YUMA, Arizona -- Wilbert E. Frick passed away Thursday (Nov. 25, 2010), in Yuma with his wife, Helen, and children, Tom, Cyndi and Nancy at his side.
He was born in Red Willow County, Nebraska on Oct. 24, 1929, to George and Molly (Eckhardt) Frick.
He was in the construction business and eventually owned and operated the Frick's Highway Market.
He later moved to McCook where they operated the Cedar Motel and drove a school bus for the McCook Schools; he really enjoyed the children. The couple retired to Yuma in 2000 and enjoyed playing bingo regularly.
He was a devoted Husker fan, "Go Big Red." He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and his love for these sports was passed on to his grandchildren. He will be sorely missed by all.
Wilbert is survived by his wife, Helen (Binderup); son, Tom Frick; daughters, Cyndi Johnson of McCook, and Nancy Vontz and husband, Robert of Sarasota, Florida; sister, Dorothy Reese of Ogallala, Nebraska; nine grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
A graveside memorial service is scheduled for a later date in Culbertson, Nebraska.