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Gary M. Frech

Gary M. Frech

Gary Michael Frech, 73, of New Athens, IL, born February 7, 1950 in Red Bud, IL, passed away on October 26, 2023 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in O’Fallon, IL. He had worked for Industrial Roller Company in Smithon, IL and was member of the New Athens Sportsmen’s Club.

Mr. Frech was preceded in death by his parents – Clarence and Violet (Schrag) Frech, his son – Michael Frech and 1 sister – Nancy Stein.

Gary is survived by his daughter – Michelle (Kirk Coughlin)  Wahlig of Freeburg, IL, 2 sisters – Joan Jung and Carol Lee Grohmann, both of Swansea, IL, 7 grandchildren – Sean (Yvonne) Kempfer,, Alicia (Ben Narup) Jones, Ella (Ethan Harris) Birkner, Tori Miller, Tommie (Jon) Hall, Aubrey Frech and Nevaeh Frech and 5 great grandchildren – Liam Kempfer, Piper, Beckett and Journee Jones and Jon Clayton Hall. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Louis Childrens Hospital or to the HSHS Hospice.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday October 30, 2023 and 9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday October 31, 2023 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL.

Funeral: Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday October 31, 2023 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL with Fr. James M. Nall officiating. Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL

Heil-Scheussler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Bruce and Nancy Nuernberger says:

    Saddened to hear of Gary’s passing, our thoughts and prayers to Michelle and family.

  2. Diane BOSCHERT says:

    Hugs to you Michelle ?sympathy to all.

  3. Tammy Rickert says:

    Michelle and family I am very sorry for your loss!

  4. Roger Cahoon says:

    One of kind. Enjoyed his friendship. Will always have good memories. Prayers for him and the family..

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  1. One of kind. Enjoyed his friendship. Will always have good memories. Prayers for him and the family..

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  2. Michelle and family I am very sorry for your loss!

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  3. Hugs to you Michelle ?sympathy to all.

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  4. Saddened to hear of Gary’s passing, our thoughts and prayers to Michelle and family.

    Reply

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