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Austin Brian Frese

Austin Brian Frese

Austin Brian Frese age 20, of Liberty died on Saturday, February 27, 2021 in Blessing Hospital following his courageous 4-year battle with Ewing's Sarcoma. Austin was born in Quincy on October 18, 2000 the son of Brian and Donna (Murfin) Frese.

Austin was a 2019 graduate of Payson Seymour High School where he had played basketball and baseball. Austin loved sports, including hunting, fishing, riding 4-wheelers and he had taken-up golfing too.

He attended Richfield United Methodist Church. He is survived by his parents, Brian and Donna; his sister, Amanda (Cory) Jones of Ewing, Mo and brother, Aden Frese of Liberty; his paternal grandparents, Tom and Beverly Frese of Quincy; a niece, Gentry Jones and a nephew Ridge Jones of Ewing; aunts and uncles, Lynn (Greg) Barlow of WI: Michelle (Brett) Stadler of MI; Jim (Susan) Murfin of Liberty; Jayne (Greg) Clampitt of Port Byron, IL and many cousins also survive.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Kenny and Doris Murfin and his aunt, Jody Frese James.

Private funeral services are planned. Interment will be in Kingston Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to visitation on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. To help keep everyone safe, please wear a mask if attending the visitation.

Memorials are suggested to Payson High School Basketball and Baseball programs or to Blessing Foundation for HOSPICE. Services are in care of Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Kim Barry
Hannibal, MO
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My condolences goes out to the family.
From:
Shelby Clinging
Quincy, IL
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Austin was such a spirited, funny soul that could always put a smile on anyone’s face. I had the privilege of going through confirmation class with Austin, and he always knew how to make us laugh even at the most boring of times. I am so grateful for the time that I was able to know him and regret not being able to know him more. I am sending so many thoughts and positive energy towards the Frese family and all those who were lucky enough to be touched by Austin’s light.
From:
Debbie Fleer
Quincy, IL
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I am so sorry to hear of Austin’s passing. Praying Gods gives you strength and comfort during this difficult time.
From:
Brenda Rickard
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for your loss, you all in my prayers.
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Mike and Julie Reiter
Quincy,, IL
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Thoughts and Prayers are with the
Family!!
From:
Kevin Duesterhaus
Kansas City, MO
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Brian, so very sorry to hear about your son. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
From:
Christine Hopson
Quincy, IL
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I’m so sorry to hear of Austin’s passing. Jody always talked so lovingly about him. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time.
From:
Debbie Lake
Mendon, IL
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Thoughts and prayers for family and friends.
From:
Linda Bradshaw
Ewing, MO
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So sorry to read this. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
From:
Carl & Joyce Althoff
Plainville, IL
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Prayers and sympathy to all of the family.
From:
Frank and Brenda Siebers
Fowler, IL
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My thoughts and prayers are with the family. So very sorry for your loss.
From:
Paul and Alison Tieman
Liberty, IL
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Brian, Donna, Amanda and family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From:
Ren Wilson
High Point, NC
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Frese Family,

My heart is broken for you and for the whole Payson community.
I started as the school counselor at Payson Seymour at the beginning of Austin's senior year. Though I didn't get to meet him right away, as soon as I started working there I knew who Austin was and what he meant to the community. Every student and staff member I met told me about Austin and the light he brought to this world. The world is darker without him.
I'm so thankful that I got to know such a humble, caring, funny, and kind young man. Austin will always hold a special place in my heart, as will you all.

P.S. Aden, you're still "one of my kids" I'm always here for you!
From:
Connie Boone
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So sorry to hear of Austin’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
From:
Melba and Jim Funk
Liberty, IL
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Donna, Brian, Aden and Amanda and Family, We send our sympathy and prayers for your comfort and strength. You have all supported Austin through the trials he faced and we pray you feel God's tender loving care. Austin is at rest with Him. Our prayers for you continue. (Friends from Beverly Church...Faithful Followers)
From:
Thomas, Michelle Butler and family
Payon, IL
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I remember Talmage, Austin and several friends spending the day playing in our creek. Walking up to the house, sun burned and only in underwear, handing me their sandy and muddy clothes to wash, Austin said, "at least will still have our underwear on." What a fun and Awesome friend he was to everyone. He will be sorely missed.
From:
Nolan Christian
Plainville, IL
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So sorry about the loss. Austin was one of the greatest people I have talked and was very great to meet him. I will be praying for you for healing in this hard time.
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Mike and Jeanette White
Liberty, IL
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Brian, Donna, and family-
We are heartbroken about the loss of Austin and cannot even fathom the enormity of your grief. Although we didn't really know him, he and your entire family were in our prayers during the expanse of his illness. Pastor Lois kept us informed and we shared his highs and lows over the years. May you find comfort in knowing the Lord is taking care of him in heaven now. We look forward to seeing you at Richfield
UMC in the near future. (Faithful Followers from Beverly.)
From:
Larry & Patti Veile
Nebo, IL
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Sending prayers and hugs. I know Doris & Kenny were there waiting for him. So very sorry for your loss.
From:
Lisa Fekete
Hannibal, MO
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I am so sorry for your loss.