Gary F. Frerichs

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Gary F. Frerichs, 54, of Le Mars, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

Gary Francis Frerichs was born Feb. 9, 1963 in Le Mars to Jerry and Donna (Niehus) Frerichs. He graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1981.

Gary and Cheryl Easton were united in marriage on June 4, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona, He managed Wagner Auto Supply in Le Mars where he worked for over 35 years.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, NHRA Drag Racing, AMA Drag Bike, and a diehard Rams fan, He enjoyed motorcycle drag-racing and helping his brothers and nephews build their derby cars.

He is survived by his wife Cherie; stepchildren Jenny Wright, Adam Easton and Aaron Easton; grandchildren: Makenna, Kaydence and Kennedy Wright, Joslyn Lee Easton; his mother, Donna Frerichs; sisters, Bev (Doug) MacEwan, Barb (Jim) Sitzmann, Karen Langel, and Kristi (Ryan) Petersen, brothers; Dave (Becky) Frerichs, Mark (Shari) Frerichs, Brian (Tracy) Frerichs, and Scott (Lori) Frerichs; parents-in-law; Floyd and Marilyn Petzoldt of Prescott, Arizona; sister-in-law, Kathy (Randy Palli) Schultz of Madison, South Dakota; brother-in-law, Jon (Cathy) Petzoldt of Prescott, Arizona, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Gary was preceded in death by his father, Jerry; brother, Tom Frerichs; brother-in-law, Paul Langel; and nephew, Beau Langel.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, at All Saints Catholic Parish-St. James Church in Le Mars. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m., Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church with a scriptural prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at the church.

The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Gary’s family with funeral arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.