Helen Margaret Frerichs
May 25, 1924 – May 11, 2020
Helen M. Frerichs, 95, of Peoria, IL, passed away peacefully at 6:45 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020 at The Villas of Holly Brook in Morton, IL. She was born on May 25, 1924 at her Great Grandfather’s Farm in Peoria, IL to George and Theresa Cramer. She grew up on the farm until the age of two when they moved to the City of Peoria, IL. Helen was a 1942 graduate of Manual High School in Peoria, IL. She would later be employed at Jewel Tea Company for 3 years and Graybar Elec. Co. for 14 years where she retired. Helen married Harold Frerichs on April 27, 1946 at St. John Lutheran Church in Bartonville, IL. where she was a lifelong member and taught Sunday School for 28 years. She was also a member of the Mary Martha Circle, Altar Guild, The Leisure Group, Sewing Group and sang in the Church Choir. In her spare time, Helen enjoyed embroidery, crocheting, crossword puzzles, and watching Chicago Cub games. She also enjoyed many family fishing trips to Laporte, Minnesota, and vacationing in Hawaii, as well as over 25 trips to Mesa, Arizona to watch the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs spring training with her husband and friends. Helen was always compassionate, caring, and loving to all. Her kind sense of humor, loving heart, and cheerful smile will be dearly missed. Helen is survived by two sons, Denny (Sherry) Frerichs of Bartonville, IL and Darold (Carrie) Frerichs of Morton, IL; three grandchildren, Darin (Kim) Frerichs of Milwaukee, WI, Lucas (Sarah) Frerichs of St. Charles, MO and Tracy Frerichs of Washington, IL; four great-grandchildren, Nora and Charlotte in Milwaukee and Olivia and David in Morton; several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents George and Theresa Cramer, husband Harold Frerichs, and grandson, Scott Frerichs. Private funeral services and burial will be Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Bartonville, IL. Rev. Michael Jones will officiate. The Davison Fulton Bartonville Chapel is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church Boiler or General Fund. You may create an online condolence at www.davison-fultonbartonvillechapel.com.