Doris May Frerichs, 95, of Grant passed away on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at the Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant. Doris was born on April 30, 1922 south of Aurora to Homer and Gertrude (Thornton) Stout as the fifth of eleven children.
At the age of four, Doris and her family moved to Perkins County, eventually settling 15 miles south of Grant in 1940. Doris graduated from Perkins County High School with the class of 1939 and obtained her teacher’s training certificate.
Doris taught rural school for a few years in Perkins and Chase counties. She married Erwin Frerichs on Aug. 27, 1941, and the couple made their home on the Stout family ground, where they farmed, ranched, and raised their family.
Doris was a loving mother and dedicated wife. She was a skilled seamstress, and viewed sewing and mending as a true labor of love. She altered clothes at Mary Lyon’s Dress Shop for eight years, and also had her own alteration business out of her home for 20 years.
In 2005, Doris entered the Golden Ours Convalescent Home, where she received excellent care.
Doris grew up in an era that shaped her into a saver. She had a way of repurposing things like scrap fabric that may have been discarded by others.
She enjoyed baking, cooking and being a homemaker; she was greatly fulfilled with her lot in life, seeing it as a gift from God.
Survivors include her son, Mike (Marcia) Frerichs of Grant; son-in-law, Blake Frazier of Keystone; grandchildren, Alicia (Aron) Beck of Lincoln, Nicole (Casey) Tjaden and Michaela (Ryan) Potts, both of Grant; step grandchildren, Kristie Frazier of Centennial, Colo., Brad (Kristy) Frazier of Torrington, Wyo., and Becky (Gregg) Goodwater of Parker, Colo.; great grandchildren, Adelia and Adria Beck, Porter, Parker and Cora Tjaden, Kailee, Madison and Carson Potts; step-great grandchildren, Taylor and Braden Frazier, Quentin, Gabby and Cooper Goodwater; sisters, Ruth Ochsner of Grant, Beth Witt of Eugene, Ore., Barbara “Bobbi” (Jack) McLean of West Bend, Wis., and Betty (Ray) Miller of Fort Myers, Fla.; brother, Bill (Yun) Stout of Sun City West, Ariz.; and other relatives.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Erwin; daughter, Marcia Frazier; brothers, Lyndle, Homer “Russell,” and Donald; sisters, Margaret Dais’s, and Dorothy “Jean” Gloy.
Services were held on Jan. 6 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Grant with Rev. Ben Francisco officiating. Burial was in the Grant Fairview Cemetery. Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant was in charge of arrangements.
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