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Lou Mae Fricke

April 9, 1936 ~ June 29, 2017 (age 81)
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Lou Mae Fricke, 81 a longtime Hermiston resident passed away on Thursday June 29, 2017 in Hermiston.

Lou was born April 9, 1936 in Nassau, Minnesota the daughter of Herman and Sorena (Ehlebacht) Block. She moved to San Jose, CA in her early 20's where she worked for Hewlett Packard. She was dating her boss Carl J. Fricke whom she married in May of 1961 so she could become the boss. The couple relocated to Hermiston, Oregon in 1967 where she has resided since.

Lou enjoyed gardening, trips to the ocean to go crabbing, hunting, yard sales and going to the family cabin.

Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Carl in 2014; a son, Joel; brothers, Jimmy and Potts; and sisters, Joey and Joani.

She is survived by sons, Mark (Diane) Fricke of Hermiston, Ken (Mary) Fricke of Hermiston; daughter-in-law, Debra Fricke of Hermiston; four grandchildren, Kevin, Brian, Jarod and Jessica; six great grandchildren, Madison, Gage, Conner, Ava, Cienna and Liam.

A Graveside service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday July 22, 2017 at the Hermiston Cemetery.

Family suggest memorial donations to Vange John Memorial Hospice 1050 W. Elm Avenue, Suite 220 Hermiston, OR 97838.

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 Service Information

Graveside Service
July 22, 2017

10:00 AM
Hermiston Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Hermiston, OR 97838

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