September 7, 1925 - August 24, 2020
Lester H. Frierdich was born on the Columbia, IL family farm on September 7, 1925 which he farmed his entire life. He died at the Bria Nursing Home in Belleville, IL on August 24, 2020 after a brief illness. For more than 50 years he sold eggs, butter and vegetables to residents in south St. Louis city. He enjoyed the country life, liking nothing more than fishing and hunting. Lester was very social and everyone knew his name at his favorite restaurants, bingo etc. He loved the Cardinals and even more to tell stories, with a twinkle in his eye he would tell his nieces and nephews when they were young how he had played for the Cardinals, and really loved it when they believed him. He was a lifelong member of the Immaculate Conception Parish. He was also a member of the Waterloo Council of the Knights of Columbus and the Farm Bureau. Lester is survived by his nephews: Earl Schroeder, Paul Schroeder, Mark (Lisa) Schroeder; his nieces: Mary Schroeder, Gail (Roger) Smith, Jane (Scott) Hippisley and Sara (Todd) Burgener; other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry J. and Bertha W. Einwich Frierdich; his sister and her husband, Laurine and Joseph Schroeder; and nephew, Gary Schroeder. Visitation will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Saturday, August 29, 2020, from 10:00 am - 11:00 am, immediately prior to the funeral Mass at 11:00 am, with Fr. Carl Scherrer, officiating. Burial will be at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Please wear a protective mask and practice social distancing. Memorials should be for Masses or to Immaculate Conception Church, 411 Palmer Road, Columbia, IL 62236. The family would like to acknowledge and thank Sue Kreher, Clarence (Boyce) Linhorst, Fr. Carl Sherrer and the Immaculate Conception parish for their many acts of kindness to Lester over the past few years.
Lester H. Frierdich was born on the Columbia, IL family farm on September 7, 1925 which he farmed his entire life. He died at the Bria Nursing Home in Belleville, IL on August 24, 2020 after a brief illness. For more than 50 years he sold eggs,... View Obituary & Service Information
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