Lorene Frerichs

Lorene Frerichs

PENFIELD – Lorene "Mike" Frerichs, 89, of Penfield went to be with the Lord on the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Gifford. The Rev. Steve Lombardo will officiate. She will be buried beside her husband in Eden Park Cemetery, Rantoul.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at St. Paul's.

Mike was born July 25, 1923, in Kerr Township, a daughter of Carl and Grace (Pannbacker) Park. She married George on Nov. 8, 1941, on the family farm in Penfield. He preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 1998.

She is survived by a brother, John (Mildred) Park of Penfield; a brother-in-law, Don Gazalski of Texas; four sisters-in-law, Peg Park of Penfield, Norma (Jean) Davis of Dewey, Martha (Edgar) Bruns of Gifford and Evelyn Frerichs of Rantoul; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and four sisters.

Mike farmed alongside her husband for her entire married life. She was a dedicated member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She enjoyed canning, cooking, crocheting and gardening. A day spent fishing was a good day.

She was very supportive of all the great-nieces and great-nephews in all their activities and she will be dearly missed.

Memorials may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital - Faustman Research to be used for diabetes research.