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Russell Wilbur Frerichs
Male 1943 - 1997


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  • Birth  3 Feb 1943  Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Military  1967 
    US Army 
    • Corp. of Engineers
    Died  29 Dec 1997  Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried  2 Jan 1998  Walmore, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery 
    Person ID  I1216  haseley
    Last Modified  01 Mar 2010 

    Father  Theodore W. Frerichs,   b. 17 May 1915, Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1981, Springville, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Helen G. Humphries,   b. 24 Jul 1921, Niagara Falls, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1995, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Nov 1942 
    Family ID  F1596  Group Sheet

    Family  Diane Martha Haseley 
    Children 
     1. Kim Deneen Frerichs
     2. Kelli Doreen Frerichs
     3. Kristen Dawn Frerichs
    Family ID  F405  Group Sheet

  • Event Map Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 3 Feb 1943 - Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Dec 1997 - Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery - 2 Jan 1998 - Walmore, Niagara, New York, United States
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  • Notes 
    • Buffalo News, The (NY) - December 31, 1997
      Russell W. Frerichs, who grew up on his family's Bergholz dairy farm and became an advocate for the small farmer, died Monday (Dec. 29, 1997) in Sisters Hospital, Buffalo, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 54. Niagara Falls native, Frerichs helped develop local markets for high-value crops from small farms, including strawberries, garlic, herbs and spices. He was a charter member of the Garlic Seed Foundation of New York State. He and his wife, the former Diane M. Haseley, grew strawberries and garlic on a small farm on Saunders Settlement Road. Frerichs was a 1960 graduate of Niagara-Wheatfield High School. He graduated in 1962 from Greer Technical Institute, Chicago, with an associates degree in heavy-equipment maintenance and operation. He was certified by the American Welder Society as a core welder. He was specially trained for hazardous materials removal and worked on local and state cleanups. Frerichs was Vietnam-era veteran of the Army Corps of Engineers. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Wheatfield, and Local 463, International Union of Operating Engineers. Survivors include his wife, the former Diane M. Haseley; three daughters, Kelli Kaminska of North Tonawanda, Kristen Schuey of Youngstown and Kim DeVantier; three sisters, VeNorma Ascari of Paterson, NJ, Claire Knowles of Wheatfield and Pauline Rule of Washougal, Wash.; and four grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 A.M. Friday in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 6167 Walmore Road, Wheatfield. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
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      Russell W. Frerichs, The Niagara Gazette
      Family Farm advocate had plans for market
      Lewiston - Russell W. Frerichs. 54, of Saunders Settlement Road, died Monday (Dec. 29, 1997) in Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born, Feb. 3, 1943, in Niagara Falls, the son of the Late Theodore and Helen (Humphries) Frerichs. Raised n a dairy farm in Bergholz, he attended St. James Lutheran Parochial School. He was a 1962 graduate of Greer Technical Institute, Chicago, where he earned his associate's degree in heavy equipment maintenance and operation. He was an A. W. S. certified core welder. Mr. Frerichs served in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1962 - 1967. He married Diane M. Haseley on Oct. 6, 1966. Mr. Frerichs was specially trained for hazardous material removal and worked on in-state and out-of-state hazmat cleanup and new Superfund construction sites. He was a small farm advocate and was a member of various organizations that supported and encouraged the preservation of family farms. He was developing a local market with high value crops for the small farm, which included strawberries, ethnic garlic, herbs and spices. Mr. Frerichs was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Wheatfield, and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 463, and was a charter member of the Garlic Seed Foundation of New York state. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Kim DeVantier of Lewiston, Kelli Kaminska of North Tonawanda, and Kristen Schuey of Youngstown; three sisters, VeNorma Ascari of Paterson, NJ, Claire Knowles of Wheatfield and Pauline Rule of Washougal, Wash.; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Lois R. Frerichs. visitation will be from 6 -9 p.m. today and 2 -4 and 7 -9 p.m. Thursday at the DuBois Funeral Home. 2436 Niagara Road, Bergholz. The Rev. Allen Griep will conduct services at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 6168 Walmore Road, Wheatfield. Burial will be in the church cemetery. memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, it's parochial school, or to Tillers International Ltd.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Buffalo News.

    2. [S67] St Peter's Lutheran Church records, Vol 3, 1997-D5.

    3. [S4] Cemetery Visit - St. Peters.