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Diane Lee Frerichs

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COLERIDGE — Diane Lee Frerichs, 74, Coleridge, died July 24, 2019, at Elk Ridge Senior Living, Elkhorn.

Visitation and a Prayer Service were Monday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Coleridge, and continued Tuesday at the church.

Pallbearers were Joseph Frerichs, Brennan Frerichs, Randy Papenhausen, Mark Preston, Dean Martensen, Darin Martensen and Frank Kniefl.

Funeral Services were July 30, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Coleridge, with Rev. Russ Lambert officiating.

Burial was in Lawn Ridge Cemetery, Coleridge.

The Wintz Funeral Home, Coleridge, was in charge of arrangements.

Diane was born Aug. 18, 1944, in LeMars, Iowa, to Louis Oliver and Thelma Irene (Hash) Martensen.

They moved to the Hartington area in 1946, where she attended school until they moved to the Coleridge area. She graduated from Coleridge High School in 1962. She attended Wayne State College, Wayne, for a year. Diane married Gary C. Frerichs Aug. 11, 1963, in Coleridge, and they had two sons, Bret and Barry. Diane worked at the Coleridge National Bank from 1963-1988. The couple farmed northeast of Coleridge until 1994, when they moved into Coleridge.

Diane enjoyed doing farm work, stacking hay and milking cows on their dairy farm. She received an associate degree in business administration from Northeast Technical Community College in 1994. She then worked as a bookkeeper for Circle E Grain from 1995-2010. They recently moved to the Elk Ridge Senior Living Facility, Elkhorn.

Diane was a very active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, the ILCW Circle, taught Sunday school and belonged to the Nightingale Extension Club and the Coleridge American Legion Auxiliary Post 114. She liked to bowl and cook for large family dinners.

Diane is survived by her husband, Gary, Elkhorn; two sons, Bret and Ronda Frerichs, Omaha; Barry and Amy Frerichs, Bassett; three grandchildren, Jamie and Frank Kniefl, Yankton, S.D.; Joseph and Kayla Frerichs, and their children, Cohen and Callie, Omaha; Brennan Frerichs, Bassett; two sisters, Ruth and Doug Preston, Randolph, and Lori and Brian Zigterman, Dallas, Texas; and a twin brother, Don and Joyce Martensen, Hinton, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Amber Frerichs; and a sister, Linda Ternus.