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Gerald "Jerry" Frericks

May 12, 1951 — February 24, 2024

Sauk Centre, Minnesota

Gerald "Jerry" Frericks

Gerald M. “Jerry” Frericks, age 72 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at his daughter’s home in Grey Eagle, Minnesota.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating and Rev. Tim Wenzel concelebrating. Military honors will be by the Little Sauk American Legion. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Gerald Melchior Frericks was born May 12, 1951 in Melrose, Minnesota to Raymond and Lorraine (Austing) Frericks. He graduated from Sauk Centre High School and attended Willmar Community College. He was united in marriage to Linda Terhaar on July 1, 1972 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Jerry started as a milk truck driver for the Sauk Centre Co-op Creamery and ended up as General Manager of the creamery and several entities of the Co-op organization. He later moved on to full-time dairy farming north of Sauk Centre on his family farm until his retirement when he began as a volunteer driver for the DAV out of Long Prairie.

He was a lifetime member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre where he served on the finance committee. Jerry served as the Company Commander in the Army National Guards and was a member of the Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, and the Little Sauk Legion. Jerry enjoyed playing fast-pitch softball, playing cribbage with the family, and telling jokes and playing pranks! 

Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Linda Frericks of Sauk Centre; children, Chris Frericks of Sauk Centre, Corey (Stacy) Frericks of Grey Eagle, Megan Frericks of St. Paul, Lisa (Dustin) Theiler of Grey Eagle, and Patrick (Sarah) Frericks of Sauk Centre; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Eileen (Ken) Maus, Beverly (Mark) Wiechman, Shirley (Mark) Roberg, Bonita (Steve) Scholz, Luann (Eric) Peterson, and Lois (Jesse) Vlaminck; brother-in-law, Jerry Jorgenson; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dorothy Jorgenson; and brother, Kenny Frericks.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Holy Family School or Memorial Masses.



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