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Wilford J. Frech

Wilford J. Frech

Wilford John “Bebe” Frech, 96, of Fairview Heights, IL was born on August 1, 1917 in Lenzburg, IL, passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL. Mr. Frech was a laborer for the American Water Company. He had 55 years of service in Laborers’ Local 101. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fairview Heights, IL. Mr. Frech was a World War II United States Army veteran serving in the Battle of the Bulge and the North African and European Campaign.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Henry and Frances, nee Gros, Frech. His first wife Grace and his second wife Marcella. 5 brothers – Herman Frech; Clarence Frech; Wilmer Frech; Herbie Frech; Harold Frech. 2 sisters – Pearl Albers; Martha Loesche – Hoops.

He is survived by his brother – Leroy (June) Frech of Marissa, IL.

Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Sunday, December 22, 2013 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and on Monday, December 23, 2013 from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 10:00am with Father Ray Schultz officiating.

Entombment: Entombment will be held a Lakeview Memorial Cemetery in Fairview Heights, IL.

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

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  1. Administrator says:

    Bebe was my oldest and dearest friend. Since infancy, Bebe & Grace were in my life. I always called him Beep. He liked the Cubs and Falstaff beer as I recall back in the 50’s and 60’s. He was the first person I remember BBQing.
    Hunting-fishing-sports. He could and would beat me at any game we played.
    Beep and Grace and my family shared many meals and holidays together. I went to Beep’s 90th birthday party. He came to my 60th. He was like family.

    Rest in peace my old friend.

    Posted by: Les Moore – Maryville, IL – Friend Dec 22, 2013

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