He was born March 9, 1925, at Culbertson, to William H. and Mabel (Christensen) Frerichs. He grew up in the Culbertson area where he attended school.
In 1942, he joined the United States Navy where he served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He traveled the world three times and took troops to Normandy and to the Panama Canal. He took 23 trips on two ships. He witnessed Queen Elizabethâ€™s Coronation in the 1950s.
On April 15, 1953, he married LeArdis Keith in Newport, R.I. The couple lived in McCook until moving to Lexington in 1964. He worked for CBI National Hay at Lexington and Progressive Hay Mill in Overton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Billy Joe, six brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Frerichs of Elwood, and Robert Frerichs of Booker, Texas; three daughters, Katherine Rauch of Grand Island, Janice Cassels of Marietta, Okla., and Anna Marie Yeutter of Fremont; one brother, Bill Frerichs of McCook; five sisters, Thelma Moorhouse of Culbertson, Pauline Horeck of McCook, Doris Popp of Colby, Kan., Viola Steinbeck of National City, Calif., and Emma Nelson of Yuma, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington with the Rev. Michael Gruhn officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington with Military Honors.
Visitation is today, 5-7 p.m., at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to the Donorâ€™s Choice.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.