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Ethelyn "Lynn" Louise Frerking

23 novembre 19319 septembre 2020
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Ethelyn “Lynn” Louise Frerking, of Columbia, Missouri entered her eternal home with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, September 9th, 2020. Her daughter, son-in-law, and pastor were at her side. Visitation will be at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2201 W. Rollins Road, in Columbia, Friday, September 18 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 19th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with the funeral following at 11:00 a.m.

Lynn was born on November 23rd, 1931 to Donald and Ruth (Rathbun) Crawford in Rock Island, IL. She spent most of her childhood in New Windsor, IL growing up on a farm. She attended Blackburn College in Carlinville, IL receiving an Associate of Arts in 1951. She went on to Washington University in St. Louis to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and graduated in 1954. While in St. Louis, Lynn met Kenneth L. Frerking on a blind date while he was attending Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. They were married July 2nd, 1956 and were married 62 years before Ken’s death January 12th, 2019.

Lynn began her career as a nurse in St. Louis at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital. She worked briefly in Moline, IL at Moline Public Hospital. In Columbus, OH, while Ken served as campus pastor at the Ohio State University Lutheran Chapel, she worked at the Ohio State University in the outpatient clinics. In 1965, Ken accepted a call to Campus Lutheran Church in Columbia. Within a year after moving to Columbia, Lynn and Ken’s only child Joanna was born. At that point, Lynn became a contented stay-at-home mother for many years. She gradually resumed her nursing career, first working for a group of pediatricians and then for Dr. Horace Thomas and Columbia Surgical Associates. She retired from the Cosmopolitan Diabetes Center at the University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia on December 1st, 1997, the day after her first grandchild, Amanda, was born.

Amanda coined the name “Nanny” and Lynn has been called Nanny by the immediate family since. Nanny was a hands-on, involved grandmother who enjoyed playing hide-and-seek, making cookies, reading and just being present with her two grandchildren Amanda and Joshua, whom she adored. The Frerkings and McDowells were blest to live next door to each other for 14 years until late 2018.

Lynn was a quiet, humble, caring, and compassionate person. She was also a supportive and dedicated pastor’s wife. Lynn volunteered at several organizations when first moving to Columbia including the Koinonia House, The Wardrobe, and the Mother-to-Mother program. In more recent years, she volunteered at the Daniel Boone Regional Library, Missouri River Hospice, and Hospice Compassus, and fulfilled many roles between Campus Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church. Lynn’s faith and belief in Christ’s sacrificial death for all people, His bodily resurrection, and the assurance of eternal life through Him, led her to live her life in thankfulness by serving others and sharing that Good News.

Lynn loved to read and travel and enjoyed over 25 Road Scholar (Elderhostel) adventures with Ken, and sometimes siblings and friends also. Lynn, Ken, and Joanna enjoyed years of traveling together in the USA as well as Europe and the Holy Lands. After Joanna’s marriage, the Frerkings and McDowells took many family trips together, the most memorable being an Alaskan Cruise and annual Mother’s Day trips to the YMCA of the Ozarks. Lynn loved spending time with family and friends. In her retirement, she maintained an active lifestyle that included regular walks at the mall with Ken, or with Joanna and kids in the neighborhood. She also enjoyed line-dancing at the Senior Center.

Preceding Lynn in death were her husband, Rev. Dr. Kenneth L. Frerking, parents Donald and Ruth Crawford, and her sister Lois Hunley. Lynn is survived by her sister Norma Brown of Viola, IL, her daughter Joanna (Doug) McDowell, granddaughter Amanda (Daniel) Hakes, and grandson Joshua McDowell.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Columbia; Campus Lutheran Church, Columbia; Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, or Hospice Compassus, Columbia.

  • PORTEURS

  • Joshua McDowell
  • Daniel Hakes
  • Cam Fuerniss
  • Dr. Thomas Fuller
  • DONS

  • Trinity Lutheran Church, Columbia; Campus Lutheran Church, Columbia; Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, or Hospice Compassus, Columbia.

Services

  • Visitation

    vendredi, 18 septembre , 2020

  • Visitation

    samedi, 19 septembre , 2020

  • Funeral Service

    samedi, 19 septembre , 2020

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Dora & Greg Thackery

29 septembre , 2020

Joanna:

We don't get the newspaper any more and so I miss watching the obituary listings on a daily basis. Just recently was 'catching up' on checking obits and saw this sad news. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family has had a few of these losses more recently, haven't you. You and your family are in our thoughts & prayers.

Dora & Greg

Toni and Rich McCann

18 septembre , 2020

We were really blessed to lived across the street from Lynn and family. I feel we were lucky to know such a sweet, kind, caring person. Not only was she so kind, she had a wonderful sense of humor. She will be truly missed by everyone that knew her.

Evelyn Marcks

18 septembre , 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Joanna and your family. I always enjoy visiting with you in the neighborhood. As hard as it is to lose a parent I know you will take comfort that your parents are now together again.

Doris Embree

18 septembre , 2020

Lynn was a loving and perfect companion to my brother, Ken, for all their married lives. I never saw her upset or disturbed by anything. She was the perfect Christian partner as a wife and a pastor's helpmeet. She always wanted to know what she could do to help someone else. I am grateful to have had her as a sister-in-law.

Jane Fuller

15 septembre , 2020

A beautiful soul: Aunt Lynn was a kind caring lady to many and loving sister to my mom. An inspirational life: Aunt Lynn was a woman of faith and her actions and priorities demonstrated her Christian commitment. A positive perspective: About Aunt Lynn there is much to love but I greatly enjoyed her chuckle as she shared an account of a life event. I can hear it in my mind and it still makes me smile.

Bob Tanner

14 septembre , 2020

Not a better more wonderful Christian person ever lived!

I ate breakfast at her table often and took exercise classes with Lynn when she lived at Cedarhrst. I sure enjoyed being around her.

God is getting a great person!

Bob Tanner

Bennie Ruth Gilbert

14 septembre , 2020

I have fond memories of Lyn Frerking being a sweet and caring pastor's wife at Campus Lutheran church for many years. I especially remember how sacred she made the end of Maundy Thursday's services as she carefully and respectfully took the paraments off the altar while we, the congregation, watched.
In later years, she was always the one to ask me about my family and my own life when I would visit with her at Trinity Lutheran.
I am grateful for having known Lyn and was blessed by her Christian attitude and faith.
In Christ, Bennie Ruth Gilbert

Anne Manahan

13 septembre , 2020

Our neighborhood on Woodlea Drive in Columbia was blessed to have had Rev. Kenneth Frerking, his wife, Lyn, and their daughter, Joanna living among us for several years. Joanna even baby-sat for our two daughters, Valerie and Veronica Manahan. I remember Lyn as a very loving, kind and compassionate person. We also shared a love for dogs; she had her Sheltie and we had our Dachshund Fritz. Lyn always inquired about Fritz and she even gave Valerie a plaster image of a black and tan dachshund that resembled Fritz. It was the sort of person Lyn was....always giving and making others happy. May her beautiful soul rest in peace in the loving arms of her Beloved Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Anne Manahan

13 septembre , 2020

Our neighborhood on Woodlea Drive in Columbia was blessed to have had Rev. Ken Frerking, his wife Lyn, and their daughter, Joanna, living here for many years. I remember Lyn as a very kind, compassionate and loving person. I think Joanna even baby-sat for our two girls when they were little. We also had in common a love for dogs; she had her Sheltie and we had a Dachshund. She always kept track of how our dog was doing and in fact, she even gave Valerie a plaster cast of a Dachshund which she still has to this day.
May her beautiful soul rest in peace in the arms of her loving Savior.

Stanley Manahan

13 septembre , 2020

Lynn, Kenneth, and Joanna Frerking were valued neighbors of ours on Woodlea street for many years and son-in-law Doug was a good friend and staff member at the Wellaware facility attached to Boone Hospital that we attended until the coronavirus came to Columbia. We could not have asked for better neighbors and we were sad to see Lynn and Ken leave. We send our condolences to Joanna, Doug, and the grandchildren. Stanley and Anne Manahan

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