, camping, hiking and loved ball room dancing.
    Surviving is his mother, Stella Frerkes of Moline; one niece: Niki Frerkes; several cousins: including: Joan (Jim) Pinks of Holland, Mich.; and a sister-in-law: Pat Felter of New Mexico.
    He was preceded in death by his father, wife and one brother: Joseph.

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