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Rodney Frese

Rodney Frese

Rodney W. Frese, age 67, of Quincy, died on Sunday, June 28, 2020 in his home. He was born on April 18, 1953 in Quincy, Illinois the son of Albert E. and Alberta 'Peachy' Frese. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers and received a Masters Degree from Quincy University. He married Jan Hughes on July 19, 1975 in Quincy. She survives.

He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. Rod worked at Gardner Denver for 39 years, retiring as supervisor of managed care.

Rod liked to play golf and fish. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting. After retirement he enjoyed traveling with his wife Jan and their friends.

In addition to his wife, Rod is also survived by:
Three Children: Jen Kern and husband Dustan of Glenwood, Iowa; Kim Sammartino of Denver, CO; and Ryan Frese of St. Louis, MO.
Two Grandchildren: Jacob and Michael Kern.
Two siblings: Julie Reiter and her husband Mike and Jack Frese and his wife Sybil.
Several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Rod was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 1:00 PM in St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Blessing Foundation for Hospice. The Duker and Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Cheryl and Marvin Hoebing
Quincy, IL
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Jan and family, so sorry to learn of this sad news.
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Nancy Friye
Quincy, IL
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Jan, just heard the very sad news that Rod passed away today. I am so sorry for your loss & will keep you & your family in my thoughts & prayers.
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Bob Seifert
McNabb, IL
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Rod was my first friend in the neighborhood being of same age living across the street. I have so many great memories of our friendship. He was a gentle kind person that I had the pleasure of knowing.
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Terry Triplett
Olympia, WA
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My condolences to the family a great neighborhood that we grew up in.
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Gretchen Foose
Quincy, IL
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Jan I am so sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do please let me know. Hugs!
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Bill Sederwall
Quincy, IL
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So sad to hear this news. I worked with Rod his entire time at Gardner Denver. Played golf with him and greatly enjoyed him. He will be missed for sure.
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Vinson Sill
Quincy, IL
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Frese Family - I had the privilege of working with Rod while at Gardner Denver many years ago. We truly enjoyed Rod's experience and leadership while he was with us. We are very sorry to hear of the loss and wish the Frese family peace and comfort during this extremely challenging time. God bless.
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Paul Duesterhaus
Quincy, IL
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Jan & Family,
My sincere and heartfelt condolences go out to you for the loss of Rod. He was a wonderful colleague, mentor, and friend over the years we worked together at GD. Having also grown up in the old St John's neighborhood, Rod took me under his wing and made sure I was moving in the right direction on many occasions at Gardner Denver.
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Jill Trenter
Quincy, IL
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Frese Family - My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. I had worked with and then for Rod at Gardner Denver and appreciated all the knowledge he shared with me. It was always nice to hear his vacation stories and see the pictures he would share. He will be missed.
From:
Bill and Judi Maas
Quincy, IL
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Sorry to hear of Rod’s passing. Our sincere sympathy to the family.
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Don and Fran Adolfs
Quincy, IL
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Jan, we are so sorry to hear of Rod’s passing. We will remember him in our prayers and also your family.
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Tina Brown
Sedalia, MO
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I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers for healing and love to your family at this time.
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Pamela Laaker
Quincy, IL
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Thoughts and prayers surround the entire Frese family. Sad to hear of Rod's passing. It consider it a blessing to have known and worked with Rod at GD. I grew up on North 12th between Chestnut and Cherry, and walked to school past his childhood home... Pam (Terwelp) Laaker
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Mike Mason
QuincySo sorry for your loss., IL
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Cindy Doyle
Quincy, IL
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Jan and family,
My prayers go out to each of you during this difficult time. Through the years at Gardner Denver, Rod was a great coworker, mentor and friend. I'm so sorry for your loss and pray you find comfort in the memories you were able to share with him.
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Sue Kelley
Quincy, IL
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Jan, my sympathy to you and your family on Rod's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
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Randy and Kris Seifert
Quincy, IL
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So sorry to hear of the passing of Rod. We were blessed to have grown up in a neighborhood with so many good friends. Memories of baseball games during the day, Hide and seek at night, will always be special ones. No words can ease the sorrow in your hearts, and I pray God leaves you with Happy memories with Rod.
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Mary Cary
Quincy, IL
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I am very sorry to read of Rods passing. It sounds like he grew up to be a fine man and very well liked. I think back to the days of the St. Johns family and the neighborhood. I remember of babysitting for the Frese kids. Julie
and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Mary Dierkes Cary
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Kathy Williams
Quincy, IL
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Jan, I am so very sorry for your loss. Rod was one of the good guys, always smiling, kind & friendly. We grew up in a great neighborhood! My sympathy!
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Ron Clark
Chatham, IL
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So very sorry to hear of Rod's passing. My deepest condolences to you Jan and the rest of your family.
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Terry and Kathy Herman
Quincy, IL
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We are sorry for your loss. Prayers for the strength and peace you need at this time.