Orlyn N. Frerichs

Orlyn N. Frerichs, age 93 of Coleridge, Nebraska died on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge.

Memorial services will be on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge with the Rev. Russ Lambert officiating.   Burial of his cremated remains will be at the Lawn Ridge Cemetery in Coleridge.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge.

Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

Orlyn Frerichs was born August 20, 1926, in Coleridge, Nebraska to Edward and Anna (Bohlken) Frerichs.  He graduated from Coleridge High School in 1943.  Orlyn married Doris Marie West on September 7, 1947 in Hartington, Nebraska. He farmed in the community of Coleridge and was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where he loved singing and serving on various committees.

After their retirement, he and Doris moved to town where they enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. He enjoyed any type of sport and especially baseball, being a devoted St. Louis Cardinal fan.  He loved following all school activities of his children and grandchildren. His passion was spending time with his grandchildren on the farm and especially having them ride on the tractor with him.   His quick-witted sense of humor was enjoyed by his family and others, and has been passed on to his children.

Survivors include six children, Connie (David) Hallahan of Loveland, CO, Karla (Dennis) Vigil of Creighton, NE, Craig (Susan) Frerichs Eagle, NE  Kevin (Kandy) Frerichs Wayne, NE, Kandy (Roger) Domina Rocky Mount, NC, Karil (Mike Adams) Evans Hartington, NE, 13 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Orlyn was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 69 years, Doris (2016); a grandson, Mark Evans, brother, Myron Frerichs and sister, Harriet Feese.



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7 response to "Orlyn N. Frerichs"

  1. By: Mike and Shelley Heil Posted: October 27, 2019

    Connie, Craig, Carla, Kandy, Kevin and Karol and your families…
    We extend our heartfelt sympathy to you all in the loss of your dad. Know that you are being lifted in prayer that God will uphold, strength, and give you His gentle peace and comfort as you gather to celebrate your dad’s life and the legacy he leaves in each of you. May the memories shared between friends and family bring comfort and grow more precious in the days to come. Mostly, may the knowledge of the resurrection in Christ be your great consolation. We were privileged to live across the river for a few years and get to know him a bit. I treasure the memories of hearing him sing! From hymns to pop, broadway tunes to oldies, he had an extraordinary gift of music! We enjoyed talking farming, crops, and of course, the weather. His love of family shined through in every conversation.
    Love and prayers, Mike and Shelley Heil

  2. By: Doug Beasley Posted: October 28, 2019

    I’m very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May your memories of him always bring you peace.

    With deepest sympathy, Doug

  3. By: Pac N Save Posted: October 28, 2019

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts are with you and your family.

  4. By: Bonnie Kumm Posted: October 28, 2019

    My prayers and thoughts have been with all of you and your family’s. I come across her picture and things that remind me of all of you. Take care all of you. Love Bonnie Kumm

  5. By: LeAnne Knudsen Posted: October 28, 2019

    To the family of Orlyn Frerichs,
    Please accept my condolences for Orlyn’s passing. Seldom saw him as adults, but have fond memories from our childhood days especially at Bohlken family gatherings. May God bless all of you now. Fern (Bohlken) Knudsen

  6. By: Beverly Sandrock Posted: October 28, 2019

    I am sending condolences to all of the Frerichs family — haven’t seen the family in a very long time, but remember visiting back and forth with our distant cousins when I was a kid. My best to you all.

  7. By: Susan Guillen Posted: October 29, 2019

    Connie, Karla, Craig, Kandy, Kevin, and Karil and your families,
    I am sorry to hear about Orlyn’s passing, but know that our Dad (Larry Frerichs) is rejoicing with him now! We remember well, when Orlyn sang at Dad’s funeral and how much both mom and dad loved him and Doris. We haven’t seen any of you for many years, but treasure our family ties and know that we are lifting you up in prayer and thanksgiving for the years you had with him.
    Sending love and prayers,
    Susan (Frerichs) and Tomas Guillen

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