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Daniel A. 'Dan' Frericks

Daniel A. 'Dan' Frericks

Daniel Allen "Dan" Frericks, age 72, of Quincy, died on Thursday January 6, 2022, in Blessing Hospital. He was born on September 12, 1949, in Quincy the son of Alfred "Brown" and Jean Bringaze Frericks.

Dan was a graduate of Christian Brothers High School. He then went to DuPage College of Horticulture. He worked for Ball Seed Company in West Chicago where he worked for James McGregory, and met and married James's daughter Vera McGregory on October 19, 1969. She survives. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church.

Dan grew up around the garden center his whole life and in 1970 Dan joins the family business and in 1984 he and brother Kevin buy the company. In 1987 they buy the retail store, and the company is run under Frericks Gardens, Inc. In 1999 Dan's son Nate comes on board to extend the company to a fifth generation.

After working 24/7 during the spring season, Dan enjoyed his yearly horse-riding trail trips to Colorado with his M-7 buddies and Silom Springs with the Quincy Ridge Riders partners in crime. Dan was in seventh heaven taking care of and riding his horses, Cody and Copper.

During the 1970's Dan was in the United States Army Reserves as a drill instructor training troops. His rank was Staff Sargent 1st Class E7. He was immensely proud of his military service having served in Washington state and Fort Leonard Wood.

In addition to his wife, Vera, Dan is also survived by:
Three children: Jennifer Willing (Tim), Nate Frericks (Becky) and Brock Frericks all of Quincy.
Grandchildren: Raiven Willing (Tony Bartolomucci), Hannah Willing (Chas Griffin), Drake Willing (Lauren Post), Layne Frericks, Beckham Frericks, Blakely Frericks, Addie Schuster, Gracie Schuster, Ashtyn Smith, Hayes Frericks and Lincoln Frericks.
Great Grandchildren: Augie and Ozzy
Siblings: Julie Arment (Dave), Kevin Frericks (Joyce), Jay Frericks (Carol), Jeanine Moss, and Carrie Genenbacher (Dave).
In-laws: Mary Edwards, Patty Ruiz (Jesse), Tom McGregory (Eddie), and Tim McGregory (Barb).

Dan is preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Jim McGregory.

The Frericks family would like to thank the ICU staff at Blessing Hospital for all their wonderful care given to Dan.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 10:00 in St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 14, 2022, from 4:00 until 7:00 pm in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Peter School or Quincy Notre Dame High School or Catholic Charities.

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From:
Mark A. Wiewel
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Frericks Family:
I’m very sorry for your loss.
Eternal rest Dan
Chaplain Mark Wiewel
Blessing Hospital
From:
Tom and Diane Frese
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Frerick’s Familiy, our thoughts and prayers and very deepest sympathy are with you all at this sad time.
Tom and Diane (Bergman) Frese
From:
Kim Folgers
Ocala, FL
Comments:
Very sorry for your loss he will be missed.
From:
Morey Higgins Taraska
Sun City Center, FL
Comments:
I'm so sorry to learn of Dan's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Frericks family.
From:
Jay Grawe
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Vera and family - my prayers go out for you and the kids. We can smile at all the good times you had with each other over the years. Dan is surely giving Jesus advice on how to improve His plants! Peace to all of you!
From:
Kathy Hutmacher Haverkamp
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
From:
Norm & Nancy Boone
Barry, IL
Comments:
We are so very sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. We had talked last fall about transplanting some bushes. We have always enjoyed our business transactions with him. May he Rest In Peace !🙏
From:
linda Willing
Quincy, IL
Comments:
To the Frericks Family we are so sorry for your loss of Dan. Sending prayers, hugs and love to all of you. Dave and Linda Willing.
From:
Pam Cane
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Nate, Layne and family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
From:
Bud n Caren Richie
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Our Deepest Condolences to the Frericks family.
Prayers for Comfort being sent your way.
From:
Rick Jones
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Frericks Family, Im very sorry for your loss. My condolences go out to all of you. Deepest thoughts and Prayers to you.
From:
CJ Flowers
Canton, IL
Comments:
To the Frerick's family.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
From:
Janice Johnson
QUINCY, IL
Comments:
Jennifer and Family, I am so very sorry to hear about Dan. May God give you peace and comfort.
Love, Aunt Janice
From:
Skip & Connie Stevens
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Please accept our condolences for all of your families. You are all in our prayers.
From:
Mary & Jim Fuller
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Brock and Frericks family , we are very sorry to hear of Dan's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From:
Joe and Cindy Bozarth
Quincy, IL
Comments:
To Vera and their children, as well as the Frericks Family...our hearts go out to you all as you face this incredible loss. Dan was a giant of a man with an even bigger heart. He always made time to stop and speak. Joe and I loved sharing the same wedding anniversary with you and Dan. October 19 will never be fully the same. Your family remains in our prayers. He will be missed.
From:
Michael A. Creek
QUINCY, IL
Comments:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Frerics family. Sorry for your loss.
From:
Todd Schutte
McKinney, TX
Comments:
Sorry for your loss. Prayers to the Frericks family.
From:
Becky Joiner
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I had the pleasure of working for Dan back in the early 80’s & again in 2018’ish for another couple years. I have always admired this man for his knowledge & business sense. My heart aches for this family that I have come to know & love. Vera, Jennifer, Nate, Brock and all who loved him I am so very sorry for your pain. 😢
From:
Darlene Sue Royalty
Ursa, IL
Comments:
To the Frericks Family, it just doesn't seem possible that Dan is gone. He was always a strong person and a just a force that I dealt with for 24 years. My heart goes out to all of you. God bless you all.
From:
Christine Schaller
Anderson, IN
Comments:
My heart aches for you Vera. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
From:
Yonker Jacky
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I met Dan years ago when I took care of his mother, after her passing I helped with doing things for Brown. Very nice couple. So sorry for your loss, Dan was a great guy, thoughts and prayers for the family.
From:
Larry and Bonnie Perrine
QUINCY, IL
Comments:
Vera and family, Our heartfelt condolences on Dan's passing. Prayers and hugs.
From:
Theodore Powers
chicago, IL
Comments:
My Condolences to the Frericks' family with the passing of Danny. I recall Danny from my days with the Schulte boys. More importantly, I know how much Danny and your family have looked after my Mom over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
From:
Tod and Susie Hampton
Jackson, MO
Comments:
Our deepest sympathies Vera. We hope your memories can help you through this time.
From:
Jerry Loos
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Will be missed at class breakfast. Will always remember tour of nursery. Thoughts and prayers with the family. Jerry & Mary Loos
From:
Ron Barber
Jacksonville, IL
Comments:
To The Frericks Family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Dan, Your in my thoughts and prayers.
From:
Rick &Judy
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you
From:
Dick and Sue McKinney
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Vera and family, Sue and I want to send our sympathy to you.
From:
Billy Meyer
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We are very sorry to hear of Dan's passing. He was a great guy and classmate. We go all the way back to St. John's with him. May God Bless and console the Frericks family.
From:
Rich Cain
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dan was always so talented when we produced radio & TV pieces. My thoughts & prayers are with the Frericks family.
From:
Penny & Matt Terstriep
Spring Hill, KS
Comments:
Frericks Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Dan passing.

Dan and all the Frericks family members have been so kind to our Powers Family.

Thoughts and prayers,
Penny & Matt
From:
Skip Bright
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So very sorry, my sincere sympathies!
From:
Elizabeth & Thomas Grimm
Valley, NE
Comments:
Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers!! My parents Ed and Betty Lesch, Danny's Aunt and Uncle always loved touring the Frericks" Gardens Danny was very good to my parents and always took time to be with them when they visited from Nebraska. God Bless! Love, Your cousin Elizabeth & Tom
From:
Deb Street
QUINCY, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear about Dan,coming from a large family I know the deep meaning of the siblings,Julie,Jeanine,Joyce and family our deepest sympathy and prayers..Deb,Susie,Becky (Schutte)
From:
Nancy Roux
Columbia, MO
Comments:
Vera, Carrie and family. My prayers are with you all in this difficult time. Your loving memories of Dan will see you through.
From:
Mike Schuttler
Quincy, IL
Comments:
My words cannot express the sadness I feel for the Frericks family. Please know, Vera, that my heart was broken when I heard about Dan. God Shed HIS Grace on thee.
From:
Beth Awerkamp
Chicago, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss. Prayers being offered for all of the family.
From:
Steve and Theresa Mast
Fowler, IL
Comments:
Dear Vera and Jen and families, we are so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. I loved working in your store, sorting plants and talking gardening with Dan. God bless.
From:
Christine Bringaze
Branson, MO
Comments:
Sorry to hear about Danny's passing. May God guide your family through this rough time.
From:
Diana McClelland
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Vera and Family, I was so shocked and saddened to hear about Dan's passing. So hard to understand. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you -
From:
Ray & Tina Meyer
Palmyra, MO
Comments:
Vera & Family
We are so sorry to hear of the unexpected loss of Dan. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family during this time.
From:
Bob and Lynn Daly
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Frericks Family, Our hearts and prayers are with all of you.
From:
Orlando (Lon) Colamatteo
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.
From:
Ted Bergman
Chesterfield, MO
Comments:
My thoughts and prayers are for Dan and all the family. I enjoyed so many years working with Dan, as Frericks Gardens supplied us with flowers. Growing up in Quincy and being able to have this connection was a pleasure.
Ted Bergman
Willow Landscaping
St. Louis MO